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Cod Has A Key Role In The Whole Baltic Sea
2012-04-18 10:48:24

A new investigation put in evidence the key role of cod as regulator of the whole Baltic Sea ecosystem.

Exclusive Species More Prevalent On Higher Altitude Islands
2012-04-11 03:47:30

In the ecosystems of islands with high mountains, endemic animal and vegetation species are twice as isolated, making them even more exclusive. A European study with Spanish involvement confirms this, which adds the factor of altitude to wider biodiversity.

Everything Within Balance: As Predators Decrease, Ecosystems Suffer
2012-04-10 12:37:03

As predators dwindle in the Northern Hemisphere, populations of their would-be prey begin to flourish. A new survey suggests such large populations are harmful to their specific ecosystems.

2012-03-30 10:30:36

Extreme weather such as hurricanes, torrential downpours and droughts will become more frequent in pace with global warming.

2012-03-28 00:49:59

The two-and-a-half-year TARA OCEANS expedition finishes on 31 March when the ship and crew reach Lorient, France.

2012-03-27 20:34:57

Concluding a four-year global consultation, international experts have agreed on key efforts needed to reduce the on-going loss of biodiversity and associated ecosystem services.

Mesquite Trees Displacing Southwestern Grasslands
2012-03-19 04:15:21

Mesquite trees and woody shrubs are better adapted than grasslands to a Southwestern climate predicted to shift toward higher temperatures and greater variability in rainfall, UA ecologists have discovered.

2012-03-06 23:54:01

Microorganisms play pivotal functions in nature, particularly within aquatic ecosystems.

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.

2012-01-30 11:48:56

An international team of researchers including Dr. Bertrand Boeken of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev suggest in a new study that plant biodiversity preservation is crucial to buffer negative effects of climate change and desertification in drylands.


Word of the Day
palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
The word 'palinode' comes from Greek roots meaning 'again' and 'song'.
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