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June 29, 2023


European Bird Communities Move to Cooler Areas, but Mountain Ranges and Coastlines 'Control the Traffic'

A recent study shows that European bird communities have shifted northeastward in the past 30 years. These shifts are faced with obstacles such as mountain ranges and coastlines. Overall, bird communities are moving towards cooler areas but not fast ...

一些黑块菌生长在美国东部可能Less Valuable Lookalike Species, Study Finds

Black truffle growers are unintentionally growing less-expensive winter truffles, which may lead to mix-ups in the market as ...

Extinct Warbler's Genome Sequenced from Museum Specimens

The Bachman's warbler, a songbird that was last seen in North America nearly 40 years ago, was a distinct species and not a hybrid of its two living sister species, according a new study in which the full genomes of seven museum specimens of the bird were ...

Are Viruses Keeping Sea Lice at Bay in Wild Salmon?

More than 30 previously unknown RNA viruses in sea lice have been identified. Sea lice are parasitic copepods (small crustaceans) found in many fresh and saltwater habitats, and have been implicated in the decline of wild salmon populations. The research sheds greater light on the types of viruses ...

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A New Species of Mosquitoes Found in Finland -- Official Count of Species Now at 44

The mosquito species Culex modestus has been found in Finland for the first time. In Southern Europe it is known to spread West Nile virus, but it is highly unlikely for the disease to occur in ...

Researchers Explore Techniques to Successfully Reintroduce Captive Birds Into the Wild

Studies show that some species may require breeding in captivity within the next 200 years to avoid extinction. This reality places heavy importance on the reintroduction practices used to ...

Nature's Chefs: Scientists Propose Food-Making as Means of Understanding Species Interactions

An interdisciplinary group of researchers is proposing a new way to think of some interactions between species, classifying a variety of plants, animals and fungi as 'nature's chefs.' ...

Coastal Species Persist on High Seas on Floating Plastic Debris

公海被一个令人惊讶的殖民地number of coastal marine invertebrate species, which can now survive and reproduce in the open ocean, contributing strongly to the floating community ...

Learning About What Happens to Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity in Times of Mass Extinction

Studying mass extinction events from the past can build our understanding of how ecosystems and the communities of organisms within them respond. Researchers are looking to the Late Devonian mass ...

Software to Untangle Genetic Factors Linked to Shared Characteristics Among Different Species

Scientists have developed a software package to help answer key questions about genetic factors associated with shared characteristics among different ...

Oldest Bat Skeletons Ever Found Described from Wyoming Fossils

Scientists have described a new species of bat based on the oldest bat skeletons ever recovered. The study on the extinct bat, which lived in Wyoming about 52 million years ago, supports the idea ...

Male Yellow Crazy Ants Are Real-Life Chimeras

Researchers discovered that males of the yellow crazy ant have maternal and paternal genomes in different cells of their body and are thus ...

Family Tree of 'Boring' Butterflies Reveals They're Anything but

Important species often get overlooked if they lack flashy colors or charismatic behavior. This is true of euptychiine butterflies, one of the most common insects in the Amazon Rainforest that have ...

Lifting the Veil on Disease Avoidance Strategies in Multiple Animal Species

A framework has been developed to test disgust and its associated disease avoidance behaviors across various animal species, social systems, and habitats. Over 30 species have been predicted to ...

Warming Arctic Draws Marine Predators Northwards

Marine predators have expanded their ranges into the Arctic waters over the last twenty years, driven by climate change and associated increases in ...


Researchers Assemble Pathogen 'Tree of Life'

Researchers provide open-access tool to capture new data on a global plant destroyer, ...

Scientists Discover Hidden Crab Diversity Among Coral Reefs

The Indo-West Pacific is the largest marine ecosystem on Earth, but scientists who study its diversity have to contend with a problem so well-known it was remarked upon by Charles Darwin: related ...

Three Newly Discovered Sea Worms That Glow in the Dark Named After Creatures from Japanese Folklore and Marine Biologist

Researchers have discovered three new species of luminescent Polycirrus worms that emit blue-purple light. They named two of them after glowing creatures in Japanese folklore, and the other after the ...

Babies or Beauty? Ancient Origin of How Female Butterflies Invest

When resources are scarce, most animals have to choose. A new study reveals an ancient origin to how female butterflies ...

New Mosquito Species Reported in Florida

A mosquito known only by its scientific name, Culex lactator, is the latest to establish in the Sunshine State, according to a new ...

An Elegant New Orchid Hiding in Plain Sight

It is extremely rare for a new plant species to be discovered in Japan, a nation where flora has been extensively studied and documented. Nevertheless, botanists recently uncovered a stunning new ...

Study Shines New Light on Ancient Microbial Dark Matter

An international research team produced the first large-scale analysis of more than 400 newly sequenced and existing Omnitrophota genomes, uncovering new details about their biology and ...

Sea Temperatures Control the Distributions of European Marine Fish

An analysis extending from southern Portugal to northern Norway highlights the importance of temperature in determining where fish species are ...

eDNA Holds the Key to Safeguarding Pollinators Amid Global Declines

Researchers have uncovered new evidence of western pygmy possums interacting with native flowers, providing an eDNA study to simultaneously detect mammal, insect and bird DNA on ...

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