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Ecosystems with many and similar species can handle tougher environmental disturbances
How sensitive an ecosystem is to unforeseen environmental stress can be determined, according to Daniel Bruno, previous visiting researcher at UmeĆ„ University.  View News Article (2016-05-26)

A 100-million-year partnership on the brink of extinction
A relationship that has lasted for 100 million years is at serious risk of ending, due to the effects of environmental and climate change. A species of spiny crayfish native to Australia and the tiny flatworms that depend on them are both at risk of extinction, according to researchers from the UK and Australia.  View News Article (2016-05-25)

'Canaries' of the ocean highlight threat to world's ecosystems
Fifty-nine finfish species have 'disappeared' from fishermen's catches in the world's most species rich and vulnerable marine region, new research has shown. View News Article (2016-05-23)

Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species
Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to the results of a new study. View News Article (2016-05-23)

Biodiversity protects fish from climate change
Fish provide protein to billions of people and are an especially critical food source in the developing world.  View News Article (2016-05-17)

Container design important for endangered plant nursery
Recent research at the University of Guam has shown that the use of traditional hard plastic containers in a conservation nursery reduced the quality of the roots of an endangered tree species. View News Article (2016-05-16)

Hedgehogs are indeed not so widespread in England any more
There's now more than just anecdotal evidence that England's hedgehog population is feeling the squeeze. In the past 55 years, there has been a moderate decline of up to 7.4 percent in the areas they frequent, says Anouschka Hof of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US and Paul Bright, previously of the University of London in the UK. View News Article (2016-05-13)

New research shows sensitivity to oxidative stress is not always linked to aging
A study published in the US journal, Aging by the University of Surrey and University of Rochester has made an important breakthrough in understanding the impact of oxygen exposure on the aging process of mammal cells.  View News Article (2016-05-12)

Nine ornamental landscape plants tested for salt tolerance
A new study of the salt tolerance of popular ornamental plants can be a valuable reference for gardeners and landscapers looking for plants that can thrive in locations where poor-quality irrigation water is typical.  View News Article (2016-05-10)

University of Kentucky researchers discover three new primate species
Three new species of mouse lemurs - the smallest primates in the world - have been discovered by scientists at the University of Kentucky, along with collaborators at the German Primate Center and Duke Lemur Center.  View News Article (2016-05-03)

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