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All species are not created equal when assessing the impacts of species loss on ecosystems
In the June Ecology Letters, Smith and Knapp show with an extinction scenario, in which rare and uncommon plant species were removed but most common or dominant species were always present, no decline in aboveground plant growth of a native grassland community was observed. (2003-05-22)
Introduced marine species get larger in the invaded region
The transport of species outside their native region through human activities often has a dramatic impact on the ecosystems into which these species are introduced and on the surrounding economies. (2003-08-13)
How have European freshwater fish species changed over time?
Over time, humans have contributed to the loss of native species and have introduced non-native species throughout Europe. (2017-05-17)
Birds are on the move in the face of climate change
Research on birds in northern Europe reveals that there is an ongoing considerable species turnover due to climate change and due to land use and other direct human influences. (2017-09-07)
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 in bats and rodents offers insights on how viruses spread across species
Bats are natural reservoirs of several important emerging viruses, and because cross-species transmission appears to be quite common among bats, it's important to study bats in a community context rather than concentrating on individual species. (2015-08-25)
Exploring the avian biodiversity of Africa with different species concepts
A recent debate over the usefulness and relevance of the widely used Biological Species Concept, based on reproductive isolation, versus the Phylogenetic Species Concept, which is centred around identifying the smallest group with common ancestry, has raised concerns that changing nomenclatural foundations might result in the appearance of previously unrecognized patterns of biodiversity. (2005-09-27)
Biodiversity conservation - no guarantee for shortcuts
New research from scientists at the University of Sheffield published in the November issue of Ecology Letters has cast doubts on the widely held 'rule of thumb' that the conservation of a country's biodiversity can be guaranteed by focusing on protecting its threatened and endemic species. (2002-10-30)
Biocontrol research on Brazilian peppertree in Florida discovers new cryptic species
A species of moth from Brazil that was being considered for biocontrol of the Brazilian peppertree in Florida was sent to a USDA-Agricultural Research Service research entomologist for identification. (2013-02-06)
Time and money make a difference in endangered species recovery
Since passage of the Endangered Species Act in 1973, over 1,300 endangered species have been protected in the United States and its territories. (2005-08-15)
Cryptic worms encountered outside Sweden
Polychaete worms have populated the oceans for millions of years. (2010-06-14)
Virus discovery helps scientists predict emerging diseases
Fresh insight into how viruses such as SARS and flu can jump from one species to another may help scientists predict the emergence of diseases in future. (2011-09-22)
Study examines the impact of climate change on freshwater species
How might climate change affect the distribution of freshwater species living in rivers, ponds, and lakes? (2016-12-05)
Conservation in Canada
Conservation actions could be more efficient if there is similarity among taxa in the distribution of species. (2004-05-04)
Biodiversity and resilience of coral reefs
Indo-Pacific coral reefs incorporate diverse ecosystems but changes in ecosystem function on coral reefs at regional biogeographical scales as a result of overfishing of the parrotfish. (2003-04-08)
New species literally spend decades on the shelf
Many of the world's most unfamiliar species are just sitting around on museum shelves collecting dust. (2012-11-19)
Limited climate tracking in European trees despite 10,000 years of postglacial warmth
The relative roles of environment and history as controls of large-scale species distributions is a crucial issue in biogeography and macroecology. (2004-06-10)
New mobile application for rapid identification of fish species
Azti-Tecnalia has presented (for the moment only for Android terminals) ItsasFish, a new mobile application which aims to be a manual for the rapid identification of species found in the fishing grounds of the Bay of Biscay and which are fished by the various fleets (each with their mode of fishing) based in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country or Euskadi (the coast of the Basque provinces of Bizkaia and Gipuzkoa). (2013-10-14)
Lakes resist the introduction of new fish
Research from UmeƄ University in Sweden presents a new method of establishing how freshwater fish can defend themselves against an invasion of a new fish species. (2015-11-11)
