Climate change can affect the phenology, population dynamics and morphology of species, but it is difficult to study all these factors and their interactions at once. Using long-term data for individual yellow-bellied marmots, these authors show that climate change has increased the length of the marmot growing season, leading to a gradual increase in individual size. It has simultaneously increased the fitness of large individuals, leading to a rapid increase in population size.

Demonstrations of coupled phenotypic and demographic responses to climate change are rare. But they are much needed in formulating predictions of the effects of climate change on natural populations.

Pune Pune ornithologists have found that the diet of the Indian Eagle Owl (Bubo Bengalensis) can greatly benefit the farmer. The eagle owl

Kohima, May 3: A high-level team led by the Director of Agriculture Department of Nagaland and senior officials recently visited various areas of Mokokchung district to assess the bamboo flowering in those areas.

In the past century, two major outbreaks of disease led to the discovery of hantaviruses in the Old and New Worlds.

Rodent losses are a perennial problem worldwide. In Asia, for instance, rodents devour an estimated 6% of the annual rice harvest

CUTTACK: It is a Hamelin like situation in Malgodown. Already battling a foodgrains inflow crisis, traders at the largest commodities market of Orissa, have now found themselves in the midst of a severe rodent attack. Rats swarming the godowns and storage cells are not only damaging foodgrains in large quantities but also posing serious threat to human health by their contact with the edibles.

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Flowering of bamboo is a botanical enigma. The factors responsible for this are still not clearly established. Bamboos flower only once and die after flowering to regenerate from seeds1. The strange phenomenon of simultaneous flowering in bamboo clumps in vast areas is called gregarious flowering and causes ecological havoc. (Correspondence)

Rodents are important storage pest of NEH region due to availability of congenial habitat. The farmers of West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh with their years of wisdom have been using an indigenous method of rat proof granary called Nahu in Adi language. The study reveals three scientific features of this structure used as rat proof grain storage.