Hidden costs of global illegal wildlife trade (Oct 21, 2021)
Researchers have highlighted that the illegal and unsustainable global wildlife trade has bigger ...

Pakistan’s amphibians need more research efforts and better protection (Oct 19, 2021)
In Pakistan, amphibians have long been neglected in wildlife conservation, management decisions a...

Anglers need tailored messaging to inspire action on invasive species (Oct 18, 2021)
Lakeside education campaigns discourage anglers from transporting aquatic hitchhikers between lak...

Novel habitats created by non-native mangrove trees may inform the future management of some invasive species (Oct 12, 2021)
In the face of declining fisheries, threatened reef habitat, and changing climatic conditions, no...

No apparent shortage of prey for southern resident killer whales in Canadian waters during summer (Oct 12, 2021)
A popular belief that there are fewer Chinook salmon during the summer in Canadian waters for sou...

Team discovers invasive-native crayfish hybrids in Missouri (Oct 8, 2021)
In a study of crayfish in the Current River in southeastern Missouri, researchers discovered -- a...

Crayfish and carp among the invasive species pushing lakes towards ecosystem collapse (Oct 6, 2021)
Certain invasive, non-native species can disrupt lakes to the point of rapid ecosystem collapse, ...

'Mystery plant' from the Amazon declared a new species after nearly 50 years of flummoxing scientists (Oct 6, 2021)
After nearly 50 years, scientists have finally figured out what family a strange Amazonian tree w...

Wildfire bees on the brink (Oct 4, 2021)
The number of threatened Australian native bee species is expected to increase by nearly five tim...

Grass found in Baltic amber (Oct 4, 2021)
Amber researc has produced the first definite identification of grass in fossilized tree resin fr...

Increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere teaches old oaks new tricks (Oct 4, 2021)
Mature oak trees will increase their rate of photosynthesis by up to a third in response to the r...

Bigleaf maple decline tied to hotter, drier summers in Washington state, U.S. (Sep 30, 2021)
A new study has found that recent bigleaf maple die-off in Washington is linked to hotter, drier ...

Dramatic liana increases in old-growth tropical forests associated to natural disturbance and climate change (Sep 29, 2021)
The accelerated proliferation of lianas in old-growth forest due to natural disturbance may be al...

Entire genome of Eurasian spruce bark beetle now revealed (Sep 29, 2021)
Researchers have successfully mapped the entire genome of the Eurasian spruce bark beetle. The br...

Win-win: plan supports farmers to save Australia’s species (Sep 28, 2021)
A national plan to restore habitat on marginal farming land would fight climate change, prevent s...

Impact of human settlement on island ecosystems (Sep 28, 2021)
Research has shed new light on the impact of humans on islands' biodiversity. The findings show h...

Non-native fish are main consumers of salmon in reservoirs (Sep 23, 2021)
When warmwater fish species like bass, walleye and crappie that are not native to the Pacific Nor...

An 'evolutionary rescue route' towards coexistence of competitive plant species (Sep 21, 2021)
In nature, plant species having the same pollinators experience 'reproductive interference' owing...

Seagrass meadows act as vibrio catchers (Sep 15, 2021)
Seagrass meadows help mitigate climate change and prevent algal blooms. According to recent resea...

Modern snakes evolved from a few survivors of dino-killing asteroid (Sep 14, 2021)
A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the g...

One water bucket to find them all: Detecting fish, mammals, and birds from a single sample (Sep 13, 2021)
In times of exacerbating biodiversity loss, reliable data on species occurrence are essential. En...

Forest edges in the tropics increase carbon emissions (Sep 8, 2021)
Tropical rain forests are becoming fragmented at a higher rate than expected. By analyzing high-r...

‘Anti-rust’ coating for plants protects against disease with cellulose nanofiber (Sep 8, 2021)
Researchers have found that coating soybean plant leaves with cellulose nanofiber (CNF) gives pro...

