News tagged with savannas

Forest and savanna can switch quickly

( -- Two recent studies have found that environmental changes can bring previously stable forests and grasslands to tipping points that produce sudden large-scale and sometimes irreversible changes in which forest ...

dateOct 14, 2011 in Environment report
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Seeing double: Africa's 2 elephant species

Contrary to the belief of many scientists (as well as many members of the public), new research confirms that Africa has two—not one—species of elephant. Scientists from Harvard Medical School, the University of ...

dateDec 21, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Termites foretell climate change in Africa's savannas

Using sophisticated airborne imaging and structural analysis, scientists at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology mapped more than 40,000 termite mounds over 192 square miles in the African savanna. They ...

dateSep 07, 2010 in Ecology
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