Nature of Argillaceous Odour

  title={Nature of Argillaceous Odour},
  author={I. J. Bear and R. Glenn Thomas},

African elephants can detect water from natural and artificial sources via olfactory cues

The findings indicate that elephants can locate water olfactorily at small spatial scales, but the extent to which they, and other mammals, can detect water over larger scales remains unclear.

Rain-induced bioecological resuspension of radiocaesium in a polluted forest in Japan

The present findings indicate that radiocaesium could be used as a tracer in such research fields as forest ecology, meteorology, climatology, public health and agriculture, in which fungal spores have significance.

Flash desorption of low-volatility compounds deposited on the heated solid substrate (90°C) by dripping liquid methanol.

It was suggested that surface-active compounds desorbed at the peripheral front region of the spreading liquid meethanol accompanied by rapid evaporation of methanol.

The nesting preference of an invasive ant is associated with the cues produced by actinobacteria in soil

A soil-dwelling ant may choose nest sites presenting relatively low pathogen risk by detecting the odors produced by bacteria with anti-fungal properties, suggesting their presence may reduce the risk of fungal infection.


  • Discovering Odors
  • 2019

Noise as an informational cue for decision-making: the sound of rain delays bat emergence

It is concluded that bats can use background noise, here the acoustic component of rainfall, as a reliable informational cue to make informed decisions, in this case about whether to initiate foraging trips or remain in the shelter of their roosts.

Sensory-ethnographic observations at three nature kindergartens

  • C. Nugent
  • Sociology
    International Journal of Research & Method in Education
  • 2018
ABSTRACT Outdoor, and in particular, nature-based pedagogies are distinctive in that the environments where practice is situated, afford opportunities for pedagogues to encourage children to