Latest Ecosystem Stories
Relocating species threatened by climate change is a radical and hotly debated strategy for maintaining biodiversity.
"Macrosystems biology" funding supports predictive understanding of large-scale biological responses to climate, land-use change.
A US study said on Monday that climate change is likely to cause more frequent wildfires and may transform the forests and ecosystem of the iconic Yellowstone national park in the next few decades.
Impacts include increases in infectious diseases and invasive species, as well as changes in soil, water, vegetation, and the atmosphere STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth," a review paper that will be published on July 15, 2011, in the journal Science, concludes that the decline of large predators and herbivores in all regions of the world is causing substantial changes to Earth's terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems....
The worldwide decline of top predators, or â€œconsumersâ€, such as wolves, sharks and lions, is threatening to drive other species to extinction, an international team of 24 scientists reported on Thursday.
The world's largest database on plants' functional properties, or traits, has been pub-lished. Scientists compiled three million traits for 69,000 out of the world's ~300,000 plant species.
Private landowners gain new revenue source by protecting, restoring imperiled ecosystems MADISON, Wis., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ecosystem market experts from Environmental Defense Fund will address a conference by the American Forest Foundation and World Resources Institute to examine success factors in ecosystem markets, a fast-growing opportunity for private landowners to gain a new revenue source by protecting and restoring imperiled ecosystems.
A long-term study verifies multi-paddock grazing improves vegetation, soil health and animal production relative to continuous grazing in large-scale ranches.
An ecosystem is like a great organism in that the species in it behave in a manner similar to the manner in which cells behave within the human body: the group forms a permanent entity, although the entities that form it are constantly being substituted.
Support is available from the Australian Centre for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, a Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network facility, for teams of researchers and managers to explore questions and problems important to Australian ecosystems.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.