Heat kills invasive jumping worm cocoons, could help limit spread (Jun 20, 2019)
New research shows that temperatures of about 100 degrees Fahrenheit kill the cocoons of invasive...

Importance of climate on spruce beetle flight (Jun 19, 2019)
If the climate continues warming as predicted, spruce beetle outbreaks in the Rocky Mountains cou...

Human migration in Oceania recreated through paper mulberry genetics (Jun 19, 2019)
The migration and interaction routes of prehistoric humans throughout the islands of Oceania can ...

Successful 'alien' bird invasions are location dependent (Jun 19, 2019)
Whether 'alien' bird species thrive in a new habitat depends more on the environmental conditions...

South African forests show pathways to a sustainable future (Jun 19, 2019)
Native forests make up 1percent of the landscape in South Africa but could play a key role in red...

Investigating coral and algal 'matchmaking' at the cellular level (Jun 19, 2019)
What factors govern algae's success as 'tenants' of their coral hosts both under optimal conditio...

Crocs' climate clock: Ancient distribution of Crocs could reveal more about past climates (Jun 19, 2019)
Underneath their tough exteriors, some crocodilians have a sensitive side that scientists could u...

Researchers lay out plan for managing rivers for climate change (Jun 19, 2019)
New strategies for river management are needed to maintain water supplies and avoid big crashes i...

Looming insect invasion threatens California wine and avocados (Jun 18, 2019)
Researchers are testing whether a sesame seed-sized wasp can control a pest that could seriously ...

Bees required to create an excellent blueberry crop (Jun 17, 2019)
Getting an excellent rabbiteye blueberry harvest requires helpful pollinators -- particularly nat...

Global commodities trade and consumption place the world's primates at risk of extinction (Jun 17, 2019)
A recent study highlights the fact that the economic benefits of commodity export for primate hab...

The surprising reason why some lemurs may be more sensitive to forest loss (Jun 13, 2019)
Researchers compared the gut microbes of 12 lemur species across the island of Madagascar, where ...

Pollen collected by US honey bees in urban settings shows dramatic seasonal variation (Jun 12, 2019)
The diversity and availability of pollen foraged by honey bees across urban and suburban areas in...

The benefits of being different (Jun 12, 2019)
Six different color morphs of the elusive Asiatic golden cat have been discovered in Northeast In...

New to science New Zealand moths link mythological deities to James Cameron's films (Jun 11, 2019)
In an unexpected discovery, two species of macro-moths were described as new species endemic to t...

Fracking causes some songbirds to thrive while others decline (Jun 11, 2019)
A new study finds that some songbird species benefit from the spread of fracking infrastructure w...

New model predicts impact of invasive lionfish predators on coral reefs (Jun 6, 2019)
A new model is providing insight into the impact of invasive lionfish on coral reefs in the Atlan...

Talking to each other: How forest conservation can succeed (Jun 6, 2019)
Forest conservation can be a source of tension between competing priorities and interests from fo...

Two new species of 'tweezer-beaked hopping rats' discovered in Philippines (Jun 6, 2019)
A highly distinctive (weird-looking) group of rodents sometimes called 'tweezer-beaked hopping ra...

Microorganisms on microplastics (Jun 5, 2019)
A recent study shows that that the potentially toxin-producing plankton species Pfiesteria piscic...

Working landscapes can support diverse bird species (Jun 5, 2019)
Privately-owned, fragmented forests in Costa Rica can support as many vulnerable bird species as ...

Frogs find refuge in elephant tracks (Jun 4, 2019)
Researchers in Myanmar describe flooded elephant tracks as key breeding grounds and 'stepping sto...

Ant reactions to natural habitat disruptions tell us a lot about their evolution (Jun 4, 2019)
Concordia University biology professor Jean-Philippe Lessard reviews the ant traits system develo...

Fear of 'killer shrimp' could pose major threat to European rivers (Jun 4, 2019)
The fear of invasive 'killer shrimp' can intimidate native organisms to such a degree that they a...

Sponges collect penguin, seal, and fish DNA from the water they filter (Jun 3, 2019)
Scientists report that sponges, which can filter 10,000 liters of water daily, catch DNA in their...

