Ecology News

Spread of pathogens between species is predictable, research finds

A study of disease dynamics in a California grassland has revealed fundamental principles underlying the spread of pathogens among species, with broad implications for the maintenance of biodiversity ...

Wed 22 Apr 15 from

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Genetics provides new clues about lionfish invasion

New genetic data suggest the red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, according to a new study led ...

Thu 23 Apr 15 from

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How foreign animals affect Newfoundland's food chain

It's not just the people that make Newfoundland unique; it's the animals too—both the native species and those that come-from-away.

Wed 22 Apr 15 from

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Evolution makes invading species spread even faster

Today, invasive animals and plants spread all around the globe. Predicting the dynamics of these invasions is of great ecological and socioeconomical interest. Yet studying them is fundamentally ...

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Agency: Humpback whales' recovery is national success story

The humpback whale became the unofficial symbol for the conservation movement in the last century.

Tue 21 Apr 15 from

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From sticks to stones—getting a grip on the human genus

2015 has already been an amazing year for human evolution science.

Fri 24 Apr 15 from

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Roadkill hot spots identified in California

An interactive map shows how California's state highway system is strewn with roadkill "hot spots," which are identified in a newly released report by the Road Ecology Center at the University ...

Fri 17 Apr 15 from

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Important study of how climate affects biodiversity

How does climate change affect the occurrence and distribution of species? This is a key question in the climate debate, and one that is hard to answer without information about natural variation ...

Thu 16 Apr 15 from

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Dwindling bird populations in Fukushima

This is the time of year when birds come out and really spread their wings, but since a disastrous day just before spring's arrival four years ago, Japan's Fukushima province has not been friendly ...

Wed 15 Apr 15 from

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New Books Party: books that arrived recently

Before heading out to a tropical island for your summer holidays, you might be interested to learn more about the critical role that islands play in the evolution of new species. Today, I share ...

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