Ecology News


What's in your landscape? Plants can alter West Nile virus risk

A new study looks at how leaf litter in water influences the abundance of Culex pipiens mosquitoes, which can transmit West Nile virus to humans, domestic animals, birds and other wildlife.

Wed 1 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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Europeans have unknowingly contributed to the spread of invasive plant species in the US

Halle (Saale). The role of plant traits might be overestimated by biologists in studies on plant invasiveness. Anthropogenic factors such as whether the spcies was being cultivated proved to ...

Tue 30 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Fate of red wolves, endangered in the United States, remains uncertain

Fish and Wildlife Service delays decision on future of controversial population, citing need for more research

Tue 30 Jun 15 from Science Now

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Does the future of wildlife lie in captivity?

Does the future of wildlife lie in captivity?

Wed 1 Jul 15 from BBC News

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Conservationists: New China policy could save elephants

Conservationists hail it as a possible game-changer in the struggle to curb the slaughter of elephants: an unexpected pledge by a senior Chinese official to stop the ivory trade in a country ...

Thu 25 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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More endangered pygmy sloths in Panama than previously estimated

A Smithsonian scientist found that pygmy sloths wander inland in addition to inhabiting the mangrove fringes of their island refuge. He realized that the population size of the pygmy sloth was ...

Thu 25 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Snail-killing worm invades U.S. mainland

New study documents first cases of New Guinea flatworm in Florida

Tue 23 Jun 15 from Science Now

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'Endangered' cougar has likely been extinct for 70 years

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is planning to remove the eastern cougar from the endangered species list after determining the subspecies has likely been extinct for 70 years.

Fri 26 Jun 15 from FOXNews

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Lion among 23,000 species threatened with extinction: conservationists

The mighty lion, reclusive cave crabs and the world's rarest sea lion are among nearly 23,000 species at risk of dying out, a top conservation body warned on Tuesday.

Tue 23 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Origins of the Hawaiian hoary bat revealed

A Grand Valley State University biology professor and her team of scientists have determined new information about an endangered species in the U.S., which could impact its protection under ...

Thu 18 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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