Professor unearths the ancient fossil plant history of Burnaby Mountain

New research led by a paleobotanist provides clues about what plants existed in the Burnaby Mountain area (British Columbia, Canada) 40 million years ago...

British flower study reveals surprise about plants’ sex life

A study of Britain's native flowering plants has led to new insights into the mysterious process that allows wild plants to breed across species...

New tool shows progress in fighting spread of invasive grass carp in Great Lakes

Researchers created a new way to estimate the abundance of invasive 'sleeper' species in freshwater ecosystems and help guide management strategies.

Turtles and crocodiles with unique characteristics are more likely to go extinct

New study demonstrates that the most endangered turtles and crocodile species are those that have evolved unique life strategies. Many of the most threatened...

Rare beetle, rediscovered after 55 years, named in honor of Jerry Brown

While sampling for insects on former California Gov. Jerry Brown's ranch, a University of California, Berkeley, entomologist collected a rare species of beetle that...

Towards reducing biodiversity loss in fragmented habitats

By combining lab experiments and mathematical modelling, researchers have found a way to predict the movement of species that could guide conservation efforts to...

New mosquito species reported in Florida

A mosquito known only by its scientific name, Culex lactator, is the latest to establish in the Sunshine State, according to a new study.

Coffee plantations limit birds’ diets

A new study explores a record of birds' diets preserved in their feathers and radio tracking of their movements to find that birds eat...

Brown widow spiders’ aggression likely driver of black widow decline

Black widow spiders have earned a fearsome reputation for their venomous bite. But in parts of the southern United States these spiders have much...

Eiphosoma laphygmae likely to be best classical biological control against devastating fall armyworm pest

A review suggests that the parasitoid Eiphosoma laphygmae is likely to be the best classical biological control from the Americas against the devastating fall...

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