This Great Lakes fish may have evolved to see like its ocean ancestors did (Jan 21, 2021)
In the dark waters of Lake Superior, a fish species adapted to regain a genetic trait that may ha...

Indigenous lands: A haven for wildlife (Jan 21, 2021)
Indigenous peoples' lands may harbor a significant proportion of threatened and endangered specie...

Feral colonies provide clues for enhancing honey bee tolerance to pathogens (Jan 21, 2021)
Understanding the genetic and environmental factors that enable some feral honey bee colonies to ...

Seeds transfer their microbes to the next generation (Jan 21, 2021)
Scientists have been pondering if the microbiome of plants is due to nature or nurture. Research ...

Exploration of toxic Tiger Rattlesnake venom advances use of genetic science techniques (Jan 19, 2021)
A team of researchers has decoded the genome of the Tiger Rattlesnake, which has venom 40 times m...

Rare lichen unique to Florida discovered in museum collections, may be extinct (Jan 14, 2021)
Scientists have found a new species of fleshy verdigris lichen, thanks to DNA analysis of museum ...

Penned release of green geckos has potential to help preserve threatened native species (Jan 14, 2021)
Researchers outlined how they translocated 19 barking geckos to Mana Island, using the method of ...

Bees respond to wildfire aftermath by producing more female offspring (Jan 14, 2021)
Researchers have found that the blue orchard bee, an important native pollinator, produces female...

Shedding light on the secret reproductive lives of honey bees (Jan 13, 2021)
Research shows that there are trade-offs between sperm viability and the expression of a protein ...

Asian butterfly mimics other species to defend against predators (Jan 13, 2021)
Many animal and insect species use Batesian mimicry -- mimicking a poisonous species -- as a defe...

Researchers uncover viral small RNAs in mosquito cells (Jan 13, 2021)
Researchers provide a new genomics resource that details the small RNA transcriptomes (gene expre...

Bacteria carried by mosquitoes may protect them against pesticides (Jan 13, 2021)
Mosquitoes are transmitters of several diseases and pesticides are used to control their numbers ...

DNA in water used to uncover genes of invasive fish (Jan 12, 2021)
In a proof-of-principle study, researchers describe a new technique in which they analyzed enviro...

Study of flowers with two types of anthers solves mystery that baffled Darwin (Jan 12, 2021)
Most flowering plants depend on pollinators such as bees to transfer pollen from the male anthers...

Unsure how to help reverse insect declines? Scientists suggest simple ways (Jan 12, 2021)
Entomologists' message is straightforward: We can't live without insects. They're in trouble. And...

Researchers find nonnative species in Oahu play greater role in seed dispersal (Jan 11, 2021)
Oahu's ecosystems have been so affected by species extinctions and invasions that most of the see...

This tree snake climbs with a lasso-like motion (Jan 11, 2021)
Researchers have discovered that invasive brown tree snakes living on Guam can get around in a wa...

Native biodiversity collapse in the Eastern Mediterranean (Jan 7, 2021)
An international team quantified a dramatic biodiversity collapse of up to 95 per cent of native ...

Pandas' popularity not protecting neighbors (Jan 4, 2021)
Doubt is cast on the long-held hope that the conservation protections granted pandas and other ad...

Risk of extinction cascades from freshwater mussels to a bitterling fish (Jan 4, 2021)
Reproduction of native and invasive bitterling fishes and their hybridisation was studied in Japa...

Asian tiger mosquito poses low risk for Zika virus outbreaks (Dec 31, 2020)
The Asian tiger mosquito does not pose a major risk for Zika virus epidemics, according to a new ...

New research makes strong case for restoring Hong Kong's lost oyster reefs (Dec 28, 2020)
New research shows the enormous potential of restoring lost oyster reefs, bringing significant en...

Capturing 40 years of climate change for an endangered Montana prairie (Dec 23, 2020)
Over 40 years of monitoring, an endangered bunchgrass prairie became hotter, drier and more susce...

Remarkable new species of snake found hidden in a biodiversity collection (Dec 23, 2020)
The newly described Waray Dwarf Burrowing Snake is pretty great at hiding. In its native habitat,...

