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Pest ants like the red imported fire ant could be controlled more effectively with insecticide baits that can withstand moisture, say researchers. A comparison...

More warm-dwelling animals and plants as a result of climate change

Since 1980, populations of warm-dwelling species in Germany have increased. The trend is particularly strong among warm-dwelling terrestrial species, as shown by the most...

Bee decline threatens US crop production

The first-ever study to map US wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands.

Using historical herbarium specimens to track heavy metal pollution in the eastern United States

Plant specimens stored in herbaria are being used to explore important ecological questions. Researchers have now shown the effectiveness of herbarium specimens of herbaceous...

Robbed of royalty: Mutilation and social determination of female Diacamma ants

Triggered by mutilation, expression of select genes determines social castes in Diacamma ants, outlines a new report.

Honey bee genetics sheds light on bee origins

Where do honey bees come from? A new study clears some of the fog around honey bee origins. The work could be useful in...

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....

Alien species on the rise worldwide

Although it was known that the number of alien species increased during the last decades, it remained unclear whether or not the accumulation of...

Spread of lionfish in Gulf of Mexico is threat to reef fisheries

As the old saying goes: "You can't put the genie back in the bottle." Nowhere is this more evident than with the spread of...

Important to maintain a diversity of habitats in the sea

Both species diversity and habitat diversity are critical to understand the functioning of ecosystems, scientists have concluded in a new report.

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