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A University of Queensland-led study has highlighted the minute details of how the plant¹s immune system leads to its ability to resist disease. UQ School...

Restoration strengthens the resilience, function of pollination networks

Removing exotic plant species has a much greater impact on ecosystems than previously thought. Pollination processes become more efficient, and the pollination network soon...

Scat sniffer dogs tell researchers a lot about endangered lizards

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Too many deer are bad for the forest

Overabundant deer can spell trouble for people, including frequent car collisions and the spread of zoonotic diseases. But deer can also disrupt wildlife communities...

Plant regulatory proteins 'tagged' with sugar

New work from Carnegie's Shouling Xu and Zhiyong Wang reveals that the process of synthesizing many important master proteins in plants involves extensive modification,...

Lost in translation: Traffic noise disrupts communication between species

Human-made noise can hinder the response of animals to the warning signals given by other species, putting them at greater risk of death from...

Beyond organic: Carbon farming is a pathway to climate stabilization and resilient soils

Through the adoption of smart carbon farming practices, an acre of land could store anywhere from 10 to 100 tons or more of carbon,...

Study identifies the southeast’s most diverse and imperiled waterways

After more than a year of data collection, analysis and mapping, experts have published a comprehensive survey of Southeastern watersheds and the diverse aquatic...

Forty-four invading species ‘loose’ in North Atlantic

Accidental introductions of non-native species has been of increasing concern since the 1980s when human-mediated transportation, mainly related to ships' ballast water, was recognised...

Don’t ‘bee’ worried: Researcher says endangered bumblebee populations will rise again

Bumblebees recently became the first species from the U.S. to be placed on the endangered species list, but an entomologist said bumblebee endangerment is...

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