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Fruit flies sick from mating
Mating can be exhausting. When fruit flies mate, the females' genes are activated to roughly the same extent as when an immune reaction starts. (2009-02-19)
Continental mosquito with 'vector' potential found breeding in UK after 60 year absence
A species of mosquito has been discovered breeding in the UK that has not been seen in the country since 1945. (2012-02-08)
Marine scientists unveil the mystery of life on undersea mountains
They challenge the mountain ranges of the Alps, the Andes and the Himalayas in size yet surprisingly little is known about seamounts, the vast mountains hidden under the world's oceans. (2010-09-20)
Bees tell birds to buzz off
A new study highlights the 'parasitism by theft' of bumblebees that invade birds' nests and claim them as their own. (2013-05-28)
PARTNERS works to promote tropical forest regrowth
University of Connecticut researchers lead multi-disciplinary lineup representing 14 countries at launch of international reforestation project. (2014-06-03)
Unlocking genome of world's worst insect pest
Scientists from CSIRO and the University of Melbourne in Australia and the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston are on the brink of a discovery which will facilitate the development of new, safe, more sustainable ways of controlling the world's worst agricultural insect pest -- the moth, Helicoverpa armigera. (2008-06-17)
Global warming and other research from UCLA summit featured in journal
Global warming and other human-caused ecological changes are outpacing the ability of species to adapt, resulting in greater threats of disease, reduced diversity in plant and animal communities, and an overall loss of natural heritage, according to research presented at a University of California, Los Angeles, summit and published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecular Ecology. (2007-12-20)
Common Cannibals, A New Study Examines The Role That Intraspecific Predation Plays In Determining The Dynamics Of A Population
While humans may find the thought of cannibalism unsettling, other species seem to eat their own kind quite readily. (1998-12-10)
Burnt out birds suggest hard work could be bad for your health
Unequal sharing of workloads in societies could leave the most industrious individuals at higher risk of poor health and prone to accelerated aging, according to a new study of a cooperative bird in the Kalahari Desert. (2014-09-02)
Diversity, endemism, and age distributions in macroevolutionary sources and sinks
Regions with high diversity or many unique species are often assumed to be hotbeds of species origination, but a new theory demonstrates that such places could instead result from the immigration of species. (2005-04-15)
UGA study: Headwater stream nutrient enrichment disrupts food web
Human activity is increasing the supply of nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, to stream systems all over the world.The conventional wisdom -- bolstered by earlier research -- has held that these additional nutrients cause an increase in production all along the food chain, from the tiniest organisms up to the largest predators.A long-term, ecosystem-scale study by a team of University of Georgia researchers, however, has thrown this assumption into question. (2009-12-17)
Chronic harvesting threatens tropical tree
Chronic harvesting of a tropical tree that many local communities in Western Africa depend on can alter the tree's reproduction and drastically curtail fruit and seed yields over the tree's lifetime, according to a new study. (2013-08-05)
Carnegie's Greg Asner elected to National Academy of Sciences
Carnegie staff scientist Greg Asner has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. (2013-04-30)
New book maps out path to wildlife-friendly highways
Two Montana State University researchers co-edited a new book that deals one of the biggest threats facing wildlife populations -- roads. (2010-08-09)
What fish ears can tell us about sex, surveillance and sustainability
Scientists at the University of Southampton have found a way to pry into the private lives of fish -- by looking in their ears. (2015-06-15)
Oceans turning to acid from rise in CO2
A report issued by the Royal Society in the UK sounds the alarm about the world's oceans. (2005-06-30)
New hope for Borneo's orangutans despite climate change and deforestation threats
New conservation research has discovered that up to 74-percent of current orangutan habitat in Borneo could become unsuitable for this endangered species due to 21st century climate or land-cover changes. (2015-01-06)
The spice of life: Variety is also good for hares
Variability is associated with the ability to adapt, which is clearly beneficial at a species level. (2010-11-22)
LSU, Yale team study agricultural impact on Mississippi River
According to a study published in Nature by researchers at LSU and Yale University, farming has significantly changed the hydrology and chemistry of the Mississippi River, injecting more carbon dioxide into the river and raising river discharge during the past 50 years. (2008-01-23)
