Removal of invasive shrub could be an easy way to help reduce malaria transmission

Removing the flowers of an invasive shrub from mosquito-prone areas might be a simple way to help reduce malaria transmission, according to a new...

With flower preferences, bees have a big gap between the sexes

For scores of wild bee species, females and males visit very different flowers for food -- a discovery that could be important for conservation...

Laissez-faire is not good enough for reforestation

If degraded and logged areas of tropical forests are left to nature, the populations of certain endangered tree species are not able to recover....

Factor important for ZIKA Virus host species restriction

In 2013 and 2015, devastating outbreaks of ZIKA captured world attention. The virus is often transmitted from wild animals -- probably non-human primates --...

New species discovered in Malaysian rainforest during unprecedented, top-to-bottom survey

This fall, the California Academy of Sciences partnered with The Habitat Penang Hill and colleagues to conduct a rainforest survey on Malaysia's island state...

Preventing people from abandoning exotic pets that threatened biodiversity

Abandoning exotic pets is an ethical problem that can lead to biological invasions that threaten conservation of biodiversity in the environment. An article published...

Raccoon dog represents a more acute risk than raccoon as vector for transmission of...

The raccoon and the raccoon dog are two non-indigenous animal species that have become established in Europe in the past decades. Their increasing abundance...

Tasmanian devil populations continue to decline

Ongoing monitoring of wild Tasmanian devils shows that overall population numbers are continuing to decline, due to the presence of devil facial tumor disease.

Crab disease poses threat to shellfish stocks

Shore crabs carry parasites that pose a major threat to shellfish stocks. In a new study, researchers have used several different detection methods, including...

Root behavior changes as woody trees age

Comparing nighttime and daytime root extension in several species of Serianthes leads to interesting results.

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