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Scientists find city rats are loyal to their 'hoods
In the rat race of life, one thing is certain: there's no place like home. (2009-05-26)
Clemson University institute to study 'vertical farming' feasibility in Charleston, S.C.
Clemson University's Institute of Applied Ecology received EPA funding to develop a design-feasibility study to build a (2011-05-11)
Miracle fruit's flowering, fruiting behaviors revealed
Researchers studied flower morphology and development of miracle fruit using microscopic techniques. (2016-08-29)
Strategies for increasing carbon stored in forests and wood
While the US and other world leaders consider options for offsetting carbon emissions, it is important to take into account the role forests play in the global carbon cycle, say scientists in a paper published in the spring edition of Issues in Ecology. (2010-05-13)
Slug ecology and management in no-till field crops
A free, open-access article appearing in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management describes the species of slugs that are commonly found in mid-Atlantic field crop production, discusses their natural history and ecology, and suggests management and control options. (2012-03-14)
Fulbright scholar tracks puzzling disease that strikes from soils, thorns
Abdallah Samy's work on mycetoma eventually could help health workers to suppress the disease, which is not well-understood but can have devastating effects on people. (2015-02-03)
A Magic Web: The Tropical Forest of Barro Colorado
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) proudly presents A Magic Web: The Tropical Forest of Barro Colorado, published by Oxford University Press. (2002-10-21)
Bacterial cooperation as a target for anti-infectious therapy
Resistance to antibiotics is spreading dangerously among bacteria, some of them being resistant to all known medicine. (2005-07-13)
Critical gaps in our knowledge of where infectious diseases occur
Today Scientists have called for action. The scientific journal Nature Ecology & Evolution have published a joint statement from scientists at Center for Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, University of Copenhagen and North Carolina State University. (2017-06-22)
New classification of eukaryotes has implications for AIDS treatment, agriculture and beyond
The first major higher level classification of all organisms (with the exception of bacteria), coordinated by the International Society of Protistologists, overturns previously held scientific assumptions. (2005-10-25)
Moving fish farms enables seagrass meadows to thrive, study shows
Off the coast of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea, many fish farms have been moved into deeper waters -- and on the seabeds beneath their previous locations, the meadows are flourishing once again. (2018-07-12)
Light pollution impairs rainforest regeneration
Increasing light pollution in tropical habitats could be hampering regeneration of rainforests because of its impact on nocturnal fruit-eating bats. (2014-03-11)
Tropical fires add injury to biodiversity insult
El-Niño events in 1997-1998 burned an area in Borneo larger than Switzerland, more than a hundred butterfly species were locally exterminated. (2006-02-06)
High-flying observatory reveals land changing to desert
Using advanced remote-sensing techniques from a U-2 surveillance plane and field studies, scientists from the Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology have for the first time determined large-scale interactions between ecosystems and the climate during the process of desertification. (2004-12-20)
'Public ecology' could help resolve mountaintop mining issues
A history of public distrust and contradicting policies from government agencies have hindered efforts to increase the community's voice in decisions about mountaintop mining. (2012-12-10)
Fly genomes show natural selection and return to Africa
New studies of the genomes of almost 200 strains of Drosophila flies show natural selection and a (2012-10-11)
Size not such a big thing for seed bugs
Size should be a big thing when it comes to seed bugs mating, but it only matters when more than one mating partner is around to choose from. (2016-03-03)
Lion conservation research can be bolstered by input from a wide-range of professionals
The conservation of lions, while also maintaining the well-being of people that live around them, is a complex problem that should be addressed by a wide-range of professionals working together. (2018-06-19)
Invasive plants have unprecedented ability to pioneer new continents and climates
'This could be a game-changer for invasive species risk assessment and conservation,' one researcher says. (2017-12-04)
Limitations of charcoal as an effective carbon sink
Fire-derived charcoal is thought to be an important carbon sink. (2008-05-01)
Making the ultimate family sacrifice
A new study by Rice University biologists and Baylor College of Medicine geneticists is helping narrow the search for genes that drive single-celled amoebae to stick close to their kin before altruistically giving their all. (2008-11-25)
Personality interactions between animals may dictate outcomes in the wild
Examining the varying personality types of multiple animal species at once--in addition to common single-species studies--could help biologists better predict ecological outcomes, according to a recent University of Pittsburgh study. (2013-09-04)
What really happened on Easter Island?
