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Finding ways to fix the climate before it's too late
Scientists and policymakers rely on complex computer simulations called Integrated Assessment Models to figure out how to address climate change. (2017-01-18)
How to make global fisheries worth 5 times more: UBC research
Rebuilding global fisheries would make them five times more valuable while improving ecology, according to a new University of British Columbia study, published today in the online journal PLoS ONE. (2012-07-13)
Overpopulation: The transparent elephant in the room causing crucial modern crises
A review of nearly 200 research articles (~75 percent published in the last 10 years) shows how the issue of population growth is being downplayed and trivialized despite its fundamental role on modern crises related to unemployment, public debt, welfare (e.g., reduced access to food and water or even health and education), extinction of species and climate change. (2014-03-17)
Climate change affects horseshoe crab numbers
Having survived for more than 400 million years, the horseshoe crab is now under threat -- primarily due to overharvest and habitat destruction. (2010-10-04)
Ecological science for a crowded planet
Ecologists must take their science in bold new directions if humans and the natural systems on which they depend are to coexist in the future. (2004-05-27)
December issue of Frontiers
One research paper and several review papers will appear in the December issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. (2006-12-01)
Virus evolution topic of Darwin talk at UH April 2
A biologist who researches viruses to determine how and why they evolve to cause disease will speak at the University of Houston April 2. (2009-03-31)
Researchers develop new approach to identify possible ecological effects of releasing genetically engineered insects
University of Minnesota researchers have developed a new approach for identifying potential environmental effects of deliberate releases of genetically engineered insects. (2013-11-18)
New technology needed to monitor rain forest 'tsunami'
Human impact on tropical forest ecosystems has reached a (2009-01-12)
New scientific field will study ecological importance of sounds
A Purdue University researcher is leading an effort to create a new scientific field that will use sound as a way to understand the ecological characteristics of a landscape and to reconnect people with the importance of natural sounds. (2011-03-01)
Thawing soil in permafrost a significant source of carbon
Permafrost, permanently frozen soil, isn't staying frozen and a type of soil called loess contained deep within thawing permafrost may be releasing significant, and previously unaccounted for, amounts of carbon into the atmosphere, according to authors of a paper published this week in the journal Science. (2006-06-15)
Dog domestication may have increased harmful genetic changes, UCLA biologists report
Dog domestication may have inadvertently led to harmful genetic changes, a UCLA-led study suggests. (2016-01-11)
Vision stimulates courtship calls in the grey tree frog
Male tree frogs like to 'see what they're getting' when they select females for mating, according to a new study by Dr. (2012-11-19)
Study: Invasive species can dramatically alter landscapes
Invasive plant and animal species can cause dramatic and enduring changes to the geography and ecology of landscapes, a study from Purdue University and the University of Kentucky shows. (2014-12-11)
UMass Amherst biologists propose a new research roadmap for connecting genes to ecology
Lead co-authors of a new paper, Duncan Irschick and Craig Albertson, say that the field has to date been (2013-04-30)
Study finds key distinction between outbreaks that die out and epidemics
In an important study forthcoming in the March 2006 issue of the American Naturalist, biologists from Yale University, University of Florida, and Dartmouth College explore the dynamics of pathogen survival and shed new light on a longstanding mystery: why some infectious diseases are limited to small outbreaks and others become full-blown epidemics. (2006-02-21)
Smoke breathes new life into a forest
Scientists have previously reported that heat shock and charred wood induce germination in dormant seeds. (1998-10-13)
North American Freshwater Mussels
A new book by US Forest Service scientist Wendell Haag provides the first comprehensive view of the ecology and conservation of the approximately 300 species of North American freshwater mussels. (2012-10-09)
Migratory birds help spread plant species across hemispheres
A new study out of the University of Connecticut demonstrates for the first time how some plants travel not just across the backyard, but as far as from Northern to Southern hemispheres on the wings of migratory birds. (2014-06-16)
Why do zebras have stripes?
