News tagged with ecological interaction

Conservation theory gets mathematical treatment

Theories used for the last four decades as a tool to guide the conservation of flora and fauna may have misinterpreted the biological reality, according to new research by mathematicians at the University ...

dateMay 28, 2015 in Ecology
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Parasitised fish pick sides

(Phys.org) —Fish with parasites attached to their heads have a stronger preference for left or right when facing a T-intersection, giving them an edge when it comes to escaping predators, research from ...

dateJun 03, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Cushion plants help other plants survive

Alpine cushion plants help other plants in harsh mountain environments to survive. This is shown by new research involving researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, the results of which are now ...

dateFeb 18, 2013 in Ecology
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Confirmed: How plant communities endure stress

(Phys.org)—The Stress Gradient Hypothesis holds that as stress increases in an ecosystem, mutually supportive interactions become more significant and negative interactions, such as competition, become ...

dateJan 30, 2013 in Ecology
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