Animals keep viruses in the sea in balance (Mar 27, 2020)
A variety of sea animals can take up virus particles while filtering seawater for oxygen and food...

Wildfire perceptions largely positive after hiking in a burned landscape (Mar 26, 2020)
Results from pre- and post-hike surveys of a burned landscape indicate that people understand and...

Plants and animals aren't so different when it comes to climate (Mar 24, 2020)
A new study reveals that plants and animals are remarkably similar in their responses to changing...

Is Niagara Falls a barrier against fish movement? (Mar 24, 2020)
New research shows that fishes on either side of Niagara Falls -- one of the most powerful waterf...

Pablo Escobar's hippos may help counteract a legacy of extinctions (Mar 24, 2020)
When cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar was shot dead in 1993, the four hippos in his private zoo in C...

Most bird feed contains troublesome weed seeds (Mar 20, 2020)
Many millions of homeowners use feeders to attract birds. But a two-year study suggests there may...

Sea otters, opossums and the surprising ways pathogens move from land to sea (Mar 19, 2020)
A parasite known only to be hosted in North America by the Virginia opossum is infecting sea otte...

Shedding light on how much carbon tropical forests can absorb (Mar 19, 2020)
Tropical forest ecosystems are an important part of the global carbon cycle as they take up and s...

Crop diversity can buffer the effects of climate change (Mar 18, 2020)
Researchers found that farms with diverse crops planted together provide more secure, stable habi...

Beetles changed their diet during the Cretaceous period (Mar 18, 2020)
Like a snapshot, amber preserves bygone worlds. Paleontologists have now described four new beetl...

Unraveling the puzzle of Madagascar's forest cats (Mar 16, 2020)
Biologists have long wondered where Madagascar's mysterious wild cats came from. Now, new genetic...

The naming of the shrew (Mar 11, 2020)
Researchers have discovered a new species of shrew, which they have named the hairy-tailed shrew,...

Paleontologists discover solid evidence of formerly elusive abrupt sea-level jump (Mar 10, 2020)
Meltwater pulses (MWPs) known as abrupt sea-level rise will inevitably affect cities especially t...

Soldier ants reveal that evolution can go in reverse (Mar 9, 2020)
Turtle ant soldiers and their oddly-shaped heads suggest that evolution is not always a one-way s...

Unexpected ways animals influence fires (Mar 5, 2020)
Animals eating plants might seem like an obvious way to suppress fire, and humans are already usi...

Better management of wetland, floodplain and river habitats (Mar 5, 2020)
Engineers have developed a unique computer model that may help predict strategies that improve th...

Flower faithful native bee makes a reliable pollinator (Mar 5, 2020)
Entomologists have documented that a common species of native sweat bee feeds on the same plant s...

Honeybee dance dialects (Mar 4, 2020)
Honeybees use their waggle dance to tell their conspecifics where to find food. Depending on the ...

Ancient Australian trees face uncertain future under climate change, study finds (Mar 3, 2020)
Tasmania's ancient rainforest faces a grim future as a warming climate and the way people used th...

Directed species loss from species-rich forests strongly decreases productivity (Mar 2, 2020)
At high species richness, directed loss, but not random loss, of tree species strongly decreases ...

Not falling far from tree: Ecologists study seed-to-seedling transitions (Feb 28, 2020)
Ecologists studying spatial patterns of seeds and surviving seedlings among trees on Barro Colora...

Two NE tree species can be used in new sustainable building material (Feb 27, 2020)
Two tree species native to the Northeast have been found to be structurally sound for use in cros...

Roadmap to a win-win against invasive weeds (Feb 27, 2020)
Researchers have created the world's first framework, to better guide the management of terrestri...

Parasitic worms have armies, and produce more soldiers when needed (Feb 25, 2020)
A research team demonstrated for the first time that the number of soldiers in a trematode colony...

Lava flows tell 600-year story of biodiversity loss on a tropical island (Feb 25, 2020)
A natural experiment created by an active volcano gives new insight into the long-term negative i...

Forest 'duff' must be considered in controlled burning to avoid damaging trees (Feb 24, 2020)
Many decades of forest fire prevention and suppression has resulted in a thick buildup of organic...

