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July 1, 2015

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June 29, 2015 — Marine reserves are fundamental tools for the conservation of worldwide marine biodiversity. The analysis of both genetic and demographic structures of some habitat-forming species, for example the ... read more

Better Way to Evaluate Conservation Policies Found by Researchers

June 16, 2015 — Protected forested areas in Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Thailand have prevented the release of more than 1,000 million additional tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, an economic service ... read more

View of 'Nature as Capital' Uses Economic Value to Help Achieve a Sustainable Future

June 15, 2015 — A series of reports outlines how governments, organizations and corporations are successfully moving away from short-term exploitation of the natural world and embracing a long-term vision of ... read more

Largest-Ever Scientific Camera Trapping Survey Reveals 'Secret Lives of the Serengeti'

June 9, 2015 — A report on the effort of more than 28,000 volunteers has been released, reviewing 1.2 million images collected using 225 cameras traps over 1,000 square miles of the Serengeti. Of the 1.2 million ... read more

Can We Increase Harvest of Woody Biomass from European Forests?

June 8, 2015 — The supply of woody biomass from the forests in the European Union can be increased significantly beyond the current level of resource use. However, this involves trade-offs with biodiversity and ... read more

June 4, 2015 — A new research study showed why threatened Caribbean star corals sometimes swap partners to help them recover from bleaching events. The findings are important to understand the fate of coral reefs ... read more

June 3, 2015 — A harmful algal bloom is the suspected culprit of a die-off in 2011 of millions of purple sea urchins and six-starred sea stars in Northern California. Their disappearance is predicted to have ... read more

June 2, 2015 — Using well-established metrics of social, economic, and ecosystem functions, researchers have achieved a holistic view of coupled human and natural systems on the Mongolian Plateau. This view reveals ... read more

June 1, 2015 — An invasive species of symbiotic micro-alga has spread across the Caribbean Sea, according to an international team of researchers. These single-cell algae, which live within the cells of coral ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Scientists set out to assess how two projects compared to eleven vegetation models that simulate various ecological processes. Instead of only benchmarking whether or not an individual model matched ... read more

Conservation Theory Gets Mathematical Treatment

May 27, 2015 — Theories used for the last four decades as a tool to guide the conservation of flora and fauna may have misinterpreted the biological reality, according to new research by ... read more

Potential of Seagrass to Combating Climate Change

May 26, 2015 — Seagrass ecosystems could play a key role in combating climate change, researchers have discovered. The marine flowering plant also helps sustain abundant sea life and protects shorelines around the ... read more

May 25, 2015 — You know the old saying: Location, location, location? It turns out that it applies to the Amazon rainforest, too. New work illustrates a hidden tapestry of chemical variation across the lowland ... read more

May 25, 2015 — Madagascar is home to extraordinary biodiversity, but in the past few decades, the island's forests and associated biodiversity have been under greater attack than ever. Rapid deforestation is ... read more

May 21, 2015 — A huge wildebeest herd migrates across the open, parched plains. Dust swirls up from the many hooves pounding the ground, and forms a haze over the landscape. The setting sun gives the scene a golden ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Tropical rainforests have long been considered the Earth's lungs, sequestering large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and thereby slowing down the increasing greenhouse effect and ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Ocean microbes are vital to the Earth's ecosystems, and their interactions with ocean viruses can have dramatic effects on processes ranging from oxygen production to food supply. Marine ... read more

May 21, 2015 — The eastern diamondback rattlesnake has lost 97 percent of its habitat since Europeans first arrived in America. New research demonstrates the critical nature of one element of the diamondback's ... read more

May 19, 2015 — A simultaneous experiment spanning 15 sites across the Northern Hemisphere shows biodiversity is as important as reducing fertilizer runoff for valuable seagrass ecosystems. The results of the study ... read more

May 18, 2015 — A new approach to the difficult tradeoffs that environmental managers face when choosing between environmental sustainability and profitability has been recommended by experts. The findings could ... read more

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