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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

May 17, 2016 — Ecologists have set up camera traps in Africa. The images will help wildlife authorities in Botswana to target their conservation work more ... read more

May 13, 2016 — Researchers have designed a portable autonomous device capable of collecting and assessing bacterial, viral and fungal biodiversity in the air as well as pollen in different urban areas and ... read more

How Towers Helped Determine the Impact of the 2012 U.S. Drought on the Carbon Cycle

May 7, 2016 — In 2012, the United States experienced the warmest spring on record followed by the most severe drought since the Dust Bowl. A team of scientists used a network of Ameriflux sites to map the carbon ... read more

May 6, 2016 — An international research team has studied the geographical pattern of the evolution of corals and reef fish. Their findings show that today's geographical distribution of tropical marine ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Coastal wading birds shape their lives around the tides, and new research shows that different species respond differently to shifting patterns of high and low water according to their size and daily ... read more

Hydropeaking of River Water Levels Is Disrupting Insect Survival, River Ecosystems

May 2, 2016 — A group of researchers concluded that 'hydropeaking' of water flows on many rivers in the West has a devastating impact on aquatic insect ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Researchers found that the limestone that forms the foundation of coral reefs along the Florida Reef Tract is dissolving during the fall and winter months on many reefs in the Florida Keys. The ... read more

May 2, 2016 — Antarctic regions are natural laboratories to study biodiversity and the impact of climate change. In Antarctica, some marine ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to the ocean acidification due to ... read more

Remote Sensing Maps Threats to Malaysia’s Mangroves

May 2, 2016 — Remote sensing data reveals land use and land cover changes over an 18-year period at one of the best-managed mangrove forests in the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2016 — Outbreaks by the mountain pine beetle and western spruce budworm can actually reduce wildfire severity, surprising new research shows. The findings contrast sharply with popular attitudes -- and some ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — Scientists have discovered that large areas of intact coral reef with extensive live coral cover, not disturbed by humans or climate change, harbor the greatest amount of genetic diversity. With this ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — A new study found that vulnerability of deep-sea biodiversity to climate change's triple threat -- rising water temperatures, and decreased oxygen, and pH levels -- is not uniform across the ... read more

Landscape Ecology Must Play a Role in Policymaking

Apr. 27, 2016 — Landscape ecology considers the influence of time and space on environmental patterns. Because of this focus, it is uniquely positioned to inform crucial policy decisions -- in particular, those ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Coral reefs--the world's most productive and diverse marine ecosystems--rely on a masterful recycling program to stay healthy. A new study explores how a process known as ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — One of the largest and most important groups of dung beetles in the world evolved from a single common ancestor and relationships among the various lineages are now known, according to new research. ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Staghorns, the very corals responsible for establishing today's reefs, are now some of the most threatened coral species due to climate change and other human-made ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — The redwood and sequoia trees in California, the baobab trees in Madagascar, and the rose gum Eucalyptus trees in northeastern Australia are only a few of the spectacular large, old trees still ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — A team of scientists set up camera traps in Peru to record the biodiversity of that area of the Amazon ... read more

US National Forests and Grasslands Could Yield Less Water in Future Climate

Apr. 21, 2016 — A warmer climate may lead to higher growth and productivity on US national forests and grasslands, but researchers say this could reduce quantities of freshwater flowing from most of these lands, ... read more

Crayfish May Help Restore Dirty Streams

Apr. 21, 2016 — While macroinvertebrates are a tasty food source for crayfish, a new study reveals a surprising finding: when crayfish were present in in-stream experimental enclosures, macroinvertebrate density was ... read more

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