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Crabs put the pinch on marshlands

If you take a quick glance at the marsh next to Saquatucket Harbor in Harwich Port, Mass., you will notice right away that some of the grass is missing. The cordgrass there, and all around Cape Cod, has been slowly disappearing ...

dateSep 27, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Sustaining young forest communities

The recent Southern Research Station (SRS) publication Sustaining Young Forest Communities: Ecology and Management of Early Successional Habitats in the Central Hardwood Region, USA, addresses a variety of concerns raised ...

dateSep 20, 2011 in Environment
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Fish farms less harmful than thought

Coastal fish farms seem to do less harm to nearby plants and animals than previously believed, a new study reveals. And marine ecosystems can recover from this damage surprisingly fast.

dateSep 08, 2011 in Ecology
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Barcodes refocus understanding of ecosystems

You're probably familiar with barcodes, those black and white stripes on most store items that bring about the familiar "beep" when scanned at checkout. They determine whether a scanned item is a gallon of ...

dateAug 12, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Polar climate change may lead to ecological change

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ice and frozen ground at the North and South Poles are affected by climate change induced warming, but the consequences of thawing at each pole differ due to the geography and geology, according to a Penn ...

dateAug 11, 2011 in Environment
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Researchers clarify bacterial resistance

Just like plants and animals, bacteria have a range of defence mechanisms against viruses and other threats. Dutch researchers at the Wageningen Laboratory for Microbiology and their American and Russian colleagues have largely ...

dateJun 24, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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