Feathered friends can become unlikely helpers for tropical coral reefs facing climate change threat (Dec 6, 2023)
Tropical coral reefs are among our most spectacular ecosystems, yet a rapidly warming planet thre...

Plant nurseries are exacerbating the climate-driven spread of 80% of invasive species (Dec 5, 2023)
Researchers have provided detailed maps of how 144 common invasive plants species will react to 2...

In hotter regions, mammals seek forests, avoid human habitats (Dec 4, 2023)
As the climate warms, preserving forest cover will be increasingly important for wildlife conserv...

Crocodile family tree mapped: New light shed on croc evolution (Dec 4, 2023)
Around 250 million years ago, 700 species of reptiles closely related to the modern-day crocodile...

Public gardens contribute to invasives problem (Dec 1, 2023)
Some nonnative plants cultivated in public gardens or arboretums are escaping to become invasive ...

Unlocking the secret strength of marine mussels (Dec 1, 2023)
How do you create strong, yet quick-release connections between living and non-living tissues? Th...

Rare ant species rediscovered in North Carolina trees (Nov 30, 2023)
There's a species of ant that is so rare, only a handful of records exist from across the entire ...

The Fens of eastern England once held vast woodlands (Nov 26, 2023)
The Fens of eastern England, a low-lying, extremely flat landscape dominated by agricultural fiel...

First comprehensive look at effects of 2020-2021 California megafires on terrestrial wildlife habitat (Nov 21, 2023)
In 2020 and 2021, California experienced fire activity unlike anything recorded in the modern rec...

New study reveals huge potential for future waves of invasive species (Nov 16, 2023)
Human trade and transport have led to the intentional and accidental introductions of non-native ...

Climate change effects hit marine ecosystems in multiple waves, according to marine ecologists (Nov 16, 2023)
A new approach to examining the effects of climate change on marine ecosystems may provide a more...

Dangerous bee virus less deadly in at least one US forest (Nov 14, 2023)
Researchers have found that the deadly deformed wing virus (DMV) in bees may have evolved to be l...

Geese 'keep calm and carry on' after deaths in the flock (Nov 14, 2023)
Canada geese strengthen existing friendships and forge a few new connections after losing close a...

Non-native species likely to continue spreading in North America, Australia and Europe (Nov 14, 2023)
Naturalized species, which are not native but have established themselves in new locations, have ...

A fifth of European Red List flora and fauna species may be at risk of extinction (Nov 8, 2023)
A new analysis of 14,669 threatened species of plants and animals found in Europe reveals that ab...

Feral horses and peatland carbon emissions (Nov 8, 2023)
A ground-breaking new study has found carbon emissions from Australian alpine peatlands to be muc...

Southern Alaska's national forests key to meeting climate, conservation goals (Nov 8, 2023)
Analyses of U.S. national forests shows that increased protections for two Alaskan forests is a k...

First evidence of how the Asian malaria mosquito is spreading drug-resistant malaria in Africa (Nov 8, 2023)
Research has led to the discovery of the role played by the Asian malaria mosquito (Anopheles ste...

A database unifies the information on damage to European forests over the last 60 years (Nov 7, 2023)
Researchers are creating a database that harmonizes the recording of disturbances caused by insec...

The fascinating relationship between mice and a plant that flowers once a century in terms of seed dispersal (Nov 6, 2023)
Researchers have discovered several factors that affect field mouse behavior using seeds from dwa...

Threatened sharks and rays caught off Cyprus (Nov 6, 2023)
Sharks and rays from threatened species are being caught off northern Cyprus, according to a new ...

Crust-forming algae are displacing corals in tropical waters worldwide (Nov 6, 2023)
Over the past few decades, algae have been slowly edging corals out of their native reefs across ...

An exotic tick that can kill cattle is spreading across Ohio (Nov 3, 2023)
A species of exotic tick arrived in Ohio in 2021 in such huge numbers that their feeding frenzy o...

The kids aren't alright: Saplings reveal how changing climate may undermine forests (Nov 3, 2023)
Researchers studied how young trees respond to a hotter, drier climate. Their findings can help s...

Buzz around new centralized pollination portal for better global bee data (Nov 2, 2023)
A powerful new way to fill major gaps in public bee data -- including from Africa, Asia and other...

