Fungus behind deadly disease in walnut trees mutates easily, complicating control
Researchers from Purdue and Colorado State universities have discovered that the fungus responsible for thousand cankers disease, a lethal affliction of walnut trees and related species, has a rich genetic ...
Combatting illegal fishing in offshore marine reserves
Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (Coral CoE) at James Cook University in Australia have found a way to predict illegal fishing activities to help authorities better protect marine reserves.
Research reveals promising technology to expand hard cider industry
A new study by researchers at Washington State University shows that mechanical harvesting of cider apples can provide labor and cost savings without affecting fruit, juice, or cider quality.
Researchers find high-fructose corn syrup may be tied to worldwide collapse of bee colonies
A classic model for ecological stability revised, 40 years later
A famous mathematical formula which shook the world of ecology 40 years ago has been revisited and refined by two University of Chicago researchers in the current issue of Nature.
Pushing Western Australia's reef fish bounty into the limelight
From the tropical waters of the Kimberley to the temperate coast of Esperance, Western Australia is home to more than a thousand reef fish species.
Newer hybrids with shorter maturity dates provide corn producers options
Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are wrapping up a two-year study to determine the best combination of corn hybrids, planting dates and maturity to maintain yield and maximize water-use efficiency.
Feed or weed? New pastures are sowing problems for the future
Weeds cost Australian farmers around A$4 billion every year—and they are likely to do a similar amount of damage to the environment.
Overhunting of large animals has catastrophic effects on trees
The elephant has long been an important spiritual, cultural and national symbol in Thailand. At the beginning of the 20th century, its numbers exceeded 100,000.
Colombian condor repopulation program gets technology upgrade
Their wings spanning 10 feet or more as they glide serenely above Colombia's Andes, condors are majestic physical specimens. They have been important symbols here since pre-colonial times, when indigenous tribes saw them ...
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.
Protected area expansion target: Is a huge promise lost due to land conversion?
By expanding the protected area network to 17 percent of land one could triple the present protection levels of terrestrial vertebrates. Globally coordinated protected area network expansion could deliver a result 50 percent ...
Early warning system for nature and natural capital protection
Protected area managers need unbiased, current and geographically local information to effectively manage their protected areas. Conservation International (CI) and the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring ...
Techniques for analysing smart phone data may help researchers understand marine species
Over the past 30 years, satellite tracking has revealed the otherwise invisible lives of the animals that occupy the skies, forests and oceans - and now scientists hope to apply the latest techniques used ...