Latest Ecosystem Stories
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.
Loss of biodiversity appears to impact ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress.
Minneapolis/ Halle/Saale. Cities in both, the US and Europe harbor more plant species than rural areas.
A new investigation put in evidence the key role of cod as regulator of the whole Baltic Sea ecosystem.
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.
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.
Extreme weather such as hurricanes, torrential downpours and droughts will become more frequent in pace with global warming.
The two-and-a-half-year TARA OCEANS expedition finishes on 31 March when the ship and crew reach Lorient, France.
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 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.