Ecology - Page 5

  • Lizards Feel the Heat of Climate Change

    Study recommends that future research should focus on the availability of shade habitat and the energetic consequences of the behavioural changes that climate change may cause in the species.

    By Alex Taylor on 26th March 2014
  • Pika eat Moss to Survive Climate Change

    The pikas ingest the low quality moss over and over again and, with the help of microbes in their gut, the moss is turned into high-quality food. The end product is 6 times more nutritious than the moss itself.

    By Alex Taylor on 8th January 2014
  • The Chiew Larn Reservoir – Ecological Armageddon

    The native small mammals vanished extremely quickly. In fragments less than 10 hectares, they disappeared almost entirely within 5 years. By 25 years only a handful were left, on average less than one individual per island

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd October 2013
  • Sea Otter Return Helps Seagrass Recovery

    Once again, sea otters are helping to demonstrate that the conservation of one species can have significant benefits to many others.

    By Alex Taylor on 17th September 2013
  • Trouble for America’s Amphibians

    On average, the rate of loss of populations of all amphibians in the USA is 3.7% per year. The scientists believe that if this rate does not change, these species will disappear from half of the habitats that they currently occupy in around 20 years.

    By Alex Taylor on 29th July 2013
  • Bioindicators for Testing Water Quality

    Bioindicators provide information on the harmful effects of any contaminants. Due to this, they can be used as an early warning system for any long-term issues or contaminants which can effect a large area.

    By Amy Featherstone on 18th December 2012