Posts Tagged ‘species’

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.

Discovering New Sharks

Friday, August 9th, 2013
sharks, shark week, fantastic voyage, pacific shark research center, species, food and agriculture organization of the united nations, fao, undiscovered, bbc, expedition, research, awareness, white shark, hammerhead, cat shark, holohalaelurus favus, specimen, sharks international conference, sharks of the world

Dave Ebert lives and breathes sharks. We couldn’t complete a week of shark stories without him!

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Friday, July 19th, 2013
lionfish, Luiz Rocha, caribbean, Brazil, Belize, invasive, species, coral, reefs, fish, submersible, dives

As invasive lionfish spread throughout the Caribbean and farther south, researchers are learning more about these damaging fish.

Birds and Climate Change

Friday, July 12th, 2013
birds, climate, change, global warming, great tits, oxford, Jack Dumbacher, temperature, invasive, species

How will climate change affect different species? Will organisms be able to adapt quickly enough to survive in a rapidly changing environment?

Biodiverse Perspectives

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
biodiversity, dimensions, perspectives, NSF, national science foundation, species, ecosystems

We’re running out of time to find and discover all the species on Earth and the benefits they provide. Here’s a clever way to speed the process up!

189 New Species

Monday, January 28th, 2013
nudibranchs, ants, sharks, fish, academy research, terry gosliner, biodiversity, species, count

Meet some of the new species that Academy researchers discovered last year.

Describing Earth’s Species

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
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A group of scientists is proposing to identify and describe all the Earth’s species in the next 50 years. Why? Is it possible?

Leaping Lizards

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
Image from the Lab of Barry Sinervo

The side-blotched lizard of the west loves a good game of rock-paper-scissors. Researchers studying them are trying to understand how new species may emerge.

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