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Not batty conservation
Protecting contemporary biodiversity from human activities that threaten life on earth requires a global network of reserves. (2003-10-10)
Known from flower stalls as 'Big Pink' orchid proved to be an undescribed wild species
As easy as it might seem, seeking new species among cultivated plants could be actually quite tricky. (2015-10-01)
Molting feathers may help birds deal with environmental contaminants
Mercury is a ubiquitous environmental contaminant that affects the health of birds and other wild animals. (2017-07-20)
New DNA test on roo poo identifies species
University of Adelaide researchers have developed a simple and cost-effective DNA test to identify kangaroo species from their droppings which will boost the ability to manage and conserve kangaroo populations. (2013-06-06)
ASU researcher says now is the time to prioritize endangered species
Currently, resources allocated to recover endangered species are insufficient to save all listed species, and with a scarcity of funds what is needed to be effective is a more analytical approach that can bring clarity and openness to resource allocation, argues Leah Gerber, an Arizona State University conservation biologist. (2016-03-14)
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)
Species affected by climate change: To shift or not to shift?
Relocating species threatened by climate change is a radical and hotly debated strategy for maintaining biodiversity. (2011-08-09)
Mass extinction of freshwater species in North America
The first estimate of extinction rates of North America's freshwater animals shows that they are the most endangered group on the continent. (1999-09-29)
Are we pushing animals over the edge?
Species of mammals and birds are threatened with extinction as a result of rising human population density, according to a study published in Springer's journal, Human Ecology. (2013-06-19)
Home and away: How do invasive plant species dominate native species?
Invasive plant species present a serious environmental, economic and social problem worldwide as their abundance can lead to lost native biodiversity and ecosystem functions, such as nutrient cycling. (2011-02-01)
New rare species of whale identified
Researchers have identified a new rare species of beaked whale with a range in the remote North Pacific Ocean. (2016-07-28)
A study of the ectomychorrizal community amongst Quercus rubra L. plantations
In this study the possibilities of the North American oak (Quercus rubra L.) as an afforestation alternative in the Basque Country Autonomous Community were investigated. (2005-10-10)
Genes and calls reveal 5-fold greater diversity of Amazon frog species
DNA is opening a new age of discovery of Amazonian frog species. (2014-01-15)
Global ISU study: Invasive species widespread, but not more than at home range
Invasive plant species have long had a reputation as being bad for a new ecosystem when they are introduced. (2011-03-01)
The Biology and Fisheries of the Slipper Lobster
A compilation and synthesis of information on the slipper lobster. (2007-02-20)
Is 80-year-old mistake leading to first species to be fished to extinction?
A species of common skate is to become the first marine fish species to be driven to extinction by commercial fishing, due to an error of species classification 80 years ago. (2009-11-17)
The world's largest canary
Biologists at Lund University, together with their colleagues from Portugal and the UK, have now proven that the endangered São Tomé grosbeak is the world's largest canary -- 50 percent larger than the runner-up. (2017-06-21)
Corals defy species classification
Classifying corals in terms of species is a risky business. (2003-02-18)
University of Tennessee professor links massive prehistoric bird extinction to human colonization
Research by Alison Boyer, a research assistant professor in ecology and evolutionary biology, and an international team studied the extinction rates of nonperching land birds in the Pacific Islands from 700 to 3,500 years ago. (2013-04-01)
New discoveries on evolution can save endangered species
Traditionally, the evolutionary development of an insect species has been explained by the notion that the female insect chooses her male partner based on size and other factors, so-called assortative mating. (2016-06-23)
Species extinction can doom parasites important for ecosystem health
The effects of an animal population's extinction may echo beyond the original species, new University of Georgia research finds. (2015-09-21)
A new species of endemic treefrog from Madagascar
A new species of the Boophis rappiodes group is described from Madagascar. (2014-08-18)
Genetic differences across species guide vocal learning in juvenile songbirds
Juvenile birds discriminate and selectively learn their own species' songs even when primarily exposed to the songs of other species, but the underlying mechanism has remained unknown. (2017-06-12)
Metabolic flexibility and immune defenses may influence species spread
Why most species are rare has long interested biologists, but until recently our understanding of the factors driving differences in range size has been limited. (2016-06-27)
Butterflies show origin of species as an evolutionary process, not a single event
The evolution of new species might not be as hard as it seems, even when diverging populations remain in contact and continue to produce offspring. (2013-10-31)
A new coral reef species from the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia
A new shallow water coral species, Echinophyllia tarae sp. n., is described from the Gambier Islands, French Polynesia. (2013-07-26)
Rethinking extinction
For more than 40 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature has published the Red List of Threatened Species describing the conservation status of various species of plants and animals. (2011-05-25)
New ribbon worm named after UCSB scientist
In the world of biology, having a new species named after you is considered one of the greatest honors for a scientist. (2010-11-04)
The need to name all forms of life
Only a fifth of the nine million species of animal, plant and fungus thought to occur on earth is known. (2015-12-10)
New plant species a microcosm of biodiversity
Biologists working in the Andes mountains of Ecuador have described a new plant species, a wild relative of black pepper, that is the sole home of an estimated 40-50 insect species, most of which are entirely dependent on this plant species for survival. (2014-02-07)
Two new iguanid lizard species from the Laja Lagoon, Chile
A team of Chilean scientists discover two new species of iguanid lizards from the Laja Lagoon, Chile. (2015-04-27)
Climate change is already causing widespread local extinction in plant and animal species
Extinctions related to climate change have already happened in hundreds of plant and animal species around the world. (2016-12-08)
New Central Park fly species gets CCNY professor's moniker
Introducing Themira lohmanus, a fly like no other, and the most recently discovered species in the popular Manhattan urban oasis of Central Park! (2017-10-02)
Study finds greater risk of extinction among high diversity amphibian groups
Simon Fraser University researchers who examined evolutionary patterns of modern extinction risk across more than 300 amphibian groups found that species from groups with high ongoing diversification are at greater risk of extinction than slowly diversifying lineages. (2017-05-29)
A new Anagnorisma moth species from the beautiful Binaloud Mountain Iran
Researchers described a new species of Noctuidae moth from Iran, which is the fifth described species of the genus Anagnorisma. (2013-07-17)
Discovered! The new species of Borneo's enigmatic primate with a toxic bite
An international team of scientists studying the elusive nocturnal primate the slow loris in the jungles of Borneo have discovered a new species. (2012-12-13)
Emerging diseases likely to be more harmful in similar species
When viruses such as influenza and Ebola jump from one species to another, their ability to cause harm can change dramatically, but research from the University of Cambridge shows that it may be possible to predict the virus's virulence by looking at how deadly it is in closely related species. (2015-03-17)
Researchers discovered fungus gnat paradise in Peruvian Amazonia
Finnish and Estonian researchers have discovered and identified 16 new fungus gnat species in the Amazonia. (2017-03-10)
Fly named in honor of Beyonce
A previously unnamed species of horse fly whose appearance is dominated by its glamorous golden lower abdomen has been named in honor of American pop diva, Beyonce -- a member of the former group Destiny's Child, that recorded the 2001 hit single, (2012-01-13)
Tahiti: A very hot biodiversity hot spot in the Pacific
Picturesque Tahiti may be the hottest spot for evolution on the planet. (2013-08-09)
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