One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula is affected by salinization (Dec 7, 2018)
One out of three rivers in the Iberian Peninsula has salinization mainly due the impact of agricu...

Missing the forest for the trees: An unexpected picture of New York City forests (Dec 6, 2018)
An inventory of New York City's expansive yet overlooked 'forested natural areas' reveals that, c...

Industrial fisheries are starving seabirds all around the world (Dec 6, 2018)
Industrial fisheries are starving seabirds like penguins and terns by competing for the same prey...

Could algae that are 'poor-providers' help corals come back after bleaching? (Dec 6, 2018)
How much of a reef's ability to withstand stressful conditions is influenced by the type of symbi...

229 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2018 (Dec 5, 2018)
In 2018, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 229 new plant and animal species...

Wildfire ash could trap mercury (Dec 5, 2018)
Researchers studying ash from recent California wildfires report that burned material in forests ...

Forget 'needle in a haystack'; try finding an invasive species in a lake (Dec 4, 2018)
When the tiny and invasive spiny water flea began appearing in researchers' nets in 2009, scienti...

Set your teeth on EDGE: World's weirdest sharks and rays on the brink of extinction (Dec 4, 2018)
Sharks that use a whip-like tail to stun their prey, rays with saws on their faces, and river ray...

Machine learning helps predict worldwide plant-conservation priorities (Dec 3, 2018)
A new approach uses data analytics and machine learning to predict the conservation status of mor...

Climate change risks 'extinction domino effect' (Nov 29, 2018)
New research reveals the extinction of plant or animal species from extreme environmental change ...

Lizards adapt to invasive fire ants, reversing geographical patterns of lizard traits (Nov 29, 2018)
Some lizards in the eastern U.S. have adapted to invasive fire ants -- which can bite, sting, and...

Forest fragmentation disrupts parasite infection in Australian lizards (Nov 29, 2018)
In a study with implications for biodiversity and the spread of infectious diseases, ecologists h...

Climate change poses significant threat to nutritional benefits of oysters (Nov 28, 2018)
The nutritional qualities of shellfish could be significantly reduced by future ocean acidificati...

A fresh look at winter footprints: Environmental DNA improves tracking of rare carnivores (Nov 27, 2018)
A new project shows that animal footprints contain enough DNA for species identification. The stu...

The warm and loving tegu lizard becomes a genetic resource (Nov 27, 2018)
Researchers have sequenced the genome of the tegu, Salvator merianae: a lizard that has taken an ...

Bee gene study sheds light on risks to hives (Nov 27, 2018)
Efforts to protect the UK's native honey bees could be helped by research that maps their entire ...

How ancient Mayan shell decor led to a new look at freshwater mussels south of the border (Nov 26, 2018)
An unlikely collaboration between archaeologists desperate to put names to shells at Mayan dig si...

Drones offer ability to find, ID and count marine megafauna (Nov 26, 2018)
New research demonstrates that consumer-grade drones are effective tools for monitoring marine sp...

Drying Canadian wetland drives muskrat decline (Nov 26, 2018)
Over the last half-century, Canada's Peace-Athabasca Delta has been slowly drying. A new study sh...

Whether herbivores increase or decrease plant diversity depends on what's on the menu (Nov 26, 2018)
Cows eat grass. It seems simple enough. But just which kind of grass cows and their vegetarian co...

Wild coffee plants, Christmas trees and chocolate's tree are surprisingly poorly protected (Nov 21, 2018)
An indicator to measure plant conservation shows a wide range of wild plants used for food, medic...

Australian mammals at greatest risk from cats and foxes (Nov 20, 2018)
New research has revealed which Australian mammals are most vulnerable to cats and foxes, and man...

PNW woodlands will be less vulnerable to drought, fire than Rocky Mountain, Sierra forests (Nov 16, 2018)
Forests in the Pacific Northwest will be less vulnerable to drought and fire over the next three ...

Establishment of the immortalized cell line derived from Okinawa rail (endangered species) (Nov 16, 2018)
As part of the cellular conservation of endangered species, our group initiated a primary cell cu...

First tally of US-Russia polar bears finds a healthy population (Nov 14, 2018)
The first scientific assessment of polar bears that live in the Chukchi Sea region that spans the...

