Researchers call for comprehensive protection for endangered freshwater species. As a first step, awareness needs to be raised among the research community and the general public.
Human preferences for horse coat colours have changed greatly over time. A new study reveals that the diversity of coat colours in horses has been strongly affected by cultural differences.
The international agreement is unlikely to generate revenues for developing countries, but instead threatens collaborative microbiological...
The offspring of mothers that are stressed grow faster. But they pay for that with slower motoric development and probably also a weakened immune system.
A large study on the genetic makeup of giraffe shows that there are four distinct giraffe species. Until now, only one giraffe species had been recognized.
A forest with greater diversity of plants can better adjust to climatic stress. Now for the first time, a team of scientists can show this in computer simulations of the Amazon region.
The Cave Bear subsisted on a purely vegan diet. Scientists propose that it was this inflexible diet that led to the bear’s extinction approximately 25,000 years ago.
Human impacts not only threaten today’s forests, but also those of tomorrow: Forest disturbance caused by human activities threatens the pollination and seed dispersal of trees around the world.
Many bats sailing through the night sky are currently dying at wind turbines. Small changes in the operation of existing wind farms would be sufficient to minimise bat fatalities.
Scientists present the first comprehensive survey of the distribution of macrozoobenthos communities in the entire Baltic Sea.
Biodiversity Offsets; European Perspectives on No Net Loss of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services; Wende, W., Tucker, G.-M., Quétier, F., Rayment, M., Darbi, M. (Eds.); 2018
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