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Estimating the feeding habits of corals may offer new insights on resilient reefs

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and colleagues have found that corals living in more productive waters...

Answers to questions: why tropical forests are so ecologically diverse?

Working with high-resolution satellite imaging technology, researchers from Brown University and the University of California, Los Angeles have uncovered new clues in an age-old...

Researchers model tree species distributions in Amazonia

Researchers from the Amazon Research Team of the University of Turku have succeeded in producing distribution maps for a selection of important tropical tree...

First mapping of global marine wilderness shows just how little remains

Researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on July 26 have completed the first systematic analysis of marine wilderness around the world. And what they found...

A new study to improve seabird conservation in Patagonian ecosystems

Preserving a 300,000 square km area in Patagonian waters could improve the conservation of 20 % of the population of sea birds in their...

Are emperor penguins eating enough?

For Emperor penguins waddling around a warming Antarctic, diminishing sea ice means less fish to eat. How the diets of these tuxedoed birds will...

Deforestation in the tropics

Tropical forests around the world play a key role in the global carbon cycle and harbour more than half of the species worldwide. However,...

Mapping functional diversity of forests with remote sensing

Ecological studies have demonstrated positive relationships between plant diversity and ecosystem functioning. Forests with higher functional diversity are generally more productive and stable over...

Researchers model optimal amount of rainfall for plants

Researchers have determined what could be considered a "Goldilocks" climate for rainfall use by plants: not too wet and not too dry. But those landscapes...