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Method To Predict Environmental Collapse Created By Scientists
2012-11-19 13:55:37

Scientists at the University of Southampton are pioneering a technique to predict when an ecosystem is likely to collapse, which may also have potential for foretelling crises in agriculture, fisheries or even social systems.

2012-11-08 00:46:57

A new study led by researchers from the University of York suggests protected areas in East Africa are not conserving plants such as the iconic Acacia tree.

Ecological Tipping Points Examined In Hopes Of Preventing Them
2012-10-31 09:26:37

Predation by otters keeps urchin populations in check, allowing kelp –– a favorite food of urchins –– to flourish.

Health Of Marine Ecosystems Associated With Health Of Manatees
2012-10-03 12:40:10

A team of scientists, led by George Mason University, have conducted a long-term study of manatees which may be a benchmark in determining health threats to marine mammals.

Climate Change Could Cause Whole Marine Ecosystems To Move
2012-09-24 15:04:12

The effects of climate change have been well documented, driving some creatures and organisms from their homes and even changing landscapes which have been familiar for centuries.

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2012-09-09 11:35:57

Human activities and disturbances can put a significant amount of stress on local environments and a new research review has shown that the functional diversity in arid, desert environments can be affected by the hand of man.

Diversity Helps To Maintain Grasslands During Drought
2012-08-09 10:21:11

As drought ravages grasslands across the United States, a few American scientists are looking into how different species of grass endure these harsh conditions.

Ecology and Phylogenetics-New Views of Earth's Biodiversity
2012-08-06 13:38:37

Scientists report new look at 'patterns in nature' in special issue of journal Ecology

2012-07-11 23:00:19

Applied Ecological Services is poised to revolutionize the way ecosystems are measured and assessed.

Protecting The Heart Of Borneo
2012-06-26 04:04:29

In Southeast Asia, the island of Borneo is home to one of the world’s most diverse rainforests, but its natural resources are under threat. Information from satellites is being used to evaluate the impact of the island’s future development.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.