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May 3, 2016

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May 3, 2016

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

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. 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

Apr. 20, 2016 — Researchers have shown for the first time that some corals surviving bleaching events can acquire and host new types of algae from their environment, which may make the coral more heat-tolerant and ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Researchers working on the African flowering plant genus Macowania -- mostly endemic to the Drakensberg of South Africa and Lesotho, and a relative of the sunflower -- have shown that one of its ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — A survey of early-career scientists and environmental-science professionals found that only 11 percent felt their academic training alone provided the needed exposure to natural history, which can be ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Impacts associated with shoreline armoring can scale up to have cumulative, large-scale effects on the characteristics of Salish Sea shorelines and the diversity of life they support, new research ... read more

Feeding the World Without Further Deforestation Is Possible

Apr. 19, 2016 — Deforestation is necessary to feed the growing global population – this is a common belief that has now been disproven by researchers. In a new study, they present results that reveal that it is ... read more

Invasive Crabs Changing Ecology of Narragansett Bay

Apr. 18, 2016 — The ecology of the Rhode Island shore has changed dramatically in the last two decades due to one relatively recent invader: the Asian shore ... read more

30 Years After Chernobyl, Camera Study Reveals Wildlife Abundance in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Apr. 18, 2016 — While humans are now scarce in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, continued studies--including a just-published camera study--validate findings that wildlife populations are abundant at the site. The ... read more

Scientists Discover C4 Photosynthesis Boosts Growth by Altering Size, Structure of Plant Leaves, Roots

Apr. 18, 2016 — Plants using C4 photosynthesis grow 20-100 percent quicker than more common C3 plants by altering the shape, size and structure of their leaves and roots, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — Researchers have weighed in on the hotly debated relationship between lineage and behavior in microorganisms by using a new tool -- quantitative stable isotope probing -- producing results that have ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Clear-cutting loosens up carbon stored in forest soils, increasing the chances it will return to the atmosphere as carbon dioxide and contribute to climate change, a new study ... read more

Apr. 15, 2016 — Scientists have described three new species of mouse lemurs. They live in the South and East of Madagascar and increase the number of known mouse lemur species to 24. As little as 20 years ago, only ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Researchers visited Christmas Island, the world's largest coral atoll, to measure the effects of El Nino. Eighty percent of the coral is dead, they report. Corals are communities of animals that ... read more

Moderate Growth of Green Algae Helps Survival of Seagrass Meadows Against Excess of Nutrients

Apr. 14, 2016 — Seagrass meadows of marine phanerogams or angiosperms are a threatened ecosystem, despite their great ecologic and economic value at world level as well as in the Bay of Cadiz. Unlike marine the ... read more

Biggest Library of Bat Sounds Compiled

Apr. 14, 2016 — The biggest library of bat sounds has been compiled to identify bats from their calls in Mexico, a country that harbors many of the Earth's species and has one of the highest rates of extinction ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Researchers have created a novel method using micro-computed tomography scans to expose how bioerosion and secondary accretion of corals -- critical processes for reef sustainability -- respond to ... read more

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