Springer to partner with Society of Wetland Scientists
Starting in January 2010, Springer will publish Wetlands, the official journal of the Society of Wetland Scientists. (2009-11-05)
UCR's Arturo Gómez-Pompa receives Honorary Researcher Award and the Gold Medal Merit Award
For his many significant contributions in the field of tropical ecology, UC Riverside's Distinguished Professor of Botany Arturo Gómez-Pompa recently received two honors: the (2002-10-30)
Female marine snails trick amorous males
Sexual conflict is not only a human phenomenon. Scientists at the University of Gothenburg have shown that females of the rough periwinkle conceal their gender identity in order to avoid excessive copulation. (2010-09-12)
Fish have complex personalities, research shows
Tiny fish called Trinidadian guppies have individual 'personalities', new research shows. (2017-09-24)
Butterflies use polarized light to attract mates
Up to 20 layers of transparent scales on butterfly wings scatter white light to produce brilliant blue structural color. (2003-04-30)
Flocks of starlings ride the wave to escape
Why does a dark band ripple through a flock of starlings that are steering clear of a hawk? (2015-03-26)
Institute of Ecosystem Studies director and scientist honored by the Botanical Society of America
The Botanical Society of America (BSA) has honored Institute of Ecosystem Studies President and Director Dr. (2006-07-31)
Climate may keep beautiful killer plant in check
The flowering plant -- purple loosestrife -- has been heading north since it was first introduced from Europe to the eastern seaboard 150 years ago. (2010-02-26)
Eminent Ecologist Award presented to Stephen P. Hubbell
The Ecological Society of America presented Stephen P. Hubbell, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and distinguished professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UCLA, with the 2009 Eminent Ecologist Award. (2009-08-07)
Research finds a mechanistic explanation for global patterns of liana abundance and distribution
In an article in the August 2005 issue of the American Naturalist, Stefan A. (2005-07-26)
Populations of common birds across europe are declining
Across Europe, the population of common birds has declined rapidly over the last 30 years, while some of the less abundant species are stable or increasing in number. (2014-11-04)
Study highlights a new threat to bees worldwide
A recent study published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports highlights a newly identified virus -- named Moku after the Hawaiian Island from which it was isolated -- in the invasive wasp, Vespula pensylvanica. (2016-11-02)
Worker or queen? Harvester ant moms set daughters' fates
When it comes to deciding what harvester ant daughters will be when they grow up, mother queens hold considerable sway, according to a new study... (2008-02-14)
Birds beware! Pinecones armed and dangerous
Researchers working at New Mexico State University have discovered that pine cones, which bear the progeny of their parent tree, have evolved highly specialized ways to ward off predators, thus ensuring the dispersal of their seeds. (1999-07-06)
The secret lives of fish revealed by the digital age
'Imagine the clandestine lives of marine fishes,' begins 'Migration Ecology of Marine Fishes,' a new book by Dr. (2015-06-04)
New tag revolutionizes whale research -- and makes them partners in science
A sophisticated new type of 'tag' on whales that can record data every second for hours, days and weeks at a time provides a view of whale behavior, biology and travels never before possible, scientists reported today in a new study. (2016-12-22)
URI chemical oceanographer analyzes the effects of pH on coastal marine phytoplankton
In an article in a recent issue of the scientific journal Marine Ecology Progress Series, URI Graduate School of Oceanography marine scientist Dr. (2003-02-06)
Crime-scene technique used to track turtles
Scientists have used satellite tracking and a crime-scene technique to discover an important feeding ground for green turtles in the Mediterranean. (2017-11-06)
Policy makers draw up list of 'top 100' ecological questions
Environmental policy makers have come up with a list of the (2006-06-07)
The dangers of being a saber-toothed cat in Los Angeles 12,000 years ago
Large saber-toothed cats that roamed Los Angeles 12,000 years ago had many injuries to their shoulders and backbones that likely occurred when they were fighting with other large animals, UCLA biologists report. (2017-04-13)
Ocean acidification research should increase focus on species' ability to adapt
Not enough current research on marine ecosystems focuses on species' long-term adaptation to ocean acidification creating a murky picture of our ocean's future, according to an international study led by a University of British Columbia zoologist. (2014-01-27)
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