Why it's no last orders for the Tequila bat (Jul 6, 2020)
Scientists studying the 'near threatened' tequila bat, best known for its role in pollinating the...

Does DNA in the water tell us how many fish are there? (Jul 3, 2020)
Researchers have developed a new non-invasive method to count individual fish by measuring the co...

New species described in 2020 (Jul 1, 2020)
It is estimated that 15 million different species live on our planet, but only 2 million of them ...

As wildfires flare up across West, research highlights risk of ecological change (Jun 30, 2020)
Following high-severity fire, scientists have found forest recovery may increasingly be compromis...

Microscope allows gentle, continuous imaging of light-sensitive corals (Jun 30, 2020)
Many corals are sensitive to bright light, so capturing their dynamics with traditional microscop...

Goodbye northwestern crow, hello Mexican duck (Jun 30, 2020)
The latest supplement to the American Ornithological Society's Checklist of North and Middle Amer...

Researchers look for answers as to why western bumblebees are declining (Jun 29, 2020)
The decline of the Western bumblebee is likely not limited to one culprit but, instead, due to se...

International team of scientists warns of increasing threats posed by invasive species (Jun 26, 2020)
A new study describes the proliferation of alien invasive species and the dangers they pose.

Native bees' exotic origins reveal cross-pollination (Jun 26, 2020)
Ancestors of a distinctive pollinating bee found across Australia probably originated in tropical...

Non-tobacco plant identified in ancient pipe for first time (Jun 26, 2020)
People in what is now Washington State were smoking Rhus glabra, a plant commonly known as smooth...

Climate extremes will cause forest changes (Jun 25, 2020)
No year has been as hot and dry as 2018 since climate records began. Central European forests sho...

Habitat for Rattlesnakes: Sunnier but Riskier (Jun 24, 2020)
Conservation efforts that open up the canopy of overgrown habitat for threatened timber rattlesna...

Adirondack boreal peatlands near southern range limit likely threatened by warmer climate (Jun 24, 2020)
A study documents an invasion happening in the Adirondacks: the black spruce, tamarack, and other...

Environmental DNA detection could cut pathogens in pet trade (Jun 24, 2020)
As the SARS-CoV-2 puts new focus on zoonotic pathogens, a researcher has developed a method to us...

Airborne mapping sheds light on climate sensitivity of California redwoods (Jun 23, 2020)
To better understand redwood habitat suitability, a team of researchers combined high-resolution ...

Undergraduate student discovers 18 new species of aquatic beetle in South America (Jun 22, 2020)
An undergraduate student has just published a description of 18 new species of aquatic water beet...

When planting trees threatens the forest (Jun 22, 2020)
The first-of-its-kind study reveals that subsidies for the planting of commercially valuable tree...

Protecting natural forest in oil palm plantations crucial for conservation (Jun 22, 2020)
A study has found that patches of protected forest on oil palm plantations play an important role...

Forest loss escalates biodiversity change (Jun 18, 2020)
New international research reveals the far-reaching impacts of forest cover loss on global biodiv...

Innovation by ancient farmers adds to biodiversity of the Amazon (Jun 18, 2020)
Innovation by ancient farmers to improve soil fertility continues to have an impact on the biodiv...

Catastrophic disease events in marine mammals mostly caused by viruses (Jun 18, 2020)
Viruses were responsible for 72 percent of these events and caused 20 times the number of deaths ...

How fish got onto land, and stayed there (Jun 17, 2020)
Research on blennies, a family of fish that have repeatedly left the sea for land, suggests that ...

Red squirrels making comeback as return of pine marten spells bad news for invasive grey squirrel (Jun 17, 2020)
The number of red squirrels is on the increase in Ireland thanks to the return of the pine marten...

Cattle vs. hippopotamus: Dung in rivers of the Savannah (Jun 16, 2020)
In many regions of the world, populations of large mammalian herbivores have been displaced by ca...

Coffee, cocoa and vanilla: An opportunity for more trees in tropical agricultural landscapes (Jun 15, 2020)
The cultivation of coffee, cocoa and vanilla secures the income of many small-holder farmers and ...

