Researchers noticed that the small fragments of tropical forest left after destruction are suffering extensive species extinction.
The University of Exeter team believes any extinction can create a ripple effect across a food web, with far-reaching consequences for many animals.
Researchers identified a gene after seeing how it adapted to even the slightest change in the chemicals female moths emit to attract males.
Soil microbes are impulsive. So much so that they help plants face the challenges of a rapidly changing climate.
Genetic mutations have been noticed in three generations of butterflies from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant.
Rate of loss of species exceeds that of terrestrial animals.
American paddlefish duplicated their own genome some 42 million years ago, which might question the theory of fin-to-limb evolution.
A third of Earth's organisms live in rocks and sediments, but their lives have been a mystery.
Sewage sludge, wastewater and liquid manure are valuable sources of fertilizer for food production.
A colorful, fruit-eating bird with a black mask, pale belly and scarlet breast has been discovered.
Most people think of seafood as either wild or farmed, but in fact both categories may apply to the fish you pick up from your grocery store.
A commercial vaccine for cattle can effectively reduce levels of E. coli by more than 50 percent.
Researchers developed a breakthrough method to hinder unwanted toxins from entering the edible parts of the plant.
An international study predicts the likely impact of ocean acidification on shellfish and other marine organisms living in seas from the tropics to the poles.