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International team of scientists warns of increasing threats posed by invasive...

In a new study, scientists from around the world – including a professor at the University of Rhode Island – warn that the threats...

As rare animals disappear, scientist faces ‘ecological grief’

Five years before the novel coronavirus ran rampant around the world, saiga antelopes from the steppes of Eurasia experienced their own epidemic. Millions of these...

Newly Identified Gene Reduces Pollen Number of Plants

Producing fewer sperm cells can be advantageous in self-fertilizing plants. An international study led by the University of Zurich has identified a gene in...

A new Critically Endangered frog named after “the man from the...

A new species proposed to be classified as Critically Endangered of miniaturised stump-toed frog of the genus Stumpffia, found in Madagascar, is named Stumpffia...

Cannibalism helps invading invertebrates survive severe conditions

Researchers show how cannibalism among the invasive comb jelly enables adults to survive severe conditions at the edge of their ecological range with implications for the use and evolutionary origins of cannibalism

The loss of natural enemies could make it difficult to adapt...

What effect does species extinction have on the evolution of the surviving species? Evolutionary biologists from the University of Zurich have investigated this question...

Mata Mata Turtle: A New Species Discovered

Together with an international team, Senckenberg scientist Uwe Fritz described a new species of mata mata turtle based on genetic analyses. Until now, it...

Hummingbirds show up when tropical trees fall down

When the tree fell that October in 2015, the tropical giant didn’t go down alone. Hundreds of neighboring trees went with it, opening a...

Coronaviruses and bats have been evolving together for millions of years

Bats do a lot of good for the world -- they pollinate plants, they eat disease-carrying insects, and they help disperse seeds that help...

Road traffic noise causes bat activity to decrease by two thirds,...

A new study has shown that road traffic noise causes bat activity to decrease by about two thirds and suggests that the negative effects...

Conservation in a time of pandemic

Wildlife conservation is a type of work without end. It’s ongoing. It revolves around time — while racing against it. Pausing amid a global...

Invasive species with charisma have it easier

An international team of scientists, led by the Biology Center of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and...

Here be dragons: Analysis reveals new species in Smaug lizard group

Smaug, the deadly dragon in J.R.R Tolkien's 'The Hobbit,' has a newly discovered living relative. With dense, alligator-like armor, this small, real-life dragon lizard,...

Reanalysis of global amphibian crisis study finds important flaws

Though biodiversity is in crisis globally, amphibians in particular face a variety of threats. One such threat comes from pathogens like the amphibian chytrid...

A new method of identifying an entire community of mammals

A new method of identifying an entire community of mammals, Ecologists report this week on a new method of identifying an entire community of...

One third of plant and animal species gone in 50 years

One third of plant and animal species gone in 50 years, To accurately predict biodiversity loss due to climate change, it is important to...

Millions of years ago human ancestors started the biodiversity decline

Millions of years ago human ancestors started the biodiversity decline, The degradation of man-made biodiversity began much earlier than scientists believed. In the study, the...

eDNA extends species studies to get a more complete picture

eDNA extends species studies to get a more complete picture, Tiny bits of DNA collected from waters off the West Coast allowed scientists to...

Climate change not the only threat to endangered species and habitat...

Climate change not the only threat to endangered species and habitat matters, Although climate change is one of the biggest threats to ecosystems that...

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