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Wildfires cause bird songs to change

June 16, 2020 – A new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances, published by Oxford University Press, suggests that wildfires change the types of songs sung by birds living in nearby forests. Hermit Warblers sing a formulaic song to attract mates, in contrast with a repertoire of more complex songs they use to defend territories. There […]

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U.S. counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes, less poverty, and lower unemployment today

March 15, 2019 – A new study in the Review of Economic Studies finds that U.S. counties with more historical immigration have higher incomes, less poverty, and lower unemployment today. An important issue in current American political discourse is the effect that immigrants have on the communities in which they settle. While this topic has […]

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Aliens may be more like us than we think

November 2, 2017 – In a new study published in the International Journal of Astrobiology scientists from the University of Oxford show for the first time how evolutionary theory can be used to support alien predictions and better understand their behavior. They show that aliens are potentially shaped by the same processes and mechanisms that […]

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Affluent countries contribute less to wildlife conservation than the rest of the world

May 4, 2017 – Less affluent countries are more committed to conservation of their large animals than richer ones, a new Oxford University research collaboration has found. Researchers from Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) have assessed how much, or little, individual countries contribute to protecting the world’s wildlife. Working in partnership with Panthera, the […]