Abundance of prey species is key to bird diversity in cities

Urbanization represents a drastic change to natural habitats and poses multiple challenges to many wildlife species, thereby affecting the occurrence and the abundance of many bird species. A team of scientists from the Leibniz ...

Single-atom-thin platinum makes a great chemical sensor

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, together with colleagues from other universities, have discovered the possibility to prepare one-atom thin platinum for use as a chemical sensor. The results were ...

Helpful interactions can keep societies stable

For half a century, scientists who have developed models of how ecological communities function have arrived at an unsettling conclusion. Their models' predictions—seen as classic tenets of community ecology—suggested ...

The invasive Argentine ant has seasonal viruses

Argentine ants are one of the most successful invasive species in the world. Scientist from University of Oulu and University of Girona, Spain, have previously identified viruses from the invasive Argentine ants of the Mediterranean ...

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