Ecology and Evolution

Biologists give paternity tests to fish (Update)

(Phys.org) —Paternity tests of surfperch fishes reveal that a single brood may have as many as eight different fathers. And the more mates a female surfperch has, the more offspring she will produce, according ...

May 15, 2014 not rated yet 0

South Australia's citizens make koalas count

Results from South Australia's Great Koala Count have been published with researchers giving "citizens' science" the thumbs up for helping determine koala distribution and abundance through the State's first koala database.

Apr 30, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0

Polar bear diet changes as sea ice melts

A series of papers recently published by scientists at the American Museum of Natural History suggests that polar bears in the warming Arctic are turning to alternate food sources. As Arctic sea ice melts ...

Jan 22, 2014 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Warming climate pushes plants up the mountain

In a rare opportunity to directly compare plant communities in the same area now with a survey taken 50 years ago, a University of Arizona-led research team has provided the first on-the-ground evidence that ...

Aug 14, 2013 4.2 / 5 (5) 5

'Blood test' for crook corals

(Phys.org)—Australian researchers are harnessing a world-first scientific discovery to develop a stress-test for coral, to measure how coral reefs are being impacted by pressures from climate change and human activity.

Feb 27, 2013 not rated yet 0