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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

July 8, 2016 — The resurgence of Zika virus has raised anxieties about the spread of infectious disease by mosquitoes; climate change and species invasions are strong themes on the minds of infectious disease ... read more

July 5, 2016 — This iridescent jewel beetle, responsible for the death of more than 50 million ash trees in the United States, has blazed an absolute path of destruction west since its discovery in Michigan in ... 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

New Farming Strategies Can Help Prevent Soil Runoff While Maintaining High Crop Yields

June 30, 2016 — Scientists found that the most effective tactic to prevent soil runoff yet maintain high crop yields is to utilize Conservation Reserve Program land strategically to create buffers between the trees ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Researchers are giving the public its first look at the widespread use of herbicides on federal and tribal land in North America, and they urge land managers to better document ... read more

June 28, 2016 — Human use of artificial light is causing spring to come at least a week early in the UK, researchers have found. The findings provide important information for those in charge of lighting levels, ... 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 22, 2016 — Juveniles of numerous lizard species have a vividly blue-colored tail that likely serves to deflect predator attacks toward the detachable tail rather than the lizard's body. Now researchers ... read more

June 22, 2016 — Finders, keepers: Mountain Bluebirds are more likely to defend nest cavities against competition from other birds such as swallows if they get there first, but climate change may disrupt the ... read more

June 16, 2016 — Boreal forests in far-northern latitudes may one day act as a climate refuge for black spruce, the foundational tree for the northwoods ecosystem -- a major source of the world's paper; home to ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Trees lining Californian streets provide benefits worth $1 billion, a new study estimates. From carbon storage ($10.32 million) and removal of air pollutants ($18.15 million) to interception of ... read more

Meadowsweet: Good Indication of Restored River Success

June 13, 2016 — During the timber-floating era in rivers and streams, tributaries were cleared from all obstacles. Now, efforts have been made to restore many river reaches after these interferences. In order to ... read more

June 13, 2016 — Based on experiments with two species of beetle, ecologists have determined that the early life experiences of individuals that migrate between local habitats can have wide-reaching impacts on the ... read more

June 13, 2016 — How must a landscape be utilized in order to fulfill both ecological and socio-economical requirements? This question has been answered by an international research team using abandoned pasturage in ... read more

June 8, 2016 — The move from life on land to life in the sea has led to the evolution of a new sense for sea snakes, an Australian study ... read more

June 8, 2016 — A tree the height of 20 London double-decker buses has been discovered in Malaysia by conservation scientists monitoring the impact of human activity on the biodiversity of a pristine rainforest. The ... read more

June 2, 2016 — A new rain frog species from southern Peru is reported by a team of herpetologists. Although the amphibian may look similar to other species at first sight, it is distinguished by its morphology, ... read more

Water Yields from Southern Appalachian Watersheds in Decline Since the 1970s

June 1, 2016 — Newly published research shows water yields from unmanaged forested watersheds in the southern Appalachian Mountains declining by up to 22 percent a year since the 1970s. Changes in water yield were ... read more

Ecologists Advise an Increase in Prescribed Grassland Burning to Maintain Ecosystem, Livelihood

May 31, 2016 — At least 50 percent of the tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills is burned every three to four years or less frequently and is susceptible to becoming shrubland if fire frequencies are not increased, ... read more

Researchers Find Spatial Scale Changes Ecological Processes Driving Disease

May 30, 2016 — Human are contributing to unprecedented rates of infectious disease emergence, climate change and biodiversity loss. Whether human ecological impacts affect disease distribution and organisms ... read more

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