All posts by Niki Wilson

Science writer Niki Wilson lives in Jasper National Park, Alberta. Her writing about nature and the environment can be found at BBCEarth, BioScience, Canadian Wildlife Magazine, Natural History Magazine, and Canadian Geographic. She is a faculty member of the Beakerhead Science Communications School. Say hello at, or in the twitterverse @niki_wilson.

What Happens To Bats After A Hurricane?

Bracyphylla cavernarum, fruit-eater bat. Photo by Lisa Sims.

Bats play a critical roll in the ecosystem on the island of Dominica, but with climate change expected to spawn more severe hurricanes, understanding how the bats in this region are impacted by such extreme storms will be important to future conservation efforts.


Divorce in Canada Geese

Canada Geese

Do monogamous animals ever split up? Certainly, but a recent study on Canada geese offers some new insight into why it happens among this particular species.


Did A Caribou Help Fly Santa’s Sleigh?


When a radio-collared caribou went missing from a study population in Canada last December, researchers assumed it had died or been killed. Then when it showed up again just days after Christmas, new theories of just where the caribou had been started circulating.