Ecology Letters

World's first mapping of America's rare plants

The results of a major international research project show that climate stability plays a crucial role in the distribution of plants on Earth. Rare species in the Americas are restricted to areas of California, ...

Oct 17, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Mitochondrial genes matter

Contrary to common belief, mitochondrial genes seem to matter for how well individuals survive and reproduce. These new results are reported by researchers at Uppsala University, Sweden, who studied the genes ...

Jan 14, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast

Forest model predicts canopy competition

Out of an effort to account for what seemed in airborne images to be unusually large tree growth in a Hawaiian forest, scientists at Brown University and the Carnegie Institution for Science have developed ...

Feb 20, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Grazing snails rule the waves: marine study

(Phys.org) -- Coral reefs and seashores largely look the way they do because large fish and urchins eat most of the seaweed that might otherwise cover them, but a major new study has found that the greatest ...

May 31, 2012 4 / 5 (2) 0