The composition of fossil insect eyes surprises researchers
By comparing the fossilized eyes with optic tissues from living crane-flies, the researchers were able to look closer at how the fossilization process has affected the conservation of compound eyes across geological time.
14 Aug 2019 ⋅ Nature
Animal collectives like ants should move through their environment like ‘savvy gamblers’
Many animals have to move around in their environment to find resources to live and reproduce.
6 Aug 2019 ⋅ Royal Society Interface
Road verges provide refuge for pollinators
Roadside verges provide a vital refuge for pollinators - but they must be managed better, new research shows.
5 Aug 2019 ⋅ Journal of Applied Ecology
Monarch butterflies rely on temperature-sensitive internal timer while overwintering
The findings also suggest that monarchs will act as an important sentinel species for monitoring environmental change and disturbance at overwintering sites.
24 Jul 2019 ⋅ Molecular Ecology
Decades-long butterfly study shows common species on the decline
even some invasive species associated with human-dominated landscapes are declining, which suggests the trends are rooted in widespread environmental causes.
9 Jul 2019 ⋅ PLOS ONE
Cities are key to saving monarch butterflies
21 Jun 2019 ⋅ Frontiers of Ecology and Evolution
Bees can link symbols to numbers
The new study for the first time shows that this complex cognitive capacity is not restricted to vertebrates.
4 Jun 2019 ⋅ Proceedings of the Royal Society B