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Mapping global biodiversity change

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A new study, published in Science, which focuses on mapping biodiversity change in marine and land ecosystems shows…
Princeton to take part in new U.S.-Swedish initiative on artificial intelligence and sustainability

4 days ago

The intensive fires in the Amazon, the rapid melting of glaciers and ice sheets, and continued loss of…
Bacteria mix in deep sea mussels

October 14, 2019

Deep-sea mussels, which rely on cooperative symbiotic bacteria for their food, harbor a surprisingly high diversity of these…
Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life’s diversity

October 8, 2019

The diversity of life is staggering. From microscopic algae to elephants, life has devised countless ways to thrive…
Scientists connected fragments of pine savanna and new species keep showing up

September 27, 2019

Before Europeans arrived in America, longleaf pine savannas sprawled across 90 million acres from present-day Florida to Texas…
Leaving more deadwood in forests enhances biodiversity: study

September 25, 2019

Increasing the amounts of deadwood in protected forests would help conserve biodiversity, according to a new University of…
Smart food

September 25, 2019

“Food, climate and the environment are closely interlinked. Agriculture, for example, is heavily affected by climate change, but…
Scientists track frog-killing fungus to help curb its spread

September 24, 2019

From habitat loss to climate change, amphibians around the world face immense threats to their survival. One emerging…
Fish DNA in lake sediment can help determine native species, study shows

September 19, 2019

A new technique developed by University of Alberta biologists can determine whether certain fish populations are native to…
Coral reefs and squat lobsters flourished 150 million years ago

September 19, 2019

Coral reefs and the abundant life they support are increasingly threatened today, but a snapshot of a coral…
Want to help the Earth? Start with your dinner table

August 21, 2019

Everyone is concerned about the future of our planet. Climate is changing rapidly, there are more and more…
Rockweed Rescue

August 8, 2019

Somewhat drab and unassuming, the humble rockweed’s olive-green or yellowish-brown appearance belies its importance in the rocky intertidal…
The Urbanization of the Beach

August 5, 2019

To most people, a beach is a beach. You could likely take an image of almost any urban…
Hidden world of stream biodiversity revealed through water sampling for environmental DNA

July 24, 2019

For the first time, researchers have used a novel genomics-based method to detect the simultaneous presence of hundreds…
Marine Census

July 24, 2019

They’re slipping on their wetsuits, charging their cameras and breaking out their seines — all for the good…
Solar Park boost for nature

July 5, 2019

Solar farms offer huge potential to address the UK’s biodiversity crisis, according to a new report. The Natural…
Deep submersible dives shed light on rarely explored coral reefs

June 20, 2019

Just beyond where conventional scuba divers can go is an area of the ocean that still is largely…
Coral bleaching causes a permanent change in fish life

June 19, 2019

Repeat coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures has resulted in lasting changes to fish communities, according to a new…
How do new predators change an ecosystem? Watch the prey!

June 11, 2019

Invading predators can devastate an ecosystem. In fact, a leading cause of extinction is the introduction of predators…
Mapping Biodiversity Risk

May 22, 2019

The news echoed across the world, through internet channels, in newspaper headlines and during TV broadcasts. Roughly 1…
Natural environments favour ‘good’ bacteria

May 22, 2019

A new study has shown that restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote ‘good’…
Protecting rare species can benefit human life

May 20, 2019

Preserving rare species for the sake of global biodiversity has long been the primary focus for conservationists. To…
New study could improve understanding of how rare species benefit human beings

May 20, 2019

Conservationists have long been committed to the preservation of rare plant and animal species — from California’s colossal…
Researchers map symbiotic relationships between trees and microbes worldwide

May 17, 2019

In and around the tangled roots of the forest floor, fungi and bacteria grow with trees, exchanging nutrients…
A new way to fly, built up from the nanoscale

May 15, 2019

An ecosystem arises from the effects of many different levels of organization. There are the species, their populations,…
Oxygen linked with the boom and bust of early animal evolution

May 8, 2019

Extreme fluctuations in atmospheric oxygen levels corresponded with evolutionary surges and extinctions in animal biodiversity during the Cambrian…
Early intervention could be key to battling invasive species

May 3, 2019

An international team of ecologists has carried out the first global meta-analysis of the characteristics and size of…
Researchers detail marine viruses from pole to pole

April 29, 2019

New research provides the most complete account to date of the viruses that impact the world’s oceans, increasing…
Urban biodiversity to lower chronic disease

April 1, 2019

Replanting urban environments with native flora could be a cost effective way to improve public health because it…
Innovation by ice cream bean relatives explains biodiversity

March 25, 2019

The back and forth relationship between insects and their food plants may drive tropical biodiversity evolution according to…
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