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#biodiversity

Australia’s got mussels (but it could be a problem)

Mussels are well-known for hitching a ride on ships, which is probably how Mytilus galloprovincialis has colonised so many parts of the world including Australia.

6 Dec 2019 Evolutionary Applications

NASA, French space laser measures massive migration of ocean animals

Researchers observed this vertical migration pattern using the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) satellite.

5 Dec 2019 Nature

Forest fragmentation hits wildlife hardest in the tropics

Everyone knows habitat loss is bad for animals, but there’s been a longstanding debate about fragmentation – the arrangement of remaining habitat.

5 Dec 2019 Science

Can a single-celled organism ‘change its mind’? New study says yes

Protists have to operate in complex ecological environments and naturally exhibit complex problem-solving behaviors, such as navigating, hunting and locating mating partners.

5 Dec 2019 Current Biology

Changing wildfires in the California’s Sierra Nevada may threaten northern goshawks

New study in Biological Conservation shows majority of the species' foraging and roosting habitat is at high risk of severe wildfire.

5 Dec 2019 Biological Conservation

Formation of the Global Frankincense Alliance

The process of co-creating the Global Frankincense Alliance (GFA ) has been initiated by a group of committed people from industry, trade and academia dedicated to the propagation, conservation and sustainable harvesting of frankincense, myrrh and associated plant species.

5 Dec 2019 World Congress of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (WOCMAP 2019)

Untangling the branches in the mammal tree of life

Researchers at Yale University unveil a complete overhaul of the way species data is brought together and analyzed to construct an evolutionary tree of life for mammals.

4 Dec 2019 PLOS Biology

Outlook for the polar regions in a 2-degrees-warmer world

International team assesses widespread effects of polar warming.

4 Dec 2019 Science Advances

Deer and elk can help young Douglas-fir trees under some conditions

The findings quantified the effects of intensive forest management on wildlife and wildlife habitat.

4 Dec 2019 Journal of Applied Ecology

Female fish can breed a new species if they aren’t choosy about who is Mr. Right

Scientists found a dazzling variety of ecologically diverse new species - called radiations - that were previously unknown.

3 Dec 2019 Nature Communications

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