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Stadium lighting affects bat behavior and may threaten biodiversity
A new Animal Conservation study shows that sports stadium lighting can alter patterns of bat species activity and feeding, which may in turn have cascading effects on other organisms and the ecosystem as a whole. View News Article (2015-07-24)


UAlberta scientists part of unprecedented worldwide biodiversity study
Humans depend on high levels of ecosystem biodiversity, but due to climate change and changes in land use, biodiversity loss is now greater than at any time in human history. Five University of Alberta researchers, including students, participated in a leading global initiative to determine whether there are widespread and consistent patterns in plant biodiversity. View News Article (2015-07-20)


Increased carbon dioxide levels in air restrict plants' ability to absorb nutrients
The rapidly rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere affect plants' absorption of nitrogen, which is the nutrient that restricts crop growth in most terrestrial ecosystems.  View News Article (2015-06-15)


Savannahs slow climate change
Tropical rainforests have long been considered the Earth's lungs, sequestering large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and thereby slowing down the increasing greenhouse effect and associated human-made climate change. View News Article (2015-05-22)


Forecasting future infectious disease outbreaks
Machine learning can pinpoint rodent species that harbor diseases and geographic hotspots vulnerable to new parasites and pathogens. View News Article (2015-05-19)


Study: Valuable Massachusetts ecosystems shrinking, doing more with less
All land is not created equal. Some ecosystems do triple duty in the benefits they provide to society. Massachusetts forests, for example, filter public drinking water while also providing habitat for threatened species and storing carbon to combat climate change.  View News Article (2015-05-14)


Harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay are becoming more frequent
A recent study of harmful algal blooms in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science show a marked increase in these ecosystem-disrupting events in the past 20 years that are being fed by excess nitrogen runoff from the watershed. View News Article (2015-05-11)


Increased atmospheric carbon dioxide makes trees use water more efficiently
The increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration has allowed trees across Europe to use their available water resources more efficiently, new research has shown.  View News Article (2015-05-11)


Ocean fronts improve climate and fishery production, study finds
A recent study by the University of Georgia found that ocean fronts--separate regions of warm and cool water as well as salt and fresh water -- act to increase production in the ocean. View News Article (2015-05-04)


Can photosynthesis be measured over large areas? MBL, Brown U. scientists find a way
By mounting cameras and spectral sensors over a forest canopy in central Massachusetts, scientists have developed an innovative system to measure plant photosynthesis over large areas, such as acres of crops or trees, using information on solar-induced fluorescence in the leaves.  View News Article (2015-04-30)

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