News tagged with natural populations

Arctic oil: A boon for nest predators

A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other groups reveals how oil development in the Artic is impacting some bird populations by providing "subsidized housing" ...

Sep 08, 2009
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Geography and history shape genetic differences in humans

New research indicates that natural selection may shape the human genome much more slowly than previously thought. Other factors -- the movements of humans within and among continents, the expansions and contractions of populations, ...

Jun 05, 2009
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Biologists worry over increased turtle harvest

(AP) -- Surging demand for turtle meat in southeast Asia has prompted a huge jump in turtle harvesting, leading to concerns that populations of the reptiles could suffer permanent damage.

Mar 26, 2009
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China fights gerbil plague with 'the pill'

Authorities in northwestern China have resorted to using a contraception-abortion pill to rein in a plague of gerbils which is threatening the local desert ecosystem, state media said Wednesday.

Mar 25, 2009
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Wild bees can be effective pollinators

Over the past few years, honey bee keepers have experienced problems due to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), which has hurt honey bee populations, causing some growers of fruits, nuts and vegetables to wonder how their crops ...

Mar 24, 2009
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Scientists explore hormone evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research techniques on animals living in the wild are helping scientists test long-held ideas about the role of hormones in survival, according to comments by Professor of Biology Jan ...

Mar 03, 2009
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How to create less selfish societies?

(GPEARI, Portugal) -- Cooperation, despite being now considered the third force of evolution, just behind mutation and natural selection, is difficult to explain in the context of an evolutionary process based on competition ...

Feb 06, 2009
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