Forest fires as an opportunity for ecosystem recovery (Feb 19, 2019)
It is estimated that globally there are more than two million hectares of land in need of restora...

World's biggest terrestrial carbon sinks are found in young forests (Feb 18, 2019)
More than half of the carbon sink in the world's forests is in areas where the trees are relative...

Indigenous hunters have positive impacts on food webs in desert Australia (Feb 17, 2019)
Australia has the highest rate of mammal extinction in the world. Resettlement of indigenous comm...

The widow next door: Where is the globally invasive noble false widow settling next? (Feb 11, 2019)
The noble false widow spider, Steatoda nobilis, native to Madeira and the Canary Islands, has bee...

Brazil-endemic plant genus Mcvaughia highlights diversity in a unique biome (Feb 11, 2019)
A new species of the Brazil-endemic small genus Mcvaughia described as part of a extended revisio...

Marine scientists find toxic bacteria on microplastics retrieved from tropical waters (Feb 11, 2019)
A team of marine scientists had uncovered toxic bacteria living on the surfaces of microplastics ...

You are what you eat: A color-changing insect modifies diet to become distasteful (Feb 11, 2019)
When young spotted lanternflies grow they become brightly red. Around this time, they also begin ...

Climate change may destroy tiger's home (Feb 11, 2019)
A scientist says the last coastal stronghold of an iconic predator, the endangered Bengal tiger, ...

Rating riverside corridors -- the 'escape routes' for animals under climate change (Feb 8, 2019)
While riverside habitats are known to be important for species migrating under climate change, th...

DNA traces on wild flowers reveal insect visitors (Feb 8, 2019)
Researchers have discovered that insects leave tiny DNA traces on the flowers they visit. This ne...

Bee dispersal ability may influence conservation measures (Feb 7, 2019)
The abilities of various bee species to disperse influences the pattern of their population's gen...

Species 'hotspots' created by immigrant influx or evolutionary speed depending on climate (Feb 6, 2019)
New research reveals that biodiversity 'hotspots' in the tropics produced new species at faster r...

Underwater forests threatened by future climate change, new study finds (Feb 6, 2019)
Climate change could lead to declines of underwater kelp forests through impacts on their microbi...

Humans' meat consumption pushing Earth's biggest fauna toward extinction (Feb 6, 2019)
At least 200 species of large animals are decreasing in number and more than 150 are under threat...

Tree loss from bark-beetle infestation impacts elk habitat (Feb 6, 2019)
Although elk typically adapt to forest disturbances such as forest fires and logging, a new study...

Rattlesnake venom: Mild, medium and wicked hot (Feb 5, 2019)
In a surprising evolutionary twist, a new study suggests that while one rattlesnake may routinely...

Differences in water temperature can create new marine species (Feb 5, 2019)
Warm and cool water temperatures over a long stretch of coastline cause new species of marine fis...

New islands, happy feet: Study reveals island formation a key driver of penguin speciation (Feb 5, 2019)
Ever since Darwin first set foot on the Galapagos, evolutionary biologists have long known that t...

Think pink: Fluorescent pink flying squirrel in UV light at night (Feb 5, 2019)
The North American flying squirrel fluoresces pink at night under ultraviolet light, but the purp...

'Eavesdropping' technology used to protect one of New Zealand's rarest birds (Feb 5, 2019)
Remote recording devices used to 'eavesdrop' on a reintroduced population of one of New Zealand's...

Why charismatic, introduced species are so difficult to manage (Feb 4, 2019)
Introduced and invasive species can present big problems, particularly when those species are cha...

Biotechnology to the rescue of Brussels sprouts (Feb 4, 2019)
An international team has identified the genes that make these plants resistant to the pathogen t...

Scientists strategize for better conservation plans (Feb 2, 2019)
Endangered and invasive species may be better managed in the future with new techniques.

Warmer water, chemical exposure influence gene expression across generations in a coastal fish (Jan 31, 2019)
Warmer water temperatures, combined with low-level exposure to chemicals already known to be harm...