Bird malaria spreading via global ‘hotspots’ (Sep 7, 2021)
Bird species across the globe are suffering and dying from a type of malaria and, while these str...

Scientists discover two new species and new genus of freshwater mussels in Borneo (Sep 7, 2021)
Researchers have discovered two new species and a new genus of freshwater mussel in Borneo for th...

Blue-tongue vs red-bellied black: An Australian evolutionary arms race (Sep 7, 2021)
Scientists have discovered that the humble blue-tongue lizard is largely resistant to the venom o...

Study shows how aspen forests maintain the diversity needed to adapt to changing environments (Sep 6, 2021)
A new decade-long study reveals how aspen stands change their genetic structure over the years as...

Mountaintop mining causes 40% loss of aquatic biodiversity (Sep 2, 2021)
Using environmental DNA scans of Appalachian streams, researchers found that the effects of mount...

Grim warning for Aussie species in conservation checklist (Sep 2, 2021)
The first comprehensive list of the threats to Australia's most endangered plants and animals rev...

Illegal cannabis farms infringe on crucial habitat for sensitive birds and mammals (Sep 1, 2021)
Sites favored by illegal cannabis farmers on the West Coast of the United States overlap with the...

By reducing forest floor temperature, invasive shrubs stifle native species (Sep 1, 2021)
Invasive shrubs in Northeastern forests that sprout leaves earlier in the spring and keep them lo...

New beautiful, dragon-like species of lizard discovered in the Tropical Andes (Aug 30, 2021)
Enyalioides feiruzae is a colourful, highly variable new species of lizard discovered in the uppe...

Drought and climate change shift tree disease in Sierra Nevada (Aug 26, 2021)
A study provides some of the first evidence that climate change and drought are shifting the rang...

Dams ineffective for cold-water conservation (Aug 25, 2021)
Knowing where cold water is likely to stay cold is critical for conservation. But "cold" is more ...

Tropical forests in Africa’s mountains store more carbon than previously thought – but are disappearing fast (Aug 25, 2021)
An international study found that intact tropical mountain (or montane) forests in Africa store a...

Healthy sugar origin in stingless bee honey revealed (Aug 24, 2021)
Stingless bees are found throughout tropical and subtropical parts of the world and produce signi...

On the 'Island of the Blue Dolphins,' a glimmer of hope for a rare fox species (Aug 23, 2021)
The San Nicolas Island fox, a subspecies of the Channel Island Fox only found on the most remote ...

White clover’s toxic tricks traced to its hybridization (Aug 19, 2021)
The common weed known as white clover releases toxic cyanide when its leaf tissues are damaged. T...

Invasive plants are still for sale as garden ornamentals, research shows (Aug 17, 2021)
Ecologists show that 1,330 nurseries, garden centers and online retailers are still offering hund...

Humble pond plant duckweed may help researchers to develop better crops (Aug 16, 2021)
Duckweed, a tiny freshwater floating plant, is an excellent laboratory model for scientists to di...

Raccoon dogs pose a particular threat to ground-nesting birds in Northern Europe (Aug 13, 2021)
Artificial nest experiments demonstrated that the raccoon dog, an alien species abundant in Finla...

For trees, carbs are key to surviving insect defoliation, study finds (Aug 13, 2021)
Research reveals that a tree's carbohydrate reserves are crucial to surviving an onslaught of hun...

Rare new orchid species just discovered in the Andes (Aug 11, 2021)
Three new endemic orchid species were just discovered in Ecuador. Lepanthes microprosartima, L. c...

Changes in growth patterns due to climate change (Aug 11, 2021)
Geologists investigated the extent to which the growth of belemnites and changes to their appeara...

How Galápagos finches evade a parasitic fly (Aug 10, 2021)
Darwin's finches on the Galápagos Islands are once again providing insights into the theory of ev...

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 ...

Bird and mammal diversity is declining with biological invasions (Aug 2, 2021)
The introduction of invasive species leads to a decline in certain native species: a team of rese...

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...

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