(University of Florida) The face of American forests is changing, thanks to climate change-induced shifts in rainfall and temperature that are causing shifts in the abundance of numerous tree species, according to a new paper by University of Florida researchers.
The face of American forests is changing, thanks to climate change-induced shifts in rainfall and temperature that are causing shifts in the abundance of numerous tree species, according to a new paper by University of Florida researchers.
US national parks could become even more important for the conservation of bird species in the face of climate change, according to a new study.
After six years of researching the uncharted depths of coral reefs in the Caribbean Sea, scientists have discovered an entirely new ocean zone called the rariphotic zone. This column of water sits 130 to 490 feet below the sea surface, where it is too dark for photosynthesis, but above the dark fathoms of the aphotic zone. Show More Summary
For a decade, researchers explore how tree species diversity affects the coexistence of trees and their growth performance in the largest biodiversity experiment with trees worldwide, the so-called "BEF-China' experiment. One of theShow More Summary
A new study investigated a zone of the ocean where life is so different from the regions above and below that an entirely new category is required to describe it.
Getting to Grips with Six New Species of Pterosaurs The Pterosauria, that Order of winged reptiles that thrived alongside the dinosaurs were thought to have had their heyday in the Early Cretaceous. Only a single family, the Azhdarchidae (several of whom were giants), was known from the very end of the Cretaceous (Maastrichtian faunal stage).
Cautionary Tale When It Comes to Naming New Species from Fragmentary Fossils In the 19th Century when scientists were beginning to understand that there were many different types of dinosaur, lots of new species were erected, often from the most fragmentary of fossils. As the western United States and Canada were explored, large quantities of
Researchers from Yale-NUS College and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences have discovered five new species of Southeast Asian frogs from a group of museum specimens that had long been considered to only contain two species....Show More Summary
Ancient humans weren't against knocking boots with other species: We know they had sex with Neanderthals. We also know they mated with the mysterious Denisovans, as some Australasians (those from Papua New Guinea in particular) have 5% Denisovan DNA. But a "breakthrough" study shows the interbreeding wasn't limited to those...
Ichthyosaur Specimen on Display at Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre The fossilised remains of a new species of Ichthyosaur are on display at the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre for the rest of this year. The Centre, based on the famous Jurassic coast of Dorset, will be home to the partial skeleton of a four-metre-long, new species
AMVAC introduced three new products for the corn and soybean market at the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim. Index Liquid At-Plant Insecticide offers two modes of action to control all species of rootworm and a broad spectrum of seed attacking pests. Show More Summary
Dishes at the New York event were selected to raise awareness about how members can help take pressure off animals threatened by invasive species.
Fossils of six new species of pterosaurs - giant flying reptiles that flew over the heads of the dinosaurs - have been discovered by a research team led by the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, revealing that this...Show More Summary
If we don't do something to slow down carbon emissions, we could lose up to half of all the plant and animal species in the world's forests. A new report by the World Wildlife Federation shows that a temperature increase of more than...Show More Summary
A comprehensive new study looking at variations in Ichthyosaurus, a common British Jurassic ichthyosaur (sea-going reptile) also known as 'Sea Dragons', has provided important information into recognizing new fossil species.
University of Bath researchers have unearthed a 66-million-year-old pterodactyl with a 30-foot wingspan in Northern Morocco. Including this winged reptile, the research team uncovered six new species of pterodactyls, also known as pterosaurs, from three different taxonomic families. Show More Summary
Science just got a little cooler in the Air Force Research Laboratory. Using a helium droplet method that chills molecular species to nearly absolute zero, researchers in the Aerospace Systems Directorate's Turbine Engine Division are able see carbon clusters, including soot precursors in combustion, in a completely new way.
“This is a breakthrough paper,” one expert in ancient DNA says of the new findings, which identified Denisovan genes in Southeast Asia.
Modern humans co-existed and interbred not only with Neanderthals, but also with another species of archaic humans, the mysterious Denisovans. While developing a new genome-analysis method for comparing whole genomes between modern human...Show More Summary