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Understanding Desert Plant Migration
2013-08-30 13:24:31

New research shows that greater plant density allows more water to seep into the ground in arid, desert-like areas.

Dragonfly Study Shows How Ecosystem Changes Affect Biodiversity
2013-08-14 07:22:29

Rice University researchers have found that communities in nature are likely to be a lot more sensitive to change than previously thought.

New System For Early Detection Of Plant Spread In Bodies Of Water
2013-08-01 10:23:09

As a result of climate change, certain undesirable aquatic plants are starting to invade German water bodies.

2013-07-31 10:30:29

Long isolated by economic and political sanctions, Myanmar returns to the international community amid high expectations and challenges associated with protecting the country's great natural wealth from the impacts of economic growth and climate change.

2013-06-26 16:58:42

New research from the University of Guelph, published Tuesday in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation, says that allowing industrial extraction in a northern Ontario old-growth red pine forest – the largest remaining in the world – would significantly threaten biodiversity in Canada.

Young Students Challenged To Catch Bugs
2013-06-24 07:44:59

Spiders, beetles and worms might look creepy, but these creatures tell us a lot about biodiversity. Students are being challenged to count the creepy-crawlies’ eyes, legs and antennae and compare them with specimens found by astronauts on an underground adventure in September.

Effects Of Predators On Carbon Cycle
2013-06-18 09:44:57

The predator-prey relationship can affect the flow of carbon through an ecosystem, according to a new study from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.

2013-06-10 10:38:00

Over the years ecologists have shown how biological diversity benefits the health of small, natural communities.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.