Continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill (Apr 19, 2019)
Nine years ago tomorrow -- April 20, 2010 -- crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon d...

New variety of zebra chip disease threatens potato production in southwestern Oregon (Apr 18, 2019)
Named after the dark stripes that form inside potatoes after they are cut and fried, zebra chip d...

Disappearing bumblebee species under threat of extinction (Apr 18, 2019)
The American Bumblebee - a species once more commonly seen buzzing around Southern Ontario - is c...

Infamous 'death roll' almost universal among crocodile species (Apr 18, 2019)
The iconic 'death roll' of alligators and crocodiles may be more common among species than previo...

Living room conservation: Gaming and virtual reality for insect and ecosystem conservation (Apr 18, 2019)
Gaming and virtual reality could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby pavin...

These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years (Apr 17, 2019)
An ancient and rare beetle fossil is the oldest example of a social relationship between two anim...

Neotropical cloud forests to lose what most defines them: Clouds (Apr 17, 2019)
In as few as 25 years, climate change could shrink and dry 60-80% of Western Hemisphere cloud for...

Tree dens play a critical role in panda lifestyle (Apr 16, 2019)
An international team of conservationists highlights the importance of tree dens as a choice for ...

Climate change threatens endangered sparrows (Apr 16, 2019)
A new study finds that some sparrow species will likely go extinct within the century due to clim...

Entomologists uncover Florida fire ant matriarchy (Apr 15, 2019)
Researchers have found colonies of tropical fire ants, native to Florida and coastal Georgia, tha...

Scant amounts of DNA reveal conservation clues (Apr 10, 2019)
The challenges of collecting DNA samples directly from endangered species makes understanding and...

More than dozen wild bee species declining in Northeastern U.S. (Apr 9, 2019)
Researchers have found a dramatic decline of 14 wild bee species that are, among other things, im...

New wasps named after biscuits and Doctor Who aliens (Apr 9, 2019)
Researchers were inspired by everything from chocolate biscuits and Doctor Who aliens when choosi...

Biological changes among invasive species (Apr 8, 2019)
A remote island in the Caribbean could offer clues as to how invasive species are able to coloniz...

Science-based guidelines for building a bee-friendly landscape (Apr 5, 2019)
Many resources encourage homeowners and land care managers to create bee-friendly environments, b...

Australian Murray River habitat restoration increases native fish populations (Apr 5, 2019)
Dubbed the 'honeypot effect' -- a team of scientists from around Australia have shown that provid...

Novel Hawaiian communities operate similarly to native ecosystems (Apr 4, 2019)
On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, it is possible to stand in a lush tropical forest that doesn't co...

Post-wildfire step-pool streams (Apr 4, 2019)
Steps and pools are among the most stable and functionally important features in the mountain riv...

The holm oak transcriptome is rebuilt, a key step towards understanding its biology (Apr 4, 2019)
This research is a starting point in order to comprehend how this tree behaves during situations ...

Global centers of unsustainable harvesting of species identified (Apr 3, 2019)
Unsustainable harvesting, including hunting, trapping, fishing and logging, is one of the biggest...

Human history through tree rings: Trees in Amazonia reveal pre-colonial human disturbance (Apr 3, 2019)
The Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) is well known around the world today and has been an i...

Think the tick threat grows with the grass? Not necessarily! (Apr 3, 2019)
Scientists report on their quest to get to the bottom of a common assumption about the urban land...

Thirteen new ant species discovered in Hong Kong (Apr 3, 2019)
"If you believe that all life surrounding you in Hong Kong has been discovered, then you'll reali...

Wild bees flock to forested areas affected by severe fire (Apr 3, 2019)
A groundbreaking two-year study in southern Oregon found greater abundance and diversity of wild ...

Fungal mating: Next weapon against corn aflatoxin? (Apr 3, 2019)
Native fungi combinations show promise against aflatoxin.

Food for thought: Why did we ever start farming? (Apr 2, 2019)
A recent paper sheds light on the question regarding the adaptation farming in early populations ...

