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Species-rich food webs produce biomass more efficiently

Researchers at the Senckenberg have discovered a feedback in complex food webs: Species-rich ecosystems favor large, heavy animals. Even though this increases the amount of plants consumed, the plant biomass remains approximately ...

dateOct 05, 2016 in Ecology
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Economist suggests humans are still evolving

(Phys.org)—Harvard economist Jonathan Beauchamp has conducted a study of lifetime reproductive success (rLRS) of a small segment of the U.S. population and has concluded that there is evidence that humans are still evolving. ...

dateJul 12, 2016 in Evolution report
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Shy wild boars are sometimes better mothers

It has been known for years that personality traits of animals, such as aggressiveness, risk-taking, curiosity or sociality, may have far-reaching consequences for reproduction and survival. However, separating the effect ...

dateJun 03, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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