Public support for gene drives in agriculture tied to limits

The first national survey inquiring about American attitudes toward agricultural gene drives shows more support for systems that are limited in scope and aimed...

Conserving rare species for the maintenance of Mediterranean forests

This study has shown the importance of conserving rare species for the maintenance of complex ecosystems like Mediterranean forests. Therefore, for these species, it...

Every time the small cabbage white butterfly flaps its wings it has us to...

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Ash tree species likely will survive emerald ash borer beetles, but just barely

'Lingering ash.' That's what the US Forest Service calls the relatively few green and white ash trees that survive the emerald ash borer onslaught....

New light shed on demise of two extinct New Zealand songbirds

They may not have been seen for the past 50 and 110 years, but an international study into their extinction has provided answers to...

Deer browsing is not stopping the densification of Eastern US forests

Selective browsing by white-tailed deer has been blamed by many for changing the character and composition of forest understories in the eastern US; however,...

Sexual selection influences the evolution of lamprey pheromones

Sexual selection may play a role in the evolution of lamprey pheromones.

Native birds in South-eastern Australia worst affected by habitat loss

New research has found that habitat loss is a major concern for hundreds of Australian bird species, and south-eastern Australia has been the worst...

Plant diversity and endemism in China: Unreachable locations and diverse microclimates

Researchers have embarked on a treasure hunt into China's biodiversity hotspots, including the descriptions of 23 species previously unknown to science and new insights...

How bees live with bacteria

More than 90 percent of all bee species are not organized in colonies, but fight their way through life alone. They are also threatened....

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