Norwegian reindeer herds boosted by climate change
Researchers say climate change isn't threatening reindeer on the Norwegian high arctic archipelago of Svalbard.
Near-extinct forest giraffe shows resilience in a war zone
(Phys.org) —A pioneering genetic study of the endangered Congolese Okapi has for the first time unravelled the mystery behind its evolutionary origins and genetic structure. The new information will prove ...
Ninety-five per cent of world's fish hide in mesopelagic zone
An international team of marine biologists has found mesopelagic fish in the earth's oceans constitute 10 to 30 times more biomass than previously thought.
Ecologists need 'efficient theory' to make sense of all the data
Ecologists are awash with data and have the tools to find patterns in it, but understanding those patterns requires the extra struggle to come up with simple, typically mathematical approaches that the 16 co-authors of a ...
Scientists watch tagged turtles from space
(Phys.org) —Millions of kilometres of protected marine parks covering vast tracts of ocean may not be enough to save some of the world's migrating sea life.
Ecologist helping to eradicate fatal sleeping sickness
A BYU ecologist is playing a role in the effort to curb a deadly disease affecting developing nations across equatorial Africa.
Hunters, not climate change, killed giant beasts 40,000 years ago
The first Australians hunted giant kangaroos, rhinoceros-sized marsupials, huge goannas and other megafauna to extinction shortly after arriving in the country more than 40,000 years ago, new research claims.
Researchers calculate human trophic level for first time
A natural way to monitor, and possibly control populations of, stink bugs
Anyone who has squashed a stink bug knows why they got their name. Although just a nuisance to homeowners, the insects feed on and damage fruits and vegetables, causing significant economic losses for farmers. Now scientists ...
Pesticides threaten birds and bees alike, study says
Neurotoxic pesticides blamed for the world's bee collapse are also harming butterflies, worms, fish and birds, said a scientific review that called Tuesday for tighter regulation to curb their use.
Indus river dolphin's declining range
Removal of river water for irrigation and habitat fragmentation by irrigation dams were shown to be the principal factors contributing to the decline of the Indus river dolphin, according to a study published ...
Pelting weeds with particles instead of spraying them with herbicides
It takes real grit to control tenacious weeds. Although determination is an important attribute in farmers, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agronomist Frank Forcella is counting on grit of another kind in his approach ...
Researchers find high-fructose corn syrup may be tied to worldwide collapse of bee colonies
Team studies immune response of Asian elephants infected with a human disease
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the organism that causes tuberculosis in humans, also afflicts Asian (and occasionally other) elephants. Diagnosing and treating elephants with TB is a challenge, however, as lit ...