One billion-year-old green seaweed fossils identified, relative of modern land plants (Feb 24, 2020)
Paleontologists have made a remarkable discovery in China: 1 billion-year-old micro-fossils of gr...

Threatened birds and mammals have irreplaceable roles in the natural world (Feb 24, 2020)
A new study has shown that threatened birds and mammals are often ecologically distinct and irrep...

A plan to save Earth's oceans (Feb 24, 2020)
At least 26 per cent of our oceans need urgent conservation attention to preserve Earth's marine ...

How transient invaders can transform an ecosystem (Feb 20, 2020)
Study finds microbes can alter an environment dramatically before dying out.

Citizen scientists discover a new snail, name it after Greta Thunberg (Feb 20, 2020)
Participants in a citizen-science expedition in the Ulu Temburong National Park in Brunei, Borneo...

Enigmatic small primate finally caught on film in Taita, Kenya (Feb 18, 2020)
The Taita mountain dwarf galago was first reported in 2002 but no more signs of it were found for...

Amazon forest disturbance is changing how plants are dispersed (Feb 18, 2020)
New research finds tropical forest disturbance goes beyond species loss and includes a shift towa...

Disappearing snakes and the biodiversity crisis (Feb 13, 2020)
A new study should sound alarm bells regarding the 'biodiversity crisis' or the loss of wildlife ...

Forests bouncing back from beetles, but elk and deer slowing recovery (Feb 13, 2020)
New research reveals that even simultaneous bark beetle outbreaks are not a death sentence to the...

Fossilized insect from 100 million years ago is oldest record of primitive bee with pollen (Feb 12, 2020)
Beetle parasites clinging to a primitive bee 100 million years ago may have caused the flight err...

Climate warming disrupts tree seed production (Feb 12, 2020)
Research has revealed the effect of climate warming on the complex interactions between tree mast...

Taming age survival of Asian elephants three times higher than in the 1970s (Feb 12, 2020)
Researchers and veterinarians have investigated the trends behind Asian elephant calf mortality d...

Why the goby can conquer the waters of the world (Feb 11, 2020)
The round goby, one of the most common invasive freshwater fish in the world, boasts a particular...

'Rule breaking' plants may be climate change survivors (Feb 10, 2020)
Plants that break some of the 'rules' of ecology by adapting in unconventional ways may have a hi...

El Niño contributes to insect collapse in the Amazon (Feb 10, 2020)
Hotter and drier El Niño events are having an alarming effect on biodiversity in the Amazon Rainf...

Scientists warn humanity about worldwide insect decline (Feb 10, 2020)
Insect declines and extinctions are accelerating in many parts of the world. With this comes the ...

Generalist diet helps invasive crayfish thrive where it's introduced (Feb 7, 2020)
An invasive species of crayfish that is taking over streams from Wisconsin to Maine might be succ...

Trees in the Amazon are time capsules of human history, from culture to colonialism (Feb 6, 2020)
The annals of human history have been recorded through text, art, and oral tradition. However, fo...

Scientists document collapse of the white-lipped peccary (Feb 5, 2020)
Populations of white-lipped peccaries, a 'new world' pig-like species usually found throughout Ce...

Asian hornet invasion spreads to Northern Germany (Feb 5, 2020)
Known to prey on many insects, including honey bees and other beneficiary species, the Asian horn...

Bumble bees prefer a low-fat diet (Feb 5, 2020)
Are bees dying of malnourishment? Researchers examine the interactions between plants and insects...

New thalattosaur species discovered in Southeast Alaska (Feb 4, 2020)
Scientists have identified a new species of thalattosaur, a marine reptile that lived more than 2...

Scientists listen to whales, walruses and seals in a changing Arctic seascape (Feb 3, 2020)
A year-round acoustic study of marine mammals in the northern Bering Sea is providing scientists ...

Not-so-dirty birds? Not enough evidence to link wild birds to food-borne illness (Jan 31, 2020)
Despite the perception that wild birds in farm fields can cause food-borne illness, a new study h...

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