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April 24, 2017

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April 24, 2017

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

Apr. 18, 2017 — Researchers have studied forests subjected to different frequencies of fires to determine what effects fire can have on oak forests over long periods of time. They found that the frequency of ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — A new method has been devised for assessing the cultural value of landscapes using geotagged photos shared on a social-networking service. Data obtained with this method could help determine which ... read more

Global Growth of Ecological, Environmental Citizen Science Is Fueled by New Technology

Apr. 4, 2017 — Scientists have revealed the diversity of ecological and environmental citizen science for the first time and showed that the changing face of citizen science around the world is being fueled by ... read more

Biodiversity Loss Shifts Flowering Phenology at Same Magnitude as Global Warming

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have revealed that declining plant diversity -- from habitat loss, human use, and other environmental pressures -- causes plants to flower earlier, and that the effects of diversity loss ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — The polar front, an oceanographic barrier between the Austral Ocean and its surrounding water masses, is not the impermeable biogeograpgical barrier it was thought to be, according to a new ... read more

Strong Interaction Between Herbivores and Plants

Mar. 23, 2017 — Important findings have been revealed on the interaction between nutrient availability and the diversity of consumer species in freshwater environments. A better understanding of this interaction ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — Marine protected areas (MPAs) are an increasingly popular strategy for protecting marine biodiversity, but a new global study demonstrates that widespread lack of personnel and funds are preventing ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Tropical rainforests are one of the most species-rich areas on earth. Thousands of animal and plant species live there. The smaller microbial protists, which are not visible to the naked eye, are ... read more

Evolutionary Biology Professor Explains How to 'Walk the Tree of Life'

Mar. 21, 2017 — A professor discusses why the evolutionary Tree of Life approach to biodiversity education is best, to what extent the traditional taxonomy is still used and how to teach TOL using an active learning ... read more

Foundation of Aquatic Life Can Rapidly Adapt to Global Warming

Mar. 21, 2017 — Important microscopic creatures which produce half of the oxygen in the atmosphere can rapidly adapt to global warming, new research ... read more

From Entanglement to Invasions of Alien Species: The Harm Caused by Marine Litter

Mar. 17, 2017 — Marine litter is a threat to the marine ecosystem, human health and economic activities. A new report sheds light on the many effects of litter in our oceans, and highlights the severity and scale of ... read more

Mar. 17, 2017 — The sub-antarctic island of South Georgia -- famous for its wildlife -- was covered by a massive ice cap during the last ice age, new research ... read more

Mating Mix-Up With Wrong Fly Lowers Libido for Mr. Right

Mar. 16, 2017 — If you've ever suffered a nightmare date and were hesitant to try again, fruit flies can relate. Female flies that have been coerced into sex by invasive males of the wrong species are less ... read more

Mar. 16, 2017 — Whether orchids or mammals, insects or slugs and snails: nowadays there are a large number of animals and plants under observation. Unfortunately, the collection of this data began only very ... read more

How to Conserve Polar Bears -- And Maintain Subsistence Harvest -- Under Climate Change

Mar. 15, 2017 — A properly-managed subsistence harvest of polar bears can continue under climate change, according to analysis that combines sea-ice forecasts with a polar bear population ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — The success of ecological restoration projects around the world could be boosted using a potential new tool that monitors soil microbes, say ... read more

Where the Few Jaguars Still Alive Are Hiding

Mar. 14, 2017 — Researchers track movements of largest feline in Americas across all major Brazilian biomes, using GPS tracking to survey the jaguar´s home range and movement parameters in each ... read more

Vicious Circle of Drought and Forest Loss in the Amazon

Mar. 13, 2017 — Logging that happens today and potential future rainfall reductions in the Amazon could push the region into a vicious dieback circle. If dry seasons intensify with human-caused climate change, the ... read more

Organic Is Only One Ingredient in Recipe for Sustainable Food Future

Mar. 10, 2017 — Many people choose organic thinking it's better for humans and the planet, but a new study finds that might not always be the ... read more

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