Biology - Ecology news

If GMO genes escape, how will the hybrids do?

GMOs, or Genetically Modified Organisms, may raise concerns of genes escaping from crops and having unknown effects on natural, wild species. But what is the real risk that traits associated with GMOs will actually migrate ...

Nov 01, 2010
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A roly-poly pika gathers much moss

In some mountain ranges, Earth's warming climate is driving rabbit relatives known as pikas to higher elevations or wiping them out. But University of Utah biologists discovered that roly-poly pikas living ...

Dec 17, 2013
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Climate change and the ecology of fear

Climate change is predicted to have major impacts on the many species that call our rocky shorelines home. Indeed, species living in these intertidal habitats, which spend half their day exposed to air and the other half ...

Jun 27, 2014
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Climate forecasts shown to warn of crop failures

Climate data can help predict some crop failures several months before harvest, according to a new study from an international team, including a research scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in ...

Jul 22, 2013
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The overlooked effects of global change

Although the Earth is in the midst of one of the largest and most rapid ever reductions in biological diversity, we may be overlooking some of the most important aspects. That's the conclusion of a new path-finding ...

Sep 13, 2013
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