One of nature's fascinating questions is how zebras got their stripes. (2015-01-29)
Computer game helps scientists understand animal camouflage
Online computer games played by more than 30,000 people have helped scientists understand animal camouflage and color vision. (2017-04-13)
Researchers discover new producer of crucial vitamin
New research has determined that a single group of microorganisms may be responsible for much of the world's vitamin B12 production in the oceans, with implications for the global carbon cycle and climate change. (2014-09-15)
How grassland management without the loss of species works
The intensive management of grasslands is bad for biodiversity. However, a study by the Terrestrial Ecology Research Group at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has brought a ray of hope: If different forms of management are optimally distributed within a region, this can lead to higher yields without the loss of insect species. (2017-06-27)
The Geometry of Ecological Interactions: Simplifying Spatial Complexity
The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and Cambridge University Press announce the publication of The Geometry of Ecological Interactions: Simplifying Spatial Complexity. (2000-05-21)
Why are some wild animals more tolerant to human interaction than others?
Are we loving wild animals to death? UCLA Professor Daniel Blumstein and colleagues analyzed 75 studies conducted over the last half-century of 212 animal species -- mostly birds, but also mammals and lizards -- in areas with large numbers of people and areas with few people to answer that question. (2015-11-16)
UK butterfly populations threatened by extreme drought and landscape fragmentation
A new study has found that the sensitivity and recovery of UK butterfly populations to extreme drought is affected by the overall area and degree of fragmentation of key habitat types in the landscape. (2012-11-01)
2 new species of mushroom on Iberian Peninsula described
In a study published in the Mycologia journal, researchers from the Basque Country, in collaboration with the Spanish Royal Botanic Garden and the Forestry Institute of Slovenia, have described two new species of Hydnum - colloquially known as Wood Hedgehog or Hedgehog mushroom. (2013-02-27)
Beauty Is The Beast: How Rhododendron Bests The Mighty Oak
U.S. Forest Service and Virginia Tech researchers discover how rhododendron suppress hardwood growth. (1997-07-30)
Predicting climate impacts on ecosystems will require scientists to widen the lens
In a new paper, two Yale scholars make the case that overly simplistic studies on the climate impacts on ecosystems avoid the inherent complexity and interconnectedness of natural systems. (2016-10-24)
New study explains factors that influence the timing of infectious disease outbreaks
The delay between the time when a disease outbreak becomes possible and when it actually happens depends chiefly on how frequently infection is introduced to the population and how quickly the number of cases caused by a single individual increases, according to new research from the University of Georgia. (2016-11-01)
BMC Ecology Image Competition 2015 winners announced
This year's BMC Ecology Image Competition includes photos showing a Palestinian sunbird's careful maneuvers, endangered storks foraging in a garbage dump and a pregnant bat in mid-flight. (2015-07-30)
Safe is sexy
During animal courtship males use strikingly beautiful signals as they compete for the amorous attention of females. (2003-07-28)
Trauma earlier in life may affect response to stress years later
Cornell researchers report that rapes, sudden deaths of loved ones, life-threatening accidents and other such traumas may result in long-term changes in the stress response in some people, even if they don't have post-traumatic stress disorder. (2007-11-20)
Sugarcane cools climate
Brazilians are world leaders in using biofuels. About a quarter of their automobile fuel consumption comes from sugarcane, which significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions. (2011-04-17)
Underdogs in the understory: Study suggests nature favors rarer trees
A study of seven tropical forests around the world has revealed that nature encourages biodiversity by favoring the growth of less common trees. (2006-01-26)
Mother mongooses may risk death to protect unborn children
Mothers will do anything to protect their children, but mongooses go a step further. (2016-06-17)
Island Biology 2014: An International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation
Islands are renowned for their extraordinary biota -- inspiring biologists and providing key insights into evolution, biogeography, and ecology. (2014-01-23)
Voracious comb jellyfish 'invisible' to prey
Despite its primitive structure, the North American comb jellyfish can sneak up on its prey like a high-tech stealth submarine, making it a successful predator. Researchers, including one from the University of Gothenburg, have now been able to show how the jellyfish makes itself hydrodynamically (2010-10-10)
Global warring
Climate change, and the resulting shortage of ecological resources, could be to blame for armed conflicts in the future, according to David Zhang from the University of Hong Kong and colleagues. (2007-07-09)
When is a pollinator not a pollinator? Tales from an insect crime scene...
Danger looms for the lovely, red, trumpet-shaped blossoms of the scarlet gilia, a Rocky Mountain plant. (1999-07-12)
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