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November 29, 2015

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November 29, 2015

Beavers Restore Dead Wood in Boreal Forests

Nov. 23, 2015 — Beavers create significant amounts of dead wood into the lowland shore forests of boreal wetlands, research shows. Particularly snags and deciduous dead wood are formed through the beavers' ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — The extinction of one carnivore species can trigger the demise of fellow predators, conservation biologists have confirmed. A ground-breaking study has backed up theories and previous laboratory ... read more

Sharks' Hunting Ability Destroyed Under Climate Change

Nov. 12, 2015 — The hunting ability and growth of sharks will be dramatically impacted by increased carbon dioxide levels and warmer oceans expected by the end of the century, a new study has ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — An analysis by sociologists of data on land use in Mato Grosso, Brazil's third largest state, reveals that a large proportion of deforestation, as well as remaining forest cover, can be found on ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Almost every person has an appreciation for natural environments, suggests a new article. Authors note that most people find healthy or pristine locations with high biodiversity more beautiful and ... read more

Lakes Resist the Introduction of New Fish

Nov. 9, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new method of establishing how freshwater fish can defend themselves against an invasion of a new fish species. The method takes into account that resident species in a ... read more

Nov. 7, 2015 — Saiga suffered a massive die-off during the calving season. In the short period of only two weeks, more than half the world population was found dead, the bodies of adults and young calves scattered ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Ocean acidification may well be helping invasive species of algae, jellyfish, crabs and shellfish to move to new areas of the planet with damaging consequences, according to the findings of a new ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — The first animals to have complex skeletons existed about 550 million years ago, fossils of a tiny marine creature unearthed in Namibia suggest. The find is the first to suggest the earliest complex ... read more

Taking a Molecular Approach to Conserving Freshwater Biodiversity

Nov. 6, 2015 — Molecular ecologists have a key role to play in setting priorities for the conservation of aquatic biodiversity, according to a recent review ... read more

The Astounding Genome of the Dinoflagellate

Nov. 5, 2015 — Dinoflagellates live free-floating in the ocean or symbiotically with corals, serving up -- or as -- lunch to a host of mollusks, tiny fish and coral species. But when conditions are wrong, ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Several new species of amphibians and a reptile that lived in what's now Brazil from 278 million years ago have just been discovered and described by a team of scientists from around the world, ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — The Forty-spotted Pardalote, an endangered Tasmanian songbird, has been experiencing unexplained declines in its remaining habitat, and a new study describes how competition with a related species ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — The relatively rare, forest-dwelling fisher is increasingly becoming the innocent victim of illegal marijuana farms in forested lands in California. According to a recently published study, ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — A study of life and extinctions among woolly mammoths and other ice-age animals suggests that interconnected habitats can help Arctic mammal species survive environmental ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — The world's record for the smallest land snail is broken once again. A minute shell with an average diameter of 0.7 mm was found in Borneo by a team of biologists along with another 47 new ... read more

Ancient Pollen Reveals Droughts Between Sierra Nevada Glacier Surges

Nov. 1, 2015 — Hidden below the surface of California's Central Valley are pollen grains from the Pleistocene that are providing scientists with clues to the severity of droughts that struck the region between ... read more

Large Igneous Provinces Linked to Extinction Events

Oct. 30, 2015 — Mass extinction events are sometimes portrayed in illustrations of volcanic eruptions causing widespread destruction. According to experts this interpretation may have some truth behind it, but not ... read more

Oct. 30, 2015 — Across Africa, lion populations are threatened by continued reductions in their range and associated genetic isolation. A new study published this month in Landscape Ecology shows that strategic ... read more

Unique Feeding Mechanism Among Marine Reptiles from the Age of Dinosaurs

Oct. 29, 2015 — Among the many groups of marine reptiles from the Age of Dinosaurs, elasmosaurs are famous for their necks, which can have up to 76 vertebrae and make up more than half the total length of the ... read more

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