Changes in marine ecosystems going undetected (Sep 30, 2022)
Existing ways of calculating biodiversity dynamics are not very effective in detecting wholesale ...

Higher temperatures make it difficult for fig tree pollinators (Sep 23, 2022)
Researchers have been studying the effect of rising temperatures on the lifespan of pollinating f...

The no-tech way to preserve California's state grass (Sep 22, 2022)
Though it is disappearing, California's official state grass has the ability to live for 100 year...

Dietary impacts of invasive mice on Farallon Islands (Sep 22, 2022)
On an island 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco, a hoard of invasive house mice are packing ...

Endangered mouse study shares no-contact sampling method (Sep 19, 2022)
Collecting genetic samples for small mammals can be tricky, but scientists found a noninvasive wa...

Three new species of ground snakes discovered under graveyards and churches in Ecuador (Sep 19, 2022)
Scientists have discovered three new cryptozoic (living underground) snakes hidden under graveyar...

Pythons are true choke artists (Sep 16, 2022)
Biologists have found that it's not just the size of its head and body that puts almost everythin...

Scientists reveal the true identity of a Chinese octopus (Sep 15, 2022)
A team of researchers came across a new-to-science species of octopus from Dongshan island in Chi...

Cacao: Multiple interactions in its cultivation (Sep 14, 2022)
In the cultivation of organic cacao, many factors determine the yield. An international research ...

Bats' midnight snacks reveal clues for managing endangered species (Sep 13, 2022)
Scientists reveal the diets of endangered Indiana bats and threatened northern long-eared bats, p...

Study suggests one-third of wild bee species in Pa. have declined in abundance (Sep 8, 2022)
Over a six-year period in southcentral Pennsylvania, measures of biodiversity among wild bee comm...

Soil microbiota can boost the growth of invasive plant species and provide defense against herbivores (Sep 8, 2022)
Soil microbes can have a great impact on the spread of harmful invasive species as they can eithe...

Growing numbers of Native American households in Nevada face plumbing poverty, water quality problems (Sep 7, 2022)
A growing number of Native American households in Nevada have no access to indoor plumbing, a con...

Once in a century flowering and seeding of dwarf bamboo boosts mice populations (Sep 7, 2022)
An event that occurs only once every 120 years, the large-scale flowering, seeding, and dying of ...

Characteristics of older forests can buffer effects of climate change for some bird species (Sep 6, 2022)
Old-growth forests and managed forests with old-growth characteristics can provide relief from cl...

Turning over a new leaf: Local mountain climate is affected by leaf area ratio (Sep 6, 2022)
A research group has found that sudden changes in the development of a nighttime cold-air pool ov...

Research unlocks secrets of rodents' rat race to new lands (Sep 2, 2022)
New research has mapped the DNA from more than 150 species of native rodents from across Australi...

Reintroducing bison to grasslands increases plant diversity, drought resilience (Aug 29, 2022)
A study more than 30 years in the making finds reintroducing bison would double plant biodiversit...

Hydropower dams induce widespread species extinctions across Amazonian forest islands, research finds (Aug 26, 2022)
Hydropower developments should avoid flooding forests to minimize biodiversity loss and disruptio...

Slugs, snails are not alone in causing rat lungworm disease in humans (Aug 26, 2022)
A review of decades of research revealed more than a dozen kinds of animals in addition to slugs ...

New research tracks the history of manatees across Earth's oceans (Aug 25, 2022)
While only four species of slow-moving aquatic herbivores of the order Sirenia remain on Earth, m...

New report highlights opportunities for conservation of ladybirds globally (Aug 25, 2022)
A report into the global status of ladybirds reveals the threats they face and lays out a roadmap...

Zapped survivors: Some tropical trees won't be defeated by lightning (Aug 24, 2022)
A multi-year study in the tropical forests of the Panama Canal found that the species most freque...

30-million-year-old amphibious beaver fossil is oldest ever found (Aug 24, 2022)
A new analysis of a beaver anklebone fossil found in Montana suggests the evolution of semi-aquat...

