Tracking shape changes in Amazon fish after major river is dammed (Sep 25, 2020)
Biologists compared museum collections of cichlid fishes collected before a dam was closed in 198...

Tree rings show scale of Arctic pollution is worse than previously thought (Sep 25, 2020)
The largest-ever study of tree rings from Norilsk in the Russian Arctic has shown that the direct...

Driven by climate, more frequent, severe wildfires in Cascade Range reshape forests (Sep 24, 2020)
New research found that while the increased wildfire activity is causing widespread changes in th...

Caribbean islands face loss of protection and biodiversity as seagrass loses terrain (Sep 24, 2020)
Tropical islands have an important ally when it comes to battling storms and sea-level rise: seag...

Halt post-disturbance logging in forests, experts urge (Sep 23, 2020)
Please do not disturb: After forest fires, bark beetle infestations and other damage, the affecte...

Genome duplications as evolutionary adaptation strategy (Sep 23, 2020)
Genome duplications play a major role in the development of forms and structures of plant organis...

Scientists predict potential spread, habitat of invasive Asian giant hornet (Sep 23, 2020)
Researchers have predicted how and where the Asian giant hornet, an invasive newcomer to the Paci...

Forest margins may be more resilient to climate change than previously thought (Sep 22, 2020)
A warming climate and more frequent wildfires do not necessarily mean the western United States w...

Warming ocean, old-forest loss put a squeeze on an elusive seabird (Sep 22, 2020)
Squeezed by changing ocean conditions that limit their food options and the long-term loss of old...

Tree planting has potential to increase carbon sequestration capacity on Nation's forests (Sep 21, 2020)
In the United States, fully stocking non-stocked and poorly stocked forests would result in an an...

Mapping the 1.6 billion people who live near forests (Sep 18, 2020)
Global maps of places where people and forests coexist show that an estimated 1.6 billion people ...

Invasive shrimp-sucking parasite continues northward Pacific expansion (Sep 17, 2020)
Researchers have identified an invasive blood-sucking parasite on mud shrimp in the waters of Bri...

A new species of spider (Sep 16, 2020)
During a research stay in the highlands of Colombia conducted as part of her doctorate, a PhD stu...

Colorado's famous aspens expected to decline due to climate change (Sep 16, 2020)
Using computer modeling, researchers simulated how the distribution of quaking aspen, a native tr...

Coconut rhinoceros beetle makes unexpected 'host shift' to Guam's cycad trees (Sep 16, 2020)
Researchers have documented what biologists call a 'host shift' of the coconut rhinoceros beetle ...

Rising temperatures could shift US West Nile virus transmission (Sep 15, 2020)
West Nile virus spreads most efficiently in the US at temperatures between 24-25 degrees Celsius ...

Human activities promote disease-spreading mosquitoes; more study needed for prevention (Sep 14, 2020)
Disease-spreading mosquitoes may be more likely to occupy areas impacted by human activities like...

New rules for algae species classification (Sep 14, 2020)
A team of evolutionary biologists and ecologists has a new idea for how scientists should classif...

Dams exacerbate the consequences of climate change on river fish (Sep 14, 2020)
A potential response of river fish to environmental changes is to colonize new habitats. But what...

Mediterranean and tropical biodiversity most vulnerable to human pressures (Sep 14, 2020)
Animals in tropical and Mediterranean areas are the most sensitive to climate change and land use...

Hitchhiking seeds pose substantial risk of nonnative plant invasions (Sep 14, 2020)
A team of researchers conducted a study over two seasons at the Port of Savannah, Georgia to inve...

Odors produced by soil microbes attract red fire ants to safer nest sites (Sep 10, 2020)
Newly mated queens of the red fire ant select nest sites with a relatively low pathogen risk by d...

Trees living fast die young (Sep 8, 2020)
A global analysis reveals for the first time that across almost all tree species, fast growing tr...

New insight into mammalian stem cell evolution (Sep 8, 2020)
The genes regulating pluripotent stem cells in mammals are surprisingly similar across 48 species...