Versatile symbionts: Reed beetles benefit from bacterial helpers through all life stages (Jun 12, 2020)
Researchers have investigated the contributions that symbiotic bacteria make to the unusual life ...

A new character for Pokémon? Novel endemic dogfish shark species discovered from Japan (Jun 11, 2020)
A new endemic deep-water dogfish shark: Squalus shiraii, was discovered in the tropical waters of...

New insight into the Great Dying (Jun 11, 2020)
The collapse of terrestrial ecosystems during Earth's most deadly mass extinction event was direc...

Protecting eels protects freshwater biodiversity (Jun 11, 2020)
An international research team has conducted a field survey on two species of eel native to Japan...

Bedrock type under forests greatly affects tree growth, species, carbon storage (Jun 10, 2020)
A forest's ability to store carbon depends significantly on the bedrock beneath, according to res...

Roadkill study identifies animals most at risk in Europe (Jun 10, 2020)
New method used to predict how many birds and mammals are being killed on European roads, as well...

Bees? Please. These plants are putting ants to work (Jun 10, 2020)
This is the first plant species in the world found to have adapted traits that enables a mutually...

Study tracks decades of life cycle changes in nonwoody plants (Jun 9, 2020)
For 25 years, Carol Augspurger visited a patch of ancient woods near Urbana, Illinois to look at ...

California's climate refugia: Mapping the stable places (Jun 9, 2020)
Some landscapes can hold their own against climate change better than others. A new study maps th...

Oregon timber harvests don't appear to affect rare salamander, study finds (Jun 9, 2020)
The Oregon slender salamander only exists on the western slopes of the Cascades, where it lives m...

Protected areas worldwide at risk of invasive species (Jun 8, 2020)
Protected areas across the globe are effectively keeping invasive animals at bay, but the large m...

PFAS present throughout the Yadkin-Pee Dee river food chain (Jun 5, 2020)
Researchers have found per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in every step of the Yadkin-Pee...

Alien frog invasion wreaks havoc on natural habitat (Jun 4, 2020)
Indiscriminate feeding by an alien population of the carnivorous spotted-thighed frog -- could se...

Genetic outcomes of great gray owl population in four states (Jun 3, 2020)
When compared to some other bird species, researchers found that great gray owls seem to have low...

Global warming will boost agriculture weed threat (Jun 2, 2020)
Invasive weeds pose a significant threat to global agriculture productivity -- and their threat w...

Loggerhead sea turtles host diverse community of miniature organisms (Jun 1, 2020)
Researchers found that more than double the number of organisms than previously observed live on ...

A rising tide of marine disease? How parasites respond to a warming world (May 29, 2020)
A recent study explores the ways parasitism will respond to climate change, providing researchers...

Sea snakes have been adapting to see underwater for 15 million years (May 28, 2020)
A study has for the first time provided evidence of where, when and how frequently species have a...

Can e-learning help stem the threat of invasive alien species such as Japanese Knotweed? (May 26, 2020)
E-learning could be a crucial tool in the biosecurity fight against invasive alien species such a...

Scientists find genes to save ash trees from deadly beetle (May 25, 2020)
Scientists have identified candidate resistance genes that could protect ash trees from the emera...

A new critically endangered frog named after 'the man from the floodplain full of frogs' (May 25, 2020)
A new species of a criticallyendangered miniaturized stump-toed frog of the genus Stumpffia found...

New to science newts from Vietnam (May 22, 2020)
In time for the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020, the date set by the United Natio...

CRISPR a tool for conservation, not just gene editing (May 21, 2020)
The gene-editing technology CRISPR has been used for a variety of agricultural and public health ...

Tropical forests can handle the heat, up to a point (May 21, 2020)
Tropical forests face an uncertain future under climate change, but new research suggests they ca...

'Bee' thankful for the evolution of pollen (May 20, 2020)
Over 80% of the world's flowering plants must reproduce in order to produce new flowers. This pro...

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