Second-hand foraging: endangered red-tails feed research red-caps

Lauren Gilson.¬† For three months I have been measuring the evaporative water loss of Red-capped parrots and Western Rosellas. ¬†Residents of the mesic (moist climate) habitats around Perth, these species are providing data for a larger exploration of water balance in Australian vertebrates. First I had to catch the birds, which was not easy in…

Hormones gone wild

By Stephanie Hing.¬† Hormones, neurochemical signaling substances, are in charge of everything we do. From the time you got up in this morning to when your head hits the pillow tonight (and as you sleep), hormones will be working hard to keep you alive. They coordinate all the systems in our bodies from digesting food…