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  • Hidden costs of global illegal wildlife trade
    on October 21, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    Researchers have highlighted that the illegal and unsustainable global wildlife trade has bigger ramifications on our everyday lives than you might think.

  • Pakistan’s amphibians need more research efforts and better protection
    on October 19, 2021 at 12:27 pm

    In Pakistan, amphibians have long been neglected in wildlife conservation, management decisions and research agendas. To counter this, scientists have now published the first comprehensive study on all known amphibian species in the country. The little we currently know about the occurrence of the chytrid fungus, which has already eradicated many amphibian species globally, is a grim example of how urgent it is to acquire further information.

  • Anglers need tailored messaging to inspire action on invasive species
    on October 18, 2021 at 2:59 pm

    Lakeside education campaigns discourage anglers from transporting aquatic hitchhikers between lakes, but new research hows those campaigns are less effective than they could be. According to the study, the key could be tailoring messaging in accordance with anglers' value systems and risk perceptions.

  • Novel habitats created by non-native mangrove trees may inform the future management of some invasive species
    on October 12, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    In the face of declining fisheries, threatened reef habitat, and changing climatic conditions, non-native mangroves may provide, rather than impede, zooplankton habitat availability in novel locations.

  • No apparent shortage of prey for southern resident killer whales in Canadian waters during summer
    on October 12, 2021 at 3:22 pm

    A popular belief that there are fewer Chinook salmon during the summer in Canadian waters for southern resident killer whales, compared to an abundance of fish for northern resident killer whales, has been debunked by a new study.

  • Team discovers invasive-native crayfish hybrids in Missouri
    on October 8, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    In a study of crayfish in the Current River in southeastern Missouri, researchers discovered -- almost by chance -- that the virile crayfish, Faxonius virilis, was interbreeding with a native crayfish, potentially altering the native's genetics, life history and ecology.

  • Crayfish and carp among the invasive species pushing lakes towards ecosystem collapse
    on October 7, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Certain invasive, non-native species can disrupt lakes to the point of rapid ecosystem collapse, contaminating water for drinking, aquaculture and recreation, a new study has found.

  • 'Mystery plant' from the Amazon declared a new species after nearly 50 years of flummoxing scientists
    on October 6, 2021 at 1:54 pm

    After nearly 50 years, scientists have finally figured out what family a strange Amazonian tree with tiny orange fruit belongs to.

  • Wildfire bees on the brink
    on October 4, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    The number of threatened Australian native bee species is expected to increase by nearly five times after the devastating Black Summer bushfires in 2019-20, new research has found. With 24 million hectares of Australia's land area burnt, researchers say the casualties are clear among bee fauna and other insects and invertebrates after studying 553 species (about one-third of Australia's known bee species) to assess the long-term environmental damage from the natural disaster.

  • Grass found in Baltic amber
    on October 4, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Amber researc has produced the first definite identification of grass in fossilized tree resin from the Baltic region, home to the world's most well-known amber deposits.

  • Increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere teaches old oaks new tricks
    on October 4, 2021 at 2:41 pm

    Mature oak trees will increase their rate of photosynthesis by up to a third in response to the raised CO2 levels expected to be the world average by about 2050, new research shows.

  • Bigleaf maple decline tied to hotter, drier summers in Washington state, U.S.
    on September 30, 2021 at 3:11 pm

    A new study has found that recent bigleaf maple die-off in Washington is linked to hotter, drier summers that predispose this species to decline. These conditions essentially weaken the tree's immune system, making it easier to succumb to other stressors and diseases.

  • Dramatic liana increases in old-growth tropical forests associated to natural disturbance and climate change
    on September 29, 2021 at 3:28 pm

    The accelerated proliferation of lianas in old-growth forest due to natural disturbance may be altering forest structure, regeneration, and functioning.

  • Entire genome of Eurasian spruce bark beetle now revealed
    on September 29, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    Researchers have successfully mapped the entire genome of the Eurasian spruce bark beetle. The breakthrough paves the way for new research into bark beetles and better prospects for effective pest control of a species that can destroy more than 100 million cubic meters of spruce forest during a single year in Europe and Asia.

  • Win-win: plan supports farmers to save Australia’s species
    on September 28, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    A national plan to restore habitat on marginal farming land would fight climate change, prevent species loss and put money in farmers' pockets, according to a scientists.

  • Impact of human settlement on island ecosystems
    on September 28, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    Research has shed new light on the impact of humans on islands' biodiversity. The findings show how human colonization altered forest across the islands of Macaronesia including the loss of landscape authenticity.

  • Non-native fish are main consumers of salmon in reservoirs
    on September 23, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    When warmwater fish species like bass, walleye and crappie that are not native to the Pacific Northwest, but prized by some anglers, overlap with baby spring chinook salmon in reservoirs in Oregon's Willamette River they consume more baby salmon than native fish per individual, new research found.

  • An 'evolutionary rescue route' towards coexistence of competitive plant species
    on September 21, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    In nature, plant species having the same pollinators experience 'reproductive interference' owing to competition, and their coexistence is thought to be possible only through resource partitioning. However, recent studies have suggested that coexistence can occur without resource partitioning if the species evolve to self-pollinate. Now, researchers from Japan provide credibility to this hypothesis with simulations, establishing a novel mechanism for the coexistence of competing flowering species.

  • Seagrass meadows act as vibrio catchers
    on September 15, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Seagrass meadows help mitigate climate change and prevent algal blooms. According to recent research results, they are also able to reduce concentrations of potentially harmful bacteria in seawater: A new study draws attention this additional ecosystem service that seagrass meadows provide to humans. The findings provide yet another reason for the protection and restoration of these long-underrated ecosystems.

  • Modern snakes evolved from a few survivors of dino-killing asteroid
    on September 14, 2021 at 3:12 pm

    A new study suggests that all living snakes evolved from a handful of species that survived the giant asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs and most other living things at the end of the Cretaceous. The authors say that this devastating extinction event was a form of 'creative destruction' that allowed snakes to diversify into new niches, previously filled by their competitors.

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