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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.