Plants that pull nitrogen from thin air thrive in arid environments (Aug 23, 2022)
After a comprehensive study of plants across the United States, researchers have arrived at the u...

Researchers complete first comprehensive threat assessment of all U.S. trees (Aug 23, 2022)
For the first time, researchers have completed threat assessments for all 881 native tree species...

DNA profiling solves Australian rabbit plague puzzle (Aug 22, 2022)
New study proves that single introduction of 24 animals shipped from England in 1859 caused the i...

Which animals can best withstand climate change? (Aug 19, 2022)
A new study investigates how different mammals react to climate change. Animals that live for a l...

Plasma-produced gas helps protect plants from pathogens (Aug 19, 2022)
The flash of lightning and the dance of auroras contain a fourth state of matter known as plasma,...

Climate-resilient breadfruit might be the food of the future (Aug 17, 2022)
While researchers predict that climate change will have an adverse effect on most staple crops, i...

New standardized framework allows conservationists to assess benefits of non-native species (Aug 16, 2022)
A new framework for classifying the positive impacts of non-native species will allow conservatio...

Decreasing backyard bird diversity flies under the radar (Aug 16, 2022)
A deep dive into bird survey data has found that some of Australia's favorite backyard visitors c...

Vanilla cultivation on fallow land promotes biodiversity (Aug 11, 2022)
How can biodiversity be preserved whilst securing the economic livelihood of smallholder farmers ...

Even modest climate change may lead to sweeping changes in northernmost forests (Aug 10, 2022)
Even relatively modest climate warming and associated precipitation shifts may dramatically alter...

Climate change leads to invasive insect expansion on West Coast (Aug 10, 2022)
Climate change has led to warming temperatures in the Pacific Northwest, leading some insect spec...

Adjusting pesticide regulation and use in European soils (Aug 10, 2022)
Scientists have explored how to improve the PERSAM model used by the European Food Safety Authori...

New online resource can help users 'bee' friendly when it comes to planting for pollinators (Aug 9, 2022)
An online database which documents pollinator-plant interactions, could help the public understan...

More wolves, beavers needed as part of improving western United States habitats (Aug 9, 2022)
Scientists are proposing management changes on western federal lands that they say would result i...

Climate change predicts southerly shift of great whale species in New Zealand (Aug 8, 2022)
New research sheds light on how climate change will impact the distribution of great whales in Ne...

Oft-overlooked grasslands build biodiversity, resilience over centuries (Aug 5, 2022)
The restoration of grassland ecosystems may need more of a guided, hands-on approach over time, a...

E. coli engineered from stool samples can survive the hostile gut environment long enough to treat disease (Aug 4, 2022)
Scientists have long tried to introduce genetically engineered bacteria into the gut to treat dis...

Sterile mice produce rat sperm (Aug 4, 2022)
Researchers generated rat sperm cells inside sterile mice using a technique called blastocyst com...

High-status Danish Vikings wore exotic beaver furs (Jul 27, 2022)
Beaver fur was a symbol of wealth and an important trade item in 10th Century Denmark, according ...

What is behind the dramatic decline in bee populations? (Jul 27, 2022)
A dramatic decline in the bee population at fruit farms in New Jersey and Pennsylvania has scient...

Rare plants attract rare bees and birds in urban gardens (Jul 26, 2022)
Urban gardens can be hotspots for biodiversity in cities but little is known about what drives th...

Do fish suffer from oxygen starvation? (Jul 25, 2022)
Larger fishes are more likely to experience oxygen deficiency in warming water than smaller speci...

New methodology helps predict soil recovery after wildfires (Jul 25, 2022)
A team of investigators devised a new methodology to enable predictions of how plant growth and w...

When the invasive fish are native (Jul 25, 2022)
Exotic fish are a threat to river ecosystems, but what happens when invasive species are native t...

Rising numbers of exotic snakebites reported in the UK (Jul 20, 2022)
Exotic snakebites recorded in the UK have 'soared' over the course of a decade, as numbers of the...

New database to support conservation (Jul 19, 2022)
Scientists have created a new tool to fill the large gaps in our understanding of where and how h...

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