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Decomposing Logs Show Local Factors Play A Greater Role Than Climate
2014-06-03 15:34:25

A new Yale-led study challenges the long-held assumption that climate is the primary driver of how quickly organic matter decomposes in different regions, a key piece of information used in formulating climate models.

Temperature Increase Puts Terrestrial Ecosystems At Risk Of Major Shifts
2013-10-08 11:39:45

Over 80% of the world's ice-free land is at risk of profound ecosystem transformation by 2100, a new study reveals.

2012-05-03 19:57:40

Vegetation, such as a patch of prairie or a forest stand, is more productive in the long run when more plant species are present, a new University of Minnesota study shows.

Classic Model For Ecological Stability Revised
2012-02-20 04:32:08

A famous mathematical formula which shook the world of ecology 40 years ago has been revisited and refined by two University of Chicago researchers in the current issue of Nature.

2009-12-18 13:11:46

Human activity is increasing the supply of nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, to stream systems all over the world.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]