Greater Sage-Grouse depend on large, intact tracts of the sagebrush habitat. Current sage-grouse conservation plans focus on protecting selected “priority areas,” but these areas vary in size and proximity to each other–will they be able to sustain thriving, interconnected populations over time? A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications evaluates this approach. Small, isolated populations of sage-grouse are especially vulnerable to threats like wildfires and West Nile virus, and genetic diversity declines if birds don’t have the ability to occasionally interbreed with other groups. This study provides land managers with a new way to rank priority areas based on their contributions to connectivity. Using a statistical technique known as graph theory, Michele Crist, Steven Knick, and Steven Hanser of the U… Next...
More from Live News Today:
Plane carrying Brazil Supreme Court judge Teori Zavascki crashes into sea Sao Paulo: Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki was killed in a plane crash on Thursday, raising questions about who will take over his investigation into dozens of politicians in »
Gambia's President-elect Arrives in Senegal After Talks Fail DAKAR —  Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow has left the country for neighboring Senegal, a coalition member and local media said on Sunday, a day after West African leaders failed to »
Nurses give HSE deadline to end staff shortages and avoid strike Nurses have warned health chiefs they have until the end of the month to come up with substantial ideas to end staff shortages or face a strike.The Irish Nurses and »
Yearly Gathering of English Profs Is Light on Shakespeare, Heavy on Environmental Justice The Modern Language Association held its annual convention recently—but judging by the list of speakers and session topics, you would think the meeting had more to do with leftwing activism »
Frank Edwards Accuses Facebook of Closing His Account After He Announced Bible Giveaway Frank Edwards is no longer on Facebook.According to the gospel singer, he visited the platform a day after a live event and found that his account had been shut down.“I »
AP-NORC Poll: Obama won nation's approval, didn't unite it WASHINGTON (AP) -- More Americans feel Barack Obama's presidency divided the country than feel it brought people together, a new poll shows. Yet he leaves office held in high esteem »
May, Erdogan Agree on Importance of Reaching Cyprus Settlement at Geneva Talks UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the upcoming Geneva Cyprus peace talks on Saturday, a Downing Street spokesperson said, adding that the politicians agreed that »
China’s forex reserves fall for 6th month BEIJING: China´s foreign exchange reserves fell to near six-year lows in December, but held just above the critical $3 trillion level, as authorities stepped in to support the weakening yuan »
CAA receives black box report of PK-661 plane crash ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has received black box report of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-661 crash which left 47 people dead, including prominent singer-turned-evangelist Junaid Jamshed. Secretary »
Fujifilm X100F Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET The current generation of Fujifilm's popular enthusiast "compact" with an APS-C-size sensor, the X100T, has been around for over two years. Even then, the camera only got one significant update »
Is that Facebook post edited? Here's how to tell – CNET Once upon a time in Facebook land, when you went back to your friend's rant post, you could see if they had tidied it up or not by looking for »
Ports America to operate new Nova Scotia mega-terminal SYDNEY, N.S. —  In mid-December, Ports America and Sydney Harbour Investment Partners (SHIP) announced they had reached an agreement to work together to promote, develop and manage Novaporte – a »
Capitol Hill Buzz: Russian news site interrupts C-SPAN WASHINGTON — Moscow, we have a problem. Web surfers expecting to tune into C-SPAN’s online feed of debate in the House on Thursday instead saw images supplied by the Russian »
French 'Divines' makes bid for best forgeign language film at Golden Globes Sunday’s Golden Globes award ceremony will be a big moment for French director Houda Benyamina, whose first feature film, “Divines”, is competing for best foreign language film. Billed as the »
Where are the Obamas headed after the White House? Take a tour of their new home Once you've lived in the White House, it's hard to imagine living anywhere else. But in January, that's what President Obama and his family, Michelle, Malia and Sasha, are going »
Turkey’s Erdogan one step from consolidating power Verenia KeetPress TV, IstanbulThe Turkish parliament has surpassed the threshold of 330 votes of the 550-member national assembly to make changes to the Constitution, which will now be put to »
PSNI investigate after man injured while woman and four children escape from armed raiders A man was attacked and a woman and four children escaped injury in a burglary at a house in the North.The PSNI said an armed gang broke into the home »
Chinese police shoot dead three “terror” suspects in Xinjiang Chinese police shot dead three “violent terror” suspects in the western Xinjiang region, the government said, the latest clash with Islamist militants who the government says want to break the »
Live News Today