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Wheat virus crosses over, harms native grasses
Once upon a time, it was thought that crop diseases affected only crops. (2017-01-17)
Report challenges common ecological hypothesis about species abundance
A new report finds little empirical evidence to support a widely held ecological assumption that species are most abundant near the centers of their geographic ranges and decline in abundance near the ranges' edges. (2006-10-03)
Thomas Eisner to receive 2005 Rockefeller University Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science
A world authority on animal behavior, ecology and evolution, Thomas Eisner, Ph.D., has been chosen to receive The Rockefeller University's 2005 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science. (2005-09-26)
What makes a leader? Clues from the animal kingdom
As the American media continues to buzz over who is more or less likely to secure the Republican and Democratic nominations for US President, researchers in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution review some interesting perspectives on the nature of leadership. (2015-11-06)
European support for the first network of research and training in political ecology
A group of eleven organizations, coordinated by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona will train 18 researchers in Political Ecology over the next three years, within the framework of the European project ENTITLE. (2013-04-30)
Where do puffins go in the winter?
A recent increase in winter mortality in Atlantic puffins could be due to worsening conditions within the North Sea, according to new findings published in the scientific journal Marine Biology. (2010-01-08)
Why the best things come to those who wait
Pushing to the front of the queue is not the best ploy for males who want to propagate their genes according to scientists from the University of Exeter. (2006-10-19)
Cheap love costs the Earth
Ecology and conservation biologist at the University of Leicester, Dr. (2009-02-13)
Special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology focuses on eco-efficiency
Disputes over the trade-off between the environment and the economy are a central feature of contemporary politics. (2006-03-16)
New studies aim to boost social science methods in conservation research
Scientists have produced a series of papers designed to improve research on conservation and the environment. (2018-01-11)
High-flying moths don't just go with the flow
Enormous numbers of migratory moths that fly high above our heads throughout the night aren't at the mercy of the winds that propel them toward their final destinations. (2008-04-03)
Ecological effects of climate change include human epidemics
The link between climate and cholera, a serious health problem in many parts of the world, has become stronger in recent decades, according to a University of Michigan scientist who takes an ecological approach to understanding disease patterns. (2003-02-17)
Federation of European Microbiological Societies journals content goes live with OUP
Oxford University Press is delighted to announce that on Nov. (2014-12-04)
Rutgers anthropologist to receive Crafoord Prize, biology's equivalent of Nobel Prize
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences today announced that it will award the 2007 Crafoord Prize in Biosciences to Robert Trivers, professor of anthropology and biological sciences at Rutgers University. (2007-01-18)
Lizards change their diet to avoid predators
A scientist from the University of Salamanca and another from Yale University have shown that the presence of predators affects the behavior of Acanthodactylus beershebensis, a lizard species from the Negev Desert in the Near East. (2009-12-02)
Scientists tackle ecology of cities
The complicated, messy and uncharted ecosystems of cities are finally getting their due, as scientists plunge into the study of how they work, according to the publication of a leading group of ecologists. (2000-09-27)
Predators ignore peculiar prey
Rare traits persist in a population because predators detect common forms of prey more easily. (2009-05-12)
University of Montana researcher: Heavy precipitation speeds carbon exchange in tropics
New research by the University of Montana and its partner institutions gives insight into how forests globally will respond to long-term climate change. (2017-04-24)
Antarctic plants repair themselves
Dutch researchers funded by NWO have studied the effects of the hole in the ozone layer on the vegetation in Antarctica. (2001-11-26)
Extinction of Pleistocene herbivores induced major vegetation and landscape changes
The extinction of large herbivores such as mammoths could explain massive prehistoric changes in vegetation and landscape structure. (2015-10-26)
Tracking diseases by bait, plane, insects and fowl
The 91st Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting will be held in Memphis, Tennessee, from August 6-11, 2006. (2006-08-01)
Climate affects recent crop yield gains
