Phylogenetic analysis forces rethink of termite evolution (Oct 17, 2019)
Despite their important ecological role as decomposers, termites are often overlooked in research...

First scientific description of elusive bird illuminates plight of Borneo's forests (Oct 17, 2019)
Scientists surveying the birdlife of Borneo have discovered a startling surprise: an undescribed ...

Old friends and new enemies: How evolutionary history can predict insect invader impacts (Oct 17, 2019)
Scientists have developed a model that could help foresters predict which nonnative insect invasi...

Study helps pinpoint what makes species vulnerable to environmental change (Oct 16, 2019)
Researchers have reported that a bird species' ability to adapt to seasonal temperature changes m...

3-D printed coral could help endangered reefs (Oct 16, 2019)
Threats to coral reefs are everywhere -- rising water temperatures, ocean acidification, coral bl...

Newly identified compounds could help give fire ants their sting (Oct 16, 2019)
Native to South America, imported fire ants have now spread to parts of North America and elsewhe...

In Baltimore, lower income neighborhoods have bigger mosquitoes (Oct 16, 2019)
Low-income urban neighborhoods not only have more mosquitoes, but they are larger-bodied, indicat...

Many cooks don't spoil the broth: Manifold symbionts prepare the host for any eventuality (Oct 15, 2019)
Deep-sea mussels, which rely on symbiotic bacteria for food, harbor a surprisingly high diversity...

Evolutionary history of oaks (Oct 14, 2019)
Oaks have a complex evolutionary history that has long eluded scientists. New research, however, ...

The impact of human-caused noise pollution on birds (Oct 11, 2019)
Anthropogenic noise pollution (ANP) is a globally invasive phenomenon impacting natural systems, ...

Removing invasive mice from the Farallon Islands would benefit threatened birds (Oct 10, 2019)
New research shows the significant negative impact that invasive, non-native house mice on the Fa...

New large-sized insect species discovered in tropical forest (Oct 9, 2019)
Scientists have studied the diversity of tropical parasitoid wasps for years. Parasitoid wasps ar...

How bats relocate in response to tree loss (Oct 9, 2019)
Identifying how groups of animals select where to live is important for understanding social dyna...

Study of past California wildfire activity suggest climate change will worsen future fires (Oct 8, 2019)
A new study finds that climate has been the dominant controller of wildfire activity in the Sierr...

Nodulation connected to higher resistance against powdery mildew in legumes (Oct 7, 2019)
Scientists have long known that nodulation is important to plant health. Nodulation occurs when n...

Ant-plant partnerships may play unexpected role in ant evolution (Oct 3, 2019)
Partnerships between ant and plant species appear to arise from -- but not drive -- rapid diversi...

Plants alert neighbors to threats using common 'language' (Oct 3, 2019)
New research shows that plants can communicate with each other when they come under attack from p...

Northern forests have lost crucial cold, snowy conditions (Oct 3, 2019)
Winter conditions are changing more rapidly than any other season and researchers have found clea...

First maps of areas suitable for spotted lanternfly's establishment in US and world (Oct 3, 2019)
Maps identifying the areas suitable for establishment of the spotted lanternfly (SLF) in the Unit...

Genomes of parasitic mites harming the world's bees sequenced (Oct 3, 2019)
Researchers sequenced the genomes of the two Varroa mite species that parasitize the honey bee. T...

Increasing precipitation extremes driving tree growth reductions across Southwest (Oct 2, 2019)
As the Earth's temperature warms, its hydrological cycle kicks into overdrive - wet years get wet...

Extreme wildfires transforming forestlands into shrublands (Oct 2, 2019)
Wildfire is transforming some forestlands into shrublands, a new study finds. The results suggest...

Preventing future forest diebacks (Oct 2, 2019)
Removing dead trees from the forests and reforesting on a large scale: this is the German Federal...

Limited seed availability, dry climate hamper post-wildfire forest recovery (Oct 2, 2019)
A lack of tree seedling establishment following recent wildfires represents a crucial bottleneck ...

