Florida python hunters may have a new tool

Researchers have published a first- of-its-kind study that shows that near-infrared (NIR) spectrum cameras can help python hunters more effectively track down these invasive...

Group genomics drive aggression in honey bees

Researchers often study the genomes of individual organisms to try to tease out the relationship between genes and behavior. A new study of Africanized...

Deforestation taking a heavy toll on international bird haven

An analysis has found deforestation is severely affecting forest bird species in Colombia, home to the greatest number of bird species in the world.

Climate warming can influence fungal communities on oak leaves across the growing season

Climate warming plays a larger role than plant genes in influencing the number and identity of fungal species on oak leaves, especially in autumn....

New study provides insights for detecting the invasive brown treesnake

Visual surveys alone cannot sufficiently detect the Brown Treesnake (BTS), which was introduced to the island of Guam around the time of WWII and...

Northern Ireland’s recovering pine marten population benefits red squirrels

The recovery of pine marten in Ireland and Britain is reversing native red squirrel replacement by invasive grey squirrels, according to new research.

To understand ecology, follow the connections

New research argues that it's not enough for ecological modelling to focus on the landscape. If we want the best-possible ecological management, we should...

Plant diversity in European forests is declining

In Europe's temperate forests, less common plant species are being replaced by more widespread species. An international team of researchers has found that this...

Duck faeces shed light on plant seed dispersal

Mallards are among the most abundant and widespread duck species in the world, yet little attention has been paid to date to their role...

Tree rings tell climate stories that technology can’t

A new study shows how information revealed by a new method of analyzing tree rings matches the story told by more high-tech equipment over...

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Why Reagan's vaunted 'starve the beast' plan failed.

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