Fires, storms, insects: all of them result in stress for the forests of the Earth — and they are all influenced by climate change. A new study shows that increasing risks for forests have to be...
Zebras may use memory to guide their migration each year. In contrast, current vegetation conditions along the way are less important for the orientation.
Two species of giant pill-millipedes, newly described from shrinking rainforest fragments in northern Madagascar show the importance of the sustainable use of small forest patches in the tropics.
Many stony corals live in close partnership with different species of damselfish. Reef ecologists have now discovered a previously unknown advantage for the corals: The fish support them in their...
Same genes, same environment, different personality: a recent study shed a new light on the question of which factors are responsible for the individuality of vertebrate animals.
Researchers have published a study to identify the distribution patterns and habitat use of the critically endangered angelshark in its last stronghold: the waters around the Canary Islands.
Researchers report on a whole-genome draft sequence of rye. This represents a genome resource of high value for comparative genomics and genome-based breeding for sustainable crop production.
Chaoborus spp is a small fly that uses methane to help it move around. A research demonstrates the negative role played by the larvae not just in global warming.
When hunting, sailfish increase their success rate by specialising in one attacking side. Because they hunt in groups, their prey is unable to predict from which side the attack will occur.
When primates become extinct, the living conditions for humans will soon deteriorate dramatically. Scientists demand immediate measures to protect primates.