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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 — Forest ecologists recently published research estimating the abundance of morel mushrooms after a wildfire in California's Sierra ... read more

Ocean Acidification: The Limits of Adaptation

July 20, 2016 — The most abundant single-celled calcifying alga of the world's oceans, Emiliania huxleyi is basically able to adapt to ocean acidification through evolution. However, the longest evolution ... read more

How Are Beaches Restored?

July 15, 2016 — Erosion and human activities challenge beach ecosystems, say researchers. A new article explains how damage to the coastline can be ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Algae that live in and under the sea ice play a much greater role for the Arctic food web than previously assumed. In a new study, biologists show that not only animals that live directly under the ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Amphibians that tolerate higher temperatures are likely to fare better in a world affected by climate change, disease and habitat loss, according to two recent ... read more

July 6, 2016 — A new study examines the virtual shrinking of distances between places -- arising because of trade, telecommunication and travel -- and the widening gap between where products are made, where ... read more

July 6, 2016 — New research based on ocean models and near real-time data from autonomous gliders indicates that the 'The Blob' and El Nino together strongly depressed productivity off the West Coast, ... read more

Game Theory: Does the Rhino Poacher or the Gamekeeper Win?

July 6, 2016 — Conservationists have used game theory to look at the likely outcome of the battle between rhino poachers and the gamekeeper or rhino ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Researchers have studied tree rings throughout Oklahoma and Tennessee to determine the history of fires in those areas. For nearly a century, forest fires have been viewed by scientists and the ... read more

June 30, 2016 — For the valerian plant, higher elevations in the Colorado Rocky Mountains are becoming much more co-ed. And the primary reason appears to be climate ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Ocean acidification makes it harder for sea snails to escape from their sea star predators, according to a study. The findings suggest that by disturbing predator-prey interactions, ocean ... read more

As Sea Level Rises, Hudson River Wetlands May Expand

June 29, 2016 — In the face of climate change impact and inevitable sea level rise, scientists studying New York's Hudson River estuary have forecast new tidal wetlands, comprising perhaps 33 percent more ... read more

June 29, 2016 — The first positive correlation between human activity and enhanced vegetation growth has been uncovered by a team of ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Climate change is already reshuffling the UK's wildlife calendar, and it's likely this will continue into the future, according to new ... read more

June 29, 2016 — For the first time, scientists traced carbon dioxide flows through a forest during photosynthesis and respiration, correcting long-standing assumptions about how plants exchange the greenhouse gas ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Approximately 30 percent of current Adélie penguin colonies may be in decline by 2060, researchers predict, and approximately 60 percent may be in decline by 2099. The declines are associated with ... read more

June 28, 2016 — As oil palm production expands from Southeast Asia into Central Africa, a new study finds that converting Africa's forests into monoculture plantations could trigger significant carbon emissions ... read more

June 24, 2016 — Gravel-bed river floodplains are some of the most ecologically important habitats in North America, according to a new study by scientists from the US and Canada. Their research shows how broad ... read more

June 24, 2016 — A team of scientists has for the first time attached a dollar value to several of the leading 'ecosystem services' -- or natural benefits -- provided by the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean, ... read more

June 23, 2016 — Changes in gene expression were found when coral and algae begin to ... read more

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