Nav: Home

Ecology Current Events | Page 7

Ecology Current Events, Ecology News Articles.
Sort By: Most Viewed | Most Recent
Page 7 of 25 | 1000 Results
Environmental scientist's early warning indicators win the prize
Promising environmental researcher David Seekell has been awarded a prestigious prize: the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. (2016-12-02)
Genetic differences in clover make one type toxic
That clover necklace you make for your child could well be a ring of poison. (2007-10-01)
Protecting the wild: Baylor professor helps to minimize recreation disturbance to wildlife
In a cover story published this week in the Ecological Society of America's premier journal, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Kevin J. (2017-11-03)
Plants discriminate between self and non self
Two peas in a pod may not be so friendly when planted in the ground and even two parts of the same plant, once separated may treat the former conjoined twin as an alien (2005-08-09)
Jellyfish help scientists to fight food fraud
Animals feeding at sea inherit a chemical record reflecting the area where they fed, which can help track their movements, according to a new study by scientists from the University of Southampton. (2016-10-12)
Invasion of the slugs -- halted by worms...
The gardener's best friend, the earthworm, is great at protecting leaves from being chomped by slugs, suggests research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology. (2013-05-12)
American black cherry tree overruns Europe by playing dirty
The invasion of Europe by an American cherry tree is helped along by Europeans' own dirt, according to a new study by scientists at Indiana University Bloomington and the Centre for Terrestrial Ecology in the Netherlands. (2003-12-09)
Farm management choice can benefit fungi key to healthy ecosystems
Farming practices have a significant impact on the diversity of beneficial microbial fungi known to play important roles in crop productivity, soil recovery and maintenance of healthy ecosystems, according to new research published today in the journal Environmental Microbiology. (2010-09-13)
Over a century after disappearing, wild elk return to Ontario
After disappearing from Ontario due to over hunting in the 19th century, wild elk have returned to the province thanks to the efforts of the Ontario elk restoration program. (2007-02-21)
UC Riverside entomologist receives international honor for chemical ecology contributions
Jocelyn Millar, a professor of entomology and cooperating faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the Silver Medal for career achievement by the International Society of Chemical Ecology (ISCE). (2014-07-21)
University of Oklahoma ecology and evolutionary biology graduate student receives EPA's STAR Fellowship award
Freshwater mussels are North America's most imperiled faunal group (approximately 50 percent of mussel species are on the endangered species list), yet provide essential ecosystem services (e.g., water filtration, nutrient cycling). (2011-09-28)
Insects are scared to death of fish
The mere presence of a predator causes enough stress to kill a dragonfly, even when the predator cannot actually get at its prey to eat it, say biologists at the University of Toronto. (2011-10-27)
A case study of manta rays and lagoons
Doug McCauley chose one of the most isolated places in the world, Palmyra Atoll, to study the ecology of the Manta alfredi. (2014-07-01)
New research on snakes may provide insights on evolution
Pythons and boas are distantly related, but new research indicates that they have evolved convergent physical characteristics when living in similar habitats -- meaning that they evolved similar solutions to similar problems. (2016-06-07)
How native plants and exotics coexist
Exotic plants in many ecosystems may be better competitors, but in a study in Ecology Letters researchers at Winthrop University and Brown University found that exotics can be kept in check by herbivory. (2012-11-30)
BES and ESA to meet: Two plenary sessions to focus on carbon
Over the last decade, researchers have been investigating the role that vegetation may play in ameliorating climatic warming. (2000-01-30)
Microbes contribute less to climate warming
The physiology of microbes living underground could determine the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from soils on a warmer Earth, according to a study published online this week in Nature Geoscience. (2010-04-27)
Eutrophication affects diversity of algae
Eutrophication of the seas may have an impact on genetic variation in algae, research at the University of Gothenburg shows. (2009-10-19)
Timid jumping spider uses ant as bodyguard
A timid jumping spider uses the scent of ants as a secret weapon to save itself from becoming the soggy prey of the predatory spitting spider. (2014-03-11)
Ecology could break deadlock between grouse shooting and hen harrier conservation
As another grouse shooting season begins, research out today in the British Ecological Society's Journal of Applied Ecology shows ecology could help break the decades-long deadlock between grouse shooters and conservationists seeking to protect hen harriers on UK moorlands. (2014-08-11)
Scientists demonstrate importance of niche differences in biodiversity
Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have found strong evidence that niche differences are critical to biodiversity. (2009-08-12)
Ecologists simplify population theory
Analyzing a single species in a food web is easier than it appears to be, according to scientists publishing in this week's issue of Nature. (2002-05-29)
Chemical warfare of stealthy silverfish
