Latest Global biodiversity Stories
The Oxford University-led research found that fungi regulate diversity in rainforests by making dominant species victims of their own success.
For biologists it is an easy matter: spiders have eight legs and insects have six. This fact is important when beholding and recognizing the tiny new species of Spider Water Beetles from the Philippine Island of Mindoro discovered by researchers of the Ateneo de Manila University.
A new study on extinction risk based on extensive data from 7 taxonomic groups and 22 European countries has shown that proportions of plant and animal species being classified as threatened on national Red Lists are more closely related to socio-economic pressure levels from the beginning than from the end of the 20th century.
The tropics are home to an extraordinary diversity of insect species. How great is it, exactly? We do not know, but today, researchers at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History published a study on tropical beetles that can help us progress towards an answer to this question.
Global climate has shifted countless times during the course of Earth’s history and a group of Canadian scientists has found the biodiversity patterns of today’s tropical mountain regions were present in British Columbia about 50 million years ago.
A new study, led by Yves Basset from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, provides an unprecedented level of detail regarding the diversity and distribution of arthropod species from the soil to the forest canopy in the rainforests of Panama.
Ecologists in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology have found that evolutionary diversity can be an effective method for identifying hotspots of mammal biodiversity.
Animal and plant species are dying off rapidly around the world due to climate change, but scientists are struggling to monitor the decline due to a lack of data, top scientists said on Wednesday.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Animal and plant species are dying off rapidly around the world due to climate change, but scientists are struggling to monitor the decline due to a lack of data, top scientists said on Wednesday.