Rapid evolution in foxgloves pollinated by hummingbirds (Apr 12, 2021)
Researchers have found common foxgloves brought to the Americas have rapidly evolved to change fl...

Conservationists may be unintentionally spreading pathogens between threatened animal populations (Apr 12, 2021)
Moving endangered species to new locations is often used as part of species conservation strategi...

Novel algorithm reveals birdsong features that may be key for courtship (Apr 8, 2021)
Researchers have developed a new algorithm capable of identifying features of male zebra finch so...

Introduced honeybee may pose threat to native bees (Apr 8, 2021)
A study has found the introduced European honeybee could lead to native bee population decline or...

Genome sequencing reveals a new species of bumblebee (Apr 7, 2021)
While studying genetic diversity in bumblebees in the Rocky Mountains, USA, researchers discovere...

Eucalyptus trees can be genetically modified not to invade native ecosystems (Apr 7, 2021)
Eucalyptus, a pest-resistant evergreen valued for its hardy lumber and wellness-promoting oil, ca...

The sea urchin microbiome (Apr 6, 2021)
Sea urchins receive a lot of attention in California. Red urchins support a thriving fishery, whi...

Mapping North Carolina's ghost forests from 430 miles up (Apr 6, 2021)
Throughout the U.S. East Coast, trees are dying off as rising seas and higher storm surges push s...

Aquatic biodiversity key to sustainable, nutrient-rich diets (Apr 6, 2021)
New research shows aquatic species contain distinct and complementary sets of micronutrients -- w...

New deadly snake from Asia named after character from Chinese myth 'Legend of White Snake' (Apr 6, 2021)
The venomous krait that caused the death of famous herpetologist Joseph B. Slowinski turns out to...

Possible effects of bridge construction on manatees (Apr 5, 2021)
Researchers examine how bridge-building and in-water construction activities may affect manatees ...

Invasive species costing over 1. 3 trillion over 4 decades (Mar 31, 2021)
Scientists have just released the most comprehensive estimate to date of the financial toll of in...

Evidence of DNA collection from air (Mar 31, 2021)
Researchers have shown for the first time that animal DNA shed within the environment can be coll...

Mysterious living monuments (Mar 30, 2021)
Scientists think that climate change may have greater impact the largest trees in tropical forest...

Beetle outbreak impacts vary across Colorado forests (Mar 30, 2021)
Beetle outbreaks impacted around 40 percent of the areas studied in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mex...

Researchers notice pattern on surface of leaves, uncover new clue about plant evolution (Mar 29, 2021)
A doctoral student has identified a long-overlooked pattern in how plants evolved their equivalen...

Coastal lupine faces specific extinction threat from climate change (Mar 29, 2021)
Climate change is altering the world we share with all living things. But it's surprisingly diffi...

Forests on caffeine: Coffee waste can boost forest recovery (Mar 29, 2021)
A new study finds that coffee pulp, a waste product of coffee production, can be used to speed up...

Gray's beaked whales 'resilient' to ecosystem changes (Mar 26, 2021)
An elusive whale species in the Southern Ocean could be resilient to near-future ecosystem change...

What is killing bald eagles in the U.S.? (Mar 25, 2021)
Bald eagles, as well as other wildlife, have been succumbing to a mysterious neurodegenerative di...

Ocean's mammals at crucial crossroads (Mar 25, 2021)
The ocean's mammals are at a crucial crossroads - with some at risk of extinction and others show...

Study introduces 13 new, threatened species of sparkly moths from Hawaii (Mar 25, 2021)
A chance sighting of an ultra-rare moth kicked off a hunt for the insects across Hawaii, resultin...

Decline in black cherry regeneration may herald wider forest change (Mar 24, 2021)
Reasons for more than a decade of black cherry regeneration decline in the Allegheny Hardwood Reg...

Older than expected: Teeth reveal the origin of the tiger shark (Mar 24, 2021)
A team of researchers has examined the fossil record of these apex predators and found out that m...

Mussel sensors pave the way for new environmental monitoring tools (Mar 23, 2021)
Researchers have designed and demonstrated a new system that allows them to remotely monitor the ...

