Secrets of tree hyraxes in Kenya uncovered with new research techniques (May 25, 2022)
In addition to audio recordings and laser scanning, a thermal imaging camera has been adopted for...

Skydiving salamanders live in world's tallest trees (May 23, 2022)
Researchers have documented in a vertical wind tunnel the amazing ability of one species of salam...

Multiple habitats need protecting to save UK bumblebees, finds 10-year citizen science study (May 23, 2022)
A study using 10 years of citizen science data has found that a variety of targeted conservation ...

'Moth highways' could help resist climate change impact (May 20, 2022)
Real data gathered by volunteers was combined with new computer models for the first time to reve...

Native plant gardening for species conservation (May 18, 2022)
Declining native species could be planted in urban green spaces. Researchers now describe how to ...

Rainforest trees may have been dying faster since the 1980s because of climate change (May 18, 2022)
Tropical trees in Australia's rainforests have been dying at double the previous rate since the 1...

High rates of landscape degradation not product of landscape fires (May 18, 2022)
Once humans discovered how to tame fire, they began using it for heat, cooking, to scare away ani...

Study provides long-term look at ways to control wildfire in sagebrush steppe ecosystem (May 16, 2022)
New research provides the first long-term study of methods to control the spread of wildfire in t...

Amazon deforestation threatens newly discovered fish species in Brazil (May 16, 2022)
Researchers have discovered and described two new species of Amazonian fish -- one with striking ...

Water makes tree branches droop at night (May 12, 2022)
Terrestrial laser scanning data show that trees move their branches in a diurnal pattern, settlin...

Climate change increases risks of tree death (May 12, 2022)
All of that carbon in trees and forests worldwide could be thrown back into the atmosphere if the...

Climate change is pushing pine defoliating moth northward 50 years ahead of earlier predictions (May 10, 2022)
In Finland, climate change is causing the pine pest Panolis flammea, or pine beauty moth, to shif...

Invasive species and climate change impact coastal estuaries (May 5, 2022)
Native species in California's estuaries are expected to experience greater declines as invasive ...

'Lost' coral species resurrected (May 5, 2022)
With about one-third of the world's corals currently under threat of extinction due to climate ch...

How the black rat colonized Europe in the Roman and Medieval periods (May 3, 2022)
New ancient DNA analysis has shed light on how the black rat, blamed for spreading Black Death, d...

As climate shifts, species will need to relocate, and people may have to help them (May 2, 2022)
Climate change is already affecting plants and animals worldwide and is a growing threat to biodi...

A prehistoric forest grows in Brunei (Apr 28, 2022)
A new study of leaf fossils conducted in the nation of Brunei on the island of Borneo has reveale...

Bird populations in eastern Canada declining due to forest 'degradation,' research shows (Apr 28, 2022)
Bird species that live in wooded areas are under stress from human-caused changes to forest compo...

UK wildlife watchers welcome 'ecological refugees' (Apr 27, 2022)
Wildlife watchers generally welcome species that have arrived in the UK due to climate change, ne...

Threatened South American coati found roaming in a large city (Apr 27, 2022)
The South American coati is a medium-sized mammal with a wide distribution in South America. Desp...

Meet the forest microbes that can survive megafires (Apr 25, 2022)
New research shows fungi and bacteria able to survive redwood tanoak forest megafires are microbi...

In western floodplains, species adapt to bullfrog, sunfish invaders (Apr 21, 2022)
A new study of a southwestern Washington floodplain finds that most native species adapt well to ...

New global forecasts of marine heatwaves foretell ecological and economic impacts (Apr 20, 2022)
Researchers have developed global forecasts that can provide up to a year's notice of marine heat...

Nanoparticles prove effective against the yellow fever mosquito (Apr 19, 2022)
Before being accidentally introduced to the New World by the 16th century slave trade, the yellow...

Taylor Swift, the millipede: Scientists name a new species after the singer (Apr 18, 2022)
Taylor Swift, an American singer known for her musical talents, has earned a new accolade. She no...

US Nationwide maps of bird species can help protect biodiversity (Apr 15, 2022)
Researchers have developed the maps at a fine-enough resolution to help conservation managers foc...

