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Droughts can have detrimental impacts on aquatic invertebrates
At temporary stream sites, researchers found that just three types, or 'taxa,' of invertebrates remained following a long drought. (2016-05-05)
Faster carbon turnover in basal food-chain levels in aquatic than terrestrial ecosystems
Improved knowledge of how carbon moves through food chains of aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems is required to understand capacity of ecosystems to sequester excess atmospheric CO2, improving climate change scenario predictions. (2004-02-25)
Aquatic scientists take big steps toward successful management of alien invasive weeds in Botswana
The review paper 'Alien Invasive Aquatic Plant Species in Botswana: Historical Perspective and Management' describes the species biology, distribution, historical spread, negative impacts, and control achieved right from their discovery in Botswana. (2016-08-26)
Aquatic plants may hold key to advancing plant disease management
The way aquatic plants respond to plant disease and climate change may have applications for managing land-based agriculture, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS). (2005-07-06)
Predator from a tank: New water mite genus from bromeliad phytotelmata
During an extensive sampling of the water mite fauna across the Atlantic rainforests of Brazil, a new mite genus has been proposed and diagnosed. (2015-08-06)
Are fish made of maple leaves?
Many of us learned about the aquatic food web in high school. (2004-01-14)
Sediment dwelling creatures at risk from nanoparticles in common household products
The review, published today in the journal Environmental Chemistry, highlights the risks posed to aquatic organisms when nanoparticles 'transform' on contact with water and as they pass from water to sediment and then into sediment dwelling organisms. (2015-08-13)
Warming temperatures cause aquatic animals to shrink the most
Warmer temperatures cause greater reduction in the adult sizes of aquatic animals than in land-dwellers in a new study by scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and the University of Liverpool. (2012-11-05)
MSU, Shedd Aquarium partnering to create healthier aquatic homes
Viruses are the most abundant living organisms on the planet, yet we know very little about them, especially in aquatic environments. (2017-03-28)
Lots of carbon dioxide equivalents from aquatic environments
Large amounts of carbon dioxide equivalents taken up by plants on land are returned to the atmosphere from aquatic environments. (2014-03-24)
Billion-year revision of plant evolution timeline may stem from discovery of lignin in seaweed
Land plants' ability to sprout upward through the air, unsupported except by their own woody tissues, has long been considered one of the characteristics separating them from aquatic plants, which rely on water to support them. (2009-01-27)
From Tar Sands to Ring of Fire -- forewarning changes to Canada's watersheds
Ecologists have found the conservation of aquatic ecosystems in Canada has not kept pace with the country's changing landscape, and a prioritization of protection is needed. (2015-01-27)
You taste like mercury, said the spider to the fly
More mercury than previously thought is moving from aquatic to land food webs when stream insects are consumed by spiders, a Dartmouth College-led study shows. (2016-03-23)
The overlooked commotion of particle motion in the ocean
In response, researchers from the universities of Exeter, Bristol and Leiden and CEFAS have developed a user-friendly introduction to particle motion, explaining how and when it ought to be measured, and provide open-access analytical tools to maximize its uptake. (2016-03-01)
Yoga and aquatic exercise can help combat MS symptoms
Exercise can have a positive influence on certain symptoms of multiple sclerosis: Patients who do yoga and aquatic exercise suffer less from fatigue, depression and paresthesia, as reported by researchers from the University of Basel and the Psychiatric University Clinics Basel in a joint study with colleagues in Iran. (2016-05-03)
Study assesses impact of fish stocking on aquatic insects
The impact fish stocking has on aquatic insects in mountain lakes can be rapidly reversed by removing non-native trout, according to a study completed by US Forest Service and University of California, Davis, scientists. (2009-03-26)
Fresh water affected by salt from deicing roads
Scientists have found that fresh water systems from across the northeastern United States including Baltimore, Maryland the Hudson River Valley, New York and the White Mountains of New Hampshire are becoming saltier due to deicer use on roads during the winter. (2005-09-05)
New caddisfly species discovered in the Balkan biodiversity hotspot of Kosovo
The Republic of Kosovo turns out to be a unique European biodiversity hotspot after a second new species of aquatic insect has been described from the Balkan country. (2016-02-09)
Research shows the response of the carbon cycle to climate change
In the largest ever analysis of rates of respiration, scientists have found aquatic ecosystems have the potential to release more CO2 to the atmosphere in a warmer climate than land ecosystems. (2012-06-20)
Aquatic therapy soon after total knee arthroplasty improves outcomes
