Search results for grassland ecosystem

Earth Sciences Jun 9, 2023

The 'good fire': Prescribed burning can prevent catastrophic wildfires in the future

Roaring flames, burned-out houses and cars, hazy air and orange skies are all around us. Already this year, millions of hectares have been torched by more than 2,200 wildfires in Canada.

Ecology Jun 8, 2023

Lost giants: New study reveals decline in abundance of African megafauna

A new paper focuses on the size and abundance of living and non-living large African mammals. With the use of fossil abundance data it sheds light on the ecological dynamics behind the decline of these iconic creatures. The ...

Ecology Jun 8, 2023

Study finds different nitrogen saturation thresholds in a temperate steppe

Nitrogen saturation refers to the phenomenon that the net primary productivity of an ecosystem—a fundamental ecosystem function and also a measure of carbon (and energy) sequestration by the ecosystem—tends to initially ...

Biotechnology Jun 5, 2023

New digital tool enables farmers' decisions for sustainable agriculture

A new "digital decision support tool" enabling the transition towards more diversified and sustainable agricultural systems has been developed by an international team of researchers from Germany, France, and Czech Republic.

Earth Sciences Jun 1, 2023

First soil map of terrestrial and blue carbon highlights need for conservation

New Curtin University research has identified the most carbon-rich soils in Australia are in areas that are most threatened by human activities and climate change, including Eucalypt and mangrove forests, and woodland and ...

Paleontology & Fossils May 30, 2023

Quarter-ton marsupial roamed long distances across Australia's arid interior, reveals 3D-scanning study

One of Australia's first long-distance walkers has been described after Flinders University paleontologists used advanced 3D scans and other technology to take a new look at the partial remains of a 3.5 million year old marsupial ...

Environment May 29, 2023

What happens when conflicting priorities collide and potentially compromise trees, woodland and forests?

A tree is not just a tree. It is also fuel, paper, furniture, livelihood, and industry.

Ecology May 29, 2023

New vegetation photosynthetic phenology dataset generated in northern terrestrial ecosystems

Vegetation phenology, the cycle sequence of the vital activities, is a highly sensitive indicator of the climate impacts on terrestrial ecosystems. Most recent studies focus on the structural changes in plants, such as using ...

Ecology May 23, 2023

Nitrogen addition and experimental drought simplify arthropod network in temperate grassland

Researchers from the Institute of Applied Ecology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Nanjing University have found that nitrogen (N) addition and experimental drought reduced the complexity of arthropod networks.

Plants & Animals May 22, 2023

Stop eradication of small mammals to protect vital ecosystems, say scientists

A new article published in the Journal of Animal Ecology suggests that current measures to protect grasslands in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau are damaging the ecosystem and should be stopped.

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