Biology - Ecology news

Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

Sharks in no-fishing zones in the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Marine Park are more abundant when the coral is healthy, according to a study published September 10, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mario Espinoza from J ...

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In pursuit of unknown assassin bugs

Entomologist Christiane Weirauch is passionate about studying a group of bugs that have a formidable name: assassin bugs. A professor of entomology at the University of California, Riverside, she travels ...

Sep 09, 2014 4 / 5 (1) 0

Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria

Tiny single-cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal, say researchers involved in a study at The University of Manchester. Although bacteria with waste-eating properties ...

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Carnabys favour roomier artificial homes

Scientists are investigating which type of tree hollows are best suited to endangered Carnaby's Cockatoos for breeding purposes, as part of a larger study into threats to the birds survival.

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Potato ravaging pest controlled with fungi

Approximately six thousand hectares of Veracruz, in the west coast of Mexico, are dedicated to the production of potato (Solanum tuberosum). During the past 30 years, the fields of the Cofre de Perote area ...

Sep 12, 2014 5 / 5 (3) 0

Study puts some mussels into Bay restoration

Restoring oysters—and their ability to filter large volumes of water—is widely seen as a key way to improve the health of Chesapeake Bay. New research makes this calculus even more appealing, showing ...

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