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Three new Begonia plant species from Brazil
Scientists discover and describe three new species of the plant genus Begonia, which holds many of the world-favorite decoratives. (2015-01-13)
Palms reveal the significance of climate change for tropical biodiversity
Palm assemblages we find in the tropics today are to a large extent formed by climatic changes of the past, taking place over millions of years. (2012-04-23)
The Swiss paper wasp, a new species of social Hymenoptera in Central Europe
Swiss scientists have discovered a new species of aculeate wasp, not hidden somewhere in a jungle on a remote continent, but in Central Europe, in a swampy area just a few kilometers from Zurich. (2014-05-07)
Deep sea animals stowaway on submarines and reach new territory
Marine scientists studying life around deep-sea vents have discovered that some hardy species can survive the extreme change in pressure that occurs when a research submersible rises to the surface. (2012-05-24)
Few migratory birds are adequately protected across migration cycle
Results from a new study reveal that just 9 percent of migratory birds receive adequate protection across their entire ranges. (2015-12-03)
Smithsonian scientists discover that multiple species of seacows once coexisted
Sirenians, or seacows, are a group of marine mammals that include manatees and dugongs; Today, only one species of seacow is found in each world region. (2012-03-08)
Intervention offers 'best chance' to save species endangered by climate change
A University of York scientist is proposing a radical program of (2011-03-17)
The unexpected one: A new pale nectar-feeding bat species found in Brazil
Having been long-mistaken for one of its relatives, a new bat species, L. inexpectata, has been now discovered. (2015-07-22)
Scientists discover new bat species in West Africa
An international team of scientists, including biologists from, the University of York, has discovered five new species of bats in West Africa. (2013-09-03)
Invariant properties in coevolutionary networks of plant-animal interactions
The interactions among animal and plant species depict the essence of natural communities: a web of relationships that build up links of mutual dependence. (2003-01-06)
Rapid environmental change makes species more vulnerable to extinction
Interactions between species play a key role in shaping biodiversity. (2017-10-18)
Species in the Spotlight campaign highlights NOAA Fisheries' endangered species conservation efforts
NOAA Fisheries announced today a new Species in the Spotlight campaign to focus recovery and public education efforts on eight marine species that are at risk of extinction. (2015-05-14)
Missouri Botanical Garden makes rare discovery of plant genus
Usually, when a new species is discovered it is associated with one species. (2011-03-30)
Study shows species can change
A study of South American songbirds completed by the Department of Biology at Queen's University and the Argentine Museum of Natural History, has discovered these birds differ dramatically in color and song yet show very little genetic differences which indicates they are on the road to becoming a new species. (2011-12-08)
Species unique to single island should not be rare there
Animal and bird species found only on a single island should still be common within that island. (2011-04-12)
Long-term effects of common pesticides on aquatic species
New research indicates that commonly used insecticide mixtures continue to impact aquatic invertebrate species over multiple weeks, even when the chemicals are no longer detectable in water. (2015-11-16)
A new estimate of biodiversity on Earth
A new research article estimates there are about a thousand times more species than people thought existed, most of them bacteria. (2017-08-29)
At least one-third of marine species remain undescribed
At least one-third of the species that inhabit the world's oceans may remain completely unknown to science. (2012-11-15)
2 new species of mushroom documented in the Iberian Peninsula
In collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid and the Slovenian Forestry Institute, researchers in the Basque Country have documented two new species of Hydnum, commonly known as ox tongue mushrooms, as part of their study published in the Mycologia journal. (2013-02-26)
Lemurs' fur color may not define species
Different coat color might not correspond to different species for nocturnal lemurs. (2006-11-15)
Popcorn-like fossils provide evidence of environmental impacts on species numbers
The number of species that can exist on Earth depends on how the environment changes, according to new research led by the University of Southampton. (2016-06-10)
Genome comparison of 12 fruit fly species
Researchers from the UAB Genomics, Bioinformatics and Evolution Group participated in an international research that has resulted in the completion of the genomes of 10 new fruit fly species. (2007-11-15)
Endangered Species Act provisions appear to benefit imperiled organisms
An analysis of the conservation status of 1095 species that have been protected under the US Endangered Species Act (ESA) indicates that those that have been given more protection under the act are more likely to be improving in status and less likely to be declining than species given less protection. (2005-04-01)
Rediscovery of disappeared species: Truly back from the brink?
Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS), University of Adelaide and Princeton University found that over the past 122 years, at least 351 species which are thought to have disappeared, have been rediscovered. (2011-08-15)
Habitat loss and reserve network selection
The minimum combination of areas needed to protect one population of every species in a region is a problem addressed when aiming at cost-effective reserve networks. (2003-07-02)
Yoda bat gets happy: New species officially recognized
An unusual breed of fruit bat -- previously nicknamed 'Yoda' due to its resemblance to the Star Wars Jedi Master -- has now officially been registered as a new species and renamed the happy (Hamamas) tube-nosed fruit bat. (2017-08-10)
Three new species of lemurs identified
Researchers have identified three new species of lemurs, the small, big-eyed primates native to the island of Madagascar. (2006-02-22)
Microbial cooperation in the intestine
Brigham and Women's Hospital investigators, in collaboration with colleagues at Boston Children's Hospital, report on a rare example of cooperation between different species of bacteria in the intestine. (2016-04-25)
Beautiful but hiding unpleasant surprise: 3 new species of foetid fungi from New Zealand
Scientists describe three new species of fungi from New Zealand. (2013-06-27)
Choosy females make colourful males
Female fish prefer brightly coloured males because they are easier to see and are in better shape concludes Dutch researcher Martine Maan following her study of fish speciation in the East African lakes. (2006-05-11)
There were more small meat-eating dinosaurs than first thought
University of Alberta researchers used fossilized teeth to identify at least 23 species of small meat-eating dinosaurs. (2013-01-23)
Studying substitute animals will not save endangered species
The reasons behind endangerment of one species cannot easily be applied to another, warn UC Davis conservation biologists who examined the common research practice of using surrogate animals to predict or identify what is endangering another species. (2005-12-01)
How harmful male genitalia can impact reproduction in other species
Male Callosobruchus chinensis seed beetles have spines on their genitalia, which increase their fertilization success but injure a female's reproductive tract -- especially a female of a related species called Callosobruchus maculatus. (2015-05-18)
Two new zoantharian species found on eunicid worms in the dark in the Indo-Pacific ocean
While researching the understudied fauna of the genus Epizoanthus in the Indo-Pacific Ocean, Japanese scientists focused on examining species living with eunicid worms, where they form a colony on the outside of the worm's tube. (2016-02-11)
Research reveals that sharks have individual personalities
A new study indicates that sharks of the same species can have different personalities. (2016-05-27)
Sponges as drugs
Dutch researcher Nicole de Voogd has investigated the possibilities for rearing sea sponges in Indonesia. (2005-05-13)
New bacterial species found in human mouth
Scientists have discovered a new species of bacteria in the mouth. (2008-08-10)
A mountain bird's survival guide to climate change
Researchers at Yale University have found that the risk of extinction for mountain birds due to global warming is greatest for species that occupy a narrow range of altitude. (2010-06-08)
British invasion of the harlequin ladybird threatens other species
The harlequin ladybird, officially known as Harmonia axyridis, was widely introduced across continental Europe as a way to limit the population of small sap-sucking insects called aphids. (2015-05-20)
More species in the tropics because species have been there longer
Why are there more species in the tropics than in the temperate regions of the globe? (2006-11-01)
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