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Friday, May 16, 2014

Featured Issue: Zoological Research Vol.34 No.6

Today we are featuring Zoological Research vol.34 no.6 on Bioline. This issue was updated on Bioline in late February. 

Here are some of the highlights from this issue:

"The correlations between population of Oriental white stork and climate change in the Poyang Lake National Nature Reserve" by Miao et al. looks at the population of the Oriental white stork (Ciconia boyciana) between 1985 and 2011, and how population numbers may have changed based on climate change. Temperatures and participation rates were examined every year in relation to population size. The results indicated that differing temperatures affected populations two or more years later.

"Using spectra and visual modeling to study animal coloration" by Yang and Liang examines how visual modelling, specifically using fibre spectrophotometers, can help quantify animal colouration. This is useful to determine "colour space span and volume which describe the colour contrast and colour diversity, respectiely" (Yang & Liang, 2013). Animal colouration is important as it determines mating patterns and structural support, among other characteristics.

Coloration of the Eurypyga helas
Photo courtesy of Heather Paul

For the complete articles and the rest of the articles from this issue, click here.


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