Two floods could have ravaged the Amazon rainforest millions of years ago.
Scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute have discovered one group of corals that survived the Caribbean coral extinction between one and two million years ago continues to adapt to future climate changes because of their high genetic diversity.
Using camera traps, researchers have learned a little more about elusive bush dogs and their distribution across Panama. This could ultimately help conservationists protect these "near-threatened" animals.
Contact, rather than waterborne chemical signals, induces sex change in marine snails known as slipper limpets.
Vines are becoming increasingly abundant in tropical forests as a result of climate change and severe seasonal drought and their rapid growth is harming trees and impacting carbon storage, a new study has revealed.
It turns out that trematodes and other parasitic flatworms live in larger numbers in temperate regions, contrary to the global norm of greater biodiversity in warm temperatures.