Pandas aren’t out of woods yet—in fact, forest wisdom even more critical

posted on September 26, 2016 3:09pm

Panda in a forest (view larger image)
Panda in a forest

When it comes to understanding how giant pandas pick habitat, researchers get a much better picture by watching their whole journey, not just the potty breaks.

Vanessa Hull, a research associate at Michigan State University’s Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability spent two years working in the relatively uncharted waters of tracking wild pandas fitted with GPS collars. In the Sept. 14 edition of the journal PLoS ONE, she and colleagues fill in the gaps of understanding how pandas spend their days. (Read more at MSU Today.)