Climate change unlikely to drive sugar maples north (Jan 13, 2020)
Sugar maples won't be heading north anytime soon, despite climate change, according to a new study.

Predicting non-native invasions in Antarctica (Jan 13, 2020)
A new study identifies the non-native species most likely to invade the Antarctic Peninsula regio...

Response to fire impacts water levels 40 years into future (Jan 10, 2020)
Salvage logging and re-seeding a forest after a wildfire helps reduce flooding and returns water ...

Novel avian species: 10 new bird taxa in islands of Wallacea (Jan 10, 2020)
A research team found five bird species and five subspecies new to science in three small island ...

Moths' flight data helps drones navigate complex environments (Jan 9, 2020)
The flight navigation strategy of moths can be used to develop programs that help drones to navig...

Fish switch: Identity of mystery invader in Florida waters corrected after 20 years (Jan 8, 2020)
Sometimes scientists make mistakes. Case in point is the chanchita, a South American freshwater f...

If trees could talk: Using historic log structures to map migration of Europeans, Native Americans (Jan 8, 2020)
Researchers are using tree-ring dating to determine not only when trees were cut down to build hi...

New 'umbrella' species would massively improve conservation (Jan 7, 2020)
The protection of Australia's threatened species could be improved by a factor of seven, if more ...

Genes controlling mycorrhizal colonization discovered in soybean (Jan 6, 2020)
Like most plants, soybeans pair up with soil fungi in a symbiotic mycorrhizal relationship. In ex...

Jaguars could prevent a not-so-great American biotic exchange (Jan 6, 2020)
In eastern Panama, canid species from North and South America are occurring together for the firs...

Climate change and deforestation could decimate Madagascar's rainforest habitat by 2070 (Jan 2, 2020)
A study has found that, left unchecked, the combined effects of deforestation and human-induced c...

Climate change not the only threat to vulnerable species, habitat matters (Dec 23, 2019)
Though climate change is becoming one of the greatest threats to the Earth's already stressed eco...

Overuse of herbicides costing UK economy £400 million per year (Dec 23, 2019)
Scientists have for the first time put an economic figure on the herbicidal resistance of a major...

Genetic variation gives mussels a chance to adapt to climate change (Dec 20, 2019)
Existing genetic variation in natural populations of Mediterranean mussels allows them to adapt t...

Understanding why songbirds choose their homes (Dec 19, 2019)
New research by biologists uses a new approach to modelling the populations of six species of son...

Human management helps rare plants, butterflies survive hurricane (Dec 18, 2019)
Ongoing habitat management could help prevent hurricane-driven extinctions. A rare Florida plant,...

Plant-eating insects disrupt ecosystems and contribute to climate change (Dec 17, 2019)
A new study shows that plant-eating insects affect forest ecosystems considerably more than previ...

Agricultural parasite avoids evolutionary arms race, shuts down genes of host plants (Dec 17, 2019)
A parasitic plant has found a way to circumvent an evolutionary arms race with its hosts, allowin...

Degraded soils mean tropical forests may never fully recover from logging (Dec 16, 2019)
Continually logging and re-growing tropical forests to supply timber is reducing the levels of vi...

Resident orcas' appetite likely reason for decline of big Chinook salmon (Dec 16, 2019)
Large, old Chinook salmon have mostly disappeared from the West Coast. A new study points to the ...

UK insects struggling to find a home make a bee-line for foreign plants (Dec 16, 2019)
Non-native plants are providing new homes for Britain's insects -- some of which are rare on nati...

Northern Ireland's recovering pine marten population benefits red squirrels (Dec 13, 2019)
The recovery of pine marten in Ireland and Britain is reversing native red squirrel replacement b...

Tree cavities for wild honeybees (Dec 11, 2019)
The forests in Europe provide habitat for around 80,000 colonies of wild honeybees. That is why m...

Killer whale grandmothers boost survival of calves (Dec 9, 2019)
New research finds that killer whale grandmothers who were no longer able to reproduce had the bi...

Scientists accidentally discover a new water mold threatening evergreen trees (Dec 9, 2019)
Grown as Christmas trees, Fraser firs are highly prized for their rich color and pleasant scent a...

