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Study supports increased funding for long-term ecological research
Funding for long-term ecological and environmental studies has been on a downward trend for more than a decade, yet such studies are of critical importance for advancing the science of ecology and for informing policy decisions about natural resources and environmental issues. (2017-03-07)
Plant neighbors 's(c)ent' to protect
People and animals are not the only ones who can smell. (2012-03-05)
The value of nature
Money may not grow on trees, but trees themselves and all that they provide have a dollar value nonetheless. (2017-06-28)
Racing ahead of disease outbreaks: $12 million in new research grants
Ebola, Middle East Respiratory syndrome, malaria, antibiotic-resistant infections: Is our interaction with the environment somehow responsible for their increased incidence? (2014-09-10)
Cows as unravellers
Long-term conservation of biodiversity may depend on the maintenance of its component parts and on their interactions. (2003-11-24)
UCLA professor honored for expanding our understanding of tropical forests
Stephen Hubbell, a distinguished professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at University of California Los Angeles, will be presented a Scientific Achievement Award during the opening ceremony of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations World Congress on Oct. (2014-09-04)
Introducing Wiley Open Access
Wiley today announced the launch of Wiley Open Access, a new publishing program of open-access journals. (2011-02-01)
UCI tops all universities in number of researchers named Fellows of leading scientific society
The 20 UC Irvine science and engineering researchers named today as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science represent the largest class this year of any university or institution in the US. (2008-12-18)
Announcing ESA's 1998 Annual Meeting
Journalists are invited to attend ESA's 1998 Annual Meeting to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 2-6, 1998. (1998-06-23)
Zombie ants have fungus on the brain
Tropical carpenter ants (Camponotus leonardi) are turned into (2011-05-08)
Changing fish body shapes give clues to environmental factors
The placement of the mouth, the length of the tail - these and other traits in fish are showing researchers how an ecosystem can lead a species to evolve in its quest for survival. (2002-07-17)
Repelling the knapweed invasion
Judith Myers' research has helped reduce the threat of knapweed. (2012-02-18)
Air pollution increases river-flows
A study published in Nature Geoscience shows that air pollution has had a significant impact on the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere. (2014-10-05)
Scientists: Think more broadly to predict wildlife climate change survival
In a paper published this week in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, Dr. (2016-02-15)
How camouflaged birds decide where to blend in
Animals that rely on camouflage can choose the best places to conceal themselves based on their individual appearance, new research shows. (2017-07-31)
Inaugural award for population ecologist
The Fenner Medal, created by the Australian Academy of Science to honour Prof Frank Fenner, one of the country's great scientific figures, has been one for the first time by a population ecologist, Prof Hugh Possingham, of Adelaide University. (2000-03-16)
Will earlier springs throw nature out of step?
The recent trend towards earlier UK springs and summers has been accelerating, according to a study published today in the scientific journal Global Change Biology. (2010-02-08)
Global ISU study: Invasive species widespread, but not more than at home range
Invasive plant species have long had a reputation as being bad for a new ecosystem when they are introduced. (2011-03-01)
Ski tourism stressing capercaillie
Ski tourism is raising stress levels among capercaillie, which could harm the birds' fitness and ability to breed successfully, ecologists have found. (2008-03-02)
Arctic getting greener
Recent years' warming in the Arctic has caused local changes in vegetation, reveals new research by biologists from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and elsewhere published in the prestigious journals Nature Climate Change and Ecology Letters. (2012-06-11)
ESA 89th Annual Meeting
Members of the media and freelance writers are invited to attend the Ecological Society of America's 2004 Annual Meeting to be held in Portland, Oregon, August 1-6, 2004. (2004-07-12)
University Of Georgia, Ukraine Sign Agreement
The University of Georgia (UGA) Provost and the Vice President for Research will sign an international agreement this Friday, January 15. (1999-01-13)
NSF awards Harvard Forest $4.9 million to study landscape change
The National Science Foundation has awarded Harvard University's Harvard Forest $4.9 million to study drivers, dynamics and consequences of landscape change in New England. (2006-10-04)
Is the humble fig more than just a fruit?
Figs and fig trees are familiar to a wide cross-section of human society, both as a common food and for their spiritual importance. (2013-05-02)
Fears of a decline in bee pollination confirmed
Widespread reports of a decline in the population of bees and other flower-visiting animals have aroused fear and speculation that pollination is also likely on the decline. (2010-09-05)
DFG awards 2016 Bernd Rendel Prize
Young geoscientists are recognized for their predoctoral research. (2016-08-31)
Scientists opened a new chapter in the study of malaria mosquitoes
In December 2016, the American Journal of Vector Ecology published two articles by Yuri Novikov, a scientist at the TSU Biological Institute devoted to the study of ecology and the distribution one of the species of malaria mosquito of the maculipennis complex and its laboratory cultivation. (2016-12-29)
BMC Ecology Image Competition winners reveal the private lives of animals and plants
Out in the field, ecologists get a chance to see intimate moments in the lives of the animals and plants they study. (2014-08-28)
Invasive plant outcompeted by its native ancestors
Invasive plants are believed to double-profit from loss of natural enemies and subsequent evolution of less chemically defended but more competitive genotypes, which take over their new habitats. (2004-03-18)
New high-resolution carbon mapping techniques provide more accurate results
A team of scientists from the Carnegie Institution for Science's Department of Global Ecology and the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station has developed new, more accurate methods for mapping carbon in Hawaii's forests. (2011-03-14)
Ancient fossils reveal how the mollusc got its teeth
The radula sounds like something from a horror movie - a conveyor belt lined with hundreds of rows of interlocking teeth. (2012-08-22)
Chillingham cattle cowed by climate change
Spring flowers are opening sooner and songbirds breeding earlier in the year, but scientists know little about how climate change is affecting phenology -- the timing of key biological events -- in UK mammals. (2011-06-13)
Genetics helps to crack down on chimpanzee smuggling
The population of chimpanzees across western Africa has decreased by 75 percent in the past 30 years, due in part to widespread chimp hunting. (2010-01-21)
Wolves' top-down effect
Willow trees, warblers and beaver dams once were bountiful in an area near the town of Banff, Alberta, Canada. (2005-08-01)
Study provides insights into birds' migration routes
By tracking hybrids between songbird species, investigators have found that migration routes are under genetic control and could be preventing interbreeding. (2014-07-21)
Feathered friends favor fruity flavonoids
Fruit-eating birds actively select fruit with the highest concentrations of antioxidants -- compounds that help them maintain a healthy immune system -- ecologists have found. (2008-03-31)
Research: It's more than just the science
In a newly published paper, a team of researchers from institutions across the country, including Michigan State University, outline not only why it's important to pursue science collaboratively, but how to create and maintain science teams to get better research results. (2014-02-04)
The eyes have it: Dinosaurs hunted by night
The movie Jurassic Park got one thing right: those velociraptors hunted by night while the big plant-eaters browsed around the clock, according to a new study of the eyes of fossil animals. (2011-04-14)
Can't see the wood for the climbers -- the vines threatening our tropical forests
Woody climbing vines, known as lianas, are preventing tropical forests from recovering and are hampering the ability of forests to store carbon, scientists are warning. (2016-07-22)
Opening a can of worms: Serendipitous discovery reveals earthworms more diverse than first thought
Scientists have found that the UK's common or garden earthworms are far more diverse than previously thought, a discovery with important consequences for agriculture. (2008-10-09)
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