Highlands of diversity: Another new chameleon from the Bale region, Ethiopia (Mar 23, 2021)
Once again, the importance of the Bale Mountains in Ethiopia as a unique hotspot of species diver...

Short-lived plant species are more climate-sensitive (Mar 23, 2021)
Short-lived plant species are more sensitive to climate change than long-lived ones, researchers ...

Tropical species are moving northward in U.S. as winters warm (Mar 19, 2021)
Climate change is reducing the number of sub-freezing days over much of the American South, provi...

Christmas Island reptile-killer identified (Mar 18, 2021)
With wild populations decimated, Lister's gecko and the blue-tailed skink only exist in captivity...

Four lichen species new to science discovered in Kenyan cloud forests (Mar 18, 2021)
Some of the newly described lichen species from the Micarea genus may be unique to the biodiversi...

Global warming helps invasive species flourish (Mar 17, 2021)
Increased global temperatures help invasive species establish themselves in ecosystems, new resea...

Artificial light affects plant pollination even during the daytime (Mar 17, 2021)
Streetlights alter the number of flower visits by insects not just at night, but also during the ...

Deforestation taking a heavy toll on international bird haven (Mar 16, 2021)
An analysis has found deforestation is severely affecting forest bird species in Colombia, home t...

How varying climate conditions impact vulnerable species (Mar 16, 2021)
Biologists analyzed tooth breakage and wear - both gross and micro - of Arctic foxes from Russia'...

Blight may increase public health risk from mosquito-borne diseases (Mar 15, 2021)
Researchers published findings that blight leads to an increased abundance of disease-carrying mo...

When 'eradicated' species bounce back with a vengeance (Mar 15, 2021)
Some invasive species targeted for total eradication bounce back with a vengeance, especially in ...

Reducing global warming matters for freshwater fish species (Mar 15, 2021)
The habitats of freshwater fish species are threatened by global warming, mainly due to rising wa...

Weed invaders are getting faster (Mar 15, 2021)
Biologists are studying weeds to better understand (among other things) how they might respond to...

Scientists discover attacking fungi that show promise against emerald ash borer (Mar 10, 2021)
New research shows a possible path forward in controlling the emerald ash borer - which since its...

Venom-extraction and exotic pet trade may hasten the extinction of scorpions (Mar 10, 2021)
Sustainably produced scorpion venoms are important, for example, in the pharmacological industry....

Citizen scientists help expose presence of invasive Asian bamboo longhorn beetle in Europe (Mar 9, 2021)
A worryingly high number of Asian bamboo longhorn beetles turn out to have been emerging across E...

A plant's place in history can predict susceptibility to pathogens (Mar 8, 2021)
Found around the world, powdery mildew is a fungal disease especially harmful to plants within th...

Sea otters maintain remnants of healthy kelp forest amid sea urchin barrens (Mar 8, 2021)
Sea otters maintain the balance of kelp forest ecosystems by controlling populations of sea urchi...

Critically endangered macadamia species becomes a sophisticated plant genomic model (Mar 8, 2021)
Biologists have developed a sophisticated plant genomic model, as part of a project to help conse...

'Island of Rats' recovers (Mar 8, 2021)
A coordinated conservation effort that removed rats from Hawadax Island, formerly known as 'Rat I...

Invasive weed may help treat some human diseases, researchers find (Mar 8, 2021)
An international team of researchers has found that A. virginicus extracts appear to be effective...

The collapse of Northern California kelp forests will be hard to reverse (Mar 5, 2021)
Satellite imagery shows that the area covered by kelp forests off the coast of Northern Californi...

Newly discovered millipede, Nannaria hokie, lives at Virginia Tech (Mar 4, 2021)
Hearing the words "new species discovered" may conjure images of deep caves, uncharted rainforest...

Limiting invasive species may be a better goal than eliminating them (Mar 4, 2021)
Managing invasive species -- not eliminating them altogether -- is a better use of time and conse...

A silver swining: 'Destructive' pigs help build rainforests (Mar 3, 2021)
Wild pigs are often maligned as ecosystem destroyers, but a new study has found they also cultiva...

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