The vole next door

时间:2019-03-07 08:09:08166网络整理admin

By Scott Norris in Albuquerque WILDLIFE corridors that link larger pieces of unspoilt habitat can help some species to survive, according to researchers who have been studying voles in the forests of Washington state. The researchers have shown for the first time that the genetic variation between different populations of the voles proves that they have been using wooded corridors connecting stretches of the unlogged habitat. The voles travel along the corridors and often find a mate from a different patch of forest. “This is the first clear demonstration of corridor use using genetic techniques,” says Stephen Mech,