Ecology News
July 7, 2023

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Hedging Strategy for Coral Restoration Balances Diversity, Ecosystem Benefits

An international team of researchers developed an innovative new strategy for choosing a set of key coral species that will best maintain ecosystem functions critical for reef health. Their hedging approach provides a simple framework for aiding ...

Ask Us How to Build the Circular Economy, Say Scientists

Governments and companies planning to pursue the circular economy need to involve scientists more directly, states a new ...

New Research Finds That More Than 90% of Global Aquaculture Faces Substantial Risk from Environmental Change

Many of the world's largest aquatic food producers are highly vulnerable to human-induced environmental change, with some of the highest-risk countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa demonstrating the lowest capacity for adaptation, a landmark ...

How Coral Reefs Can Survive Climate Change

Similar to the expeditions of a hundred or two hundred years ago, the Tara Pacific expedition lasted over two years. The goal: to research the conditions for life and survival of corals. The ship crossed the entire Pacific Ocean, assembling the largest genetic inventory conducted in any marine ...

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Research Questions Value of Sagebrush Control in Conserving Sage Grouse

Sagebrush reduction strategies, including mowing and herbicide application, are often employed to enhance habitat for the greater sage grouse and other sagebrush-dependent ...

Forest Protection and Carbon Dioxide Stored in Biomass

A study has found that worldwide protected forests have an additional 9.65 billion metric tons of carbon stored in their above-ground biomass compared to ecologically similar unprotected ...

Study Identifies Boat Strikes as a Growing Cause of Manatee Deaths in Belize

The endangered Antillean manatee faces a growing threat from boat strikes in Belize, according to a new study that raises concerns about the survival of what had been considered a relatively healthy ...

Mitigating Climate Change Through Restoration of Coastal Ecosystems

研究人员提出一种新颖的途径which coastal ecosystem restoration can permanently capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Seagrass and mangroves -- known as blue carbon ...

Global Macrogenetic Map of Marine Habitat-Forming Species

Species known as marine habitat-forming species -- gorgonians, corals, algae, seaweeds, marine phanerogams, etc.-- are organisms that help generate and structure the underwater landscapes. These are ...

Prescribed Burns Encourage Foul-Smelling Invaders

Though prescribed burns reduce wildfire threats and even improve habitat for some animals, new research shows these fires also spread stinknet, an aptly named weed currently invading superblooms ...

Corals Mark Friendly Algae for Ingestion -- Revealing Possible Conservation Target

Biologists reveals how coral cells tag friendly algae before ingesting them, initiating a mutually beneficial relationship. This information could guide next-level coral conservation ...

Wildfire Spread Risk Increases Where Trees, Shrubs Replace Grasses

A new study found that as woody plants like shrubs and trees replace herbaceous plants like grasses, spot fires can occur farther away from the original fire ...

Climate Change to Push Species Over Abrupt Tipping Points

Climate change is likely to abruptly push species over tipping points as their geographic ranges reach unforeseen temperatures, finds a new ...

Study Finds Carrying Pollen Heats Up Bumble Bees, Raises New Climate Change Questions

A new study finds carrying pollen is a workout that significantly increases the body temperature of bumble bees. This new understanding of active bumble bee body temperatures raises questions about ...

We Now Know Exactly What Happens in Nature When We Fell Forests

Deforestation is the biggest threat to the planet's ecosystems, and new research has now mapped out exactly what happens when agriculture replaces ...


Nature Is Changing as Land Abandonment Increases

Abandoned lands could be both an opportunity and a threat for biodiversity; a recent article highlights why abandoned lands are critical in the assessment of global restoration and conservation ...

Invading Insect Could Transform Antarctic Soils

A tiny flightless midge which has colonized Antarctica's Signy Island is driving fundamental changes to the island's soil ecosystem, a study ...

Kangaroo Island Ants 'Play Dead' to Avoid Predators

They're well known for their industrious work, but now a species of ant on Kangaroo Island is also showing that it is skilled at 'playing dead', a behavior that researchers believe is ...

水Warming Study Shows Unexpected Impact on Fish Size

The theory that water-breathing animals such as fish will shrink due to global warming has been called into question by a new ...

Beetles and Their Biodiversity in Dead Wood

Which energy type promotes the biodiversity of beetles living in dead wood in the forest? That depends entirely on where the beetles are in the food ...

Exploring the Underground Connections Between Trees

Fungal networks interconnecting trees in a forest is a key factor that determines the nature of forests and their response to climate change. These networks have also been viewed as a means for trees ...

Small Wildlife Surveys Can Produce 'Big Picture' Results

Small-scale wildlife surveys can reveal the health of entire ecosystems, new research ...

Viruses Could Reshuffle the Carbon Cycle in a Warming World

The roles microbes play in ecosystems are changing with global warming. Microbes are also affected by infection by viruses, but scientists know relatively little about how these viral infections ...

Archaea in a Warming Climate Become Less Diverse, More Predictable

Using a long-term multifactor experimental field site researchers showed that experimental warming of a tallgrass prairie ecosystem significantly altered the community structure of soil archaea and ...

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