October 3, 2023

Coca adapts to fire

Western Australian coca (brachial cytokinesis) Respond to deliberately started wildfires by changing their behaviour. This was reported by a working group led by Leticia F. Bove of Murdoch University in Western Australia. The team also wrote for the International Wildland Fire JournalAnimals migrate to specially established fire no-go zones in response to arson and remain there for at least three months after the fires. The team infers this from the behavior of 20 quokkas, who recorded their locomotion profiles over a two-year period. The study shows that animals avoid burned areas for a long period of time, and that fire exclusion areas should be chosen so that they are similarly large.