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Distant attraction
An article in Ecology Letters reports chemical stimulus from galls change plant morphology and physiology. (2003-01-29)
Yale scientist helps pinpoint threats to life in world's rivers
The food chain -- the number of organisms that feed on each other -- in the world's streams and rivers depends more upon the size of the stream and whether the waterways flood or run dry than the amount of available food resources, Yale University and Arizona State University researchers report online in the Oct. (2010-10-14)
Satellites spy deaths in rain forests (Clark et al.)
The world's tropical rain forests are under increasing threats from clearing. (2003-12-10)
Rainfall to decrease over Iberian Peninsula
Scientists have recorded a decline in winter precipitation over the past 60 years in Spain, and they now forecast that precipitation will also decrease in spring and summer. (2009-07-22)
Study: Ecological effects of biodiversity loss underestimated
More than half of all species are believed to change their dietary preferences -- sometimes several times -- between birth and adulthood. (2010-11-30)
Secret to workplace happiness? Remember what you love about the job, study urges
Urging employees to rethink their jobs was enough to drop absenteeism by 60 percent and turnover by 75 percent, a new University of Alberta study shows. (2008-11-26)
Study finds pet owners reluctant to face up to their cats' kill count
A study finds pet owners are reluctant to face up to their cats' kill count. (2015-06-26)
Heterosis in populations in nature of a domesticated plant
Few studies quantify evolutionary processes in populations of domesticated plants in traditional farming systems. (2005-02-08)
New study shows greenback cutthroat trout involved in recovery effort misidentified
A new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder indicates biologists trying to save Colorado's native greenback cutthroat trout from extinction over the past several decades through hatchery propagation and restocking efforts have, in most cases, inadvertently restored the wrong fish. (2007-09-05)
Study finds secret to diverse forests' super success
We've long known that diverse stands of trees tend to be more productive than monocultures. (2017-02-28)
Robots take over
University of Miami physicist Neil Johnson discovered one reason for these (2013-09-11)
Elderly crickets are set in their ways, study finds
As insects grow old their behavior becomes increasingly predictable according to new research published in the journal Behavioural Ecology. (2015-04-28)
Mans' closest relationship under strain? New research reveals why chimpanzees attack humans
Scientists from Kyoto University, Japan, studying chimpanzees in Guinea have published research revealing why primates attack humans and what prevention measures can be taken. (2010-08-11)
University biologist publishes book on bird speciation
A University of Chicago biologist and world-renowned expert on bird speciation has compiled eight years of research and writing into a recently published book, (2007-09-25)
Birds of a feather mob together
Dive bombing a much larger bird isn't just a courageous act by often smaller bird species to keep predators at bay. (2017-02-22)
Ecology buys time for evolution
Songbird populations can handle far more disrupting climate change than expected. (2013-04-25)
Creating bigger, better and more joined-up habitat networks
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a new 'route planner' tool that could help conservationists aid the movement of species as they adapt to a changing climate. (2016-08-02)
Danish scientist receives the A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award
On Friday, the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO) honors Danish professor Bo Barker Jørgensen with the prestigious 2017 A.C. (2017-03-02)
Insects' survival, mating decrease with age in wild, researchers discover
A unique insect has given researchers the opportunity to study aging in the wild for the first time. (2002-11-27)
New threat to Lake Victoria?
Two hydroelectricity dams appear to be threatening the health of Lake Victoria -- and of the people living along its shores who depend on the lake for food. (2008-01-29)
Personality and exercise levels may be linked
There may be a fundamental link between aspects of an individual's personality and their capacity to exercise or generate energy, recent research suggests. (2010-10-13)
Microscopic soil creatures could orchestrate massive tree migrations
Warming temperatures are prompting some tree species in the Rocky Mountains to 'migrate' to higher elevations in order to survive. (2017-05-08)
20 researchers selected as 2011 Leopold Leadership Fellows
Twenty environmental researchers from across North America have been awarded Leopold Leadership Fellowships for 2011. (2011-02-28)
Researchers unlocking the secrets of cross-species rabies transmission
A new study published in the journal Science uses rabies as a model to provide among the first estimates for any infectious disease of how often a disease can be transmitted across species in complex, multi-host communities and the likelihood of disease establishment in a new host species. (2010-08-05)
Climate change has mixed effects on migratory geese
Climate change improves the breeding chances of migratory geese in the Arctic -- but puts mother geese at more risk of death, according to a new study. (2017-01-05)
The way to learn
A well-known songbird, the great tit, has revealed its genetic code, offering researchers new insight into how species adapt to a changing planet. (2016-01-25)
Size, personality matter in how Kalahari social spiders perform tasks
At first glance, colonies of thousands of social spiders all look the same and are busy with the same tasks. (2014-03-20)
Disease opened door to invading species in California
Plant and animal diseases can play a major and poorly appreciated role in allowing the invasion of exotic species, which in turn often threatens biodiversity, ecological function and the world economy, researchers say in a new report. (2007-03-12)
ESA honored at White House ceremony
President Bush announced on Nov. 16 that the Ecological Society of America is one of the recipients of the 2006 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. (2007-11-19)
Tree-bark thickness indicates fire-resistance in a hotter future
A new study has found that trees worldwide develop thicker bark when they live in fire-prone areas. (2017-01-11)
2 Central High (Philadelphia) grads honored by AIBS
Each year the American Institute of Biological Sciences recognizes eminent individuals or groups for outstanding contributions to the biological sciences. (2009-05-28)
City birds are smarter than country birds
Birds living in urban environments are smarter than birds from rural environments. (2016-03-21)
Home is a safe haven for female deer
To female black-tailed deer, their home turf provides a safe haven and a refuge against predation by pumas. (2015-01-29)
Deep-sea squid can 'jettison arms' as defensive tactic
A researcher at the University of Rhode Island has observed a never-before-seen defensive strategy used by a small species of deep-sea squid in which the animal counter-attacks a predator and then leaves the tips of its arms attached to the predator as a distraction. (2012-08-02)
Ecological Society of America announces 2012 award recipients
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present eight societal awards recognizing outstanding contributions to ecology during ESA's 97th annual meeting in Portland, Oregon. (2012-06-28)
Emerging vector-borne diseases create new public health challenges
West Nile virus, Lyme disease, dengue fever, and plague are examples of (2012-11-30)
Ecological Society of America announces 2017 Fellows
SA established its fellows program in 2012 with the goal of honoring its members and supporting their competitiveness and advancement to leadership positions in the Society, at their institutions, and in broader society. (2017-02-06)
Grazer diversity counteracts plant diversity effects on ecosystem functioning in seagrass beds
In a seagrass system, increasing grazer diversity reduced both algal biomass and total community diversity, and facilitated dominance of a grazing-resistant invertebrate. (2003-07-02)
Logging threatens breeding turtles
Debris from logging in tropical forests is threatening the survival of hatchling leatherback turtles and the success of mothers at one of the world's most important nesting sites in Colombia. (2017-04-10)
Symbiotic fungi promote invasion into diverse plant communities (Rudgers et al.)
Populations of several European passerines that winter south of the Sahara have undergone a marked decline. (2003-12-10)
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