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January 16, 2019

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January 16, 2019

Jan. 7, 2019 — An international team of scientists, involving entomologists, conservation biologists, agro-ecologists and geographers, has just revealed how on-farm biological control can slow the pace of tropical ... read more

Revised Brazilian Forest Code May Lead to Increased Legal Deforestation in Amazon

Jan. 4, 2019 — Researchers show that up to 15 million hectares of forest risk losing protection owing to a new clause in the law under which state governments can let private landowners protect only 50 percent of ... read more

Jan. 3, 2019 — Timber rattlesnakes, according to the study's author, are among the most docile creatures in Appalachia. They choose places to hibernate that are more likely to be surface mined due to their ... read more

Jan. 2, 2019 — A new study examines how the switch to conservation tillage has impacted a southwestern Ohio lake over the past decades. From 1994 to 2014, an unusually long timespan, the researchers measured ... read more

Genetics of California Mountain Lions: Research to Inform Future Conservation

Dec. 21, 2018 — Mountain lions in California exhibited strong population genetic structure, and some California populations had extremely low levels of genetic diversity, with some exhibiting estimates as low as the ... read more

More Young and Other Traits Help Mammals Adapt to Urban Environments

Dec. 21, 2018 — Species of mammals that live in urban environments produce more young compared to other mammals. But next to this common 'winning trait', mammals deal with different strategies to ... read more

Dec. 21, 2018 — The startling extent to which violent wildfires, similar to those that ravaged large swathes of California recently, affect forests and crops way beyond the boundaries of the blaze has been ... read more

Wildlife Struggle to Cope With Extreme Weather

Dec. 21, 2018 — The mass death of flying foxes in extreme heat in North Queensland last month underscores the importance of wildlife research released today. The new research sheds light on how various species have ... read more

Health Checkups for Alpine Lakes

Dec. 20, 2018 — The best tool for assessing the health of mountain lakes comes in a very small package. According to new research, alpine species of zooplankton are excellent bioindicators of lake health. And as ... read more

Nightlights for Stream Dwellers? No, Thanks

Dec. 19, 2018 — When the critters that live in and around streams and wetlands are settling into their nighttime routines, streetlights and other sources of illumination filter down through the trees and into their ... read more

Dec. 19, 2018 — Of the known alien (non-native) species found in Antarctica, a non-biting species of midge currently presents one of the highest risks to terrestrial ecosystems, researchers have ... read more

Optimizing Restoration Can Deliver an Eightfold Increase in Cost-Effectiveness

Dec. 18, 2018 — A new study presents a novel approach to identify optimal priority areas for restoration, considering multiple criteria such as biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and reduction of ... read more

Dec. 18, 2018 — More than two-thirds of Canada's biodiversity is made up of species that occur within the country's borders only at the very northern edge of their range. Biologists have long debated how ... read more

Dec. 17, 2018 — The ghosts of harvesting can haunt today's conservation efforts. Conserving or overharvesting a renewable resource like fish or other wildlife is often determined by habits and past decisions, ... read more

Oyster Aquaculture Limits Disease in Wild Oyster Populations

Dec. 17, 2018 — A fisheries researcher has found that oyster aquaculture operations can limit the spread of disease among wild populations of oysters. The findings are contrary to long-held beliefs that diseases are ... read more

Boston Harbor Cleanup Was Economically Justifiable, Finds New Study

Dec. 17, 2018 — A first-of-its-kind retrospective study finds that environmental cleanup projects are economically viable. The economic evaluation analysis estimates that Boston Harbor -- once dubbed America's ... read more

Dec. 14, 2018 — Researchers praises widespread commitment but call for broader participation to better protect global marine ... read more

Dec. 12, 2018 — The 2011 Las Conchas mega-fire in New Mexico burned more than 150,000 acres and threatened the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Now, using data from the fire, researchers have created an experimental ... read more

College Textbooks Largely Overlook the Most Common Animals

Dec. 12, 2018 — A recent study of textbooks aimed at introductory biology courses finds that they devote less than one percent of their text to discussing insects, which make up more than 60 percent of animal ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — Researchers have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year after two consecutive major hurricanes in 2017. This ... read more

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