Multifactor models reveal worse picture of climate change impact on marine life (Sep 30, 2019)
Rising ocean temperatures have long been linked to negative impacts for marine life, but a team h...

Purple martin migration behavior perplexes researchers (Sep 30, 2019)
Purple martins will soon migrate south for their usual wintertime retreat, but this time the bird...

Scientists connected fragments of pine savanna and new species keep showing up (Sep 26, 2019)
By connecting small, restored patches of savanna to one another via habitat corridors at an exper...

Mosquitoes more likely to lay eggs in closely spaced habitats (Sep 26, 2019)
Patches of standing water that are close together are more likely to be used by mosquitoes to lay...

The almond and peach trees genomes shed light on the differences between these close species (Sep 25, 2019)
An international team led by researchers has sequenced the genome of the almond tree and compared...

Bee biodiversity barometer on Fiji (Sep 23, 2019)
The biodiversity buzz is alive and well in Fiji, but climate change, noxious weeds and multiple h...

Ecologists find strong evidence of fishing down the food web in freshwater lake (Sep 18, 2019)
Research by ecologists shows strong evidence in a freshwater lake of 'fishing down the food web' ...

March of the multiple penguin genomes (Sep 17, 2019)
A new article presents 19 high-coverage penguin genome sequences. Adding this to the two previous...

Fungicides as an underestimated hazard for freshwater organisms (Sep 17, 2019)
Large amounts of fungicides, used in agriculture, leak into nearby surface waters. The effects of...

Researchers see need for action on forest fire risk (Sep 17, 2019)
How do humans affect forest fires? An international team of researchers has now shown for a regio...

Victorian hog deer genetics revealed (Sep 17, 2019)
Australian researchers looking for a genetic lifeline to endangered hog deer species endemic to P...

Early rice farmers unwittingly selected for weedy imposters (Sep 16, 2019)
Early rice growers unwittingly gave barnyard grass a big hand, helping to give root to a rice imi...

Look out, invasive species: The robots are coming (Sep 16, 2019)
Researchers published the first experiments to gauge whether biomimetic robotic fish can induce f...

A modelling tool to rapidly predict weed spread risk (Sep 16, 2019)
A new statistical modelling tool will enable land management authorities to predict where invasiv...

Study shows importance of tailoring treatments to clearly defined weed control objectives (Sep 16, 2019)
A new study shows that working smarter, not harder, can lead to better control of invasive weeds....

How species colonize habitats opened by anthropogenic land cover change (Sep 11, 2019)
As plants expand into new open habitats, geographical and climatic factors may matter more than s...

Public support for gene drives in agriculture tied to limits (Sep 11, 2019)
The first national survey inquiring about American attitudes toward agricultural gene drives show...

Conserving rare species for the maintenance of Mediterranean forests (Sep 11, 2019)
This study has shown the importance of conserving rare species for the maintenance of complex eco...

Swapping pollinators reduces species diversity (Sep 11, 2019)
Ecologists demonstrate that abandoning one pollinator for another to realize immediate benefits c...

Every time the small cabbage white butterfly flaps its wings it has us to thank (Sep 10, 2019)
Through close examination of genetic variation and similarities between existing populations, and...

Ash tree species likely will survive emerald ash borer beetles, but just barely (Sep 9, 2019)
'Lingering ash.' That's what the US Forest Service calls the relatively few green and white ash t...

Threatened species habitat destruction shows federal laws are broken (Sep 9, 2019)
Human activities have destroyed more than 7.7 million hectares of threatened species habitat, rev...

New wildfire models to predict how wildfires will burn in next 20 minutes (Sep 6, 2019)
While it's impossible to predict just where the next wildfire will start, new researc is getting ...

Diversity increases ecosystem stability (Sep 5, 2019)
Forestry scientists demonstrate that forests that are more diverse are also more productive and m...

New light shed on demise of two extinct New Zealand songbirds (Sep 3, 2019)
They may not have been seen for the past 50 and 110 years, but an international study into their ...

Deer browsing is not stopping the densification of Eastern US forests (Sep 3, 2019)
Selective browsing by white-tailed deer has been blamed by many for changing the character and co...

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