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Shrinking wilderness ignored at our peril

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:53:59 EST ~ Maps of the world's most important wilderness areas are now freely available online. Find out more...

Native fish species at risk following water removal from the Colorado River

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:10:42 EST ~ Agriculture and domestic activities consume much of the Colorado River water that once flowed to the Colorado Delta and Northern Gulf of California. The nature and extent of impact of this fresh-water loss on the ecology and fisheries of the Colorado Delta and Gulf of California is controversial. A recent publication reveals a previously unseen risk to the unique local biodiversity of the tidal portion of the Delta. Find out more...

How do you track a secretive hawk? Follow the isotopes

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:27:41 EST ~ A study has found that the rare Henst's goshawk of Madagascar hunts lemurs in low-lying areas that are most at risk to deforestation. Researchers could use this isotope analysis to study the habitat and prey needs of other threatened species that are difficult to track. Find out more...

World-first uses satellites, ocean models to explain Antarctic seafloor biodiversity

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:04:16 EST ~ In a world-first, a research team has used data collected by satellites and an ocean model to explain and predict biodiversity on the Antarctic seafloor. Find out more...

Decades-past logging still threatens spotted owls in national forests

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:16:35 EST ~ Logging of the largest trees in the Sierra Nevada's national forests ended in the early 1990s after agreements were struck to protect species' habitat. But new research by ecologists shows that spotted owls, one of the iconic species logging restrictions were meant to protect, have continued to experience population declines in the forests. Find out more...

Deadly cryptococcal fungi found in public spaces in South Africa

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:20:17 EST ~ Cryptococcus neoformans and Cryptococcus gattii have been found large numbers on trees in South Africa. Find out more...

Amazon floodplain trees emit as much methane as all Earths oceans combined

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:26:36 EST ~ New research solves mystery of missing methane source in the Amazon Rainforest. Find out more...

Cooling climate drove evolution of Tasmanian Devil and its relatives

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:25:46 EST ~ A big drop in global temperatures 12-14 million years ago may explain the evolutionary success of Australia's unique marsupial carnivores, a new study has found. Find out more...

Variation within species is critical aspect of biodiversity

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 12:00:26 EST ~ Concerns about biodiversity tend to focus on the loss of species from ecosystems, but a new study suggests that the loss of variation within species can also have important ecological consequences. Find out more...

Invasive plants have unprecedented ability to pioneer new continents and climates

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:29:36 EST ~ It's no secret that globalization, aided by climate change, is helping invasive species gain a foothold across the planet. What came as something of a surprise to researchers was just how mutable these invaders are. Find out more...