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The Institute of Ecosystem Studies to host an international conference on ecology and urban design
From May 1-3, the Institute of Ecosystem Studies will be hosting an international conference focused on building bridges between current ecological thinking and the professionals that are responsible for building the cities of the future. (2007-04-30)
Researchers' tweets move science forward
David Shiffman, a Ph.D. student at the University of Miami's Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, describes the advantages of tweeting during the development of scientific publications. (2013-09-10)
Yale biologists 'trick' viruses into extinction
While human changes to the environment cause conservation biologists to worry about species extinction, Yale biologists are reversing the logic by trying to trap viruses in habitats that force their extinction, according to a report in Ecology Letters. (2007-02-12)
A dolphin diet
The health of dolphin populations worldwide depends on sustained access to robust food sources. (2017-08-02)
What a 66-million-year-old forest fire reveals about the last days of the dinosaurs
As far back as the time of the dinosaurs, 66 million years ago, forests recovered from fires in the same manner they do today, according to a team of researchers from McGill University and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. (2014-06-05)
National Academy of Sciences elects Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies scientist
Jonathan Cole, a Distinguished Senior Scientist at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. (2014-05-06)
Springer ecology book wins award for excellence
The Springer book Ecological Responses to the 1980 Eruption of Mount St. (2007-04-24)
Fantastic photographs of fluorescent fish
Scientists have discovered that certain fish are capable of glowing red. (2008-09-15)
Deception and trickery are rife in natural world, scientist says in new book
In 'Cheats and Deceits: How Animals and Plants Exploit and Mislead,' which launches next week, Dr. (2016-02-19)
Carbon storage recovers faster than plant biodiversity in re-growing tropical forests
A new study of re-growing tropical forests has concluded that plant biodiversity takes longer to recover than carbon storage following major disturbances such as clearance for farming. (2013-11-05)
Early French had a taste for beer
Evidence of beer making in Mediterranean France, as far back as the 5th century BC, has been unearthed by Laurent Bouby from the CNRS -- Centre de Bio-Archeologie et d'Ecology in Montepellier, France, and colleagues. (2011-06-14)
Better explaining the world around us
A new University of Queensland-led study could help scientists more accurately predict and explain patterns of diversity in nature. (2017-02-17)
Coral colonies more genetically diverse than assumed
Coral colonies are more genetically diverse than it has been assumed to date. (2015-06-10)
For females, a little semen may go a long way
For most guys in the animal kingdom, sex is a once-and-done event. (2016-03-03)
Controversial dam removals founded on value conflicts
Researchers at Umeå University in Sweden conclude that public opposition to dam removal is not based on knowledge deficiency, as is sometimes argued in dam removal science. (2013-02-22)
Carnegie's Chris Field elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Christopher Field, director of the Carnegie Institution's department of global ecology, is among the scientists elected this year to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. (2010-04-19)
City rats loyal to their 'hoods, scientists discover
In the rat race of life, one thing is certain: there's no place like home. (2009-05-27)
Smithsonian scientists find evidence that could rewrite Hawaii's botanical history
Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution have discovered data that suggests one of Hawaii's most dominant plants, Metrosideros, has been a resident of the islands far longer than previously believed. (2008-04-15)
Study finds variation within species plays critical role in health of ecosystems
Concerns about biodiversity tend to focus on the loss of species, but a new study suggests that the loss of variation within species can also have important and unexpected consequences on the environment. (2017-12-11)
A thirst for blood sparks toxic algal blooms
The blooming of toxic algae that occurs during the summer conceal a fight for life and death. (2009-06-30)
Carnegie's Global Ecology inks partnership with Japanese satellite firm
The Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology has signed a one-year contract with ImageONE, a Japanese satellite imaging company based in Tokyo. (2006-06-06)
