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Ecotourism, natural resource conservation proposed as allies to protect natural landscapes
If environmentalists want to protect fragile ecosytems from landing in the hands of developers--in the U.S. and around the globe--they should team up with ecotourists, according to a University of Georgia study published in the Journal of Ecotourism. View News Article (2016-01-27)

Over-hunting threatens Amazonian forest carbon stocks
Over-hunting of large mammals in tropical forests could make climate change worse according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). View News Article (2016-01-26)

Predators key to helping prey evolve with climate change
The key to helping animals evolve quickly in response to climate change could actually be their predators, according to a new UBC study. View News Article (2015-12-16)

Loss of diversity near melting coastal glaciers
Melting glaciers are causing a loss of species diversity among benthos in the coastal waters off the Antarctic Peninsula, impacting an entire seafloor ecosystem.  View News Article (2015-11-16)

Competition between 'good bacteria' important for healthy gut, say researchers
Competition between 'good bacteria' important for healthy gut, say researchers View News Article (2015-11-06)

Water-treatment plants are not supposed to harm the functioning of river ecosystems
Despite the fact that the main function of water treatment plants is to clean the polluted waste water produced by human activity, "the effluent from them turns into a source of many pollutants in rivers", explained Ibon Aristi, researcher in the UPV/EHU's department of Plant Biology and Ecology.  View News Article (2015-10-30)

Extinction of Pleistocene herbivores induced major vegetation and landscape changes
The extinction of large herbivores such as mammoths could explain massive prehistoric changes in vegetation and landscape structure.  View News Article (2015-10-27)

Antarctic species threatened by willful misinterpretation of legal treaty
Countries are loosely interpreting the legal meaning of "rational use" of natural resources to escalate fishing efforts in Antarctic waters and hinder efforts to establish marine protected areas in the Southern Ocean, scientists and legal scholars say. View News Article (2015-10-22)

Biodiversity stabilizes ecosystems during climate extremes
Can biodiversity help protect ecosystems from extreme conditions? That question is much on the minds of scientists and policy makers as a changing climate brings more wildly swinging conditions at the same time human activities reduce the number of species available to produce food and oxygen and help keep our planet in balance.  View News Article (2015-10-15)

Evidence for functional redundancy in nature
One of biology's long-standing puzzles is how so many similar species can co-exist in nature. Do they really all fulfill a different role? View News Article (2015-10-09)

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