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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. 20, 2017 — A failure to celebrate conservation successes means we miss vital opportunities to convince the public of 'real and practical solutions' they can engage with. Conservationists across the ... read more

Science Is Core to Saving Wildlife

Apr. 20, 2017 — The following statement was issued today by Wildlife Conservation Society President and CEO Cristian Samper on the importance of science to wildlife ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — A new fungal disease brought in from Asia is threatening European salamanders. Once the amphibians become infected, they die within a brief period of time, report biologists. Because saving the ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Knowing where migrating birds came from and where they're headed is essential for their conservation and management. A new study tackles this challenge using stable isotope ratios, which reflect ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Scientists have sequenced the entire genomes of four bear species, making it now possible to analyze the evolutionary history of all bears at the genome level. It shows that gene flow, or gene ... read more

Fish Cooperate for Selfish Reasons

Apr. 19, 2017 — Why do animals help raise offspring that aren't their own? A new study shows that fish cooperate to raise another fish's offspring to reduce their own risk of being eaten by a ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — The breeding grounds of Arctic migratory birds such as the barnacle goose are changing rapidly due to accelerated warming in the polar regions. They won't be able to keep up with this climate ... 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. 18, 2017 — The degree of pollution of rivers resulting from human activities is assessed using different biotic indices. The latter reflect the ecological status of a river based on the quantity and diversity ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Our world seems to grow smaller by the day as biodiversity rapidly dwindles, but Mother Earth still has a surprise or two up her sleeve. An international team of researchers were the first to ... read more

Apr. 14, 2017 — Scientists have sought to better understand the evolutionary history of bacteria residing within lice. In this study, they see that bacterial evolution is driven by associations with lice, and louse ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Hunting is a major threat to wildlife particularly in tropical regions, but a systematic large-scale estimate of hunting-induced declines of animal numbers was lacking so far. A study now fills this ... read more

New Lettuce Genome Assembly Offers Clues to Success of Huge Plant Family

Apr. 12, 2017 — A treasure-trove of genetic information has been unlocked about lettuce and related plants, completing the first reported comprehensive genome assembly for lettuce and the massive Compositae plant ... read more

Mushrooms May Hold Clues to Effect of Carbon Dioxide on Lawns, Researchers Find

Apr. 12, 2017 — Since the Industrial Revolution, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has rapidly increased. Researchers set out to determine how rising carbon dioxide concentrations and different climates ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Microbes in streams flowing on the surface of glaciers in the Arctic and Antarctic may represent a previously underestimated source of organic material and be part of an as yet undiscovered ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Florida's manatee population is highly likely to endure for the next 100 years, a study has ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Millions of years before humans discovered agriculture, ants were farming fungus beneath the surface of the Earth. By tracing their evolutionary history, scientists have learned about a key ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — A new species of mangrove-climbing micro-crab from Hong Kong, Haberma tingkok, has recently been discovered, described and ... 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

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