Call for alternative identification methods for endangered species
In a time of global climate change and rapidly disappearing habitat critical to the survival of countless endangered species, there is a heightened sense of urgency to confirm the return of animals thought ...
Field study suggests islands and forest fragments are not as alike as thought
India's ancient mammals survived multiple pressures
Most of the mammals that lived in India 200,000 years ago still roam the subcontinent today, in spite of two ice ages, a volcanic super-eruption and the arrival of people, a study reveals.
Scientists solve the case of the red abalone die-off using forensic genomics
(Phys.org) —In August 2011, thousands of dead red abalone washed up on the beaches of Sonoma County in Northern California. At the time, the cause was unknown, but scientists, including a biologist from ...
Diverse gene pool critical for tigers' survival
(Phys.org) —New research by Stanford scholars shows that increasing genetic diversity among the 3,000 or so tigers left on the planet is the key to their survival as a species.
Cod may serenade females with rhythmic grunts
Male cod may 'sing' to females during mating, suggests a new study investigating the sounds cod and pollack produce during the spawning season.
Computer simulation shows adding trees to coffee growing land can increase yields
Researchers find nematode incites defense response in plants that benefits itself
Fences cause 'ecological meltdown'
The use of fenced areas to protect threatened species in the wild should be a last resort, argue scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).
Researchers highlight negative impact of antidepressants on aquatic life
New insight into links among nitrogen, herbivores and plant biodiversity
A highly collaborative approach to gathering data spearheaded by Iowa State University faculty and students has revealed new insight into plant biodiversity and netted publication in a top scientific journal.
Global warming may be causing surge in numbers of pink salmon
Five new Listeria species found; may improve tests
(Phys.org) —Cornell researchers have discovered five new species of a group of bacteria called Listeria – including one named for Cornell – that provide new insights that could lead to better ways to ...
Mice give ticks a free lunch: Amplifying risk of Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments
People living in northern and central parts of the U.S. are more likely to contract Lyme disease and other tick-borne ailments when white-footed mice are abundant. Mice are effective at transferring disease-causing ...