Using landscape connectivity to control deadly mosquito-borne viruses

A research team has developed a new method for tracking how the deadly yellow fever mosquito moves through the environment, a potentially critical tool...

Parasitic plants conspire to keep hosts alive

The plant that encourages kissing at Christmas is in fact a parasite, and new research reveals mistletoe has an unusual feeding strategy. When two...

Scientists use machine-learning approach to track disease-carrying mosquitoes

Researchers are using a machine-learning approach to map landscape connectivity of the species Aedes aegypti, the so-called Yellow Fever mosquito, which is a primary...

New study examines leeches for role in major disease of sea turtles in Florida

Researchers are homing in on the cause of a major disease of sea turtles, with some of their latest findings implicating saltwater leeches as...

Invasive flies prefer untouched territory when laying eggs

A recent study finds that the invasive spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) prefers to lay its eggs in places that no other spotted wing...

Genetic evolution doesn’t always take millions of years

Love them or hate them, there's no doubt the European Starling is a wildly successful bird. A new study examines this non-native species from...

All in the head? Brains adapt to support new species

Scientists studying forest dwelling butterflies in Central and South America have discovered that changes in the way animals perceive and process information from their...

Kangaroo overgrazing could be jeopardizing land conservation, study finds

The native species has reached numbers that are contributing to drier soil and less vegetation - and may be more damaging to conservation areas...

Fungus that eats fungus could help coffee farmers

Coffee rust is a parasitic fungus and a big problem for coffee growers around the world. A study in the birthplace of coffee -...

Flower diversity may mitigate insecticide effects on wild bees

A higher diversity of flowering plants increases the breeding success of wild bees and may help compensate for the negative effects of insecticides. This...

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