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Satellites can detect mowing events in grasslands.

Added on: 2021-04-08 09:56:55 by Tavernier, Annelies
Grasslands encompass vast and diverse ecosystems that provide food, wildlife habitat and carbon storage. Mowing dates and frequencies are major aspects of grassland use intensity, which have an impact on their ecological value as habitats. ...

New Belgian antenna station in the MOTUS Wildlife Tracking System

Added on: 2021-04-02 10:05:49 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Did you know that bats live along our coast? Moreover, some bat populations travel long distances (sometimes up to 1500 km) and can even fly across the North Sea to the British Isles and vice versa. ...

World Kinorhyncha Database launched!

Added on: 2021-03-29 16:50:13 by Poffyn, Gizem
The Kinorhyncha are now accessible through their own portal, as part of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). This World Database contains over 300 accepted names of extant species and is one of the most complete existing resources for Kinorhyncha taxa. ...

WoRMS press release: Ten remarkable new marine species from 2020

Added on: 2021-03-18 16:08:31 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
As for previous years, the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) has again released the annual list of the top-ten marine species described by researchers during the year 2020 to coincide with World Taxonomist Appreciation day - March 19th! ...

Baltic tellin most common bivalve at the fourth Belgian Big Seashell Survey

Added on: 2021-03-17 13:08:01 by Dekeyzer, Stefanie
Oostende (2021.03.17) - The Big Seashell Survey 2021 - a unique citizen science initiative on Belgian beaches that took place last Sunday 14 March - was a top edition! The Baltic tellin accounted for almost 30% of all shells found, followed by the cut trough shell (23%) and the common cockle (19%). Two-thirds of all Baltic tellins was found as whole shells, composed of two hinged parts of valves, indicating a recent death, possibly due to the stormy conditions during the past weeks. ...

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