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Coccoliths thrive despite ocean acidification

Ocean acidification is damaging some marine species while others thrive, say scientists. An international team studied the effect of ocean acidification on plankton in the North Sea over the past forty years, to see what ...

dateMay 22, 2013 in Ecology
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Early warning signs of population collapse

Many factors—including climate change, overfishing or loss of food supply—can push a wild animal population to the brink of collapse. Ecologists have long sought ways to measure the risk of such a collapse, which could ...

dateApr 10, 2013 in Ecology
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Corals have evolved four lifestyles, study says

(Phys.org)—A new study by Simon Fraser University researchers will help scientists better understand and manage coral reef diversity by simplifying how to categorize coral species based on aspects of growth and reproduction.

dateSep 28, 2012 in Ecology
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Shame and honor increase cooperation

Honour and shame work equally well in encouraging social cooperation, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Germany's Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology.

dateJun 01, 2011 in Social Sciences
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