Ecology

08 September 2017

Researchers have used a novel technique to understand coral loss over a period of 240 years.

07 September 2017

Cuckoos mimic predatory hawk calls to trick other birds and increase nest invasion success, according to researchers at...

14 August 2017

Stripy sea snakes are more susceptible to the harmful effects of water pollution than their black coloured counterparts...

03 August 2017

Worsening night-time light pollution is hitting pollination rates and denting plant fruit yields, a new study has shown...

03 August 2017

The use of artificial light at night, such as street lights, can harm pollination according to researchers at the...

28 June 2017

For the first time since their extinction from over-hunting in the 16th century beavers have been reintroduced to...

07 April 2017

With photosynthesis levels rising, could plants be the key to combating climate change?

08 December 2016

Pandas are highly sensitive to the scales of their habitats, and some regions earmarked for conservation are...

14 April 2016

If you go down in the woods today, you might catch a clutch of trees sharing a carbon picnic...

12 June 2014

How diving beetles hang on to their mates underwater has been revealed by scientists in Taiwan.

06 March 2014

Even the deepest-dwelling fish cannot survive at the lowest reaches of the ocean. Now scientists think they know why...

06 March 2014

Scientists have resuscitated a massive virus that has lain frozen for 30,000 years in Siberian permafrost.

19 January 2014

British Antarctic Survey researchers have seen evidence of emperor penguins searching out new breeding grounds...

15 November 2013

A map tracking deforestation and tree replanting has been produce by Google, NASA and the University of Maryland...

14 February 2013

Psychoactive drugs can get into rivers in biologically relevant concentrations and may be altering the way that fish...

21 October 2012

A paper published in Nature this week suggests that common pesticides may be having a bigger effect on bees than was...

13 May 2012

Scientists have discovered the first example of an ant-plant tag-team that works together to provide food for both.

25 September 2011

The hunter has become hunted. Israeli scientists have discovered a species of beetle larva that uses its antennae to...

14 August 2011

It's not just humans that create market economies, exchanging one set of goods for another, plants and fungi also...

19 September 2010

Worsening light pollution is significantly affecting bird's breeding habits, a new study has revealed.

11 July 2010

Anti-depressants that end up in sewage effluent could have a major impact on marine wildlife, causing shrimp to swim...

14 March 2010

Scientists have confirmed that animals that live where the sun don't shine have evolved not to use their body...

07 February 2010

Scientists have discovered the specific odour receptors used by the malaria-spreading mosquito species Anopheles...