Topic: Conservation

Bats Use Second Sense to Hunt Prey in Noisy Environments

Sept. 15, 2016
Fringe-lipped bat

This bat's ability to shift to a second sense for hunting might give it a leg up in competition with other predators in a noisy environment and might also alter prey populations.

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iSchool Can Help Flood Victims Save Documents and Heirlooms

May 26, 2015
University of Wisconsin-Superior flood damage from June 2012

Conservators and students UT Austin's School of Information are available to provide advice and limited disaster recovery assistance to help flood victims salvage damaged family treasures.

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Global Production of Shade Grown Coffee Shrinking

April 16, 2014

The proportion of land used to cultivate shade grown coffee, relative to the total land area of coffee cultivation, has fallen by nearly 20 percent globally since 1996, according to a new study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions.

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Bumblebees Do Best Where There Is Less Pavement and More Floral Diversity

Dec. 24, 2012

Landscapes with large amounts of paved roads and impervious construction have lower numbers of ground-nesting bumblebees, which are important native pollinators, a study from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley shows.

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Celebrating the legacy of Lady Bird Johnson

March 12, 2012
Celebrating the legacy of Lady Bird Johnson

This year marks the centennial of Lady Bird Johnson's birth. Watch a video about our environmental First Lady and the impact of her conservation efforts.

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