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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.

Extreme Weather Caused By Climate Change Decides Distribution Of Insects
2014-02-21 09:58:26

Extreme weather caused by climate change in the coming decades is likely to have profound implications for distributions of insects and other invertebrates. This is suggested by a new study of insects in tropical and temperate regions of Australia.

Moonlight Can Be A Benefit For Some Prey Species
2013-10-22 17:12:37

According to a new study published online recently in the Journal of Animal Ecology, not all animal species are negatively affected by moonlight.

2013-09-23 11:42:22

Systematic conservation planning is a multiple-objective process.

Victorian-Era Map Helps Researchers Redraw Distribution Of Biodiversity
2012-12-21 13:36:25

Ecologists have used a wealth of information to redraw a Victorian-era map illustrating distribution of biodiversity.

Species Interactions Could Be Affected By Global Warming
2012-06-23 09:06:42

Yale and University of Connecticut researchers report that more extinctions will take place due to global warming should "scientists fail to account for interactions among species in their models."

2012-05-29 08:07:46

Marine and terrestrial species will likely differ in their responses to climate warming.

Steam from a Processing Plant
2012-05-15 21:52:45

A new study finds that nine percent of the Western Hemisphere's mammals will fall victim to the changing climate.

2012-01-27 10:53:35

Hundreds of rare, endemic species in the Central Andes remain unprotected and are increasingly under threat from development and climate change.

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2009-12-15 11:47:51

Species distribution models are of only limited use in predicting the future distribution of mammals.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.