New DNA study provides critical information on conserving rainforest lizards (Aug 2, 2021)
Researchers have provided an important road map to conserving rough-nosed horned lizards in Sri L...

Common insecticide is harmful to bees in any amount (Aug 2, 2021)
The dangers of neonicotinoid insecticides likely can't be watered down. That's the conclusion of ...

In the absence of genetic variation, asexual invasive species find new methods of adapting to their environment (Jul 30, 2021)
New research has found that two types of weevils, common yet invasive beetles in many parts of th...

Marine ecologists reveal mangroves might be threatened by low functional diversity of invertebrates (Jul 29, 2021)
Researchers compiled a dataset of 209 crustacean and 155 mollusk species from 16 mangrove forests...

Weird, noodle-shaped amphibians known as caecilians found in South Florida canal (Jul 29, 2021)
Caecilians have arrived in Miami. Florida Fish and Wildlife officers captured one of the obscure ...

Diversity of life and the 'paradox of sex' (Jul 29, 2021)
New research finds that sexual reproduction and multicellularity drive diversity among different ...

City-living bees benefit most from specific types of urban ‘greening’ (Jul 29, 2021)
Converting vacant urban lots into greenspaces can reduce blight and improve neighborhoods, and ne...

Cultural biases impact native fish, too (Jul 27, 2021)
From art to religion to land use, much of what is deemed valuable in the United States was shaped...

Plant root-associated bacteria preferentially colonize their native host-plant roots (Jul 26, 2021)
Researchers have discovered that bacteria from the plant microbiota are adapted to their host spe...

Juicy past of favorite Okinawan fruit revealed (Jul 26, 2021)
A genetic analysis of fruit in the mandarin family has unraveled a complex journey from the mount...

Scientists identify five new plant species in Bolivia (Jul 23, 2021)
Scientists have identified five new plant species in the Bolivian Andes. The species are all part...

Targeted removals and enhanced monitoring can help manage lionfish in the Mediterranean (Jul 22, 2021)
New research represents one of the first studies to examine the effectiveness of targeted lionfis...

Who eats the invaders? (Jul 21, 2021)
A landmark study documenting instances where native Mediterranean species have preyed upon two hi...

New tool differentiates endangered salt marsh harvest mouse from abundant look-alike (Jul 21, 2021)
Scientists have developed a tool that is able to differentiate the endangered salt marsh harvest ...

Using snakes to monitor Fukushima radiation (Jul 20, 2021)
Ten years after one of the largest nuclear accidents in history spewed radioactive contamination ...

Young forests are preferred summer vacation destinations for bats (Jul 20, 2021)
A number of bat species native to the Northeast are highly active in newly created forest spaces,...

Removal of barred owls slows decline of iconic spotted owls in Pacific Northwest (Jul 20, 2021)
A 17-year study in Oregon, Washington and California found that removal of invasive barred owls a...

The climate impact of wild pigs greater than a million cars, study finds (Jul 19, 2021)
By uprooting carbon trapped in soil, wild pigs are releasing around 4.9 million metric tonnes of ...

Remote sensing techniques help treat and manage hollow forests (Jul 19, 2021)
New research shows that modelling hyperspectral- and thermal-based plant traits can help in the e...

Newly introduced butterfly could become widespread in Canada (Jul 19, 2021)
This summer, if you see a butterfly with wings that are blue on top with orange spots underneath,...

New alpine moth solves 180-year-old mystery (Jul 19, 2021)
Butterflies and moths are among the most diverse animal groups. Scientists have found as many as ...

Fire operations-prescribed burning combo reduces wildfire severity up to 72% (Jul 14, 2021)
Firefighters battling wildfires in the western United States use a variety of suppression tactics...

How climate change and fires are shaping the forests of the future (Jul 14, 2021)
As temperatures rise, the risk of devastating forest fires is increasing. Researchers are using a...

Stopping illegal trade of Australian lizards (Jul 13, 2021)
Australian reptiles face serious conservation threats from illegal poaching fueled by internation...

Crystal clear: Lepidopterans have many ways of being transparent (Jul 12, 2021)
Breakthrough article reveals multiple mechanisms for wing transparency in butterflies and moths; ...