A new species of mammal may have been found in Africa's montane forests (Dec 22, 2020)
A research team has discovered a tree hyrax in the Taita Hills, Kenya, which may belong to a spec...

Bumblebees lacking high-quality habitat have higher pathogen loads (Dec 22, 2020)
Bumblebees found in low-quality landscapes -- characterized by a relative lack of spring flowers ...

Invasive in the U.S., lifesaver Down Under (Dec 21, 2020)
New research reveals monitor lizards should be regarded as 'ecosystem engineers' as they provide ...

Variety: Spice of life for bumble bees (Dec 21, 2020)
The yield and quality of many crops benefit from pollination, but it isn't just honey bees that d...

Study resolves the position of fleas on the tree of life (Dec 21, 2020)
A study of more than 1,400 protein-coding genes of fleas has resolved one of the longest standing...

Climate warming linked to tree leaf unfolding and flowering growing apart (Dec 21, 2020)
Climate warming is linked to a widening interval between leaf unfolding and flowering in European...

Identifying where to reforest after wildfire (Dec 18, 2020)
Forest managers can now look to a newly enhanced, predictive mapping tool to learn where forests ...

Fire-resistant tropical forest on brink of disappearance (Dec 18, 2020)
A new study reveals the extreme scale of loss and fragmentation of tropical forests, which once c...

How climate change is disrupting ecosystems (Dec 17, 2020)
When it gets warmer, organisms rise higher from the lowlands. Researchers investigated what could...

Researchers use artificial intelligence to ID mosquitoes (Dec 17, 2020)
Rapid and accurate identification of mosquitoes that transmit human pathogens such as malaria is ...

More West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes in lower-income areas of Baltimore (Dec 17, 2020)
Researchers found higher rates of West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes in lower-income neighborhoo...

The most consumed species of mussels contain microplastics all around the world (Dec 17, 2020)
"If you eat mussels, you eat microplastics." This was already known to a limited extent about mus...

Critical temperature for tropical tree lifespan revealed (Dec 14, 2020)
For the first time scientists have provided clear evidence that tropical tree lifespan decreases ...

Compound derived from thunder god vine could help pancreatic cancer patients (Dec 14, 2020)
The results of a pre-clinical study suggest how a compound derived from the thunder god vine -- a...

Powerhouse plants that bolster the food web (Dec 14, 2020)
Researchers have identified the most critical plants needed to sustain food webs across the Unite...

Invasive harlequin ladybird causes severe decline of two-spotted ladybird, new study shows (Dec 14, 2020)
Scientists have led an 11-year study which shows how the invasive harlequin ladybird (Harmonia ax...

More frequent and extreme marine heatwaves likely to threaten starfish (Dec 14, 2020)
Common starfish cannot survive amplified marine heatwaves projected at the end of the century and...

Sea star listed as critically endangered (Dec 11, 2020)
The iconic sunflower sea star has been listed as critically endangered by the International Union...

How seaweed-munching crabs could help save coral reefs (Dec 10, 2020)
Coral reefs are facing a steep decline today for many reasons, including climate change, overfish...

How soil fungi respond to wildfire (Dec 9, 2020)
When wildfires swept through the North Bay in 2017, a graduate student saw a unique opportunity t...

The use of wild mammals in traditional medicine (Dec 9, 2020)
Investigators identified 565 mammalian species that have been used to source products used in tra...

Remote Hawaiian island harbors last land snails of their kind (Dec 7, 2020)
The island of Nihoa, a slice of jagged rock that juts out of the Pacific Ocean, is the sole refug...

Scientists took a rare chance to prove we can quantify biodiversity by 'testing the water' (Dec 4, 2020)
While extraction of DNA from water samples provides a convenient and non-invasive way to study aq...

Leaf microbiomes are a neighborhood affair in northern forests (Dec 3, 2020)
Leaf microbiomes of sugar maple trees vary across the species' range, changing in accordance with...

Pilot whale study reveals copycat calls to outsmart predators (Dec 3, 2020)
New research has found southern Australian long-finned pilot whales are able to mimic the calls o...

Roly polies transfer environmental toxins to threatened fish populations in California (Dec 2, 2020)
New research finds steelhead trout in a stream on the California coast accumulate mercury in thei...

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