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May 23, 2017

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May 23, 2017

Some Forests Have Been Hiding in Plain Sight

May 11, 2017 — A new estimate of dryland forests suggests that the global forest cover is at least 9 percent higher than previously thought. The finding will help reduce uncertainties surrounding terrestrial carbon ... read more

Estimating the Size of Animal Populations from Camera Trap Surveys

May 10, 2017 — Camera traps are a useful means to observe the behaviour of animal populations in the wild at remote locations. Researchers recently extended distance sampling analytical methods to accommodate data ... read more

May 9, 2017 — Larger patches of tropical forest are being cleared in recent years to make way for industrial-scale agriculture, a new study shows. Analysis of deforestation maps shows that roughly half of the ... read more

May 9, 2017 — The relentless roar of natural gas compressors influences the numbers of insects and spiders nearby, triggering decreases in many types of arthropods sensitive to sounds and vibrations, a new study ... read more

Protecting Life's Tangled Ecological Webs

May 9, 2017 — Keeping habitats connected, so that species can move in response to environmental change, is crucial to ecosystem ... read more

Global Warming Kills Gut Bacteria in Lizards

May 8, 2017 — Climate change could threaten reptiles by reducing the number of bacteria living in their guts, new research ... read more

Affluent Countries Contribute Less to Wildlife Conservation Than the Rest of the World

May 4, 2017 — Less affluent countries are more committed to conservation of their large animals than richer ones, a new research collaboration has ... read more

May 3, 2017 — A tiny shark tooth, part of a mantis shrimp and other microscopic marine organisms reveal that as the Andes mountains rose, the Eastern Amazon sank twice, each time for less than a million ... read more

The World Should Brace Itself for a New Wave of Biological Invasions

May 3, 2017 — An international team of scientists has identified how our rapidly changing world will bring new types of invaders, often from very unexpected ... read more

May 3, 2017 — China has invested massive resources into halting and reversing tree cover loss. However, 'planting trees is not the same as gaining forests.' It is likely that much of China's tree ... read more

Hydrological Drought Amplifies Wildfires in Borneo’s Humid Tropics

May 2, 2017 — The area of wildfires in Borneo during drought years turns out to be ten times larger than during non-drought years, an international research team reports. The fires recurrently affecting ... read more

New Coral Bleaching Database to Help Predict Fate of Global Reefs

May 1, 2017 — A research team has developed a new global coral bleaching database that could help scientists predict future bleaching events. The new database contains 79 percent more reports than previous, widely ... read more

Apr. 29, 2017 — The 2006 Soy Moratorium had a larger effect in reducing deforestation in the Amazon than has been previously understood, outlines a new ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers have constructed a marine food web to show how climate change could affect our future fish supplies and marine ... read more

Urbanization Costs Five Billion Years of Evolutionary History

Apr. 26, 2017 — All over the globe, the urbanization of landscapes is increasing. 60% of the land surface which is expected to be urban by 2030 is currently not built on at all. How this will impact on biological ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are not in better environmental shape than the rest of the ... read more

Apr. 25, 2017 — A new study indicates that the number of plant and animal species at risk of extinction may be considerably higher than previously thought. A team of researchers, however, believe they've come ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new study finds that improved human health is not a benefit of conservation -- at least when health is measured through the lens of infectious disease. The paper analyzed the relationship between ... read more

Towards a Liveable Future

Apr. 21, 2017 — Humans have influenced nature since as early as the Ice Age, and over the past century our impact has become even greater with our many new technologies and a growing world population. Researchers ... read more

Empowerment of Women Worldwide Key to Achieving Competing Goals

Apr. 20, 2017 — World hunger and biodiversity loss can both be addressed by ensuring that women worldwide have access to education and contraception, an interdisciplinary team of experts ... read more

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