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Study finds that damaged land can restore itself
There is widespread interest in restoring land damaged by gravel-sand mining, but the high costs of such projects can be off-putting. (2008-04-01)
African ants' self-defense takes a heavy toll on hosts
A little-known species of African ant prunes its home trees into leafy islands, preventing murderous takeover raids by other ant species but castrating the trees in the process, suggests a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Davis. (1999-10-06)
Invasive cordgrass in San Francisco Bay
Hybrid offspring of Spartina alterniflora and a related native cordgrass, S. foliosa, are rapidly eliminating the native species in large sections of San Francisco bay. (2001-02-19)
Training future scientists at the Ecological Society of America's 93rd Annual Meeting
In a world in which some of the most pressing international issues -- such as renewable energy and climate change -- are steeped in ecology, it is more pressing than ever that an informed public be capable of understanding and making decisions based on ecological science. (2008-07-22)
Plants' internal clock can improve climate-change models
The ability of plants to tell the time, a mechanism common to all living beings, enables them to survive, grow and reproduce. (2009-07-02)
Social networking elephants never forget
Asian elephants typically live in small, flexible, social groups centered around females and calves while adult males roam independently. (2011-07-26)
New perspectives on how ecological communities are assembled
What do you get when you combine a professor who literally wrote the book on community ecology and another who has more than 40 years experience as a leader in the field of evolutionary biology? (2015-04-21)
Variation in antibiotic bacteria in tropical forest soils may play a role in diversity
A new study in the journal Biotropica finds variation in antibiotic-producing microbes in tropical forest soils and represents a step toward better understanding of the role they play in diversity. (2014-10-28)
New study of storm generation could improve rainfall prediction in West Africa
A new study of how storms are generated could improve rainfall prediction in dry regions of Africa, where drought and short growing seasons are common. (2011-06-12)
Ecology center awarded $21-million by National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation has renewed and increased funding for the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, which is based at UC-Santa Barbara. (2006-09-28)
African deforestation not as great as feared
The loss of forests in Africa in the past century is substantially less than previously estimated, an analysis of historical records and paleontology evidence by Yale researchers shows. (2017-12-11)
Five Rutgers professors named fellows of national science association
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, announces that five faculty are name AAAS Fellows. (2000-10-30)
Are conservation efforts for coral reefs misguided?
A recent global analysis indicates that more than half of coral reefs are located less than 30 minutes from the nearest human settlement, but these reefs are receiving less protection than reefs located farther away from people. (2016-02-16)
Simulated global environmental changes impact plant diversity
Until recently, little attention has been paid to the potential ecological effects on plant diversity from combined global environmental changes including increased atmospheric CO2, warming, elevated nitrogen pollution, and increased precipitation. (2003-06-16)
River restoration poorly coordinated, evaluated
The process of river restoration in the US is uncoordinated at almost every level. (2007-11-13)
Dr. Anurag Agrawal to give Founders' Memorial lecture at Entomology 2013
Dr. Anurag Agrawal, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology with a joint appointment in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, has been selected to deliver the Founders' Memorial Award lecture at Entomology 2013, the 61st Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America to be held in Austin, Texas, Nov. (2013-02-12)
Genetic diversity necessary for optimal ecosystem functioning, according to UGA research
Though it has long been known by scientists that an ecosystem needs different kinds of plants and animals for optimal functioning, University of Georgia scientists have recently found that the genetic diversity of species within a habitat also affects ecosystem processes. (2002-08-20)
Caught in a complex web
Food webs are incredibly complex networks of interactions between organisms and the things they eat. (2015-08-20)
Yale journal identifies products that cause greatest environmental damage
Cutting-edge research identifying the types of products that cause the greatest environmental damage is the focus of a special issue of Yale's Journal of Industrial Ecology. (2006-10-24)
Springer partners with Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Science Press
As of January 2013 Springer will publish the Journal of Arid Land, the official publication of the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). (2012-11-15)
Boston College to develop urban environmental science curriculum for use in urban high schools
