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Florida lizards evolve rapidly, within 15 years and 20 generations
Scientists working on islands in Florida have documented the rapid evolution of a native lizard species - in as little as 15 years - as a result of pressure from an invading lizard species, introduced from Cuba.  View News Article (2014-10-24)


Retaining forests where raptors nest can help to protect biodiversity
Predators influence decisions on conservation actions because they awake a remarkable interest in the society. However, favouring just predators in conservation can also mislead the scarce funding invested in nature conservation.  View News Article (2014-10-24)


How ferns adapted to one of Earth's newest and most extreme environments
Ferns are believed to be 'old' plant species - some of them lived alongside the dinosaurs, over 200 million years ago. However, a group of Andean ferns evolved much more recently: their completely new form and structure (morphology) arose and diversified within the last 2 million years.  View News Article (2014-10-24)


Bite to the death: Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids
They may be tiny and stingless but there's nothing sweet and innocent about a species of native sugarbag bee when it goes to war over a coveted honey-filled hive. View News Article (2014-10-22)


John Lennon commemorated by naming a new tarantula species from South America after him
A newly described tarantula species from Western Brazilian Amazonia was named Bumba lennoni in honor of John Lennon, a founder member of the legendary band the Beatles.  View News Article (2014-10-21)


University of Tennessee study finds fish just wanna have fun
Fish just want to have fun, according to a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study that finds even fish "play." View News Article (2014-10-21)


Mediterranean, Semi-Arid Ecosystems Prove Resistant to Climate Change
Climate change predictions for the Middle East, like other arid regions of the world, are alarming. In an area known for its water scarcity, rainfall is expected to decrease even further in the near future, spelling disaster for the functioning of unique ecosystems - hotspots of biodiversity and rich genetic fodder for essential crops. View News Article (2014-10-21)


Climate change alters cast of winter birds
Over the past two decades, the resident communities of birds that attend eastern North America's backyard bird feeders in winter have quietly been remade, most likely as a result of a warming climate. View News Article (2014-10-20)


Study recommends ongoing assessment of impact of offshore wind farms on marine species
Offshore wind power is a valuable source of renewable energy that can help reduce carbon emissions. View News Article (2014-10-17)


Loss of big predators could leave herbivores in a thorny situation
Global declines in carnivore populations could embolden plant eaters to increasingly dine on succulent vegetation, driving losses in plant and tree biodiversity, according to UBC research published today in Science. View News Article (2014-10-17)

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