23 Jul 2018
Coral reefs buzz with activity around the clock. As the day-active fishes retreat at dusk, the night-active or nocturnal fishes venture out to forage and hunt.  Equipped with special traits,...
Type: News Article
30 May 2018
It’s a puzzle that has confounded biologists for centuries: the earth’s tropical regions are home to an enormous variety of plant and animal species, but as you travel north or south, away from the...
Type: News Article
28 May 2018
Specimens like this played a key role in identifying what species of ants are found in different areas of the planet.
Type: Photo
28 May 2018
Two nestmates of the temperate genus Formica sharing food.  Most ant species live in the tropics, but understanding why has been a challenge.
Type: Photo
28 May 2018
A global map showing the number of ant species (SR- Species Richness) that can be found in different areas of the world. Tropical areas around the equator have higher numbers of ant species than...
Type: Photo
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.
Type: Photo
6 Nov 2017
The Ryukyu robin (Larvivora komadori) is native to Japan’s Ryuku Islands.
Type: Photo
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...
Type: Video
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.
Type: Photo
6 Nov 2017
A protected bird in Japan, the Okinawa rail (Gallirallus okinawae) resides only in the north of Okinawa.
Type: Photo
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.)
Type: Photo
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