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Fewer fish may reach breeding age as climate change skews timing of reproduction, food availability

July 25, 2019

Climate change may be depriving juvenile fish of their most crucial early food source by throwing off the…
Marine Census

July 24, 2019

They’re slipping on their wetsuits, charging their cameras and breaking out their seines — all for the good…
Modeling predicts blue whales’ foraging behavior, aiding population management efforts

July 18, 2019

Scientists can predict where and when blue whales are most likely to be foraging for food in the…
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…
Researcher documents cascading effects of parasites on underwater ecosystems

June 12, 2019

Research by an evolutionary biologist from Florida State University has shown parasites have important and far-reaching effects on…
Scientists discover how climate modulates fertilization of North Pacific Ocean with Asian dust

June 12, 2019

The vast subtropical “gyres” – large systems of rotating currents in the middle of the oceans – cover…
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…
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,…
Lifecycle analyses of climate protection measures

May 8, 2019

In future, it will be possible to assess the environmental impact of different types of climate protection solutions…
Getting Hotter Underwater

April 30, 2019

Ecosystems are in flux as rising temperatures affect where animals can live and how they behave. And a…
Earth’s recovery from mass extinction could take millions of years

April 11, 2019

How long will it take our biosphere to recover from the current climate crisis? It’s a question that…
The Serengeti-Mara squeeze – one of the world’s most iconic ecosystems under pressure

April 2, 2019

 Increased human activity around one of Africa’s most iconic ecosystems is “squeezing the wildlife in its core”, damaging…
From art to zooplankton: The effects of climate change are far-reaching

March 26, 2019

Climate change’s effects are already widespread, accelerating soil erosion, bleaching coral reefs and prompting intense weather, and some…
Engine of cosmic evolution: Eve Ostriker looks under the hood

January 4, 2019

Outside Eve Ostriker’s office door stretches the universe, dotted with orange galaxies against the black backdrop of space. The…
Reduced mammal movement in human landscapes may affect ecosystem functions

February 2, 2018

Around the globe, mammals move distances two to three times less in human-modified landscapes than they do in…
Lost ecosystem found buried in mud of southern California coastal waters

June 14, 2017

Paleontologists investigating the sea bed off the coast of southern California have discovered a lost ecosystem that for…
World Oceans Day: How do snook survive cold spells in Everglades waters? By heading for the depths

June 9, 2017

When a cold spell strikes the tropics, an animal’s location at any given moment could be the difference…
Exciting new creatures discovered on ocean floor

December 16, 2016

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered six new animal species in undersea hot springs 2.8 kilometres…
‘Mixed Results’

December 9, 2016

The results are in, and while the world’s oceans show no significant decline over the past year, their…
Predicting Climate Impacts on Ecosystems Will Require Scientists to Widen the Lens

October 25, 2016

Most research on climate change ecology is limited to the impacts of a single climate variable, such as…
Stanford researchers find that the future of Antarctic marine protected areas is at risk

October 24, 2016

Antarctica’s surrounding waters are home to some of the healthiest marine ecosystems on Earth and support thriving populations…
Big fish — and their pee — are key parts of coral reef ecosystems

August 16, 2016

Coral reefs wouldn’t be the same without their beautiful fish. A diversity of colorful, beautifully patterned species lives…
Eastern U.S. needs ‘connectivity’ to help species escape climate change

June 14, 2016

For plants and animals fleeing rising temperatures, varying precipitation patterns and other effects of climate change, the eastern…
Dynamic Model Helps Understand Healthy Lakes to Heal Sick Ones

April 8, 2016

Development of a dynamic model for microbial populations in healthy lakes could help scientists understand what’s wrong with…
Gray Treefrogs Provide Clues to Climate Change

February 3, 2016

According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 2015…
Oh, Snap! What Snapping Shrimp Sound Patterns Reveal

January 21, 2016

If you put a microphone underwater near the oyster reef in North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound, you can hear…
Mitigating the effects of mining

January 20, 2016

In the face of ongoing demand for resource extraction, scientists are challenged to minimize disruption to sensitive wilderness…
Fish need wilderness reserves in which they can grow old

January 20, 2016

Permanent marine protected areas and wilderness are critical to the effective protection of marine fish, according to a…
Asian carp could cause some Lake Erie fish to decline, others to increase

January 6, 2016

If they successfully invade Lake Erie, Asian carp could eventually account for about a third of the total…
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