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Ecology 13 minutes ago

Intensive agriculture could drive loss of bees and other tropical pollinators

Pollinators in the tropics are less likely to thrive in intensive croplands, finds a new study led by UCL researchers suggesting bees and butterflies are at risk of major losses.

Ecology 3 hours ago

Linguistic and biological diversity linked

Cultural diversity—indicated by linguistic diversity—and biodiversity are linked, and their connection may be another way to preserve both natural environments and Indigenous populations in Africa and perhaps worldwide, ...

Ecology 14 hours ago

From Avocet to Zebra Finch: big data study finds more than 50 billion birds in the world

There are roughly 50 billion individual birds in the world, a new big data study by UNSW Sydney suggests—about six birds for every human on the planet.

Ecology 14 hours ago

Slow research to understand fast change

In a world that's changing fast, the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network can seem almost an anachronism. Yet the patience and persistence that have generated 40 years of careful, reliable science about the Earth's ...

Paleontology & Fossils 14 hours ago

Mammals in the time of dinosaurs held each other back

A new study led by researchers from the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford and the University of Birmingham for Current Biology has used new methods to analyze the variability of mammal fossils, ...

Plants & Animals 19 hours ago

Noise pollution reduces the reproductive success of the house sparrow

The study presents a new line of research, since so far there have been very few studies that have focused on loud and intermittent noises of a recreational nature, as is the case of traditional festivals, and the effects ...

Plants & Animals 21 hours ago

The incredible return of Griffon vulture to Bulgaria's Eastern Balkan Mountains

Fifty years after presumably becoming extinct as a breeding species in Bulgaria, the Griffon vulture, one of the largest birds of prey in Europe, is back in the Eastern Balkan Mountains. Since 2009, three local conservation ...

Evolution May 14, 2021

Bird species central to seed-dispersal networks have stable evolutionary lineages

A team of researchers at Universidade de São Paulo has found that bird species that have a central position in frugivory networks tend to belong to more stable lineages over macroevolutionary time scales. In their paper ...

Paleontology & Fossils May 14, 2021

New dinosaur found in Mexico was 'very communicative'

A new species of dinosaur identified by Mexican paleontologists is believed to have been "very communicative" and used low-frequency sounds like elephants to talk to each other, a researcher said Friday.

Plants & Animals May 13, 2021

Ingredient in common weed killer impairs insect immune systems, study suggests

The chemical compound glyphosate, the world's most widely used herbicide, can weaken the immune systems of insects, suggests a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Glyphosate is the ...

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