The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $2.1 million grant to an interdisciplinary group of Boston College faculty members to develop an urban environmental science curriculum, text book and multimedia system for use in America's urban high schools. (2006-10-31)
Kittiwakes' trans-Atlantic winter odyssey linked to breeding success
One of Britain's best known seabirds winters on opposite sides of the Atlantic depending on whether its breeding attempt has been successful according to new research published today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (2011-01-04)
Insect 'soup' serving up rapid biodiversity monitoring
Griffith University researchers have taken part in an international study which has discovered a fast but accurate means of identifying changes to the biodiversity of a region. (2013-08-06)
Special section on ecological distribution conflicts in the journal Ecological Economics
Researchers from Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and other universities have published a special section in the journal Ecological Economics that analyzes the link between ecological economics and political ecology. (2010-11-19)
Health of world's sea lions the focus of Wakefield Symposium
More than 100 scientists who study the world's sea lions, including dozens who study the decline of Alaska's Steller sea lions, will gather in Anchorage, Alaska, from September 30 to October 3, 2004, for the 22nd Lowell Wakefield Fisheries Symposium. (2004-09-21)
Biodiversity in the balance
The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, brings together evolutionary theory and ecology to explore one of the big questions in ecology: How is biodiversity developed and maintained? (2014-09-03)
Some caterpillers just don't want to grow up
An international project explores why it's an evolutionary advantage that only 25 percent of the caterpillars of Maculinea rebeli, a Lycaenid butterfly whose caterpillars live as parasites inside colonies of Myrmica ants, feeding on regurgitations from the nurse ants, complete development within one year. (2007-03-16)
Urban metabolism for the urban century
Yale University's Journal of Industrial Ecology is pleased to announce a special issue on Sustainable Urban Systems that focuses on the integration of engineered infrastructures, people, and natural systems in the pursuit of environmentally sustainable cities. (2013-01-24)
Learning the lessons of the world's oldest ecological experiment
Ecologists are getting ready to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the world's oldest ecological experiment. (2006-05-08)
Researchers receive top honors for ecology paper
National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis postdoctoral fellow Jiang Jiang and University of Miami ecologist Don DeAngelis have won the 2014 best paper award from the Ecological Society of America for their theoretical paper on the ecological linkages between organisms and their environment. (2014-05-02)
Researchers develop equation that helps to explain plant growth
New UCLA biology breakthrough has important implications for plants as they adapt to a warming environment. (2017-03-07)
New research shows that hummingbird tongue is really a tiny pump
Biologists have long believed that hummingbirds pick up floral nectar in the same way fluid rises in a capillary tube. (2015-08-19)
Spotting the next GM-like controversy before it happens
Environmental scientists and policy makers have drawn up a list of the 25 new and most pressing issues likely to affect biodiversity in the UK between now and 2050. (2008-03-19)
Ecologists help keep death off the roads
Far fewer animals would be killed on the roads if planners took the findings of new research into account when designing and building new roads. (2004-08-18)
Carnegie's Christopher Field to receive Heinz Award
Christopher Field, director of the Carnegie Institution's department of global ecology, has been awarded a prestigious Heinz award. (2009-09-15)
Study shows levels of panda hearing
A new study may help conservationists understand the potential for human activities to disturb giant pandas in native habitats. (2016-03-22)
Levin wins National Medal of Science for unraveling ecological complexity
Simon Levin, Princeton University's George M. Moffett Professor of Biology and professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, will receive a National Medal of Science, the nation's highest scientific honor. (2015-12-22)
Hamlet fish sheds light on evolution of marine species
To evolve or not to evolve? That is the question scientists at the University of East Anglia are closer to answering following a groundbreaking new study into the colorful hamlet fish. (2010-04-22)
Market transactions and economics in general affect biological invasions
Biological invasions, i.e., the spread of introduced, non-native species, not only serve as ecological model systems, but also bring out the importance of economic activities on ecological processes. (2011-10-07)
Wolves would rather eat salmon
Although most people imagine wolves chasing deer and other hoofed animals, new research suggests that, when they can, wolves actually prefer fishing to hunting. (2008-09-01)
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