Technicians survey tree in the field (Photo by NCC)

Technicians survey tree in the field (Photo by NCC)

Featured research

Featured research stories are from Land Lines, the Nature Conservancy of Canada blog.

  • A tagged spotted wintergreen plant (Photo by Amy Wiedenfeld/NCC staff)

    Spotting the spotted wintergreen: Research on rare woodland plants in Ontario

    How does a scientist study rare plants? First, you might want to know whether individual patches are growing or shrinking, and how the...
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  • Field technician Breanne Kenner with a successful catch! (Photo by NCC)

    A day in the life of a field biologist

    Learn about the exciting research being undertaken through the Weston Family Conservation Science Fellowship Program at the Nature Conservancy...
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  • Ever wonder what your cat is thinking? (Photo by Pixabay)

    A glimpse into the lives of outdoor cats

    Ever wonder what your cat is doing and where it's going when it's outside? A University of Guelph researcher sought to find out with...
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  • American restart adult (ASY) male (Photo by NCC)

    Keep calm and count on: Big Valley MAPS station

    Learn about what the Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) station at NCC's Big Valley property accomplished since 2018.
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  • Volunteer capturing data with a smartphone at a NCC BioBlitz event (Photo by Brent Calver)

    Talking data: How community science informs conservation

    What comes to mind when you hear the word data? For many, data conjures ideas of numbers and computers, with scientists performing complex...
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  • Great blue heron with a cityscape in the background (Photo by iStock)

    World Habitat Day 2021: There is no protected habitat too small to benefit biodiversity

    October 4 is World Habitat Day, and it's followed by Urban October, a month that encourages us to reflect on the state of our towns and cities
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  • Opegrapha parmeliiperda, cross section of one fruiting body showing four-celled spores developing inside spore sacs; blue colour result of treatment with potassium hydroxide followed by Lugol’s iodine solution. (Photo courtesy of Kendra Driscoll)

    Discoveries in little-known fungi: Adventures in looking at lichens

    Five lichenicolous fungi in the genus Opegrapha have been reported for the first time in New Brunswick, including two species new to science!
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  • Next Creek alpine lake (Photo by Steve Ogle)

    What will we save? The conservation decisions we make today will impact Canada’s wildlife forever

    How do conservationists decide what areas to conserve? A tool called the Conservation Assessment of Southern Canada can help practitioners...
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