Latest Ecosystem Stories
Over the last century, the disappearance of large, fruit-eating birds from the tropical forests of Brazil has caused the region’s forest palms to produce smaller, less successful seeds, according to an international team of researchers.
A new study, published 28 May in the open access journal PLOS Biology, has revealed the potential importance of rare species in the functioning of highly diverse ecosystems.
What people take from nature – water, food, timber, inspiration, relaxation – are so abundant, it seems self-evident. Until you try to quantitatively understand how and to what extent they contribute to humans.
In two critical reports released at the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Kiruna, Sweden on May 15th, the scientific expertise of the Wildlife Conservation Society helped inform an international body of senior government officials about changing conditions in the Arctic, and potential responses to those changes.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List is widely considered to be the most comprehensive inventory of endangered and threatened species and the international organization is currently working on developing a similar list for the world’s fragile ecosystems.
Integron has entered into an agreement with Qualcomm Life, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, to provide comprehensive telemedicine deployment services for the 2netTM Ecosystem of wireless
According to the most recent Ecosystem Advisory issued by NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC), sea surface temperatures (SSTs) for 2012 in the Northeast Shelf Large Marine Ecosystem were the highest recorded in 150 years.
The water-filled pool within a pitcher plant, it turns out, is a tiny ecosystem whose inner workings are similar to those of a full-scale water body.
Researchers from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok and the Natural History Museum, London (Thanit Siriboon, Chirasak Sutcharit, Fred Naggs and Somsak Panha) discovered many new taxa of the brightly colored carnivorous terrestrial snails family Streptaxidae.
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