News tagged with food chains

Demon shrimp threaten British species

A species of shrimp, dubbed the 'demon shrimp,' which was previously unknown in British waters, are attacking and eating native shrimp and disrupting the food chain in some of our rivers and lakes. The problem ...

dateFeb 11, 2014 in Ecology
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Smaller islands host shorter food chains

That smaller islands will typically sustain fewer species than large ones is a widespread pattern in nature. Now a team of researchers shows that smaller area will mean not only fewer species, but also shorter ...

dateNov 22, 2013 in Ecology
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Smallest plankton grow fastest with rising CO2

Could the future of the ocean depend on its smallest organisms? An experiment conducted as part of the European project EPOCA, coordinated by Jean-Pierre Gattuso of the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche ...

dateSep 25, 2013 in Environment
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Food tracking a taste of things to come

Some consumers already demand to know where their food comes from and how it's handled on the path to their plate, but growing pressures on world food production – and therefore food safety – will make ...

dateSep 19, 2013 in Other
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