Scientists at the California Academy of Sciences describe 71 new species in 2019 (Dec 5, 2019)
From geckos to goblin spiders, flowering plants, and Mediterranean ants -- spanning five continen...

Wildlife in tropics hardest hit by forests being broken up (Dec 5, 2019)
Tropical species are six times more sensitive to forests being broken up for logging or farming t...

Bats may benefit from wildfire (Dec 5, 2019)
Bats face many threats -- from habitat loss and climate change to emerging diseases, such as whit...

Changing wildfires in the California's Sierra Nevada may threaten northern goshawks (Dec 5, 2019)
Research suggests fire, as it becomes more frequent and severe, poses a substantial risk to gosha...

Untangling the branches in the mammal tree of life (Dec 4, 2019)
Researchers have unveiled a complete overhaul of the way species data is brought together and ana...

Protected habitats near US borders (Dec 4, 2019)
The clustering of protected habitats in the Americas near international borders makes many iconic...

Looking at tropical forests through new eyes (Dec 4, 2019)
Air-based maps of plant chemistry are improving carbon cycling models in hyper-diverse tropical f...

Most of America's national parks are facing a grave and immediate threat (Dec 3, 2019)
More than half of America's national parks are facing a grave and immediate threat: the ongoing p...

Integrated approach for managing aquatic invasive species in california (Dec 2, 2019)
Though small and somewhat nondescript, quagga and zebra mussels pose a huge threat to local river...

New evolutionary insights into the early development of songbirds (Dec 2, 2019)
An international team has sequenced a chromosome in zebra finches called the germline-restricted ...

Oyster deaths: American slipper limpet is innocent (Nov 27, 2019)
Researchers have managed to shine some light on the decline in numbers of the European oyster. Th...

Nearly 40% of plant species are very rare and are vulnerable to climate change (Nov 27, 2019)
Almost 40 percent of global flora is categorized as 'exceedingly rare,' and these species are mos...

Habitat restoration alone not enough to support threatened caribou (Nov 27, 2019)
New research suggests restoring habitat may not be enough to save threatened woodland caribou -- ...

Woody plants with undesirable tendencies (Nov 26, 2019)
A weed is normally defined as a plant, native or non-native, that is not valued where it is growi...

A little prairie can rescue honey bees from famine on the farm (Nov 25, 2019)
Scientists placed honey bee hives next to soybean fields in Iowa and tracked how the bees fared o...

Climate change is reshaping communities of ocean organisms (Nov 25, 2019)
Climate change is reshaping communities of fish and other sea life, according to a pioneering stu...

Wildfires in Oregon's blue mountains to become more frequent, severe due to climate change (Nov 21, 2019)
Under a warming climate, wildfires in Oregon's southern Blue Mountains will become more frequent,...

Pollinator friendliness can extend beyond early spring (Nov 21, 2019)
A study investigated whether bulbs can flower and persist in warm-season lawns while providing nu...

Genetic studies reveal how rat lungworm evolves (Nov 21, 2019)
Rat lungworm is a parasitic disease, spread through contaminated food, which affects the brain an...

Almost a third of tropical Africa's flora faces extinction (Nov 21, 2019)
31.7% of tropical Africa's vascular plant species could be threatened with extinction, reveals an...

Mathematician develops model to control spread of aquatic invasive species (Nov 21, 2019)
Adjusting the water flow rate in a river can prevent invasive species from moving upstream and ex...

A decade after the predators have gone, Galapagos Island finches are still being spooked (Nov 20, 2019)
On some of the Galapagos Islands where human-introduced predators of Darwin's finches were eradic...

New species of seaweed uncovered by genetic analyses (Nov 19, 2019)
Genetic analyses have revealed remarkably higher species diversity in common red seaweed than pre...

Deep-sea bacteria copy their neighbors' diet (Nov 19, 2019)
A new group of symbiotic bacteria in deep-sea mussels surprises with the way they fix carbon: The...

A century later, plant biodiversity struggles in wake of agricultural abandonment (Nov 18, 2019)
Decades after farmland was abandoned, plant biodiversity and productivity struggle to recover, ac...

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