Researchers, with the help of citizen scientists, are measuring ocean biodiversity in a whole new way.
Posts Tagged ‘ecosystems’
How does habitat fragmentation affect extinction rates?
One of the most important ways species interact in an ecosystem? Food Webs. Learn how researchers study paleo and present-day food webs.
Ant researcher Brian Fisher looks at life on a different scale than most people.
What’s going on with the oceans and what can we do?
The Academy’s Stan Blum works in Biodiversity Informatics– he documents what lives where.
Healthy ecosystems often rely on secret agents. Not spies, but organisms that might not seem to have an obvious connection to a natural community.
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 [...]
Can synthetic biology save wildlife?
How does biodiversity affect human health? Can we put a price tag on it?