News tagged with species

Related topics:

Hitting the borders of expansion

Why does a species not adapt to an ever-wider range of conditions, gradually expanding its geographical range? In their paper published on May 5 in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences), Jitka Polecho ...

dateMay 05, 2015 in Ecology
shares9 comments 0

Fire linked to dieback spread

Fire has the potential to increase the range and severity of Phytophthora dieback in native plant communities infected with the disease, suggests a study at the Stirling Range National Park near Albany.

dateMay 05, 2015 in Ecology
shares13 comments 0

Egg–stealing goannas get GPS trackers

Scientists at The University of Queensland are fitting goannas with GPS tracking devices as they search for ways to stop them devouring loggerhead turtle eggs.

dateMay 01, 2015 in Ecology
shares12 comments 0

Unique fish fossils identified

A team of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich has identified the first fossil specimens of a major group of killifishes that is widely distributed in freshwater habitats today. The 6-million-year-old ...

dateApr 30, 2015 in Archaeology & Fossils
shares25 comments 0

Forest canopies buffer against climate change

When temperatures rise and less water falls, forests respond. Forest canopies can buffer juvenile trees from drought and heat by providing shade for the younger trees below the leaf and needle cover. Adult trees have deep ...

dateApr 29, 2015 in Environment
shares34 comments 0