Wildlife is abundant in Chernobyl, study reveals (Jan 31, 2019)
A scavenger study that used fish carcasses as bait provides additional evidence that wildlife is ...

Australian plants facing extinction (Jan 31, 2019)
New research by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub has identified the top 100 Australian plant s...

Achieving a balance: Animal welfare and conservation (Jan 31, 2019)
Animal care experts and veterinarians evaluate the balance between animal welfare and conservatio...

Citizen scientists discover pinhead-sized beetle in Borneo (Jan 31, 2019)
No more than 10 curious non-professionals with a passion for nature is all it takes to find a new...

Crossbreeding threatens conservation of endangered milky storks (Jan 31, 2019)
A team of researchers has discovered that the conservation of milky storks, an endangered wading ...

Endangered sharks being eaten in UK (Jan 31, 2019)
Endangered species of hammerhead and dogfish are among the sharks being sold as food in the UK, r...

Visual guide to identify invasive self-cloning tick (Jan 30, 2019)
Researchers have created a visual guide to help identify and control the Asian longhorned tick, w...

Dangerous bee virus might be innocent bystander (Jan 29, 2019)
Researchers have found that the relationship between the Varroa mite and virulence of a virus of ...

How to send a finch extinct (Jan 29, 2019)
An endangered Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is faili...

Why large forest fires may not be a big threat to some endangered animals (Jan 29, 2019)
A new study shows that certain endangered owls may continue to persist and even flourish after la...

For endangered lemurs, internet fame has a dark side (Jan 28, 2019)
A ring-tailed lemur named Sefo became an internet sensation in 2016 when a video of him demanding...

Crocodiles have complex past (Jan 24, 2019)
A new study offers a different version to the evolutionary past of modern-day crocodiles and alli...

Biosecurity strategy needed for China's Belt and Road Initiative (Jan 24, 2019)
China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched five years ago, includes more than 120 countries...

Impacts of invasive species are often difficult to predict (Jan 24, 2019)
Invasive species can put native animal and plant species on the brink of extinction. They often g...

Conservation efforts help some rare birds more than others (Jan 23, 2019)
Land conservation programs that have converted tens of thousands of acres of agricultural land in...

Without habitat management, small land parcels do not protect birds (Jan 22, 2019)
Designating relatively small parcels of land as protected areas for wildlife with no habitat mana...

How much rainforest do birds need? (Jan 22, 2019)
Researchers have carried out research in Southwest Cameroon to assess which proportion of forest ...

Air pollutants from US forest soils will increase with climate change (Jan 22, 2019)
Scientists predict that certain regions of the United States will experience higher levels of pol...

Possible Oahu populations offer new hope for Hawaiian seabirds (Jan 22, 2019)
The two seabird species unique to Hawaii, Newell's shearwaters and Hawaiian petrels, are the focu...

Bee surveys in newest US national park could aid pollinator studies elsewhere (Jan 17, 2019)
Declines in native bee populations are widely reported, but can existing data really analyze thes...

Orchards in natural habitats draw bee diversity, improve apple production (Jan 17, 2019)
Apple orchards surrounded by agricultural lands are visited by a less diverse collection of bee s...

Penguins, starfish, whales: Which animals will win and lose in a warming Antarctic? (Jan 17, 2019)
Using risk assessments, like those used for setting occupational safety limits in the workplace, ...

Ozaena ground beetles likely parasitize ants throughout their life cycle (Jan 16, 2019)
Ozaena ground beetles likely have anatomical adaptations enabling them to parasitize ant nests th...

Marine mammals and sea turtles recovering after Endangered Species Act protection (Jan 16, 2019)
More than three-quarters of marine mammal and sea turtle populations have significantly increased...

Idled farmland presents habitat restoration opportunities in San Joaquin Desert (Jan 15, 2019)
Most of the native habitat in California's San Joaquin Desert has been converted to row crops and...

Black mangroves' impact on the salt marsh food web (Jan 15, 2019)
Warmer temperatures are causing more tropical species to move northward. Among these are black ma...

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