Bloodsucker discovered: First North American medicinal leech described in over 40 years (Aug 15, 2019)
Freshwater wetlands from Georgia to New York are home to a previously unrecognized species of med...

Climate change 'disrupts' local plant diversity, study reveals (Aug 15, 2019)
Researchers have discovered that the numbers of plant species recorded by botanists have increase...

New information on tropical parasitoid insects revealed (Aug 14, 2019)
Parasitoid wasps are one of the animal groups that are the most rich in species. However, the tro...

Unique dietary strategy of a tropical marine sponge (Aug 14, 2019)
Research revealed a unique feeding strategy of a marine sponge, wherein the sponge animal acquire...

Non-native invasive insects, diseases decreasing carbon stored in US forests (Aug 13, 2019)
Scientists have found that non-native invasive insects and diseases are reducing the amount of ca...

New water-beetle species show biodiversity still undiscovered in at-risk South American habitats (Aug 13, 2019)
Researchers have described three genera and 17 new species of water scavenger beetles from the Gu...

Interbreeding turned grey squirrels black (Aug 13, 2019)
New research has shed new light on why some grey squirrels are black.

DNA tests of UK waters could help catch invasive species early (Aug 13, 2019)
Scientists have discovered several artificially introduced species in the coastal waters of south...

Impact of largescale tree death on carbon storage (Aug 12, 2019)
Largescale 'disturbances', including fires, harvesting, windstorms and insect outbreaks, which ki...

Asian longhorned beetle larvae eat plant tissues that their parents cannot (Aug 12, 2019)
Despite the buzz in recent years about other invasive insects that pose an even larger threat to ...

Potential for Rift Valley fever virus transmission in Colorado livestock (Aug 12, 2019)
Researchers found that mosquitoes that could transmit the virus were abundant in feedlots and at ...

Structurally complex forests better at carbon sequestration (Aug 12, 2019)
Forests in the eastern United States that are structurally complex -- meaning the arrangement of ...

Asian carp capable of surviving in much larger areas of Lake Michigan than previously thought (Aug 12, 2019)
Asian carp are capable of surviving and growing in much larger portions of Lake Michigan than sci...

88 percent decline of big freshwater animals (Aug 8, 2019)
Scientists have now quantified the global decline of big freshwater animals: From 1970 to 2012, g...

When invasive plants take root, native animals pay the price (Aug 8, 2019)
Biologists have completed a comprehensive meta-analytic review examining the ecological impacts o...

Despite habitat protection, endangered owls decline in Mount Rainier National Park (Aug 8, 2019)
When the Northern Spotted Owl was protected under the Endangered Species Act in 1990, the primary...

'Mega-fires' may be too extreme even for a bird that loves fire (Aug 6, 2019)
Fire is a natural part of western forests, but the changing nature of fire in many parts of North...

Climate change could shrink oyster habitat in California (Aug 6, 2019)
Changes to dissolved oxygen levels, water temperature, and salinity could have an even greater im...

Discovery of non-blooming orchid on Japanese subtropical islands (Aug 6, 2019)
A group of scientists has discovered a new orchid species on Japan's subtropical islands of Amami...

Pesticides deliver a one-two punch to honey bees (Aug 5, 2019)
A new article reveals that adjuvants, chemicals commonly added to pesticides, amplify toxicity af...

Long-lasting effects of ironwork on mammal distributions over the last millennium (Aug 5, 2019)
Pre-modern energy-intensive industries have had long-lasting impacts on macro-ecological patterns...

Native bighorn sheep herds retain migratory diversity (Aug 2, 2019)
A study found notable distinctions in the migrations of different types of bighorn sheep herds. N...

Animal friendships 'change with the weather' in the Masai Mara (Jul 31, 2019)
When it comes to choosing which other species to hang out with, wild animals quite literally chan...

Biodiversity highest on Indigenous-managed lands (Jul 31, 2019)
More than one million plant and animal species worldwide are facing extinction, according to a re...

Climate change alters tree demography in northern forests (Jul 31, 2019)
The rise in temperature and precipitation levels in summer in northern Japan has negatively affec...

