ecology

Owls That Ventured Out In The Sun

Fossil records unearthed in China suggest that a now-extinct owl species hunted during the day rather than at night.

satellite imaging, earth monitoring

Clearing Cloudy Satellite Signals For Better Earth Imaging

Scientists have devised a novel cloud screening method for satellite imaging, enabling accurate and high-resolution Earth monitoring.
plant growth, climate warming

Two Sides Of The Same Plant: Mismatched Responses To Warming

Climate warming induces different responses in plant growth patterns above and below ground, potentially disrupting ecosystem stability.

A Conservation Lesson: Big Cat Worship Eases Living With Leopards

A study documents how worshipping a big cat deity shapes the way people share spaces with leopards in India, providing new insights in conservation.

A Forensic Approach To Detecting Illegal Cockatoo Trade

Illegal wildlife traders, beware! Ecologists in Hong Kong have developed a novel forensic tool for detecting the laundering of critically endangered cockatoos.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s March 2021 Roundup

Embark on a billion-year scientific odyssey through Asian Scientist Magazine’s top stories from March 2021.

Newly Discovered Firefly Lights Up Singapore

As the first of its kind to be described in over a century, a uniquely Singaporean firefly is shedding a new light on biodiversity in the city-state.

The Case For Restoring Hong Kong’s Oyster Reefs

Oysters aren't just tasty; they're good for the environment too—which is why Hong Kong's conservationists are racing to restore local oyster reefs.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s February 2021 Roundup

From celebrating women in science to surprising discoveries in the natural world, catch Asian Scientist Magazine’s top stories from February 2021.

Mapping Microplastics Along The Ganges River Basin

Combined flows from the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basin could send up to three billion microplastics each day into the Bay of Bengal.