Latest American Institute of Biological Sciences Stories
Biological invasions get less prime-time coverage than natural disasters, but may be more economically damaging and warrant corresponding investments in preparedness and response planning.
Experts are calling for some reefs to be closed to oyster harvesting based on research that they claim has revealed that the global population of the mollusk species is declining rapidly.
A study that relates global energy use to economic growth, published in the January issue of BioScience, finds strong correlations between these two measures both among countries and within countries over time.
Nonindigenous insects and pathogens continue to become established in US forests with regularity despite regulations intended to prevent this.
Protected areas are generally seen as a triumph for the preservation of nature, yet the reality on the ground is more complex.
Forests of genetically altered trees and other plants could sequester several billion tons of carbon from the atmosphere each year and so help ameliorate global warming.
A synthesis of studies of how biodiversity changes reveals trends over space and time.
After increasing during much of the 20th century, forest cover in the eastern United States in recent decades has resumed its previous decline, according to an exhaustive new analysis published in the April 2010 issue of BioScience.
New animal tracking techniques suggest the public may accept small, managed populations of wolves in parks.
In landscapes that humans have modified extensively, restoring natural water flows can cause ecological harm.
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