Ecology News
June 26, 2022

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Modeling Historical Biomass Could Be Key to Buffering Climate Change

A new study paints a vivid image of how forests developed over centuries and contribute to Earth's carbon balance -- a crucial component to maintaining a steady global climate. The study ...

Pioneering Study Shows Climate Played Crucial Role in Changing Location of Ancient Coral Reefs

Prehistoric coral reefs dating back up to 250 million years extended much further away from the Earth's equator than today, new research has ...

Panthers Now Number One Predator of White-Tailed Deer in Southwest Florida

A new study found Florida panthers are the No. 1 cause of mortality for white-tailed deer in Southwest Florida. The researchers set out to get a better picture of what factors most affect the ...

Beyond 'Plant Trees!': Research Finds Tree Plantations Encroaching on Essential Ecosystems

Trees planted in the tropics as part of nations' reforestation commitments can have unintended consequences, sometimes degrading biodiversity ...
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Scientists Conceptualize a Species 'Stock Market' to Put a Price Tag on Actions Posing Risks to Biodiversity

Species have intrinsic value, but also provide ecosystem services of major economic value, for example, bees that pollinate our crops. However, as such values are hard to translate into figures, ...

Are New Corals in Sydney Dangerous Invaders or Harmless Refugees?

A new study has found that invading subtropical corals will survive and thrive in coastal Sydney, which could spell trouble for existing Sydney coral ...

Ningaloo Corals Are Ill-Equipped to Handle Future Climate Change

The relatively pristine coral populations of WA's inshore Kimberley region are better equipped to survive ocean warming than the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Marine Park, according to a new ...

Studying Grassland from Space

Extensively used grassland is host to a high degree of biodiversity, and performs an important climate protection function as a carbon sink and also serves for fodder and food production. However, ...

Kelp Connecting Southern Ocean Coasts, Genomics Reveals

The DNA of kelp has enabled scientists to show just how interconnected coastal communities of the Southern Ocean are. A new study carried out genomic analyses of bull kelp washed up over decades in ...

Tiny Conservation Heroes: Wild Cherry Blossoms Could Save Forest Landscapes

Researchers have found that symbolic species could be used for the conservation and community-based management of traditional forest landscapes. The team studied how different social groups within a ...

Death of Bats at Wind Turbines Interrupts Natural Food Chains

The numerous casualties of bats at wind turbines (WT) have a negative impact on the populations of affected species and potentially far-reaching consequences for the biodiversity in rural areas. ...

Scientists Show That at Least 44 Percent of Earth's Land Requires Conservation to Safeguard Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

New research reveals that 44 percent of Earth's land area -- some 64 million square kilometers (24.7 million square miles) requires conservation to safeguard ...

The New York -- New Jersey Harbor Estuary Is a Dining Hotspot During Summer and Autumn Months for Bottlenose Dolphins

They click. They whistle. They love seafood. They are New York City's nearshore bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) that return to feed in local waters from spring to fall each year, and a ...

Shifting Signatures of Climate Change Reshuffle Northern Species

Analysis of long-term monitoring data for almost 1,500 species in Finland shows that four decades of climate change has led species to shift between the 'better' and 'worse' parts ...

In Wake of Hurricane, Microbial Ecosystem Remarkably Resilient

After sustaining seemingly catastrophic hurricane damage, a primordial groundcover vital to sustaining a multitude of coastal lifeforms bounced back to life in a matter of months, according to new ...

Forests: Spatial Aspects of Biodiversity, Homogenization Threat to Forest Ecosystems

A study highlights the importance of spatial aspects of biodiversity for healthy functioning of naturally occurring forests. Biologists determined that tree beta diversity -- a measure of ...

Wind Turbines Operating Without Curtailment Claim Many Victims Among Protected Bat Species in Germany

Protected and rare bats regularly die at wind turbines (WT). This is why the operation of new wind turbines is temporarily curtailed during periods of high bat activity. Old wind turbines run without ...

What Guppy Guts Can Teach Us About Evolution

Thanks to a unique combination of biology and ecology, the guppies have provided researchers with insights into evolution for decades. Evans and Fitzpatrick have pushed those insights a step further, ...

British Coral Predicted to Be Resilient to Climate Change

An iconic coral species found in UK waters could expand its range due to climate change, new research ...

Decline of Diatoms Due to Ocean Acidification

Diatoms are the most important producers of plant biomass in the ocean and help to transport carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere into the deep ocean and thus regulate our climate. Because ...

Organic Farming or Flower Strips: Which Is Better for Bees?

How effective environmental measures in agriculture are for biodiversity and wild bee populations depends on various factors and your perspective. This is shown by agroecologists. The research team ...

Satellite Monitoring of Biodiversity Moves Within Reach

Global biodiversity assessments require the collection of data on changes in plant biodiversity on an ongoing basis. Researchers have now shown that plant communities can be reliably monitored using ...

Ecological Functions of Streams and Rivers Severely Affected Globally

Agriculture, loss of habitat or wastewater effluents -- human stressors negatively impact biodiversity in streams and rivers. Very little is known yet about the extent to which their capacity for ...

Scientists Provide More Than 50K Camera Trap Images for Massive Study on Amazon Wildlife

Scientists working in the vast Amazon Basin have contributed more than 57,000 camera trap images for a new ...

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