Global Ecology and Biogeography

Currents propel the spreading of invasive jellyfish

Twelve years ago, the comb jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi, originating from the North American East Coast, appeared in northern European waters. Based on the first comprehensive data collection on the occurrence of this invasive ...

dateMay 25, 2018 in Ecology
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Inequality is normal: Dominance of the big trees

The top 1% of the forest has been sharing some vital information with researchers. Ninety-eight scientists and thousands of field staff have concluded the largest study undertaken to date with the Smithsonian Forest Global ...

dateMay 08, 2018 in Environment
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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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