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A decade after the predators have gone, Galapagos Island finches are still being spooked

The study found that the finches' fearful responses - known as antipredator behaviour - were sustained through multiple generations after the threat was gone, which could have detrimental consequences for their survival.

2 hours ago Journal of Animal Ecology

Directed evolution and smart plants: Lehman College researcher reimagines the future of biology

Synthetic biology is here to stay and will transform agriculture if given the chance.

19 Nov 2019 Nature Plants

New study shows agency plans inadequate to protect endangered animals from climate change

The study included a rapid assessment of the climate change sensitivity of 459 U.S. animal species listed as endangered under the ESA, based on a series of eight criteria related to the potential effect of climate change on each species’ habitat, ecology, physiology, and life cycle.

19 Nov 2019 Nature Climate Change

Yellowstone’s migrating bison manipulate springtime green-up

In fact, with every blade of grass that bison bite off and swallow, they are fundamentally manipulating the landscape to maintain the best forage for themselves.

18 Nov 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Scientists uncover resistance genes for deadly ash tree disease

Genomic basis of European ash tree resistance to ash dieback fungus.

18 Nov 2019 Nature Ecology & Evolution

The little duck that could

Study finds endangered Hawaiian duck endures.

18 Nov 2019 Molecular Ecology

Jackdaw mobs flip from chaos to order as they grow

Chaotic mobs of jackdaws suddenly get organised once enough birds join in, new research shows.

15 Nov 2019 Nature Communications

Healthy mangroves help coral reef fisheries under climate stress

Many reef fish can use mangroves as an alternative nursery habitat to the reef.

15 Nov 2019 PLOS Biology

Genes borrowed from bacteria allowed plants to move to land

New study shows that gene transfer from bacteria to algae allowed early life to move from water to land.

14 Nov 2019 Cell

DNA data offers scientific look at 500 years of extramarital sex in Western Europe

Researchers have put DNA evidence together with long-term genealogical data to explore similar questions of biological fatherhood on a broad scale among people living in parts of Western Europe over the last 500 years.

14 Nov 2019 Current Biology

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