Loss of habitat causes double damage to species richness (Apr 2, 2019)
Loss and fragmentation of habitat are among the main reasons why biodiversity is decreasing in ma...

Scientists measure extent of recovery for critically endangered black abalone (Apr 2, 2019)
One critically endangered species of smooth-shelled abalone is making a comeback in certain parts...

New species of wood-munching clams found at the bottom of the ocean (Apr 2, 2019)
Wood-boring clams are tiny clams that eat (and live in) sunken wood at the bottom of the ocean, a...

Invasive round gobies may be poised to decimate endangered French Creek mussels (Apr 1, 2019)
The round goby -- a small, extremely prolific, invasive fish from Europe -- poses a threat to end...

Tiger geckos in Vietnam could be the next species sold into extinction (Apr 1, 2019)
While information about the conservation status of the tiger gecko species is largely missing, th...

New Yorkers brace for self-cloning Asian longhorned tick (Mar 28, 2019)
A new study maps out the increase and spread of the Asian longhorned tick, a new species identifi...

Harnessing plant hormones for food security in Africa (Mar 28, 2019)
Striga is a parasitic plant that threatens the food supply of 300 million people in sub-Saharan A...

Invasive crayfish sabotages its own success, study says (Mar 28, 2019)
Understanding when and why invasive species populations crash could help managers decide when and...

Studying reintroduction of bull trout with simulations (Mar 28, 2019)
A multi-institutional team of researchers has assessed how environmental, demographic, and geneti...

Galápagos islands have nearly 10 times more alien marine species than once thought (Mar 28, 2019)
Over 50 non-native species have found their way to the Galápagos Islands, almost 10 times more th...

Birds bug out over coffee (Mar 27, 2019)
New research has found that birds are as picky as coffee snobs when it comes to the trees they'll...

Mount Kilimanjaro: Ecosystems in global change (Mar 27, 2019)
Land use in tropical mountain regions leads to considerable changes of biodiversity and ecologica...

Colder temperatures foster greater microbial diversity on amphibian skin (Mar 27, 2019)
A far-reaching global study has found that climate is a critical determinant of microbial diversi...

In the tree of life, youth has its advantages (Mar 26, 2019)
New research shows younger groups of organisms, on average, accumulate diversity much more quickl...

How tree diversity regulates invading forest pests (Mar 25, 2019)
Relationships between tree diversity and pest diversity follow a hump-shaped curve. That's the fi...

Broad impacts from lake trout invasion in Yellowstone (Mar 20, 2019)
Scientists analyzed data spanning more than four decades and concluded that the impact of lake tr...

Rabbits like to eat plants with lots of DNA (Mar 20, 2019)
Rabbits prefer to eat plants with plenty of DNA, according to a new study.

Woolly star plants need catastrophes to live (Mar 19, 2019)
The endangered Santa Ana Woolly Star depends on catastrophic floods. Thanks to a huge dam, natura...

Floodplain forests under threat (Mar 19, 2019)
Researchers warn of the effects of summer drought and competition for ground water.

Rising global shipping traffic could lead to surge in invasive species (Mar 18, 2019)
Rising global maritime traffic could lead to sharp increases in invasive species around the world...

Nitrogen pollution's path to streams weaves through more forests (and faster) than suspected (Mar 15, 2019)
Scientists have completed one of the largest and longest examinations to trace unprocessed nitrat...

Using Thoreau, scientists measure the impact of climate change on wildflowers (Mar 14, 2019)
A new study is using observations made by Henry David Thoreau -- 19th-century American naturalist...

Pests and the plant defenses against them drive diversity in tropical rainforests (Mar 14, 2019)
Researchers have been baffled by tropical rainforest diversity for over a century; 650 different ...

Sea otters' tool use leaves behind distinctive archaeological evidence (Mar 14, 2019)
Researchers have analyzed the use by sea otters of large, shoreline rocks as 'anvils' to break op...

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