Posts Tagged ‘ecosystems’

Coyotes’ Tastes Turn To Seafood

Monday, January 27th, 2014
animals, beaches, california coast, coyotes, diet, ecosystems, oceans, sea life, seals

Coyotes hit the beach in their hunt for food.

Measuring Biodiversity

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
biodiversity, measure, measuring, oceans, ecosystems, fish, citizen science, reefs, reef life survey, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, vims, scuba, species, function, richness

Researchers, with the help of citizen scientists, are measuring ocean biodiversity in a whole new way.

Fragmentation and Extinction

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
thailand, habitats, fragmentation, habitat, extinction, mammals, invasive, rats, species

How does habitat fragmentation affect extinction rates?

Food Webs

Monday, October 7th, 2013
Peter Roopnarine, food webs, webs, species, interactions, network, ecosystems, biodiversity, paleo, coral reefs

One of the most important ways species interact in an ecosystem? Food Webs. Learn how researchers study paleo and present-day food webs.

Big Picture of a Tiny World

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
insects, ants, madagascar, forests, deforestation, habitats, brian fisher, conservation, google, earth, ecosystems, biodiversity, patterson

Ant researcher Brian Fisher looks at life on a different scale than most people.

Ocean Acidification Research

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
coccolithophore, phytoplankton, oceans. acidification, climate change, crustaceans, mollusks, fish, echinoderms, sea urchins, corals, ecosystems, marine, warming, acidity. pH, CO2

What’s going on with the oceans and what can we do?

What Lives Where

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
collections, museums, biodiversity, informatics, ecosystems, conservation, scientific research

The Academy’s Stan Blum works in Biodiversity Informatics– he documents what lives where.

Undercover Ecosystem Agents

Thursday, June 6th, 2013
ecosystems, biodiversity, coral reefs, rainforests, alpine, forests, meadows, moray, deforestation, sediment

Healthy ecosystems often rely on secret agents. Not spies, but organisms that might not seem to have an obvious connection to a natural community.

Toucans in the Forest Ecosystem

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
toucans, ecosystems, rainforests, forests, palm trees, seeds, palms, beaks

By Molly Michelson In ecosystems, every organism plays a part. From the smallest microbe to the fiercest predator to the tallest tree, each species contributes to making its community healthy. But this role isn’t always obvious. Take the colorful toucan and the palm tree Euterpe edulis in the Brazilian rainforest. Scientists have long understood that […]

Synthetic Biology and Wildlife

Friday, April 12th, 2013
ecosystems, habitats, sustainability, conservation, synthetic, biology, terry gosliner, plos, extinction

Can synthetic biology save wildlife?

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