Exotic pets can become pests with risk of invasion (Jun 3, 2019)
In a new study, researchers gain further insight into the dynamics of the exotic pet trade and th...

An island haven for frogs in a sea of extinctions (Jun 3, 2019)
New Guinea is one of the only places in the world where frogs are safe from the chytrid fungus th...

Native plant species may be at greater risk from climate change than non-natives (May 31, 2019)
Warming temperatures affect native and non-native flowering plants differently, which could chang...

Thinning forests, prescribed fire before drought reduced tree loss (May 29, 2019)
Thinning forests and conducting prescribed burns may help preserve trees in future droughts and b...

Striped maple trees often change sexes, with females more likely to die (May 29, 2019)
Although pollen has covered cars for weeks and allergy sufferers have been sneezing, we think of ...

Threatened beetles benefit from forest thinning (May 28, 2019)
Wood-living beetles that use oak trees are a species-rich and threatened animal group in modern f...

New snake species in Europe named after a long-forgotten Iron Age kingdom (May 28, 2019)
Based on the genetic and morphological data, researchers were able to say that the Blotched Rat S...

Domino effect of species extinctions also damages biodiversity (May 28, 2019)
The mutual dependencies of many plant species and their pollinators mean that the negative effect...

How to prevent mosquitofish from spreading in water ecosystems (May 24, 2019)
Preventing the introduction of the mosquitofish and removing its population are the most effectiv...

Ecologists find bush dog, native of South America, in remote central Costa Rica (May 23, 2019)
Wildlife ecologists who are studying different conservation practices in the forests of Costa Ric...

Study predicts shift to smaller animals over next century (May 23, 2019)
Researchers have forecast a worldwide move towards smaller birds and mammals over the next 100 ye...

Chimpanzees at the crossroads: Adapt to living outside protected areas (May 22, 2019)
Research carried out into the impact of changes to chimpanzee habitats found they have adapted to...

Eastern forests shaped more by Native Americans' burning than climate change (May 21, 2019)
Native Americans' use of fire to manage vegetation in what is now the Eastern United States was m...

Extreme draining of reservoir aids young salmon and eliminates invasive fish (May 21, 2019)
A new study finds that the low-cost, extreme draining of a reservoir in Oregon aided downstream m...

Ecological factors influences the distribution of lionfish on deep reefs (May 21, 2019)
Diver-led visual surveys at 11 mesophotic reef sites around Bermuda found that high densities of ...

Opposite pathways in forest recovery (May 17, 2019)
Tropical forests are being deforested at an alarming rate to make way for agriculture; the good n...

A tale of two skeeters (May 16, 2019)
A native mosquito in Missouri has fewer parasites when it shares its waters with an interloper, a...

Global invasion routes of the red swamp crayfish, described based on genetics (May 16, 2019)
Researchers have identified the main introduction routes of the red swamp crayfish, Procambarus c...

As bumblebee diets narrow, ours could too (May 15, 2019)
A new study reveals the loss of plant diversity harms the humble bumblebee at a critical stage in...

Ragweed compounds could protect nerve cells from Alzheimer's (May 15, 2019)
As spring arrives in the northern hemisphere, many people are cursing ragweed, a primary culprit ...

Species facing climate change could find help in odd place: Urban environments (May 14, 2019)
Research shows that animals move faster through 'low quality' habitats (fulfilling a minimum of r...

Escaped pet parrots are now naturalized in 23 US states, study finds (May 14, 2019)
Research data on bird sightings finds that 56 different parrot species have been spotted in 43 st...

Native plants regenerate on their own after invasive shrubs are removed (May 10, 2019)
Invasive shrubs have become increasingly prevalent in the deciduous forests of eastern North Amer...

Antarctic biodiversity hotspots exist wherever penguins and seals poop (May 9, 2019)
Scientists have found that on the desolate Antarctic peninsula, nitrogen-rich poop from colonies ...

How sea level rise affects birds in coastal forests (May 9, 2019)
Saltwater intrusion changes coastal vegetation that provides bird habitat. Researchers found that...

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