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Farm management choice can benefit fungi key to healthy ecosystems
Farming practices have a significant impact on the diversity of beneficial microbial fungi known to play important roles in crop productivity, soil recovery and maintenance of healthy ecosystems. View News Article (2010-09-14)


Should Opposites Attract? - Bird Success Depends On Personality
Your personality determines how successful you are, in both survival and reproduction. Personality is to a large extent hereditary and also influences partner choice. Biologists from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) found this in great tits. The research project on the evolution of personalities will be finalised this month. Why do we all differ in personality? Even when we live... View News Article (2003-11-07)


Protecting ecosystems, pollution remediation goals of research at UH
Cleaning up pollution, protecting soil from erosion and maintaining species-rich ecosystems are some of the goals of a computational ecology project by a University of Houston (UH) scientist and his team. View News Article (2011-03-07)


Stimulating markets for beef and lamb
The Institute of Ecology and Resource Management (IERM) at the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Quality Beef and Lamb Association (SQBLA) have formed a research partnership within the EU CRAFT Programme - Technology Stimulation Measures for SMEs. A project developed under this programme "Marketing Red Meat in the European Union: Extending the Options" includes other industry (SME) and... View News Article (2000-01-20)


US Supreme Court under the microscope
Although the current Supreme Court has been criticized for its lack of diversity on the bench, the Court is actually more diverse overall today than ever in history, according to a new study that borrows statistical methods from ecology to reveal a more precise picture of diversity.  View News Article (2013-02-12)


Waterloo creates cutting-edge tool to help predict impact of invasive species
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have published results of a powerful new tool that could give ecologists new ways of tackling problems posed by deadly invasive species like Asian carp and Zebra mussels. View News Article (2015-03-19)


Severe droughts could lead to widespread losses of butterflies by 2050
Widespread drought-sensitive butterfly population extinctions could occur in the UK as early as 2050 according to a new study published today in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change.  View News Article (2015-08-11)


Invasive species use landmarking to find love in a hopeless place
Tiny populations of invasive species such as Asian carp start their domination of new ecosystems by hanging out at local landmarks, according to a new study published in the journal Theoretical Ecology this week. View News Article (2015-03-16)


Biological Fitness Trumps Other Traits in Mating Game
When a new species emerges following adaptive changes to its local environment, the process of choosing a mate can help protect the new species' genetic identity and increase the likelihood of its survival. View News Article (2013-06-20)


New study shows parrotfish are critical to coral reef island building
As well as being a beautiful species capable of changing its colour, shape and even gender, new research published today shows that parrotfish, commonly found on healthy coral reefs, can also play a pivotal role in providing the sands necessary to build and maintain coral reef islands. View News Article (2015-04-28)

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