Land-sharing was found to be counterproductive for retaining biodiversity. A recent study suggests that leaving some land completely untouched, while increasing farming practice solely in other areas, will benefit the evolutionary diversity of bird species.
In addition to the raging wildfires, the Pacific Northwest lowlands are experiencing devastation in mountain pond habitats as a result of climate change. According to recent forecast models, this just may be new norm that amphibians have to get used to.
Researchers believe that if polar bears end up marooned on land, they could eke out a living on alternative food sources. A recent study looked at those sources.
University of New Hampshire researchers discovered that crop rotation could combat the stress that soils experience with increased agriculture.
Green sea turtles are considered to be endangered worldwide. However, researchers from the University of Central Florida have counted a record-breaking number of nests, which suggests the species might be recovering.
Biodiversity of areas throughout the Tibetan Plateau were found to depend heavily on the underlying soils. This leads researchers to believe that biodiversity is just as important underground as it is above ground.
A team of researchers recently mapped tree populations, finding that about 3.04 trillion trees live on our planet.
Antarctic fur seal pups listen for their certain qualities in their mother's vocal signature in order to correctly identify them in dense colonies.
A gecko's anatomy helps lizards of all sizes walk on ceilings and walls.
A recent study observed the reproduction success of male orangutans. They found that females are more attracted to males with padded cheeks.
Inbreeding among Saltmarsh sparrows and Nelson's sparrows is creating a hybrid zone that is difficult for researchers to identify--and threatening the species with extinction.
Deep-sea fishing endangers vulnerable species that live farther underwater. To avoid permanent biodiversity loss, depth regulations are being discussed in Europe.
Temperate forests face many threats posed by climate change. They are being stressed by hotter, drier air temperature that overheat their leaves and steal all their moisture.
University of New Hampshire researchers have discovered they can use the chemical signatures found in the inner ear bones of winter flounder to help them trace the fish to their estuaries – a critical part of remedying their population decline.