Ecosphere, the newest addition to the Ecological Society of America family of journals, is an online-only, open-access alternative with a scope as broad as the science of ecology itself. The journal publishes submissions from all subdisciplines of ecological science, including theoretical, empirical, and applied ecology.
Scientists pinpoint potential oases in a changing climate
(Phys.org) —Breakthrough research on identifying potential climate oases, called microrefugia, could set a new standard for reducing risk in land management, writes UTS research fellow Dr John Gollan.
Urban bees using plastic to build hives
Once the snow melts, Canada's bee population will be back in business—pollinating, making honey and keeping busy doing bee things. For at least two urban bee species, that means making nests out of plastic waste.
In Nepal, villagers' land uses help people and tigers, study finds
Hopeful signs that humans and tigers can coexist are emerging in rural Nepal, where the government has committed to doubling populations of the critically endangered big cat by 2022. A new study by conservation ...
Habitat research methods give a new peek at tiger life with conservation
From a tiger's point of view, yesterday's thoughtful conservation plans might be today's reason to branch out. An international team of researchers has found a useful way to better understand the tiger's ...
Study maps accidental killings of sea turtles
Sea turtles can get accidentally caught and killed in fishing operations, and new research out Monday seeks to map this phenomenon for the first time in a bid to save the endangered creatures.
New study shows continued decline in the last remaining stronghold for leatherback sea turtles
Critically endangered leatherback sea turtle populations in the western Pacific Ocean may be losing their last foothold of survival on the beaches of Indonesia, according to a paper published today in the scientific journal ...
Southwest regional warming likely cause of pinyon pine cone decline, study says
(Phys.org)—Creeping climate change in the Southwest appears to be having a negative effect on pinyon pine reproduction, a finding with implications for wildlife species sharing the same woodland ecosystems, ...
Chicago's Hispanic neighborhoods have less green than other Chicago areas, study finds
Residents of Chicago's Hispanic neighborhoods live farther from nature and its benefits than do residents of the city's non-Hispanic neighborhoods, University of Illinois at Chicago researchers say.
Screening horticultural imports: New models assess plant risk through better analysis
Weedy plants, many introduced to the U.S. for sale through plant nurseries, are responsible for extensive environmental damage and economic costs. Although legislation restricts the introduction of certain species, the procedures ...
Climate change will alter risks of wildfire worldwide, some shifts rapid, extensive
(Phys.org) -- A Texas Tech University climate scientist said climate change is widely expected to disrupt future fire patterns around the world, with some regions, such as the western United States, seeing ...