Ecology - Page 7

  • Peru’s Mystery Deaths

    As officials investigate the deaths, the Peruvian health ministry has recommended that people stay away from the country’s beaches.

    By Alex Taylor on 16th May 2012
  • Ants: the most complex of the pests.

    They evolved from a vespoid wasp and have lost their permanent wings, however most species will develop into winged insects when it is time to mate.

    By Richard Hassall on 15th May 2012
  • Squirrel Pox Could Threaten Scotland’s Red Squirrels

    The squirrel parapoxvirus is mostly asymptomatic in its grey host; it has little or no effect. However, once the virus is transmitted to their red cousin it causes the fatal disease known as “squirrel pox”.

    By Richard Hassall on 3rd April 2012
  • Helping Homeless Hermit Crabs

    There are numerous reasons for the decline in abandoned shells, including people collecting shells, ocean acidification damaging shells and the marine life which creates the shells.

    By Guest Bloggers on 9th December 2011
  • Decline of the Monarch

    Illegal logging of the oyamel forest, the monarchs favoured trees to hibernate in, still continues despite an increase in the size of nature reserves by the Mexican government.

    By Alex Taylor on 30th November 2011
  • Bats: Creatures of the Night?

    Why is it so important to conserve bats? Bats represent a third of our mammal species in the UK, and because they are a top predator, inhabiting a wide range of habitats, they are an incredibly valuable indicator of the UK’s biodiversity.

    By Richard Hassall on 29th November 2011
  • Differences in Marine Sediment

    I am going to prove to you that it is paramount to a balanced marine environment. It is also very important to marine predators as a source of food.

    By Amy Featherstone on 7th November 2011