Global Ecology and Biogeography

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The Texas butterfly effect

How can scientists better understand summer monarch butterfly populations in the Midwest? Check spring weather in Texas.

dateJun 09, 2016 in Ecology
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First comprehensive inventory of Neotropical snakes

An international team made up of scientists from Brazil, Australia, the U.S., Ecuador, Germany and Sweden has published the results of an extensive database of snakes of the American tropics. This database is made up of museum ...

dateNov 27, 2017 in Ecology
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Light limitation as a factor in ecological conditions

There's a 50-hectare forested plot in Panama where researchers with the Smithsonian Institution have gathered highly detailed information about the species, distribution, and size of trees there. In a 2016 study, researchers ...

dateJul 27, 2017 in Ecology
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Sex-loving, meat-eating reptiles have shorter lives

The health risks and benefits of vegetarianism have long been discussed in relation to the human diet, but newly published research reveals that it's definitely of benefit to the reptile population. That, and being less sexually ...

dateOct 24, 2014 in Ecology
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New study charts the global invasion of crop pests

Many of the world's most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.

dateAug 27, 2014 in Ecology
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