Hundreds of iconic moai statues stand testament to the vibrant civilization that once inhabited Easter Island, but there are far fewer clues about why this civilization mysteriously vanished. (2016-04-07)
Stanford scientist uncovers the reproductive workings of a harvester ant dynasty
For the first time, scientists have measured how successfully a queen ant establishes new colonies. (2013-02-12)
URI oceanographers study effects of harmful blooms and red tides on Narragansett Bay
URI Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) biological oceanographers Ted Smayda and David Borkman have received a $131,800 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to analyze the dynamics, variability, and patterns of harmful blooms and red tides in Narragansett Bay. (2002-08-16)
Shifts in mating strategies help herbicide-resistant 'superweeds' persist
Herbicide-resistant 'superweeds' change their mating strategies over time, an evolutionary shift that helps them hold onto valuable genes and outcompete other plants, according to a new study from University of Michigan researchers. (2016-11-30)
Ocean growing more acidic faster than once thought
University of Chicago scientists have documented that the ocean is growing more acidic faster than previously thought. (2008-11-24)
Time and money make a difference in endangered species recovery
Since passage of the Endangered Species Act in 1973, over 1,300 endangered species have been protected in the United States and its territories. (2005-08-15)
Plant roots in the dark see light
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, and Seoul National University, South Korea, were able to show for the first time that roots react directly to light which is transmitted from the shoot to the underground parts of Arabidopsis thaliana plants. (2016-11-03)
Romeo and Juliet roles for banded mongooses
Female banded mongooses risk their lives to mate with rivals during pack 'warfare' and both males and females have also learned to discriminate between relatives and non-relatives to avoid inbreeding even when mating within their own social group. (2015-07-02)
Scrubbing CO2 from atmosphere could be a long-term commitment
With carbon dioxide in the atmosphere approaching alarming levels, even halting emissions altogether may not be enough to avert catastrophic climate change. (2010-07-01)
The Mediterranean connection: ecological effects of El Niño in the Northern hemisphere
The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and the El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) are increasingly acknowledged as major climatic sources of ecological variability. (2004-06-10)
Genome sequence of a diabetes-prone rodent
Sequencing the genome of the sand rat, a desert rodent susceptible to nutritionally induced diabetes, revealed an unusual chromosome region skewed toward G and C nucleotides. (2017-07-04)
Changes in land use favor the expansion of wild ungulates
Mediterranean landscapes have undergone great change in recent decades, but species have adapted to this, at least in the case of roe deer, Spanish ibex, red deer and wild boar. (2011-04-19)
Marine Protected Areas are keeping turtles safe
Marine Protected Areas are providing sea turtles with an ideal habitat for foraging and may be keeping them safe from the threats of fishing. (2012-03-18)
The value of variation: Ecologists consider the causes and consequences
Understanding the ecological causes and consequences of ecological variation is the goal of a group of scientists meeting at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, July 27-29. (2009-07-22)
Voicemail discovered in nature
Insects can use plants as (2012-06-12)
Honeybees are struggling to get enough good bacteria
Modern monoculture farming, commercial forestry and even well-intentioned gardeners could be making it harder for honeybees to store food and fight off diseases, a new study suggests. (2018-04-17)
Ideal for kangaroos -- out of the pouch, but still living at home
Young kangaroos are more likely to survive in the wild if they spend more time alone with their mothers than among others of their own species. (2017-04-05)
Surprising predictor of ecosystem chemistry
Carnegie scientists have found that the plant species making up an ecosystem are better predictors of ecosystem chemistry than environmental conditions such as terrain, geology, or altitude. (2013-04-08)
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