Why rats would win Australian survivor (Sep 8, 2020)
Australian rodents skulls all correspond to one simple, size-dependent shape that is more than te...

Changing what we eat could offset years of climate-warming emissions (Sep 7, 2020)
Plant protein foods -- like lentils, beans, and nuts --c an provide vital nutrients using a small...

Natural pest control saving billions (Sep 3, 2020)
Biological control of insect pests - where 'natural enemies' keep pests at bay - is saving farmer...

Many forests scorched by wildfire won't bounce back (Sep 2, 2020)
A study of 22 burned areas across the Southern Rocky Mountains found that forests are becoming le...

Birds can learn from others to be more daring (Sep 2, 2020)
New research into highly social yet invasive house sparrows reveals that they can learn from each...

Globalization is reweaving the web of life (Sep 2, 2020)
Networks of interactions among species are becoming increasingly similar across ecosystems, accor...

Biodiversity: In a mite-y bit of trouble (Sep 2, 2020)
Mite extinctions are occurring at least 1,000 times the 'natural' rate - a finding a researcher s...

Fish invasions follow Panama and Suez canal expansions (Sep 1, 2020)
Following recent canal expansions, marine fish are entering the Panama and Suez Canal waterways. ...

Neglected for over a century, Black sea spider crab re-described (Sep 1, 2020)
Even though recognized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Macropodia czernjawskii spider crab was igno...

Monitoring and reporting framework to protect World Heritage Sites from invasive species (Sep 1, 2020)
Scientists have devised a new monitoring and reporting framework to help protect World Heritage S...

Secret weapon to stop invasive honeysuckle: Satellites (Aug 31, 2020)
Researchers found that satellite imagery can identify non-native and invasive Amur honeysuckle, a...

The northern quoll: An amazingly versatile survivor? (Aug 28, 2020)
The northern quoll, one of Australia's most adorable and endangered native carnivores, appears to...

Genetics of the tree of life (Aug 27, 2020)
Baobab trees can live for more than a thousand years and provide food, livestock fodder, medicina...

Study shines new light on young tree seedlings (Aug 25, 2020)
X-ray images show a plant's power source may be different than thought.

Plant living with only one leaf reveals fundamental genetics of plant growth (Aug 25, 2020)
Clinging to the walls of tropical caves is a type of plant with a single leaf that continues to g...

High human population density negative for pollinators (Aug 25, 2020)
Population density, and not the proportion of green spaces, has the biggest impact on species ric...

Australia's wish list of exotic pets (Aug 20, 2020)
Unsustainable trade of species is the major pathway for the introduction of invasive alien specie...

Invasive shrubs in Northeast US forests grow leaves earlier and keep them longer (Aug 19, 2020)
The rapid pace that invasive shrubs infiltrate forests in the northeastern United States makes sc...

Illegal trade with terrestrial vertebrates in markets and households of Laos (Aug 19, 2020)
Scientists provide the first interdisciplinary assessment of human involvement into the terrestri...

Species competition and cooperation influence vulnerability to climate change (Aug 18, 2020)
Organisms need to work together to adapt to climate change, especially in the presence of competi...

Native Hawaiian tiger cowries eat alien invasive species (Aug 18, 2020)
Researchers have discovered the Hawaiian tiger cowrie is a voracious predator of sponges. Among p...

Where lions operate, grazers congregate ... provided food is great (Aug 17, 2020)
Meals are typically family affairs for zebras, gazelles, cape buffalo and other grazing species i...

Global warming is changing our plant communities (Aug 17, 2020)
In a comprehensive study of nearly 20,000 species, research shows that plant communities are shif...

Restoration helps forests recover faster (Aug 13, 2020)
Actively restored forests recover above ground biomass faster than areas left to regenerate natur...

Snowshoe hare carcasses feed more then the usual suspects (Aug 13, 2020)
What do lynx, flying squirrels, ravens, and wolverines have in common? They will all scavenge fro...

Mutations may have saved brown howlers from yellow fever virus (Aug 12, 2020)
From 2007 to 2009, a devastating yellow fever virus outbreak nearly decimated brown and black and...

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