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Adult male Barbour's forest tree frog sitting on a branch - Udzungwa Mountains - Tanzania - Africa
2014-09-08 09:24:56

An international team of researchers has found that the majority of threatened species are ‘invisible’ when using modern methods to predict species distributions under climate change.

Wolverines
2014-09-04 03:00:55

A new paper looks at the issues facing biodiversity throughout the world’s mountain regions, sets agenda for conservation. Do we need corridors between “habitat-islands?”

dodo bird
2014-09-04 03:30:00

The gravity of the world’s current extinction rate becomes clearer upon knowing what it was before people came along. A new estimate finds that species die off as much as 1,000 times more frequently nowadays than they used to. That’s 10 times worse than the old estimate of 100 times.

2014-09-03 08:34:49

First two courses in program launch on September 1, 2014. STANFORD, Calif., Sept.

common bluestripe snappers
2014-09-01 02:00:40

A new study reports that an expansion of marine protected areas is needed to protect fish species that perform key ecological functions.

Asian tapir
2014-09-01 02:05:40

Researchers have created a ‘large-scale zoning plan’ that aims to limit the environmental costs of road expansion while maximizing its benefits for human development.

Hybrid poplar trees
2014-08-26 02:45:23

One aspect of the climate change models researchers have been developing looks at how plant ranges might shift, and how factors such as temperature, water availability, and light levels might come into play.

ants sympatric speciation
2014-08-25 03:00:57

A newly-discovered species of ant supports a controversial theory of species formation. The ant, only found in a single patch of eucalyptus trees on the São Paulo State University campus in Brazil, branched off from its original species while living in the same colony, something thought rare in current models of evolutionary development.

honeybee evolution
2014-08-25 06:27:46

Honeybees are more genetically diverse than originally thought, and the species might have originated from Asia and not Africa as previously believed, according to new research published online Sunday in the journal Nature Genetics.

pygmy phenotype
2014-08-21 03:00:37

The small body size associated with the pygmy phenotype is probably a selective adaptation for rainforest hunter-gatherers, according to an international team of researchers, but all African pygmy phenotypes do not have the same genetic underpinning.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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