Climate change may cut US forest inventory by a fifth this century (Feb 1, 2023)
A study found that under more severe climate warming scenarios, the inventory of trees used for t...

Protected areas fail to safeguard more than 75% of global insect species (Feb 1, 2023)
Insects play crucial roles in almost every ecosystem -- they pollinate more than 80% of plants an...

Deer browsing is just one of many factors shaping North American forests (Jan 31, 2023)
In a new study, a research team discovered evidence that browsing by white-tailed deer had relati...

Understanding plants can boost wildland-fire modeling in uncertain future (Jan 31, 2023)
A new conceptual framework for incorporating the way plants use carbon and water, or plant dynami...

UK's Overseas Territories at ongoing risk from wide range of invasive species (Jan 30, 2023)
A new study has for the first time predicted which invasive species could pose a future threat to...

Environment law fails to protect threatened species in Australia (Jan 23, 2023)
Federal environmental laws are failing to mitigate against Australia's extinction crisis, accordi...

New discovery: Endangered Amami rabbit disperses seeds for non-photosynthetic plant (Jan 23, 2023)
Seed dispersal is an essential process for the evolution and ecology of terrestrial plants, makin...

More effective protected areas needed to halt biodiversity loss (Jan 23, 2023)
Protected natural areas of the UK are struggling to halt declines in insects and spiders that hav...

Avian flu could decimate Australian black swans (Jan 22, 2023)
The unique genetics of the Australian black swan leaves the species vulnerable to viral illnesses...

Unprecedented levels of high-severity fire burn in Sierra Nevada (Jan 20, 2023)
High-severity wildfire in California's Sierra Nevada forests has nearly quintupled compared to be...

New modelling shows how interrupted flows in Australia's Murray River endanger frogs (Jan 17, 2023)
Flooding in Australia's Murray-Darling Basin is creating ideal breeding conditions for many nativ...

Climate change presents a mismatch for songbirds' breeding season (Jan 17, 2023)
Climate change presents a mismatch for some breeding songbirds, finds a new study using a decade ...

Noise from urban environments affects the color of songbirds' beaks (Jan 12, 2023)
A study examined the effects of anthropogenic noise on cognition, beak color, and growth in the z...

Landscaping for drought: We're doing it wrong (Jan 11, 2023)
Despite recent, torrential rains, most of Southern California remains in a drought. Accordingly, ...

It would take 23 million years for evolution to replace Madagascar's endangered mammals (Jan 10, 2023)
90% of the plants and animals on Madagascar are found nowhere else on Earth, but this treasure tr...

Warming oceans have decimated marine parasites -- but that's not a good thing (Jan 9, 2023)
Save the ... parasites? Analyzing 140 years of parasite abundance in fish shows dramatic declines...

Invasive rats transform reef fish behavior (Jan 5, 2023)
Scientists have discovered for the first time that invasive rats on tropical islands are affectin...

Tweets, news offer insights on invasive insect spread (Jan 4, 2023)
A new study shows the potential for using Twitter and online news articles to track the timing an...

Ethereal color variant of mysterious plant is actually a new species (Dec 27, 2022)
It was thought that there was only one species of the ghost-like Monotropastrum humile plant foun...

Slime for the climate, delivered by brown algae (Dec 26, 2022)
Brown algae take up large amounts of carbon dioxide from the air and release parts of the carbon ...

Bird diversity increased in severely burned forests of Southern Appalachian mountains (Dec 22, 2022)
A new study found bird diversity increased in North Carolina mountain forest areas severely burne...

Using deep learning to monitor India's disappearing forest cover (Dec 20, 2022)
Using satellite monitoring data, researchers have developed a deep learning algorithm that could ...

Human activities degrade hippopotamus homes at Bui National Park, Ghana, researchers find (Dec 20, 2022)
Researchers found that the number of common hippopotamus in the Bui National Park declined by abo...

Mapping the middle ground: Balancing mining activities with survival of Utah's rare plants (Dec 16, 2022)
A research team is mapping out new modeling strategies so that proposed energy development and th...

New study finds logged tropical forests are surprisingly vibrant and need protection (Dec 14, 2022)
New study examines the flow of ecological energy across old-growth forests, logged forests and oi...

