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April 25, 2019

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April 25, 2019

Biodiversity: Climate Key to Abundance of Life

Apr. 9, 2019 — Natural history museum paleontologists have succeeded in mapping historical biodiversity in unprecedented detail. For the first time, it is now possible to compare the impact of climate on global ... read more

Astro-Ecology: Counting Orangutans Using Star-Spotting Technology

Apr. 9, 2019 — A groundbreaking scientific collaboration is harnessing technology used to study the luminosity of stars, to carry out detailed monitoring of orangutan populations in Borneo. Researchers came ... read more

Apr. 8, 2019 — A remote island in the Caribbean could offer clues as to how invasive species are able to colonize new territories and then thrive in them, a new study ... read more

Apr. 8, 2019 — Diversity beats monotony: a colourful patchwork of small, differently used plots can bring advantages to agriculture and ... read more

Apr. 5, 2019 — A few years ago, the Peruvian government launched a program to protect the rainforest. However, an analysis shows that its effect is small. But the researchers also have good news: Three measures ... read more

Apr. 3, 2019 — Unsustainable harvesting, including hunting, trapping, fishing and logging, is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity. Hotspots have now been identified by ... read more

Living Near Protected Areas Can Have Positive Impacts on Human Well-Being

Apr. 3, 2019 — Living near a protected area can improve aspects of human well-being across the developing world, new research ... read more

Human History Through Tree Rings: Trees in Amazonia Reveal Pre-Colonial Human Disturbance

Apr. 3, 2019 — The Brazil nut tree (Bertholletia excelsa) is well known around the world today and has been an important part of human subsistence strategies in the Amazon forest from at least the Early Holocene. ... read more

Apr. 3, 2019 — A groundbreaking two-year study in southern Oregon found greater abundance and diversity of wild bees in areas that experienced moderate and severe forest fires compared to areas with low-severity ... read more

Apr. 2, 2019 — Loss and fragmentation of habitat are among the main reasons why biodiversity is decreasing in many places worldwide. Now, a research team has established that the destruction of habitat causes ... read more

Apr. 2, 2019 — Scientists have discovered two new species of giant stick insect on Madagascar, whose males become dazzling blue or multicolored at sexual maturity. The researchers describe their rare and exciting ... read more

Apr. 2, 2019 — International plans to restore forests to combat global warming are flawed and will fall far short of meeting 1.5C climate targets, according to new ... read more

Apr. 1, 2019 — In a new analysis of the effectiveness of marine protected areas worldwide, marine ecologists report that reserves not only replenish target fish populations, they also restore ecological ... read more

Apr. 1, 2019 — While information about the conservation status of the tiger gecko species is largely missing, these Asian lizards are already particularly vulnerable to extinction. A study provides an overview of ... read more

Apr. 1, 2019 — Scientists have confirmed the first report of an egg parasitoid Telenomus remus in Africa which could prove an important biological weapon in the fight against the devastating fall armyworm that ... read more

Sweeping Census Provides New Population Estimate for Western Chimpanzees

Mar. 29, 2019 — A sweeping new census estimates 52,800 western chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) live in eight countries in western Africa, with most of them found outside of protected areas, some of which are ... read more

Novel Insights Into Soil Biodiversity, Earth's Global Engine

Mar. 28, 2019 — New findings indicate changes in soil biodiversity are driven by changes in plant cover and soil acidification during ecosystem ... read more

Invasive Crayfish Sabotages Its Own Success, Study Says

Mar. 28, 2019 — Understanding when and why invasive species populations crash could help managers decide when and where to apply control efforts. After all, invasive species cost the US economy more than $120 ... read more

Mar. 28, 2019 — A multi-institutional team of researchers has assessed how environmental, demographic, and genetic factors play a role in the reintroduction of bull trout in Washington ... read more

What 'Big Data' Reveals About the Diversity of Species

Mar. 28, 2019 — 'Big data' and large-scale analyses are critical for biodiversity research to find out how animal and plant species are distributed worldwide and how ecosystems function. The necessary data ... read more

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