Tropical trees in the Andes are moving up -- toward extinction (Nov 14, 2018)
In the most comprehensive study of its kind, biologists have found that tropical and subtropical ...

Moths and magnets could save lives (Nov 13, 2018)
Bioengineers have combined a virus that infects moths with magnetic nanoparticles to create a pot...

How plants evolved to make ants their servants (Nov 12, 2018)
Plants have evolved ways to make ants defend them from attacks and spread their seeds, and this n...

Primates of the Caribbean: Ancient DNA reveals history of mystery monkey (Nov 12, 2018)
Analysis of ancient DNA of a mysterious extinct monkey named Xenothrix -- which displays bizarre ...

Misunderstood flying fox could prove bat species demise, warn scientists (Nov 12, 2018)
A large fruit-eating bat native to Mauritius is the subject of controversy over the announcement ...

Con­ser­va­tion areas help bird­life ad­apt to cli­mate change (Nov 12, 2018)
A warming climate is pushing organisms towards the circumpolar areas and mountain peaks. A recent...

It's not trails that disturb forest birds, but the people on them (Nov 12, 2018)
The physical presence of trails has less impact on forest birds than how frequently the trails ar...

New tool to predict which plants will become invasive (Nov 8, 2018)
New research provides insight to help predict which plants are likely to become invasive in a par...

Marine Protected Areas overlook a large fraction of biodiversity hotspots (Nov 8, 2018)
Around 75 percent of marine biodiversity in Finnish waters is left unprotected, reveals a perform...

Amazon forests failing to keep up with climate change (Nov 8, 2018)
New research has assessed the impact of global warming on thousands of tree species across the Am...

Florida monarch butterfly populations have dropped 80 percent since 2005 (Nov 8, 2018)
A 37-year survey of monarch populations in North Central Florida shows that caterpillars and butt...

How invasive earthworm feces is altering US soils (Nov 6, 2018)
Asian jumping earthworms are carving out territory all over the US Midwest and East Coast, leavin...

Tropical mountain species in the crosshairs of climate change (Nov 6, 2018)
Lack of varied seasons and temperatures in tropical mountains have led to species that are highly...

More affordable and effective conservation of species (Nov 5, 2018)
No one had reported seeing the strange creature -- a cross between a bear and a monkey -- since b...

Could rising CO2 trigger return of eradicated mosquito-related disease? (Nov 5, 2018)
A new study shows for the first time the impact that climate change is having on the rate in whic...

Seed banking not an option for over a third of threatened species (Nov 2, 2018)
Researchers detail for the first time the scale of threatened species that are unable to be conse...

First discovery of adventive populations of Trissolcus japonicus (Nov 2, 2018)
Researchers used DNA analysis to confirm the wasp - which is native to China, Japans and Korea - ...

'Cryptic' interactions drive biodiversity decline near the edge of forest fragments (Nov 1, 2018)
The fragmentation of tropical forests weakens the effects of the 'natural enemies' of some tree s...

Bee diversity and richness decline as anthropogenic activity increases, scientists confirm (Nov 1, 2018)
Researchers compared wild bee communities in the tropical dry forest of Mexico living in three ha...

Estonian soil is surprisingly rich in species, researchers find (Oct 31, 2018)
Due to its biodiversity and probably huge number of taxa waiting to be discovered, soil fauna has...

Widely used mosquito repellent proves lethal to larval salamanders (Oct 31, 2018)
Insect repellents containing picaridin can be lethal to salamanders. So reports a new study that ...

Animal species becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestation nearly complete (Oct 29, 2018)
Species of reptiles, amphibians and other vertebrates are becoming extinct in Haiti as deforestat...

Plant-based 'road salt' good for highways but not for insects (Oct 29, 2018)
Beet juice deicer, a natural alternative to road salt that is considered to be an eco-friendlier ...

Scientists describe 17 new species of sea slugs (Oct 29, 2018)
This National Sea Slug Day, celebrate the addition of 17 new species of nudibranch to the tree of...

Honeybees at risk from Zika pesticides (Oct 29, 2018)
Up to 13 percent of US beekeepers are in danger of losing their colonies due to pesticides spraye...

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