Latest Ecosystem Stories
University of Southampton researchers are pioneering a new way of measuring and monitoring the impact of industrial and agricultural development on the environment.
'Green grabbing' - the rapidly-growing appropriation of land and resources in the name of 'green ' biofuels, carbon offsetting schemes, conservation efforts and eco-tourism initiatives – is forcing people from their homelands and increasing poverty, new research has found.
Twenty years ago scientists met at the Earth Summit in Rio to examine the climate and ecology of the Earth and man’s impacts. Two decades later 17 prominent ecologists have released a paper summarizing the evidence of the 1000’s of ecological studies undertaken in since 1992.
Civilization has long been derided for intruding upon the habitats of wild animals, and even man’s smaller neighbors have been affected by the wheels of progress.
Warming climate may mean less rainfall for drought-sensitive regions of the Southern Hemisphere, according to results just published by an international research team.
Douglas McCauley and Paul DeSalles did not set out to discover one of the longest ecological interaction chains ever documented.
Chlorothalonil, one of the world's most common fungicides used pervasively on food crops and golf courses, was lethal to a wide variety of freshwater organisms in a new study.
New research shows how bacteria evolve to increase ecosystem functioning by recycling each others waste.
Vegetation, such as a patch of prairie or a forest stand, is more productive in the long run when more plant species are present, results of a new study show.
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.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.