A new study shows how and where changing climate conditions could affect the communities of species in any given area. In…
“It’s not only western forests where these things matter, where disturbances and changing environments shape regional landscapes,” says Wisconsin researcher Monica Turner.
A UW–Madison research group has documented an exodus of owls following the fierce, 99,000 acre King Fire in California in 2014.
UW Arboretum land care staff member Austin Pethan uses a drip torch as a 10-person staff manages a prescribed fire at Juniper Knoll on March 29. Fire is used as a wildland management tool to help control competing vegetation, reduce potential buildup of excess flammable materials, and perpetuate fire-dependent species.
UW researchers report that the range of the snowshoe hare in Wisconsin is creeping north by about five and a half miles per decade.
Researchers have found that human influence has accelerated the rate of species change in these prairies and likely in other natural places.