Australasia's hidden pollination crisis could threaten biodiversity and food security (Oct 30, 2023)
Australasia's hidden pollination crisis, mirroring global threats, could pose a significant risk ...

Study uncovers hundred-year lifespans for three freshwater fish species in the Arizona desert (Oct 30, 2023)
New study finds some of the oldest animals in the world living in a place you wouldn't expect: fi...

Two bee species become one as researchers solve identity puzzle (Oct 30, 2023)
A new study has found that what were thought to be two different species of native Australian bee...

Increasing risk of invasive species colonization on marine debris (Oct 28, 2023)
A groundbreaking scientific study conducted along the Southeast coast of India has unearthed a pr...

Even treated wood prevents bacterial transmission by hand (Oct 26, 2023)
According to a new study, surface treatment and moisture affect the antibacterial properties of w...

Tiny spirits roam the corals of Japan -- two new pygmy squids discovered (Oct 24, 2023)
Named after Japanese folklore, two cephalopod species have been discovered in the coastal waters ...

Soil carried on sea freight loaded with dangerous pests and diseases, research finds (Oct 20, 2023)
While sea freight is recognised as a pathway for the movement of exotic organisms, there is littl...

Unearthing the ecological impacts of cicada emergences on North American forests (Oct 19, 2023)
New research unveils the cascading effects of periodical cicada emergence events on forest ecosys...

Heat waves harm bird reproduction on agricultural lands (Oct 19, 2023)
The effects of extreme temperatures on avian reproduction can vary depending on the type of envir...

Yeast speeds discovery of medicinal compounds in plants (Oct 18, 2023)
Researchers have harnessed the power of baker's yeast to create a cost-effective and highly effic...

Orchid without bumblebee on island finds wasp, loses self (Oct 17, 2023)
Because the bumblebee that an orchid relies on for pollination does not exist on a remote island,...

Critical step made for managing brushtail possums (Oct 17, 2023)
Researchers say mapping the genetic code of the brushtail possum will benefit those working to bo...

How to help save plants from extinction (Oct 17, 2023)
Now is the time to identify the conditions that cause plants to die. Doing so will allow us to be...

Study reveals our European ancestors ate seaweed and freshwater plants (Oct 17, 2023)
Researchers say they have found 'definitive' archaeological evidence that seaweeds and other loca...

AI models identify biodiversity from animal sounds in tropical rainforests (Oct 17, 2023)
Animal sounds are a very good indicator of biodiversity in tropical reforestation areas. Research...

Endemic malaria found in high, dry northwestern Kenya (Oct 12, 2023)
Turkana County in northwestern Kenya was thought to be too dry for the mosquitoes that harbor mal...

Bouldering in south-central Madagascar: A new 'rock-climbing' gecko species of the genus Paroedura (Oct 11, 2023)
A new Paroedura gecko species was reported at two small forest sites, Anja Reserve and Tsaranoro ...

Tropical ecosystems more reliant on emerging aquatic insects, study finds, potentially putting them at greater risk (Oct 9, 2023)
Researchers have found that tropical forest ecosystems are more reliant on aquatic insects than t...

Meadow Spittlebug's record-breaking diet also makes it top disease carrier for plants (Oct 4, 2023)
New research fueled in part by citizen scientists reveals that the meadow spittlebug—known for th...

Extreme fires and heavy rainfall driving platypuses from their homes (Oct 4, 2023)
Australia's emerging pattern of severe mega bushfires and heavy rainfall may be driving platypuse...

Honeybees are more selective in their choices for nutrition than previously thought (Oct 4, 2023)
An international research group examined which plants honeybees favor when collecting nectar and ...

Carbon-capture tree plantations threaten tropical biodiversity for little gain, ecologists say (Oct 3, 2023)
The increasingly urgent climate crisis has led to a boom in commercial tree plantations in an att...

Timing plant evolution with a fast-ticking epigenetic clock (Sep 29, 2023)
Recent discoveries in the field of epigenetics, the study of inheritance of traits that occur wit...

New research reveals dynamic factors shaping biodiversity at small scales (Sep 27, 2023)
Researchers studying arboreal ants in a Florida forest explore the fundamental question of how re...

How to save plants from climate change? Just ask them (Sep 27, 2023)
Climate change and a range of human-caused factors have disrupted the habitats of many California...

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