A co-evolutionary arms race exists between social insects and their parasites. (2011-11-30)
UC Riverside entomologist honored with Silver Medal from International Society
For his outstanding contributions to the discipline of chemical ecology, Ring Cardé, a distinguished professor and Alfred M. (2009-10-05)
Oysters: The natural way to protect our shores
Oyster reefs would be a cheap, convenient, and natural way to protect shorelines from erosion. (2005-08-30)
Ecology drives the worldwide distribution of human diseases
Comparative analyses reveal that human pathogens increase towards the equator and that the relationship is linked to climate - this has important implications for global biodiversity, public health and environmental epidemiology. (2004-06-15)
Better synchronization helps fish deal with predator threat
Fish alter their movements when under threat from predators to keep closer together and to help them to blend into the crowd, according to new research. (2010-05-25)
University of Oklahoma researcher named 2008 AAAS Fellow
University of Oklahoma Professor Jizhong Zhou has been awarded the distinction of Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science for contributions to the field of microbial genomics and ecology, particularly for pioneering advances in developing genomic technologies for environmental technologies. (2008-12-22)
Yale journal finds nanomaterials may have large environmental footprint
Environmental gains derived from the use of nanomaterials may be offset in part by the process used to manufacture them, according to research published in a special issue of the Journal of Industrial Ecology. (2008-10-22)
Researchers solve long-standing ecological riddle
Researchers have found clear evidence that communities rich in species are substantially healthier and more productive than those depleted of species, once complicating factors are removed. (2016-01-14)
Bluebird's conundrum: Shack up now or hang out in mom's nest for a while?
Young male bluebirds may gain an evolutionary advantage by delaying breeding and helping out their parents' nests instead, according to new research led by Caitlin Stern of the Santa Fe Institute. (2016-02-24)
Why animals court their own sex
Same-sex sexual behavior is common in animals but puzzles evolutionary biologists since it doesn't carry the same obvious benefits as heterosexual courtship behavior that leads to mating and production of offspring. (2016-05-12)
Which came first, the moth or the cactus?
It's not a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket -- unless you're a senita moth. (2007-08-13)
Waterloo creates cutting-edge tool to help predict impact of invasive species
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have published results of a powerful new tool that could give ecologists new ways of tackling problems posed by deadly invasive species like Asian carp and Zebra mussels. (2015-03-19)
Book by Cary Institute scientist offers comprehensive assessment of Lyme disease risk and management
Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies has studied the ecology of tick-borne diseases for more than twenty years. (2010-11-03)
Microbial changes regulate function of entire ecosystems
A major question in ecology has centered on the role of microbes in regulating ecosystem function. (2013-05-31)
University of Tennesse scientist elected to National Academy of Sciences
Daniel Simberloff, distinguished professor and the Gore-Hunger Professor of Environmental Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in research. (2012-05-02)
Biodiversity does not reduce transmission of disease from animals to humans
A new analysis pokes holes in widely accepted theory that connects biodiversity abundance with a reduced disease risk for humans. (2013-03-20)
Urban rabbits distance themselves more from their neighbors
As a group of researchers at Goethe University has now discovered, urban rabbits display a greater need to segregate themselves from their neighbors. (2016-06-28)
Thousands of undiscovered plant species face extinction
Faced with threats such as habitat loss and climate change, thousands of rare flowering plant species worldwide may become extinct before scientists can even discover them, according to a paper published today by a trio of American and British researchers in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (2010-07-07)
Page 7 of 25 | 1000 Results
   First   Previous   Next      Last   

Best Science Podcasts 2018

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2018. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

The Big Five
What are the five biggest global challenges we face right now — and what can we do about them? This hour, TED speakers explore some radical solutions to these enduring problems. Guests include geoengineer Tim Kruger, president of the International Rescue Committee David Miliband, political scientist Ian Bremmer, global data analyst Sarah Menker, and historian Rutger Bregman.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#457 Trowel Blazing
This week we look at some of the lesser known historical figures and current public perception of anthropology, archaeology, and other fields that end in "ology". Rebecca Wragg Sykes, an archaeologist, writer, and co-founder of the TrowelBlazers, tells us about the Raising Horizons project and how their team is trying to shine the spotlight on the forgotten historical women of archaeological, geological, and palaeontological science. And Kristina Killgrove, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of West Florida and science writer, talks about the public perception of the fields of anthropology and archeology, and how those science are represented -...