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2015-02-28 14:35:10

A new study carried out by scientists at Dartmouth College is one of the first to rigorously explore climate warming's impact on ‘ecological subsidies,’ or the exchange of nutrients and organisms between ecosystems.

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2015-02-09 11:05:27

Put the bug spray away! Termite mounds store moisture and provides necessary vegetation. During these extremely dry times, the termite mounds might be the answer to saving the grasslands.

2015-02-03 12:22:50

- Through long-term experiments he has described the services supplied by biodiversity and its overriding importance for the stability, productivity and carbon balance of ecosystems

How Do The Organisms Below-ground Impact Us?
2014-12-01 03:45:20

A new study has pulled together research into the most diverse place on earth to demonstrate how the organisms below-ground could hold the key to understanding how the worlds ecosystems function and how they are responding to climate change.

Creepy Crawlers Play An Important Role In Structure Of Grasslands
2014-10-07 03:19:26

Yale-led study shows the critical importance of earthworms, beetles, and other tiny creatures to the structure of grasslands and the valuable ecosystem services they provide.

Florida Keys
2014-10-06 16:21:00

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA are funding three demonstration projects that will lay the foundation for the first national network to monitor marine biodiversity at scales ranging from microbes to whales.

How Do Marshes Respond To Sea-level Rise?
2014-09-11 03:16:45

At the Plum Island Sound estuary in northeastern Massachusetts, the marsh floods like clockwork.

stream restoration project in Baltimore
2014-09-10 23:04:46

Urban waters record the salt in our food, cement in our sidewalks, University of Maryland scientist says.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs
2014-09-10 04:54:50

So great is the range of artwork depicting animals in ancient Egyptian artifacts that scientists have utilized them to study the ecosystem of the Nile Valley over 6000 years.

2014-08-22 16:20:29

Sea turtles struggle to find food with rising temperatures MIAMI, Aug.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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