Researchers register new species using DNA-based description
The previously unknown species of ribbon worm discovered in Kosterhavet National Park in 2007 has now been scientifically named using a new method. (2011-01-25)
Time record of marine species formation in the Baltic Sea
Four years ago researchers at the University of Gothenburg and Stockholm University discovered a new species of seaweed in the Baltic Sea. (2009-04-14)
3 new species of tiny frogs from the remarkable region of Papua New Guinea
Following the description of the world's smallest frogs, Dr. Fred Klaus now offers three more species of tiny amphibians from the region of Papua New Guinea, described in the open access journal Zookeys. (2013-09-20)
Animals that seem identical may be completely different species
Animals that seem identical may belong to completely different species. (2009-04-22)
Unmasking the secrets of the extinct moa
Griffith researchers have used a DNA barcoding technique in an attempt to clarify the number of species which existed of the extinct New Zealand moa. (2014-03-03)
Simple plants aren't always easy: Revision of the liverwort Radula buccinifera complex
Simple plants aren't always easy, proves the Radula buccinifera complex, formed of (2013-10-31)
When David beats Goliath
Body size has long been recognized to play a key role in shaping species interactions, with larger species usually winning conflicts with their smaller counterparts. (2014-09-24)
New species discovered on the Great Barrier Reef
Between the grains of sand on the sea floor there is an unknown and unexplored world. (2010-03-07)
New scorpion discovery near metropolitan Tucson, Arizona
A team of American zoologists has discovered a new species of Sky Island scorpion from the Santa Catalina Mountains of Arizona, less than 10 miles from metropolitan Tucson. (2013-02-19)
Evidence for sympatric speciation by host shift in the sea
Using a combination of genetic, ecological, and biogeographic studies, researchers have found that a new species of reef fish might have evolved when some individuals of the ancestral population began inhabiting a novel species of coral and that this (2004-08-23)
Evolution peaks on tropical mountain
Tropical mountains have an exceptionally high biodiversity. This is also the case for Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. (2015-08-12)
Wild populations of popular cage bird face catastrophic declines
New research suggests that wild populations of Grey Parrots--one of the world's most popular cage birds -- have been virtually wiped out by poaching and habitat loss. (2016-01-13)
Declining sharks
Human transformation of terrestrial and coastal ecosystems is well known, but only recently have the impacts of anthropogenic forces in the open ocean been recognized. (2004-02-05)
New bacteria contaminate hairspray
Scientists in Japan have discovered a new species of bacteria that can live in hairspray, according to the results of a study published in the March issue of the International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. (2008-03-07)
Researchers discover first sleeper goby cavefish in Western Hemisphere
Researchers have described a new genus and species of cavefish from Mexico -- the Oaxaca Cave Sleeper. (2016-06-30)
Refined biological evolution model
Models for the evolution of life try and clarify the long term dynamics of an evolving system of species. (2014-07-21)
Non-native plants are 'not a threat' to floral diversity
Non-native plants are commonly listed as invasive species, presuming that they cause harm to the environment at both global and regional scales. (2015-03-23)
Climate change may threaten species of amphibians and reptiles in southwestern Europe
Projected climate change could trigger massive range contractions among amphibian and reptile species in the southwest of Europe, according to a new study published in the Journal of Biogeography. (2006-06-19)
Bumblebees get by with a little help from their honeybee rivals
Bumblebees can use cues from their rivals the honeybees to learn where the best food resources are, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London. (2012-02-14)
Nature's gift for gardening may hold key to biodiversity
Gardeners are used to cross-breeding flowers to produce pretty petals or sweet scents -- now scientists have shown the importance of nature's talent for producing new types of flowers. (2010-09-13)
'Extinction-proof' population sizes cannot be predicted from species traits
Many have shown that the relative susceptibility of species to human-caused decline and extinction can be predicted by traits such as body size, ecological specialization, dispersal ability, fertility, and so on. (2006-03-06)
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