6 Nov 2017
A protected bird in Japan, the Okinawa rail (Gallirallus okinawae) resides only in the north of Okinawa. (Photo: Vladimir Dinets)
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6 Nov 2017
There are fewer animal sounds in the south of Okinawa, where the landscape is more urban. (Image: Map created by Kenneth Dudley using data from the U.S. Geological Survey.)
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6 Nov 2017
In Okinawa’s thick, hot jungle and amid its urban sprawl, a collection of green boxes has sprung up in the past year. These monitoring stations are simple, yet they have the potential to remotely...
Type: News Article
6 Nov 2017
Okinawa’s forests are home to many colorful animal species, including these Calliphara exellens. Some of these species face conservation challenges from habitat loss and invasive species. (Photo:...
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6 Nov 2017
The Ryukyu robin (Larvivora komadori) is native to Japan’s Ryuku Islands. (Photo: Vladimir Dinets)
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6 Nov 2017
For generations, researchers have thought about ecology in terms of the landscape. Now, new technology and methods are allowing scientists to record and examine the particular "soundscape" of a place...
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6 Nov 2017
OIST Researchers Kenneth Dudley (left) and Nicholas Friedman test an acoustic monitoring device. Used to track natural and human-made sounds, such devices are installed at 24 sites across Okinawa. (...
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29 Aug 2017
This video shows a rotating 3D reconstruction of the chewing mouthparts of the Zasphinctus sarowiwai ant, one of the three new species the OIST researchers described in their research. This is the...
Type: Video
29 Aug 2017
Biologists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have named three new, rare ant species in Africa after important figures in African biodiversity conservation—...
Type: News Article
29 Aug 2017
This image shows a 3D reconstruction of the arrangement of muscles inside the Zasphinctus sarowiwai ant, shown in red, and the stinger, showed in green. This ant species has many muscles in the...
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13 Jul 2017
Although Charles Darwin lived and worked in the 19th century, modern evolutionary biologists are far from exhausting all avenues of inquiry regarding birds and evolution. For example, in the 1990s,...
Type: News Article
13 Jul 2017
The top graph shows a correlation between beak size and winter minimum temperatures, with the smallest beaks relating to the coldest winters. The bottom graph shows no clear correlation for summer...
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