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Early warning signs of population collapse

Many factors—including climate change, overfishing or loss of food supply—can push a wild animal population to the brink of collapse. Ecologists have long sought ways to measure the risk of such a collapse, which could ...

dateApr 10, 2013 in Ecology
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'Street-view' comes to the world's coral reefs

Scientists are taking the public with them to study the world's coral reefs, thanks to 360 degree panoramas from Google's underwater street-view format. Results from this pioneering project – which will allow ecologists ...

dateAug 20, 2013 in Environment
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Drought's lasting impact on forests

In the virtual worlds of climate modeling, forests and other vegetation are assumed to bounce back quickly from extreme drought. But that assumption is far off the mark, according to a new study of drought impacts at forest ...

dateJul 30, 2015 in Environment
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Earth Day? In Texas, it's for the birds

Team Sapsucker sped away in a minivan moments after midnight on Earth Day, ears perked and binoculars in hand, in a race to identify a US record number of bird species in a 24-hour period.

dateApr 22, 2011 in Ecology
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