Tracing regional origin of anything biological: Strontium isoscape mapping (Apr 13, 2022)
Tracing the regional origin of everything from milk to invasive bugs is now possible thanks to a ...

Beyond the honeybee: How many bee species does a meadow need? (Apr 12, 2022)
Entomologists have now shown that the more plant species there are in a meadow, the more bee spec...

U.S. trees may provide over $100 billion dollars in savings via environmental benefits -- but face growing threats (Apr 5, 2022)
The concept of ecosystem services allows researchers to quantify the benefits that nature contrib...

Bees win in survival wars (Apr 5, 2022)
Like diseases affecting humans, parasites can wage a deadly evolutionary 'arms race' against thei...

Protected tropical forest sees major bird declines over 40 years (Apr 4, 2022)
Deep in a Panamanian rain forest, bird populations have been quietly declining for 44 years. A ne...

Freshwater mussels can inhibit bacterial diseases (Apr 4, 2022)
Researchers have found brown trout better survived a Flavobacterium disease outbreak if the fish ...

Lost bioscapes window into Polynesian settlement circa 12th century (Apr 1, 2022)
Polynesian explorers discovered a treasure trove of unique plants and animals when they arrived i...

New ‘crime scene investigation’ may save endangered carnivorous plants (Mar 30, 2022)
Researchers have combined macro photography with DNA metabarcoding to create a new botanical "CSI...

The worrying arrival of the invasive Asian needle ant in Europe (Mar 30, 2022)
A research team has, for the first time in Europe, identified a specimen of Asian needle ant (Bra...

European earthworms reduce insect populations in North American forests (Mar 29, 2022)
Earthworms introduced into northern North America have a negative impact on the insect fauna abov...

Zebra finch males sing in dialects and females pay attention (Mar 29, 2022)
Male zebra finches learn their song by imitating conspecifics. To stand out in the crowd, each ma...

Invading hordes of crazy ants may have finally met their kryptonite (Mar 28, 2022)
Scientists have have demonstrated how to use a naturally occurring fungus to crush local populati...

The mystery of an unusual Panamanian plant’s dispersal (Mar 25, 2022)
Camera traps in the forest canopy document a nocturnal mammal that may be helping Zamia pseudopar...

Researchers investigate development of coastal peatland in Indonesia over thousands of years (Mar 24, 2022)
Tropical peatlands are one of the most efficient carbon sinks. The flipside is that they can beco...

Indian forest loss 'worse than feared' due to climate change (Mar 24, 2022)
A national-scale study of the relationship between forest loss and rainfall and temperature trend...

Studies of endangered animals on border of China and Vietnam stress need for transboundary conservation (Mar 22, 2022)
A series of studies on endangered species that make their homes on the border of Vietnam and Chin...

Tree cover helps gray foxes coexist with coyotes in the country (Mar 21, 2022)
Preserving tree cover may be essential in helping the gray fox survive with coyotes in rural area...

Wildfires devastate the land they burn, and they are also warming the planet (Mar 18, 2022)
The 2021 wildfire season broke records globally, leaving land charred from California to Siberia....

Monarch butterflies increasingly plagued by parasites (Mar 17, 2022)
Monarch butterflies, one of the most iconic insects of North America, are increasingly plagued by...

Forest restoration must navigate trade-offs between environmental and wood production goals (Mar 17, 2022)
Forest restoration schemes should prioritize restoring native forests for greatest climate and en...

Snowbound: Big trees boost water in forests by protecting snowpack (Mar 15, 2022)
Trees have a complex relationship with snow and energy as the season warms up, but new research s...

How Indigenous burning shaped the Klamath's forests for a millennia (Mar 15, 2022)
A new study combines scientific data with Indigenous oral histories and ecological knowledge to s...

Restoring tropical peatlands supports bird diversity and does not affect livelihoods of oil palm farmers, study suggests (Mar 15, 2022)
A new study has found that oil palm can be farmed more sustainably on peatlands by re-wetting the...

Researchers ID sex pheromone of invasive giant hornet (Mar 14, 2022)
Scientists have developed a method for tracking the Asian giant 'murder' hornet's presence and po...

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