News tagged with plant species

Birds maintain rare plant species, study finds

Outside of human influences, why do rare plant species persist instead of dwindling away to extinction? It's a question that has plagued ecologists for centuries. Now, for the first time, scientists at Penn State and Universidad ...

dateNov 03, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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10,000 endangered frogs die in Peru

Peru is investigating what killed some 10,000 Titicaca water frogs, a critically endangered species affectionately known as the "scrotum frog," in a river that is feared to be polluted, authorities said Monday.

dateOct 18, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Restoring sand dunes, one microbe at a time

Sand dunes pull double duty—offering a visual treat both for their undulating curves and their ability to attract birds and other wildlife, while affording protection from storm surges and the threat of rising sea levels.

dateOct 11, 2016 in Biotechnology
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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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