Scientists at the Department of Global Ecology of the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Stanford, California, have found that climate trends significantly affect corn and soybean yields. (2003-02-13)
Climate relicts may help researchers understand climate change
Ecologist Scott Woolbright of the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois describes how populations and communities known as climate relicts can help scientists understand how ecological communities are affected by climate change. (2014-08-12)
Long term lessons from Amazonia
A new book features results from one of the longest ongoing studies of forest fragmentation in the Amazon, the Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments project, a joint effort of Brazil's National Institute for Research in Amazonia and the U.S. (2002-01-28)
Climbers leave rare plants' genetic variation on the rocks
Rock climbers are having a negative impact on rare cliff-dwelling plants, ecologists have found. (2011-05-03)
Lubing up industry, the natural way
Sesame oil might make a viable and sustainable alternative to mineral oil as an industrial lubricant, according to research published in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology. (2017-05-08)
One Ecosystem Journal: Innovation in ecology and sustainability research publishing
Focused on the fields of ecology and sustainability, One Ecosystem is an innovative open access scholarly journal that goes beyond the conventional research article publication. (2016-02-10)
Small rodents encourage the formation of scrubland in Spain
After two years of research over five degraded landscapes in the National Park of Sierra Nevada, scientists have established for the first time that field mice base their diet on holm oak and pine seeds, causing a deterioration of the habitats and an extension of scrubland in the forests. (2009-08-27)
Roadsigns for rodents
Humans are not alone in creating 'signposts' to help them find their way, according to new research published in the open access journal BMC Ecology. (2003-04-28)
Challenging shrubland fire management
In the March issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Max Moritz (University of California, Berkeley), Jon Keeley (US Geological Survey and University of California, Los Angeles), Edward Johnson (University of Calgary) and Andrew Schaffner (Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo) present research that suggests natural fire regimes, such as those found in southern California, are (2004-03-16)
Researchers To Study How Paper Industry Can Reduce Water And Chemical Use
Two Savannah River Ecology Laboratory reseachers are among four scientists who have been awarded a $115,000 grant to study how the nation's paper inductry can reduce its need for water and chemicals. (1997-07-09)
Madagascan tropical forests return thanks to better management and well-defined ownership
A study published in the May 2 issue of the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE, shows that although loss of tropical dry forests occurs in southern Madagascar, there are also large areas of forests regenerating. (2007-05-01)
Home sweet microbe: Dust in your house can predict geographic region, gender of occupants
The humble dust collecting in the average American household harbors a teeming menagerie of bacteria and fungi, and as researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and North Carolina State University have discovered, it may be able to predict not only the geographic region of a given home, but the gender ratio of the occupants and the presence of a pet as well. (2015-08-26)
Smelling the scenery in stereo
Desert ants are well-known for their remarkable orientation: they use a compass along with a step counter and visible landmarks to locate their nest. (2010-03-09)
Link between unexploded munitions in oceans and cancer-causing toxins determined
During a research trip to Puerto Rico, ecologist James Porter took samples from underwater nuclear bomb target USS Killen, expecting to find evidence of radioactive matter -- instead he found a link to cancer. (2009-02-18)
Minnesota ecology professor wins international award for biodiversity and biofuels research
David Tilman, regents professor of ecology at the University of Minnesota, has been named the 2008 recipient of the International Prize for Biology. (2008-10-07)
Sustaining young forest communities
The recent Southern Research Station (SRS) publication Sustaining Young Forest Communities: Ecology and Management of Early Successional Habitats in the Central Hardwood Region, USA, addresses a variety of concerns raised by Forest Service managers and natural resource professionals regarding early successional habitats. (2011-09-20)
Carnegie's Greg Asner elected Fellow of American Geophysical Union
Carnegie investigator Greg Asner has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). (2015-07-28)
Termites: Asexual succession strategy
A study led by the Laboratory Evolutionary Biology and Ecology of the Université libre de Bruxelles shows that the humivorous French Guianan termite Cavitermes tuberosus routinely practice asexual queen succession (parthenogenesis). (2016-06-02)
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