Ecology


10 July 2018

The DNA from 5000 ancient bone fragments from New Zealand reveals the cost to the natural world of human arrival...

11 April 2018

Oceans are noisy. Shrimps snap their claws, whales sing to find a mate and dolphins echolocate to find food. However...

15 March 2018

I often get a rock or a twig for my birthday. It probably sounds a bit odd, but you see, we lichenologists - people who...

16 November 2017

Analysing regional differences in the DNA of wood and has allowed scientists to determine the location of the original...

23 January 2014

In the hearts of forests and jungles around the world there exist members of a feral strain of scientist who grew up on...

20 January 2014

The Polar icecaps are melting, but is the news all bad?

18 February 2012

Ocean deadzones are triggered by nitrogen-fuelled bursts of microorganisms. So how does this happen and what can we do...

03 May 2011

Imagine a shoal of fish 15 kilometres long, 3.5 kilometres wide and 40 metres deep...

27 January 2011

As more carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere, the world's oceans become more acidic, affecting the...

14 December 2010

Plants and animals seem worlds apart, and indeed in many ways they are. Plants don’t eat anything more substantial than...

16 June 2008

The buzz of a bumblebee is one of the quintessential sounds of summer time. But this ‘slender sound’ and ‘faint...