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World's reef fishes tussling with human overpopulation

— 6 Apr 2011 17:46 | Environment

In an unprecedented collaborative analysis published in the journal PLoS Biology, scientists from 49 nations demonstrated that the ability of reef fish systems to produce goods and…

Ants and termites boost dryland wheat yields

— 2 Apr 2011 11:19 | Environment

Ants and termites have a significant positive impact on crop yields in dryland agriculture, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature Communications by scientists at…

Bats worth billions to agriculture

— 2 Apr 2011 11:16 | Environment

Pest-control services provided by insect-eating bats in the United States likely save the U.S. agricultural industry at least $3 billion a year, and yet insectivorous bats are among…

Study provides new tool to monitor coral reef 'vital signs'

— 17 Mar 2011 17:44 | Environment

University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientist Chris Langdon and colleagues developed a new tool to monitor coral reef vital signs. By accurately…

Rock-paper-scissors tournaments explain ecological diversity

— 15 Mar 2011 19:53 | Biology

According to classical ecology, when two species compete for the same resource, eventually the more successful species will win out while the other will go extinct. But that rule cannot…

Climate change causing demise of lodgepole pine in western North America

— 1 Mar 2011 18:48 | Environment

Lodgepole pine, a hardy tree species that can thrive in cold temperatures and plays a key role in many western ecosystems, is already shrinking in range as a result of climate change…

New study shows marine 'networks' can protect fish stocks

— 26 Feb 2011 17:03 | Environment

University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science faculty were part of an international scientific team to show that strong links between the corals reefs…

UT researchers crack code to harmful brown tides

— 24 Feb 2011 19:02 | Environment

A team involving University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researchers has conducted the first-ever genetic sequencing of a harmful algal bloom (HAB) species, cracking the genome of the micro-organism…

World's largest lake sheds light on ecosystem responses to climate variability

— 17 Feb 2011 18:06 | Environment

Siberia's Lake Baikal, the world's oldest, deepest, and largest freshwater lake, has provided scientists with insight into the ways that climate change affects water temperature, which…

Extinction predictor 'will help protect coral reefs'

— 16 Feb 2011 04:32 | Environment

More than a third of coral reef fish species are in jeopardy of local extinction from the impacts of climate change on coral reefs, a new scientific study has found…

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