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2011-10-04 12:15:46

As climate change causes temperatures to rise, the number of herbivores will decrease, affecting the human food supply.

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2011-08-09 07:35:00

How rodents survive arms race with toxic plants they eat.

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2011-07-27 05:55:00

Nibbling by herbivores can have a greater impact on the width of tree rings than climate, new research has found.

2011-07-15 09:21:00

Impacts include increases in infectious diseases and invasive species, as well as changes in soil, water, vegetation, and the atmosphere STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Trophic Downgrading of Planet Earth," a review paper that will be published on July 15, 2011, in the journal Science, concludes that the decline of large predators and herbivores in all regions of the world is causing substantial changes to Earth's terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems....

2011-07-12 12:55:57

As soon as aphids feeding on a plant sense the heat and humidity in a mammal's breath, they drop to safety before they are inadvertently ingested together with the plant the animal is feeding on.

2011-06-20 23:52:09

LMU chemists led by Professor Dirk Trauner have developed a concise and efficient method for the synthesis of the alkaloid loline and related compounds.

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2011-04-26 10:18:02

A plant's sugary offering betrays caterpillars to predatory ants.

2011-03-29 20:07:05

A study at Michigan State University has revealed a potential new way for plants to fend off pests – starvation.

2011-03-03 23:25:47

A new paper by University of Calgary researchers, published today in PLoS ONE, demonstrates the edge given to prey in the "space race" by human activity.

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2011-02-17 10:17:39

Rising carbon dioxide levels associated with global warming may affect interactions between plants and the insects that eat them, altering the course of plant evolution.


Word of the Day
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.