News tagged with ecosystems

Biodiversity promotes multitasking in ecosystems

A new study of the complex interplay between organisms and their environment shows that biodiversity—the variety of organisms living on Earth—is even more important to the healthy functioning of ecosystems ...

dateApr 24, 2015 in Ecology
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First invasive lionfish discovered in Brazil

A single fish caught with a hand spear off the Brazilian coast is making big waves across the entire southwestern Atlantic. In May 2014, a group of recreational divers spotted an adult lionfish—the voracious ...

dateApr 22, 2015 in Ecology
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Ecosystems not searching for balance

Species abundances in natural ecosystems may never settle at a stable equilibrium. Biologists from the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Leigh Marine Laboratory (New Zealand) and Cornell University ...

dateApr 22, 2015 in Ecology
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