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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)
University of Toronto/Royal Ontario Museum scientists discover unusual 'tulip' creature
A bizarre creature that lived in the ocean more than 500 million years ago has emerged from the famous Middle Cambrian Burgess Shale in the Canadian Rockies. (2012-01-18)
Back off: Female chimps stressed out by competing suitors
Being the center of attention can have its drawbacks. For female chimpanzees, being around too many rowdy males is disadvantageous when foraging for food, an effect that can ultimately interfere with her reproductive ability. (2014-10-07)
Conservation and immunology of wild seabirds: Vaccinating 2 birds with 1 shot
A group of researchers from the University of Barcelona, the CNRS in Montpellier and Princeton University report in The American Naturalist that the vaccination of females of a long-lived seabird species, the Cory's shearwater, results in levels of antibodies that allow their transmission to their offspring for several years and could provide several weeks of protection after hatching to these offspring. (2014-12-18)
When it's cool, female butterflies chase males in sex role reversal
If you want to be surrounded by females on the prowl, it pays to be cool, at least if you are a male butterfly. (2011-01-06)
Frog fathers don't mind dropping off their tadpoles in cannibal-infested pools
Given a choice, male dyeing poison frogs snub empty pools in favor of ones in which their tiny tadpoles have to metamorphose into frogs in the company of larger, carnivorous ones of the same species. (2014-01-20)
Forests in the clouds
On Sunday, 7 August 2005, Cristián Samper, Director of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History (United States), will give a presentation entitled, (2005-08-01)
Study sheds light on mess in polluted streams
Downstream from mining sites, a suffocating gel forms in the water of creeks and rivers. (2002-09-26)
Tackling test anxiety may help prevent more severe problems
Showing students how to cope with test anxiety might also help them to handle their built-up angst and fretfulness about other issues. (2014-05-08)
UF researcher tests powerful new tool to advance ecology, conservation
A new University of Florida study shows ecologists may have been missing crucial information from animal bones for more than 150 years. (2012-11-28)
Are the bright colors of some avian eggs signaling female genetic quality to their mates?
In Ecology Letters, September, Moreno and Osorno interpret vibrant egg colours as sexually selected signals of laying females' genetic quality to their mates in order to induce them to work harder for offspring that will inherit advertised traits. (2003-10-10)
Crime scene or nature reserve?
A method used by forensic experts to collect evidence from crime scenes could soon be taken up by biologists studying animals in the wild. (2004-04-07)
Mooney to receive 2002 Blue Planet Prize in recognition of pioneering ecological research
Harold A. Mooney, a professor of biological sciences, has been named co-recipient of the 2002 Blue Planet Prize - an annual award presented by the Tokyo-based Asahi Glass Foundation in recognition of noteworthy scientific contributions to global environmental conservation. (2002-06-13)
Ecologists allay fears for farmland birds from wind turbines
Wind farms pose less of a threat to farmland birds than previously feared, new research has found. (2008-09-30)
Drought and climate change: An uncertain future?
Drought frequency may increase by more than 20 percent in some regions of the globe by the end of the 21st century, but it is difficult to be more precise as we don't know yet how changes in climate will impact on the world's rivers. (2013-12-16)
More mosquito species than previously thought may transmit Zika
Zika virus could be transmitted by more mosquito species than those currently known, according to a new predictive model created by ecologists at the University of Georgia and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. (2017-02-28)
Female fish genitalia evolve in response to predators, interbreeding
Female fish in the Bahamas have developed ways of showing males that 'No means no.' (2015-08-19)
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