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Olivia Box

Natural Resources and Forest Ecology

University of Vermont

Olivia has authored 4 articles

Every flood drives destructive Asian carp further into North American waters

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Carp can starve out native fish by eating all their food supplies and taking over breeding grounds

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Even vampire bats do social distancing when their friends are sick

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New research finds that bats care for their ill family members, but don't socialize as much with their sick friends

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When winter no longer comes, what will the North look like?

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Less snow and cold could negatively impact maple sugaring, skiing, and other traditions

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Wildfires in Canada are burning down forests of mushrooms

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Fungal communities are negatively affected by the frequent, intense forest fires that climate change has brought us

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Flip the light on and hide your cashmere — it's Moth Week

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Join a popular new community science project

Freshwater species boom in the time of the insect apocalypse

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A new study summarizes findings about the fate of insect species across 166 studies and 41 countries

Just how hot was this winter?

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Really hot. And that doesn't bode well for the rest of the year.

Fires explode across Australia as the continent records its first-ever day without rain

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And they are predicted to get worse as the dry weather persists

The Endangered Species Act is under attack, just like the plants and animals it aims to protect

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The Trump administration's new rules prioritize the economy over America's wildlife

It's time to cancel the "manel"

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All-male panels don't just lack diversity: they're actively counter-productive to diversifying STEM communities

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Backyard data in six US states shows that native mason bees are declining

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For 13 years, volunteers across the mid-Atlantic region helped scientists track mason bees

Hanusia Higgins

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Genetic engineering can save the American chestnut tree from a deadly fungus

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If the USDA approves it, this would be the first use of genetic modification for conservation purposes

Colleen J Mulvihill

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Animal "construction workers" rebuild natural landscapes more efficiently than humans ever could

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Ecosystem engineers like beavers and tortoises help restore water cycles and tree cover to degraded habitats

Jazmin Murphy

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Climate change in the Arctic has ripple effects for all life on Earth

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The poles are warming faster than the rest of the planet, causing extreme weather events in the Northern hemisphere

Rebecca Dzombak

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The US-Mexico border is making life complicated for green sea turtles

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How do you protect animals that move seamlessly between jurisdictions?

Tim Briggs

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Reducing agricultural carbon emissions will be good for the planet and our stomachs

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From soil microbes to factory farming, the Green New Deal could radically improve our food system

Lauren Sara McKee

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