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Killer cats linked to local extinctions

Feral cats (Felis sylvestris catus) play a significant role in the extinction of small mammals in Australia's tropical savannah, and until the cats are controlled, researchers fear another wave of extinc ...

dateOct 27, 2014 in Ecology
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Small Australian marsupials in sudden decline

Small, furry marsupials such as the bandicoot, quoll and tree possums are in dramatic decline in Australia's north and feral cats could be the cause, according to analysis reported Wednesday.

dateMay 07, 2014 in Ecology
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Exotic plant species alter ecosystem productivity

In their joint publication in the journal Ecology Letters German and American biologists have reported an increase in biomass production in ecosystems colonised by non-native plant species. In the face o ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Ecology
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Ecological Armageddon in forest fragments

An international team of scientists including the University of Adelaide's Professor Corey Bradshaw has found that species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously ...

dateSep 26, 2013 in Ecology
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Thai police seize nearly 200 pangolins

Thai police Tuesday said they had seized almost 200 live protected pangolins, which are prized in China and Vietnam as an exotic meal and for use in traditional medicine.

dateSep 17, 2013 in Ecology
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