Elevated warming, ozone have detrimental effects on plant roots, promote soil carbon loss (Jul 9, 2021)
Two factors that play a key role in climate change - increased climate warming and elevated ozone...

Ecologists compare accuracy of Lidar technologies for monitoring forest vegetation (Jul 8, 2021)
As light detection and ranging (lidar) technology evolves, forest ecology and ecological restorat...

Loss of biodiversity in streams threatens vital biological process (Jul 6, 2021)
The fast-moving decline and extinction of many species of detritivores -- organisms that break do...

To understand ecology, follow the connections (Jul 6, 2021)
New research argues that it's not enough for ecological modelling to focus on the landscape. If w...

Next-generation sequencing uncovers what's stressing bumblebees (Jul 6, 2021)
Scientists used next-generation sequencing to look inside bumblebees for evidence of pesticide ex...

Conservation concern as alien aphid detected on Kangaroo Island (Jul 1, 2021)
An invasive species of aphid could put some threatened plant species on Kangaroo Island at risk. ...

New research lifts the clouds on land clearing and biodiversity loss (Jun 30, 2021)
A new mathematical model has been developed to uncover land clearing when satellite imagery is ob...

How humans brought change to a tropical paradise (Jun 29, 2021)
After centuries of human impact on the world's ecosystems, a new study details an example of how ...

Shock find brings 'extinct' mouse 'back from the dead' (Jun 28, 2021)
An Australian mammal thought to have been wiped out over 150 years ago can now be crossed off our...

DNA data and modelling reveal potential spread of invasive species (Jun 28, 2021)
Scientists have found that a marine invasive species - a sea squirt that lives on rocky shores - ...

Unusual prey: Spiders eating snakes (Jun 28, 2021)
There are spiders that eat snakes. Observations of snake-eating spiders have been reported around...

More intense predation in the tropics can limit marine invasions (Jun 25, 2021)
Marine biologists tested predictions about biological invasions, first in Panama and then in an e...

Are zebra mussels eating or helping toxic algae? (Jun 24, 2021)
While invasive zebra mussels consume small plant-like organisms called phytoplankton, researchers...

Water vole genome will help boost conservation of one of UK's most endangered mammals (Jun 24, 2021)
A new tool to help conserve one of the UK's most threatened mammals has been released today, with...

Wild bees need deadwood in the forest (Jun 23, 2021)
Researchers conducted a joint restoration experiment with the Black Forest National Park.

The origins of farming insects more than 100 million years ago (Jun 23, 2021)
A beetle bores a tree trunk to build a gallery in the wood in order to protect its lay. As it dig...

Salt marsh plants may signal carbon capture capacity (Jun 22, 2021)
Coastal wetlands like seagrass meadows, mangroves, and salt marshes play vital roles along the sh...

Mushroom growing out of fossilized ant reveals new genus and species of fungal parasite (Jun 22, 2021)
Oregon State University research has identified the oldest known specimen of a fungus parasitizin...

Dragonflies: Species losses and gains in Germany (Jun 18, 2021)
Over the past 35 years, there have been large shifts in the distributions of many dragonfly speci...

Climate warming can influence fungal communities on oak leaves across the growing season (Jun 18, 2021)
Climate warming plays a larger role than plant genes in influencing the number and identity of fu...

New cause for intensification of oyster disease (Jun 18, 2021)
Researchers reveal that intensification of major oyster disease was due to evolving parasite, not...

A new rapid assessment to promote climate-informed conservation and nature-based solutions (Jun 17, 2021)
A new article introduces a rapid assessment framework that can be used as a guide to make conserv...

Passive rewilding can rapidly expand UK woodland at no cost (Jun 17, 2021)
A long-term passive rewilding study has shown that natural woodland regeneration could make a sig...

'Unshackled' palm-destroying beetles could soon invade Australia (Jun 17, 2021)
A destructive pest beetle is edging closer to Australia as biological controls fail, destroying h...

New beetle-dwelling roundworm species discovered in Japan (Jun 17, 2021)
A new species of nematode (roundworm), named Cryptaphelenchus abietis, was isolated from bark bee...

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