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January 20, 2019

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January 20, 2019

Mediterranean Freshwater Fish Species Susceptible to Climate Change

Jan. 18, 2019 — Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean ... read more

Jan. 8, 2019 — Microscopic marine plants flourish beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea, according to a new study. These phytoplankton create the energy that fuels ocean ecosystems, and the study found that ... read more

Jan. 8, 2019 — Mega-dams should not be built in lowland tropical forest regions due to the threat they pose to biodiversity and ecosystems, according to ... read more

Jan. 7, 2019 — A recently completed research project allowed novel socio-economic analysis aimed at finding out if ecological infrastructure investments are feasible in various scenarios to improve reliability of ... read more

Jan. 7, 2019 — An international team of scientists, involving entomologists, conservation biologists, agro-ecologists and geographers, has just revealed how on-farm biological control can slow the pace of tropical ... read more

Revised Brazilian Forest Code May Lead to Increased Legal Deforestation in Amazon

Jan. 4, 2019 — Researchers show that up to 15 million hectares of forest risk losing protection owing to a new clause in the law under which state governments can let private landowners protect only 50 percent of ... read more

Jan. 3, 2019 — Timber rattlesnakes, according to the study's author, are among the most docile creatures in Appalachia. They choose places to hibernate that are more likely to be surface mined due to their ... read more

Jan. 2, 2019 — New work shows for the first time just how widespread and deadly the threat of pathogens from restoration nurseries may be to natural forests. The team surveyed five native plant nurseries in ... read more

Jan. 2, 2019 — Seagrass beds are so effective in protecting tropical beaches from erosion, that they can reduce the need for regular, expensive beach nourishments that are used now. Biologists and engineers from ... read more

Jan. 2, 2019 — A new study examines how the switch to conservation tillage has impacted a southwestern Ohio lake over the past decades. From 1994 to 2014, an unusually long timespan, the researchers measured ... read more

Dec. 26, 2018 — A new study shows that trace elements found in fish ear bones can be used as biogenic tracers to track coal ash contamination. Strontium isotope ratios in the otoliths of fish collected from two ... read more

More Young and Other Traits Help Mammals Adapt to Urban Environments

Dec. 21, 2018 — Species of mammals that live in urban environments produce more young compared to other mammals. But next to this common 'winning trait', mammals deal with different strategies to ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — The startling extent to which violent wildfires, similar to those that ravaged large swathes of California recently, affect forests and crops way beyond the boundaries of the blaze has been ... read more

Wildlife Struggle to Cope With Extreme Weather

Dec. 21, 2018 — The mass death of flying foxes in extreme heat in North Queensland last month underscores the importance of wildlife research released today. The new research sheds light on how various species have ... read more

Health Checkups for Alpine Lakes

Dec. 20, 2018 — The best tool for assessing the health of mountain lakes comes in a very small package. According to new research, alpine species of zooplankton are excellent bioindicators of lake health. And as ... read more

Dec. 19, 2018 — Artificial intelligence and extensive satellite imagery have allowed researchers to map the world's intertidal zones for the first time, revealing a significant loss of the crucial ecosystem. ... read more

Dec. 19, 2018 — The world's forests are on a fast food diet of carbon dioxide, which is currently causing them to grow faster. But a researcher finds evidence suggesting that forest growth may soon peak as the ... read more

Nightlights for Stream Dwellers? No, Thanks

Dec. 19, 2018 — When the critters that live in and around streams and wetlands are settling into their nighttime routines, streetlights and other sources of illumination filter down through the trees and into their ... read more

Changing Climate, Longer Growing Seasons Complicate Outlook for Coniferous Forests

Dec. 19, 2018 — For decades, ecologists have differed over a longstanding mystery: Will a longer, climate-induced growing season ultimately help coniferous forests to grow or hurt them? A new study may help ... read more

Dec. 19, 2018 — Of the known alien (non-native) species found in Antarctica, a non-biting species of midge currently presents one of the highest risks to terrestrial ecosystems, researchers have ... read more

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