Increases in temperature as a result of climate change are mirrored in lake waters where temperatures are also on the rise A new study by Dr Martin Dokulil retired researcher from the Institute for Limnology ... - Read More
A new look at the diets of ancient African hominids shows a game changer occurred about 3.5 million years ago when some members added grasses or sedges to their menus according to a new study ... - Read More
A major question in ecology has centered on the role of microbes in regulating ecosystem function Now in research published ahead of print in the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology Brajesh Singh of the University ... - Read More
Leading world climate change experts have thrown cold water on the idea that planting trees can offset carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels Professor Brendan Mackey of Griffith University Climate Change Response Program is the ... - Read More
Lawrence Livermore scientists have discovered and demonstrated a new technique to remove and store atmospheric carbon dioxide while generating carbon negative hydrogen and producing alkalinity which can be used to offset ocean acidification The team ... - Read More
Concerns continue to grow about the effects of climate change on fire Wildfires are expected to increase 50 percent across the United States under a changing climate over 100 percent in areas of the West ... - Read More
The Amazon rain forest popularly known as the lungs of the planet inhales carbon dioxide as it exudes oxygen Plants use carbon dioxide from the air to grow parts that eventually fall to the ground ... - Read More
Naturally occurring keystone molecules that have powerful behavioral effects on diverse organisms often play large but unrecognized roles in structuring ecosystems according to a theory proposed in the June issue of BioScience The authors of ... - Read More
Our ability to assess biological diversity ecosystem health ecological interactions and a wide range of other important processes is largely dependent on accurately recognizing species However identifying and describing species is not always a straightforward ... - Read More
When Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution WHOI marine paleoecologist Marco Coolen was mining through vast amounts of genetic data from the Black Sea sediment record he was amazed about the variety of past plankton species that ... - Read More
It's difficult to imagine how a degree or two of warming will affect a location Will it rain less What will happen to the area's vegetation New Berkeley Lab research offers a way to envision ... - Read More
Hydrocarbon exploration and production continues to press into the most remote corners of the western Amazon one of the most biologically and culturally diverse zones on Earth A new best practice framework that combines technical ... - Read More
New discoveries of the way plants transport important substances across their biological membranes to resist toxic metals and pests increase salt and drought tolerance control water loss and store sugar can have profound implications for ... - Read More
A smart combination of different crops such as beans and maize can significantly cut the use of crop protection agents and at the same time reduce the need for fertilizers Integrating ecological knowledge from nature ... - Read More
In the spring following a forest fire trees that survived the blaze explode in new growth and plants sprout in abundance from the scorched earth For centuries it was a mystery how seeds some long ... - Read More
Ants play a variety of important roles in many ecosystems As frequent visitors to flowers they can benefit plants in their role as pollinators when they forage on sugar rich nectar However a new study ... - Read More
What do a pond or a lake and a carnivorous pitcher plant have in common Share This See Also Ecology Research Endangered Plants Botany Ecology Ecosystems Exotic Species Ecosystem Pitcher plant Trophic level Ecological succession ... - Read More
Each time it rains runoff carries an earthy tea steeped from leaf litter crop residue soil and other organic materials into the storm drains and streams that feed Chesapeake Bay Share This See Also Sustainability ... - Read More
Running two computer models in tandem scientists from the University of New Hampshire have detailed for the first time how thermoelectric power plants interact with climate hydrology and aquatic ecosystems throughout the northeastern U S ... - Read More
A new global scale modeling study that takes into account nitrogen a key nutrient for plants estimates that carbon emissions from human activities on land were 40 percent higher in the 1990s than in studies ... - Read More
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