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For bees and flowers, tongue size matters

For bees and the flowers they pollinate, a compatible tongue length is essential to a successful relationship. Some bees and plants are very closely matched, with bee tongue sized to the flower depth. Other bee species are ...

Jul 16, 2014 not rated yet 0

Ecologists make first image of food niche

The ecological niche concept is very important in ecology. But what a niche looks like is fairly abstract. Now, for the first time, Wageningen and British researchers have concretely visualised this. The ...

Jul 11, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 0

Mediterranean fish stocks show steady decline

While careful management has helped stabilize or even improve the state of fisheries resources in some parts of Europe, the situation in the Mediterranean has deteriorated over the past 20 years. In a new ...

Jul 10, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 1

Not at home on the range

A new study on parasites that infect a marine snail suggests that though hosts might expand their geographical range, the parasites don't always follow.

Jul 09, 2014 4 / 5 (1) 0