Ecology - Page 6

  • 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
  • Bridges for Langurs

    The golden langur is endemic to the Indo-Bhutan region, in a small area of western Assam in India and the foothills of the Black Mountains of neighbouring Bhutan.

    By Alex Taylor on 28th November 2012
  • Keeping CO2 bogged down

    As a result of our temperate climate we are gifted with an incredibly interesting wetland habitat; the bog!

    By Richard Hassall on 22nd November 2012
  • Defending Sheep, Deterring Wolves

    In one such state, Idaho, wolves are doing well, numbering over 740 wolves. However, with more wolves, there has been more conflict with livestock farmers.

    By Alex Taylor on 16th October 2012
  • Coral Reef Collapse?

    With about one third of all the carbon dioxide we emit annually, amounting to 35 billion metric tons, diffusing in the surface layer, coral reefs in particular are suffering badly.

    By Alex Taylor on 25th September 2012
  • Can Tigers and Humans Co-exist?

    Since the beginning of the 20th Century, the world population of tigers has fallen by 97%, from 100,000 individuals to current estimates of just 3,000.

    By Alex Taylor on 12th September 2012
  • Flamingos Flee Lake Nakuru

    The reason for the abrupt exit is a rise in water levels of as much as 2 metres to a high last experienced over 60 years ago. As water levels increase, the salinity of the water is reduced, which in turn reduces the abundance of algae.

    By Alex Taylor on 22nd August 2012