Sexual competition helps horned beetles survive deforestation (Jul 30, 2019)
A study of how dung beetles survive deforestation in Borneo suggests that species with more compe...

Introduced species dilute the effects of evolution on diversity (Jul 29, 2019)
An international research team has found that biodiversity is higher on older islands than on you...

Improved estimates of Brazilian Amazon gains and losses (Jul 29, 2019)
A new study generated improved annual maps of tropical forest cover in the Brazilian Amazon in 20...

A tree stump that should be dead is still alive; here's why (Jul 25, 2019)
Within a shrouded New Zealand forest, a tree stump keeps itself alive by holding onto the roots o...

Preventing people from abandoning exotic pets that threatened biodiversity (Jul 25, 2019)
Abandoning exotic pets is an ethical problem that can lead to biological invasions that threaten ...

Elephant extinction will raise carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere (Jul 25, 2019)
Forest elephants engineer the ecosystem of the entire central African forest, and their catastrop...

Picky pathogens help non-native tree species invade (Jul 24, 2019)
Trees have many natural enemies, including pathogens that have evolved to attack certain tree spe...

Light pollution may be increasing West Nile virus spillover from wild birds (Jul 24, 2019)
House sparrows infected with West Nile virus (WNV) that live in light polluted conditions remain ...

How climate change disrupts plant-animal relationships (Jul 24, 2019)
Plants rely on bees for pollination; bees need plants to supply nectar and pollen. Scientists hav...

Cane toad testes smaller at the invasion front (Jul 23, 2019)
Biological invasions impose novel evolutionary pressures. Individuals at an invasion front may al...

Garlic on broccoli: A smelly approach to repel a major pest (Jul 23, 2019)
New study offers a novel framework to test strategies for managing invasive pests. Applying the f...

Unusually high carbon stocks and tree diversity in Panama's Darien forest (Jul 19, 2019)
Through a participatory forest-carbon monitoring project in the Darien forest of Panama, scientis...

Lionfish ear-bones reveal a more mobile invasion (Jul 18, 2019)
Researchers have little information about how grown lionfish might invade or move to new waters b...

New species of flying squirrel from Southwest China added to the rarest and 'most wanted' (Jul 18, 2019)
Described in 1981, the genus Biswamoyopterus is regarded as the most mysterious and rarest amongs...

Tornadoes, windstorms pave way for lasting plant invasions (Jul 18, 2019)
When tornadoes touch down, we brace for news of property damage, injuries, and loss of life, but ...

New frog species discovered (Jul 18, 2019)
An international team of researchers have identified and described two new frog species.

Climate change to blame for displacement of 55 species in UK (Jul 18, 2019)
A total of 55 animal species in the UK have been displaced from their natural ranges or enabled t...

Protecting a forgotten treasure trove of biodiversity (Jul 17, 2019)
The lesser-known Cerrado biome in Brazil is a hotspot of biodiversity, but it is being destroyed ...

'Intensive' beekeeping not to blame for common bee diseases (Jul 17, 2019)
More 'intensive' beekeeping does not raise the risk of diseases that harm or kill the insects, ne...

Avian malaria behind drastic decline of London's iconic sparrow? (Jul 16, 2019)
London's house sparrows (Passer domesticus) have plummeted by 71% since 1995, with new research s...

Timing is everything for the mutualistic relationship between ants and acacias (Jul 16, 2019)
Ant-acacia plants attract ants by offering specialized food and hollow thorns in which the ants l...

New species of tree discovered in Tanzania mountains (Jul 16, 2019)
Researchers have discovered a new species of tree in the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania, part of ...

Joshua trees facing extinction (Jul 16, 2019)
They outlived mammoths and saber-toothed tigers. But without dramatic action to reduce climate ch...

Effectiveness of using natural enemies to combat pests depends on surroundings (Jul 15, 2019)
A new study of cabbage crops in New York -- a state industry worth close to $60 million in 2017, ...

More farmers, more problems: How smallholder agriculture is threatening the western Amazon (Jul 15, 2019)
Small-scale farmers are posing serious threats to biodiversity in northeastern Peru -- and the pr...

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