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Researchers have revealed a striking pattern following a functional screen of extracts from plants collected in Muir Woods National Monument, in coastal redwood forest...

Pinniped craniofacial musculature provides insight on its role in aquatic feeding

Pinnipeds -- a group including seals, sea lions and walruses -- are relatively recently derived marine mammals that evolved from terrestrial carnivorans and reentered...

Snakes more likely to inbreed and lose ability to adapt due to urbanization

New research has found that isolated Perth tiger snake populations, such as those surrounded by urban development or seawater, are more likely to resort...

Sending up the bat signal on forest use by endangered species

Deep in an Indiana forest, a team of scientists skulked atop hillsides after dark. Carrying radios and antennas, they fanned out, positioning themselves on...

Hidden costs of global illegal wildlife trade

Researchers have highlighted that the illegal and unsustainable global wildlife trade has bigger ramifications on our everyday lives than you might think.

Team discovers invasive-native crayfish hybrids in Missouri

In a study of crayfish in the Current River in southeastern Missouri, researchers discovered -- almost by chance -- that the virile crayfish, Faxonius...

Crayfish and carp among the invasive species pushing lakes towards ecosystem collapse

Certain invasive, non-native species can disrupt lakes to the point of rapid ecosystem collapse, contaminating water for drinking, aquaculture and recreation, a new study...

‘Mystery plant’ from the Amazon declared a new species after nearly 50 years of...

After nearly 50 years, scientists have finally figured out what family a strange Amazonian tree with tiny orange fruit belongs to.

Grass found in Baltic amber

Amber researc has produced the first definite identification of grass in fossilized tree resin from the Baltic region, home to the world's most well-known...

Impact of human settlement on island ecosystems

Research has shed new light on the impact of humans on islands' biodiversity. The findings show how human colonization altered forest across the islands...

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