Hitching a ride with a predator

In the middle of Alberta's boreal forest, a bird eats a wild chokecherry. During his scavenging, the bird is caught and eaten by a...

Fungus on lawns: Novel methods of Rhizoctonia solani control?

Rhizoctonia species -- and R. solani specifically -- are a complex group of soil fungi with broad host range and world-wide distribution. In a research...

What’s the buzz on bee parasites?

A new article presents the genome sequence and analysis of the honey bee parasitic mite T. mercedesae. Bee colonies are facing wide-spread devastation across...

Researchers find potential bugs to eat invasive cogongrass

Cogongrass displaces pasture grass, golf course greens and valuable ecosystems. Now researchers are focusing on the Orseolia javanica midge that causes cogongrass to produce...

Forests worldwide threatened by drought

Forests around the world are at risk of death due to widespread drought, researchers have found. An analysis suggests that forests are at risk...

Winners, losers among fish when landscape undergoes change

As humans build roads, construct buildings and develop land for agriculture, freshwater ecosystems respond ? but not always in the ways one might expect.

Science vs. the sea lamprey

A promising -- and natural -- solution to curb destructive the sea lamprey population has been developed by a team of researchers.

Three-way dance between herbivores, plants and microbes unveiled

What looks like a caterpillar chewing on a leaf or a beetle consuming fruit is likely a three-way battle that benefits most, if not...

Cutting-edge cameras reveal the secret life of dolphins

Dolphins have been recorded in rarely-seen activities of mother-calf interaction, playing with kelp, and intimate social behaviors like flipper-rubbing through the use of largely...

Professor examines effects of climate change on coral reefs, shellfish

Professor is studying how a variety of marine organisms are responding to changes in their environment. Focusing on reef-building corals and other shelled creatures...

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