News tagged with mountain regions

An uphill climb for mountain species?

A recently published paper provides a history of scientific research on mountain ecosystems, looks at the issues threatening wildlife in these systems, and sets an agenda for biodiversity conservation throughout ...

dateSep 02, 2014 in Ecology
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More new species in geologically dynamic region

Mountain formation stimulates increased biodiversity. This is what Carina Hoorn of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and colleagues from the Senckenberg (Germany) and Gothenburg Botanical Garden (Sweden) propose in a Correspondence to the ...

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Ecology
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Bitsy beetle warms Canada, study says

An army of rice-grain-sized beetles, attracted by warming weather, has moved into Canada's western forests, where its tree massacre is causing the mercury to rise yet further, a study said Sunday.

dateNov 25, 2012 in Environment
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Tolerant species more upwardly mobile

Only a few invasive plant species succeed in mountain regions. A team including ETH ecologists have now explained, with a rule that applies all over the world, why some exotics are more successful than others ...

dateFeb 09, 2011 in Ecology
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Natural gas in the Arctic is mostly Russian

(AP) -- Nearly one-third of the natural gas yet to be discovered in the world is north of the Arctic Circle and most of it is in Russian territory, according to a new analysis led by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey.

dateMay 29, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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