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...

Unlikely wasp enemy of a serious alien pest in North America named Idris elba (Nov 18, 2019)
Idris is a worldwide genus of microscopic, parasitic wasps. A new species of Idris from Mexico (G...

Bigger doesn't mean better for hatchery-released salmon (Nov 14, 2019)
A recent study examines hatchery practices in regards to how Chinook salmon hatcheries in the PNW...

Genes borrowed from bacteria allowed plants to move to land (Nov 14, 2019)
Natural genetic engineering allowed plants to move from water to land, according to a new study.

Ash Dieback: Better news for European ash trees (Nov 13, 2019)
For the past decade the outlook has been gloomy for European ash trees devastated by ash dieback ...

Insulin can increase mosquitoes' immunity to West Nile virus (Nov 13, 2019)
A discovery has the potential to inhibit the spread of West Nile virus as well as Zika and dengue...

Ant expert discovers newly emergent species in his backyard (Nov 13, 2019)
A global ant expert has traveled the world documenting and discovering ant species. But for his l...

Evolutionary diversity is associated with Amazon forest productivity (Nov 11, 2019)
An international team of researchers have revealed for the first time that Amazon forests with th...

How the Zika virus can spread (Nov 11, 2019)
The spread of infectious diseases such as Zika depends on many different factors. Researchers wer...

Mosquito nets: Are they catching more fishes than insects? (Nov 11, 2019)
Mosquito nets designed to prevent malaria transmission are used for fishing which may devastate t...

Gimme shelter: Seven new leech species call freshwater mussels home (Nov 11, 2019)
The frequent presence of leeches with a hidden lifestyle in the mantle cavity of freshwater musse...

Millions of seabirds rely on discarded fish (Nov 7, 2019)
Millions of scavenging seabirds survive on fish discarded by North Sea fishing vessels, new resea...

Melting Arctic sea ice linked to emergence of deadly virus in marine mammals (Nov 7, 2019)
Scientists have linked the decline in Arctic sea ice to the emergence of a deadly virus that coul...

Invasive blue catfish can tolerate high salinities (Nov 6, 2019)
A new study warns that blue catfish -- an invasive species in several Chesapeake Bay tributaries ...

Critical protein that could unlock West Nile/Zika virus treatments identified (Nov 6, 2019)
Scientists have identified a protein that is critical in controlling replication of West Nile and...

Scientist sheds light on complexity of biodiversity loss (Nov 5, 2019)
Species richness -- the number of different species in a given ecological community -- is not the...

Infectious cancer in mussels spread across the Atlantic (Nov 5, 2019)
An infectious cancer that originated in 1 species of mussel growing in the Northern Hemisphere ha...

Jaw-some wombats may be great survivors (Nov 5, 2019)
Flexible jaws may help wombats better survive in a changing world by adapting to climate change's...

Invasive species short-circuiting benefits from mercury reduction in the Great Lakes (Nov 4, 2019)
According to a new study, 40 years of reduced mercury use, emissions, and loading in the Great La...

US national-scale study shows that invasive grasses promote wildfire (Nov 4, 2019)
In a first large-scale analysis, ecologists report that invasive grasses can double the number of...

New ranavirus threatens US amphibian diversity (Nov 1, 2019)
Biologists modeled how a chimeric Frog virus 3 (FV3)-like ranavirus, also known as RCV-Z2, could ...

Carbon bomb: Study says climate impact from loss of intact tropical forests grossly underreported (Oct 30, 2019)
A new study says that carbon impacts from the loss of intact tropical forests has been grossly un...

Crab disease poses threat to shellfish stocks (Oct 30, 2019)
Shore crabs carry parasites that pose a major threat to shellfish stocks. In a new study, researc...

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