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Darwin Had It Right All Along About Invasive Species
2014-10-06 03:25:14

Dov Sax of Brown University and Jason Fridley of Syracuse University aren't proposing a novel idea to explain species invasiveness. In fact, Charles Darwin articulated it first. What's new about Sax and Fridley's "Evolutionary Imbalance Hypothesis" (EIH) is that they've tested it using quantifiable evidence and report in Global Ecology and Biogeography that the EIH works well.

African lioness, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
2014-10-01 05:17:57

The populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish around the globe decreased 52 percent from 1970 to 2010, according to the newly-released 2014 Living Planet report from the World Wildlife Fund.

2014-09-22 20:21:02

DAVIS, Calif., Sept.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs
2014-09-10 04:54:50

So great is the range of artwork depicting animals in ancient Egyptian artifacts that scientists have utilized them to study the ecosystem of the Nile Valley over 6000 years.

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.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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