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May 23, 2017

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Bumblebee Populations Higher in Detroit Than in Some Less-Urbanized Areas; Vacant Lots Could Be a Factor

May 17, 2017 — A new study of native bumblebee populations in southeastern Michigan cities found, surprisingly, that Detroit has more of the large-bodied bees than some surrounding, less urbanized ... read more

Resistance to Herbivory Varies Among Tamarix Populations

May 3, 2017 — Growing evidence suggests that the hybridization of Tamarix may provide variation in traits that could promote local ... 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. 28, 2017 — Conventional wisdom has held that tropical forest growth will dramatically slow with high levels of rainfall. But researchers turned that assumption on its head with an unprecedented review of data ... read more

Scientists Examine Impact of High-Severity Fires on Conifer Forests

Apr. 27, 2017 — The ability of some Western conifer forests to recover after severe fire may become increasingly limited as the climate continues to warm, scientists found in a new ... 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

Application of Statistical Method Shows Promise Mitigating Climate Change Effects on Pine

Apr. 20, 2017 — Confronting evidence that the global climate is changing rapidly relative to historical trends, researchers have developed a new statistical model that, when applied to the loblolly pine tree ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Fragmentation of ecologically important core forests within the northern Appalachians -- driven by pipeline and access road construction -- is the major threat posed by shale-gas development, ... 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. 13, 2017 — A major contributor to the dramatic decline of migratory shorebird populations in Australia has been identified by researchers. Australian shorebirds were under threat due to the degradation and ... read more

US Streams Carry Surprisingly Extensive Mixture of Pollutants

Apr. 12, 2017 — Many US waterways carry a variety of pollutants, but not much is known about the composition or health effects of these chemical combinations. A new in-depth study, however, is providing insight as ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Peripheral parts of the Amazon forest were long thought to be most vulnerable to climate-induced collapse. Now, a study that seasonally inundated areas in the heart of the forest may be an unexpected ... read more

Eat Wild Venison to Support Native Woodland Birds, Says Ecologist

Apr. 10, 2017 — Wild deer in Britain should be hunted for venison to drastically reduce their populations and support the re-emergence of our native woodland birds, according to an ... read more

When Old Growth Beats Old School

Apr. 6, 2017 — Imitating old-growth forests enhances carbon storage in managed forestland far better than conventional forestry techniques, a fifteen-year study in Vermont shows. The new approach holds promise for ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a new species of worm-snail on a shipwreck in the Florida Keys. The new species, which is colorful and shoots mucus webs to trap food, is likely an invasive species from ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — When it comes to their role in aquatic ecosystems, exotic water plants are generally no different than indigenous species. In fact, they can be an asset. That doesn't mean all exotic species ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Changes in the body size of animals measured under controlled laboratory conditions have been shown to closely match changes in body size with seasonal warming in nature, according to ... read more

Scientists Overcome Inaccessibility of Caves Through Molecular Genetic Approach

Mar. 27, 2017 — An international group of scientists has used a novel highly sensitive method for detection of environmental DNA in groundwater to extend the poorly known range of the rare subterranean amphibian ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — The snake fauna of Central and South America seems largely under-researched, since as many as thirty-three species of a single genus have been discovered in the last ten years only. Recently, a team ... read more

Mar. 22, 2017 — A four-year study of one rare and one common lupine growing in coastal dunes showed that a native mouse steals most of the rare lupines seeds while they are still attached to the plant. The mouse is ... read more

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