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.

How evolution alters biological invasions

Biological invasions pose major threats to biodiversity, but little is known about how evolution might alter their impacts over time. Now, Rutgers University scientists...

Explosion in species diversity due to hybridization

No less than 500 new species of cichlids, brightly coloured perch-like fish, evolved in Lake Victoria (East Africa) over the past 15,000 years --...

Brazilian peppertree packs power to knock out antibiotic-resistant bacteria

The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree -- a weedy, invasive species common in Florida -- contain an extract with the power to disarm...

Reforestation in urban landscapes

By conducting research at Tifft Nature Preserve, a post-industrial urban site in Buffalo, New York, researchers investigate the reforestation taking place in terms of...

Data on blue whales off California helps protect their distant relatives

A research team has found a way to translate their knowledge of blue whales off California and in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean to...

Carnivores more seriously threatened by roads than previously acknowledged

The effects of roads on carnivores have obviously been underestimated in worldwide species conservation. This is the conclusion of the first comprehensive global study...

Coal ash selenium found in fish in North Carolina lakes

High levels of selenium have been found in the tissues of fish in North Carolina lakes that receive coal ash effluents from power plants....

Researchers investigate decline in South Africa’s forest-birds

Forest-dwelling bird species are disappearing from some of South Africa's indigenous forests, with forest birds in the Eastern Cape being the most affected. A...

Alarming link between feral pigs and vampire bats

A new study shows that the number of vampire bats, which transmit rabies and are a concern for livestock breeders, may be increasing in...

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