News tagged with extinction

Surprising species shake-up discovered

(Phys.org) —The diversity of the world's life forms—from corals to carnivores—is under assault. Decades of scientific studies document the fraying of ecosystems and a grim tally of species extinctions ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in Ecology
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Reef fish arrived in two waves

(Phys.org) —The world's reefs are hotbeds of biological diversity, including over 4,500 species of fish. A new study shows that the ancestors of these fish colonized reefs in two distinct waves, before ...

dateApr 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Extinctions reduces speciation

The same factors that increase the risk of species extinctions also reduce the chance that new species are formed. This is concluded by two biologists at Umeå University. Their findings are published in ...

dateApr 04, 2014 in Evolution
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