Super-charged tropical trees of Borneo vitally important for global carbon cycling
Scientists have found that the woody growth of forests in north Borneo is half as great again as in the most productive forests of north-west Amazonia, an average difference of 3.2 tons of wood per hectare per year. (2014-05-08)
Modern logging techniques benefit rainforest wildlife
New research has highlighted the value of a modern logging technique for maintaining biodiversity in tropical forests that are used for timber production. (2015-02-27)
Yale journal explores advances in sustainable manufacturing
A new special issue of the Yale-based Journal of Industrial Ecology explores the latest research in sustainable manufacturing and how life cycle engineering is being used to reduce environmental impact. (2014-08-26)
New study is first to show that pesticides can induce morphological changes in vertebrate animals
The world's most popular weed killer, Roundup®, can cause amphibians to change shape, according to research published today in Ecological Applications. (2012-04-02)
Study finds reforestation may lower the climate change mitigation potential of forests
Scientists at the University of Oklahoma and the Fudan University in Shanghai, China, have found that reforestation and afforestation -- the creation of new forests -- may lower the potential of forests for climate change lessening. (2010-05-28)
Distribution of British soil bacteria mapped for the first time
Britain's soil bacteria have been mapped for the first time in the most comprehensive study of a country's soil biodiversity to date. (2011-04-19)
Vicious queen ants use mob tactics to reach the top
Leptothorax acervorum ants' reproductive strategy depends on habitat. Colonies are functionally monogynous (only one queen reproduces) on sun-exposed slopes in Alaska, Hokkaido and the mountains of central Spain. (2011-09-29)
Researchers call for better ocean stewardship
NSU researcher Tracey Sutton, Ph.D., joins colleagues from organizations around the world who specialize in studying and exploring the deepest regions of our oceans to pen a cautionary tale that urges we take a critical look at how we're treating our seas. (2014-05-16)
Ecology of microbes focus of workshop
Microbe populations have traditionally been thought of as homogeneous collections of identical individuals. (2011-02-28)
Natural History Museum, London, yields remarkable new beetle specimens from Brazil
Sitting for almost 20 years in the Natural History Museum, London, minute rove beetle specimens of a new genus were discovered. (2014-01-23)
Forests worldwide threatened by drought
Forests around the world are at risk of death due to widespread drought, University of Stirling researchers have found. (2017-02-22)
Small clades at the periphery of passerine morphological space
Although large evolutionary radiations producing many species have captured the attention of biologists, comparison of the sizes of evolutionary lineages show that unusually small groups with few species are more frequent than one would expect from a model of random speciation and extinction. (2005-04-15)
Study explores which carnivores are most likely to kill other carnivores
Ecologists used to think of prey as the most important factor governing the structure of predator communities. (2006-03-08)
Ecosystem engineers
In a recent study published in Ecology, John Lill and Robert Marquis (University of Missouri - St. (2003-03-27)
Evolutionary Genomics meeting in Tucson
Journalists are invited to attend and cover the Evolutionary Genomics Conference to be held January 15 through 17 at the Marriott University Park Hotel in Tucson, Arizona. (2004-01-09)
Studying rivers for clues to global carbon cycle
In the science world, media and our daily lives, the debate continues over how carbon in the atmosphere is affecting global climate change. (2008-02-08)
Emerging infectious diseases on the rise: Next target 'hotspot' predicted
Providing the first-ever definitive proof, a new study published in the journal Nature has shown that emerging infectious diseases such as HIV, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, West Nile virus and Ebola are indeed on the rise. (2008-02-20)
Worsening wind forecasts signal stormy times ahead for seabirds
Stronger winds forecast as a result of climate change could impact on populations of wild animals, by affecting how well they can feed, a study of seabirds suggests. (2015-08-18)
'Mum! I'm hungry!' Hungry chicks have unique calls to their parents
It can be hard to get noticed when you're a little chick in a big colony, but new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology reveals that baby birds in need of a feed have individual ways of letting their parents know (2011-01-25)
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