News tagged with ecosystems

Eavesdropping on the ocean's mighty microorganisms

The microscopic organisms that make up ocean ecosystems are invisible to the naked eye, yet they are responsible for producing half the oxygen we breathe, and for sustaining all the world's fisheries. Now, nearing the end ...

dateJul 14, 2017 in Environment
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'Weedy' fish species to take over our future oceans

University of Adelaide researchers have for the first time demonstrated that the ocean acidification expected in the future will reduce fish diversity significantly, with small 'weedy' species dominating marine environments.

dateJul 06, 2017 in Ecology
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The big ecological roles of small natural features

Ecologists and conservationists have long recognized that keystone species have major ecological importance disproportionate to their abundance or size. Think beavers, sea stars and prairie dogs—species that keep a ecosystem ...

dateJul 05, 2017 in Ecology
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Safeguarding the future of coastal ecosystems

Landscapes are all around us. For years researchers have studied the way they develop and maintain themselves, but Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez-Iturbe wants to know how they interact with nature, specifically coastal ecosystems.

dateJul 03, 2017 in Environment
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