University of California - Riverside

How flower density impacts bee visits

(Phys.org) —Ever wonder how the density of flowers in a patch influences the kinds of insects that visit it? Carla Essenberg, a former graduate student in the Department of Biology at the University of ...

dateMar 07, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Psychologist explores human perception

(PhysOrg.com) -- Faces tell the stories in UC Riverside professor Larry Rosenblum's ecological listening lab, as volunteer test subjects show that they can "read" unheard speech — not just from lips, but from the simple ...

dateMay 13, 2010 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Protecting your garden from invasive species

Most people realize only too late that strange new bugs are killing their garden plants, or that their favorite hiking trail is choked out with thistles. At an estimated cost of $3 billion per year to the state of California, ...

dateApr 19, 2011 in Ecology
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How safe is the enemy of a citrus-threatening pest?

The Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) can spread the lethal and incurable citrus disease known as huanglongbing (HLB) or citrus greening that threatens the multi-billion dollar global citrus industry. In Southern California, large and widespread populations ...

dateFeb 04, 2014 in Ecology
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Geckos are sticky without effort

(Phys.org) —Geckos, found in places with warm climates, have fascinated people for hundreds of years. Scientists have been especially intrigued by these lizards, and have studied a variety of features ...

dateDec 03, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Ecology research paper wins national award

Humans are known to alter the planet. One efficient way is by adding new species to ecosystems. People accidentally (and oftentimes deliberately) transport species from place to place in airplanes, boats ...

dateAug 04, 2014 in Ecology
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