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Investigating the Effect of the Environment on Prey Detection Ability in Humans

Visual search experiments used in the field of psychology may be applied to investigate the relationship between environments and prey detection rates that could influence hunting behaviours in ... read more

Polymorphisms and prey pigmentation: can you really use human “predators” to investigate the evolution of camouflage?

Among the many strategies that prey species ... was similar to the effect of colour pattern on the ability of humans to detect and capture free-ranging live grasshoppers in their natural environment. ... read more

Searching for sawfish following the clues of environmental DNA

Environmental DNA ... to both the animals and humans. eDNA analysis, on the other hand, enables researchers to obtain similar results covering a much greater area faster with fewer people. “This gives ... read more

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Nanoparticles: A greater danger to the environment than previously thought

This is the case even though the offspring themselves are not exposed to the nanoparticles. With the usual test methods, no effects attributable to nanoparticles were found. Until now, standard tests ... read more

Atop Food Chain, Ospreys Ingest Many Poisons, Revealing Environmental Dangers

They are the only raptor that will completely submerge in pursuit of prey ... to investigate these new questions. She said humans today are adding many contaminants, from cleaners to soaps to coatings ... read more

Ecological factors influences the distribution of lionfish on deep reefs

However, the influence of seawater temperature was found to have the strongest effect on lionfish distribution ... such as the abundance of prey organisms, as well as environmental factors, such as ... read more

Leading Environmental Group Scientist Praises FDA's Ground-Breaking Research On BPA: A Tipping Point In The Controversy?

The FDA scientists were ready to be attacked: while regulatory agencies around the world keep insisting that the evidence does not show a risk to humans, environmental activists ... physiology from ... read more

Investigating Community Food Webs: The Ecological Importance of Spiders

Golden Jumping spider with prey. CC-BY-2.0. Pavel Kirillov Spiders also indirectly benefit humans by consuming agricultural pests ... and Boatman, N. D. 1999. The effects of different rates of the ... read more

Endurance running and the evolution of Homo

Second, the limitations of the fossil record complicate our ability to test evolutionary hypotheses concerning many structural modifications that are derived in humans relative to chimpanzees. Some, ... read more

Testing the effects of perimeter fencing and elephant exclosures on lion predation patterns in a Kenyan wildlife conservancy

For attribution, the original author(s), title, publication source (PeerJ) and either DOI or URL of the article must be cited. The use of fences to segregate wildlife can change predator and prey ... read more

Are Humans Hardwired to Detect Snakes?

The “snake detection theory” holds that snakes played a significant role in the evolution of humans and other primates ... orienting the eyes to relevant objects in the environment,” Isbell said. In ... read more

A Closer Look at the Ebola Epidemic in the Context of Ecological Health

Routine surveillance of animals may also directly benefit both wildlife conservation efforts and human health by providing sentinels for diseases of harm to humans. Detection ... sectors to ... read more

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