According to a new study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, beginning aquatic therapy just six days after total knee arthroplasty may lead to improved results, while delaying its onset an additional week may be more appropriate after a total hip arthroplasty. (2011-12-21)
Queen's researchers link crayfish decline in Algonquin Park lakes to lack of calcium
Researchers from Queen's University have linked the localized near-extinction of a native crayfish species in four lakes in Algonquin Park to declining calcium levels. (2015-10-28)
Fish exposed to antidepressants exhibit altered behavioral changes
Fish exposed to the antidepressant Fluoxetine, an active ingredient in prescription drugs such as Prozac, exhibited a range of altered mating behaviours, repetitive behaviour and aggression towards female fish, according to new research published on in the latest special issue of Aquatic Toxicology: Antidepressants in the Aquatic Environment. (2014-04-16)
Mussel researcher awarded Meritorious Service Award by the U.S. Department of the Interior
Richard J. Neves, professor of fisheries and wildlife science at Virginia Tech, has been recognized for his outstanding contributions to the U.S. (2003-10-22)
If we are what we eat, some lake fish are made of maple leaves
Aquatic plants form the base of the food web. The energy they create supports aquatic life, from invertebrates to the largest sport fish. (2004-01-14)
Ray Semlitsch receives 2011 Fitch Award for Excellence in Herpetology
Ray Semlitsch, Curators' Professor of Biology in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri, is the recipient of the 2011 Fitch Award for Excellence in Herpetology from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. (2011-08-03)
Reproductive plasticity revealed: Neotropical treefrog can choose to lay eggs in water or on land
Researchers at Boston University have discovered a treefrog known to lay eggs terrestrially, also lays eggs in water both at the surface and fully submerged. (2008-05-19)
Natural-born divers and the molecular traces of evolution
When the ancestors of present marine mammals returned to the oceans, their physiology had to adapt radically. (2009-06-29)
'The Secret Life of a Lake: The Ecology of Northern Lakes and Their Stewardship'
As you canoe over the placid surface of your favorite lake, have you ever wondered what lies beneath you? (2013-11-25)
Habitat microstructure drives salamander metamorphosis
Whether salamanders transform into their terrestrial, adult form or retain their aquatic, juvenile form depends on the nature of the streambed where they develop. (2006-03-01)
SFU scientists engage Science in fisheries debate
Three Simon Fraser University scientists are engaging in a verbal battle with the federal government over its budget cuts and legislative changes in departments with environmental responsibilities, on a powerful stage. (2012-06-21)
Scientists present El Nino
The ecological effects of the strong 2015-2016 El Niño. Carbon burial in aquatic ecosystems. (2017-02-23)
Aquatic life declines at early stages of urban development
The number of native fish and aquatic insects, especially those that are pollution sensitive, declines in urban and suburban streams at low levels of development -- levels often considered protective for stream communities, according to a new study by the US Geological Survey. (2010-06-03)
A milestone in aquatic toxicology
The public release of first generation annotations for the fathead minnow genome was published today in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. (2017-08-29)
Environmental DNA uncovers biodiversity in rivers
Researchers from UZH and Eawag have used 'environmental DNA' to determine the biodiversity of a river. (2016-08-30)
Pharmaceuticals retain potential to cause damage in aquatic environments
More sophisticated methods may be required to assess the accumulation and wider impact of human and veterinary pharmaceuticals within the aquatic environment, scientists have said following a research project led by the University of Plymouth. (2016-10-10)
York academics reveal fishy cooking habits of North American hunter-gatherers
Archaeologists from the University of York and Queens College, City University New York have discovered the first use of pottery in north-eastern North America was largely due to the cooking, storage and social feasting of fish by hunter-gatherers. (2015-02-03)
Aquatic fish jump into picture of evolutionary land invasion
Some fully aquatic fishes, says a Northern Arizona University researcher, can jump effectively on land without specialized anatomical attributes -- a finding with significant implications for evolutionary biology. (2011-10-07)
Cattle grazing may help rather than hurt endangered species
The fight between cattle-grazing landowners and environmentalists may be a false dichotomy. (2005-10-12)
Pharmaceutical residues increasingly disrupt aquatic life: A hidden global change
Let's forget about the climate for a minute. Largely hidden from public view, another global change is causing increasing disruption. (2016-02-02)
Bullfrogs invading Canada's west coast
Bug-eyed bullfrogs with big appetites are invading lakes and ponds on southern Vancouver Island, eating other frogs plus fish, snakes, small mammals and birds. (2000-08-15)
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