News tagged with natural ecosystems

Marsh plants actively engineer their landscape

Marsh plants, far from being passive wallflowers, are "secret gardeners" that actively engineer their landscape to increase their species' odds of survival, says a team of scientists from Duke University and the University ...

dateFeb 13, 2013 in Ecology
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Zimbabwe faces crayfish crisis in water ecosystem

(AP)—Scientists in Zimbabwe say a fresh water crayfish brought from Australia is breeding out of control in the northern Lake Kariba, devouring the food sources of other fish and putting the nation's entire aquatic ecosystem ...

dateFeb 12, 2013 in Ecology
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Valuing nature is not enough

Is it possible to put a price tag on the natural world? A researcher at The University of Nottingham has been examining the rise of a new concept—ecosystem services—to describe the multitude of resources supplied to us ...

dateJan 24, 2013 in Environment
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