News tagged with extinction risk

Coral survival's past is key to its future

Florida Institute of Technology researchers are taking an historical approach to predict the extinction risk of reef-building corals. Led by Robert van Woesik, professor of biological sciences, the researchers are examining ...

dateFeb 14, 2012 in Ecology
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Law enforcement vital for great ape survival

Recent studies show that the populations of African great apes are rapidly decreasing. Many areas where apes occur are scarcely managed and weakly protected. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology ...

dateDec 08, 2011 in Ecology
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Contemporary evolution study published

Studies of threatened species typically focus on factors associated with extinction risk, but a recent study published in PLoS ONE reports a case of a contemporary evolution for a recently introduced population of a protected ...

dateSep 08, 2011 in Evolution
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Climate change is making our environment 'bluer'

The "colour" of our environment is becoming "bluer", a change that could have important implications for animals' risk of becoming extinct, ecologists have found. In a major study involving thousands of data points and published ...

dateApr 06, 2011 in Ecology
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