Study examines feeding damage caused by spotted lanternflies on young maples (Dec 13, 2022)
Short-term, heavy feeding by adult spotted lanternflies on young maple trees inhibits photosynthe...

Newly discovered scorpionfly genus with bizarre appearance (Dec 12, 2022)
Zoologists have described and classified previously unknown species of scorpionflies from Nepal. ...

Uncovering plant invasions in the tropics (Dec 9, 2022)
An international collaboration of scientists has created the first inventory of flora introduced ...

Bat diversity and abundance are highest in old deciduous forest stands on the river banks in Eastern Ukraine (Dec 9, 2022)
European forest-dwelling bats require complex woodland structures at both the micro-habitat and t...

How intensive agriculture turned a wild plant into a pervasive weed (Dec 8, 2022)
Agriculture is driving rapid evolutionary change, not just on farms but also in wild species in s...

Findings for invasive insect's life cycle could aid management in southeast (Dec 8, 2022)
New research findings could help scientists control the emerald ash borer, an invasive pest ravag...

Argentine ants will do anything for sugar, but they won't do this (Dec 8, 2022)
Argentine ants have been able to displace native ant species in large part because of their aggre...

Florida mints radiated as peninsula sank and resurfaced during ice ages (Dec 8, 2022)
During the ice ages of the Pleistocene, the Florida peninsula regularly grew to twice its current...

New branch on tree of life includes 'lions of the microbial world' (Dec 7, 2022)
There's a new branch on the tree of life and it's made up of predators that nibble their prey to ...

For 400 years, Indigenous tribes buffered climate's impact on wildfires in the American Southwest (Dec 7, 2022)
Devastating megafires are becoming more common, in part, because the planet is warming. But a new...

Tracking an invasion -- a single Asian hornet sparked the ongoing spread across Europe (Dec 6, 2022)
Now found throughout much of continental Europe, the Asian Hornet was first recorded in Ireland i...

Forest resilience linked with higher mortality risk in western US (Dec 5, 2022)
A forest's resilience, or ability to absorb environmental disturbances, has long been thought to ...

Bee study: Both habitat quality and biodiversity can impact bee health (Dec 5, 2022)
Efforts to promote the future health of both wild bees and managed honeybee colonies need to cons...

New research shows people, wildlife, and marine environment benefit when island-ocean connections are restored (Dec 5, 2022)
A new perspective shows that linking land and sea through coordinated conservation efforts may of...

Climate change in the forests of northern Germany (Dec 5, 2022)
More and more trees are suffering the consequences of decades of human-made climate change. The g...

Hibernating corals and the microbiomes that sustain them (Dec 1, 2022)
What happens to a coral's microbiome while it hibernates? A new study found microbial communities...

Biodiversity unbalanced as ice-free Antarctic areas grow (Dec 1, 2022)
A study into the impact of global warming on the biodiversity of the Antarctic has identified how...

Major fires an increasing risk as the air gets thirstier, research shows (Nov 29, 2022)
Greater atmospheric demand for water means a dramatic increase in the risk of major fires in glob...

Forests benefit from tree species variety and genetic diversity (Nov 29, 2022)
Reforestation projects should include a variety of tree species and ensure genetic diversity with...

Novel sex-determination mechanism revealed in mammals (Nov 28, 2022)
The Sox9 gene is upregulated in the absence of sex-determining Y chromosome and Sry gene in Amami...

Biodiversity in Africa and Latin America at risk from oil palm expansion, new report warns (Nov 28, 2022)
Zero deforestation commitments may inadvertently leave vital habitats in Latin America and Africa...

Animals are key to restoring the world's forests (Nov 28, 2022)
By dispersing seeds, animals can rapidly reestablish plant diversity in degraded forests.

Mussel survey reveals alarming degradation of River Thames ecosystem since the 1960s (Nov 28, 2022)
Scientists replicated a 1964 River Thames survey and found that mussel numbers have declined by a...

Planet's rarest birds at higher risk of extinction (Nov 25, 2022)
A new study finds that bird species with extreme or uncommon combinations of traits face the high...

Old World flycatchers' family tree mapped (Nov 23, 2022)
The European robin's closest relatives are found in tropical Africa. The European robin is theref...

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