Protected areas in Indonesia have reduced mangrove habitat loss. According to a Duke University study, this also prevented significant amounts of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere.
Africanized honey bees have been expanding northward in California since they were introduced in 1994. Because they are limited to warm temperatures, future climate change could expand their range even more.
Florida has become home to many invasive species that are threatening the Everglades. When non-native species establish themselves, it is harder to remove them. This puts an ecosystem's biodiversity at risk.
Although chimpanzees are our closest relatives, it is obvious that we evolved with different facial developments. Stanford University researchers recently examined the two species’ genetics closely to explain how and why.
Scientists recently found an unexpected species of tree-dwelling funnel-web spiders in Australia's Booderee National Park. This suggests that the area's biodiversity needs be more thoroughly researched.
Barbastelle bats observed in central France have adapted to hunt eared moths more efficiently. Using two different, weak signals, they are able to sneak up on their prey while keeping track of their environment.
Graduate students from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California-San Diego discovered a methane seep about 30 miles off the coast. This site is home to many unique, adaptable species, and is the first found in the region.
Environmental changes large or small can have a significant impact, according to a recent study. This may help ecologists better understand a community's response to climate change.
Cowbirds lay their eggs in other birds' nests, leaving them to care and feed their offspring. However, a recent study found that the cowbird's parenting doesn't necessarily end there.
Researchers found a protein that helps plants grow in salty soils. This could aid in salt-tolerant crop development.
The 2015 Coastal Shark Survey, one of surveys that have taken place every two to three years since 1986, recorded 2,835 sharks that were captured and tagged for monitoring.
Orchids are a complicated and diverse group of flowering plants that are able to live in a wide range of ecosystems. A newly developed family tree helps explain the flower's speciation history.
Researchers recently found well-preserved sea turtle fossils in Colombia. They determined that these remains are 25 million years older than the previously known oldest sea turtle fossils.
Researchers found that the presence of hawks keeps Mexican jays away from black-chinned hummingbirds' nests. The small hummingbirds fly under the hawks' radar, while the jays have to fly higher to avoid being eaten.
An antique book about the second Dutch expedition of the Mascarene Islands depicts the first drawing of the now extinct dodo bird. This species went extinct in the 17th century from a combination of climate change effects and rapid island colonization.