A boom in hydropower dam construction is underway. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could pose a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity.
The invasive Mediterranean Tramp Slug already inhabits parts of Europe and Australia as well as North and South America. Scientists assume that the slugs will continue to expand to other regions.
An international team of researchers have decoded the genome of gibbons. For the first time, they sequenced the entire genetic information of five different species of this primate family.
In Namibia, local farmers see cheetahs as a potential threat for their cattle. Scientists can give the all-clear: in a recent study they showed that cheetahs primarily prefer wildlife on their...
“FLIES” is a new exhibition that may convince you that dipterans are not only an annoying nuisance, but even more largely misunderstood and underestimated contemporaries.
The sequential evolution of angiosperm plants and their mammal herbivores was tracked by the evolution of beetles, shows a newly published study.
Long-term studies have revealed obvious changes in the North Sea’s biota. The Atlantic cod is drawn to cooler regions, while southern species increasingly expand northward.
A new imaging strategy of synchronising computed tomography with digital radiography helps to diagnose and initiate appropriate treatment of foot diseases in mega-vertebrates.
Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies. An individual searching for food walks in random ways, yet the collective foraging behaviour of ants goes well beyond that.
Retroviruses weaken the immune defense and threaten the viability of the already reduced koala population.