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Taller plants moving into Arctic because of climate change

Plants in the Arctic are growing taller because of climate change, according to new research from a global scientific collaboration led by the University...

Animals and fungi enhance the performance of forests

A new study shows that, in addition to the diversity of tree species, the variety of animal and fungus species also has a decisive...

How calcifying organisms will respond to ocean acidification?

New research suggests size is the main factor that predicts how calcifying organisms will respond to ocean acidification. The findings, published inĀ Global Change Biology, shed...

Rising sea temperatures threaten survival of juvenile albatross

Ecologists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the US and the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) studied a population of black-browed albatross...

Invasive seaweed makes fish change their behavior

Cunner fish still visible while looking for refuge in kelp in the Isles of Shoals. Credit, Kristin Mello/UN When it comes to finding protection and...

Native wildflowers bank on seeds underground to endure drought

Native wildflowers were surprisingly resilient during California's most recent drought, even more so than exotic grasses. But signs of their resilience were not evident...

Wood-boring wasp in America threatened by an invader

Invasive species have diverse impacts in different locations, including biodiversity loss, as a result of native species being outcompeted for similar resources. A U.S....