Azteca ants are self-appointed protectors of coffee plants on Mexican plantations. But they have a lot to contend with from other insects.
The advent of electron microscopy and nanobiology has moved our appreciation of the living world to unprecedentedly small scales – with entirely new benefits and potential pitfalls to consider.
Understanding this will boost conservation efforts.
Do you know your parasites from your gut commensals? Read this and you will.
Could this new technology do for the microscopic marine world what the first telescopes did for the heavens above?
How flawed citation practices can perpetuate scientific ideas even before they've been fully established as true.
A 'Biblical swarm' of 'super-moths' from continental Europe is heading to the UK.
There must be some evolutionary force acting to maintain this visual 'defect'.
Lakes contain most of the fresh water on Earth's surface. Recent research at Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada mountains shows that climate change could alter lake chemistry, threatening these sources.
Rehydrating the Florida Everglades is the largest ecological restoration project in the world. Ecologist Peter Frederick explains why this massive effort is worth its multi-billion-dollar cost.
By working together, social insects are able to fix a small failure before it becomes a larger one.
Some of the most in-demand ecologists in Africa are specialists in statistics. But this is currently a scarce skill combination in Africa.
Farmed fish have a high rate of a deformity that hampers their hearing, and this can be a problem if they're released into the wild.
When you think about it, it's a bit strange to view food through a lens of "meat" and "not meat" – especially when plants consume animals, and vice versa.
Invasive species cause some $120 billion in damages across North America yearly -- and that's just direct costs. A study of one species in one Wisconsin lake indicates the real toll is much higher.
More logging won't help Bialowieza fight off spruce bark beetles. Let's let the forest adapt and evolve naturally.
Queensland's Wet Tropics are home to a dizzying range of plant and animal species, but are at risk of being overrun by yellow crazy ants.
New study reveals competition can trigger mass evictions in even the most cooperative of animal social groups.
Where once scientists used to be solitary creatures, today science is a highly collaborative affair, and the latest research in ecology is no exception.
Next time you plan a holiday you can rest assured that wildlife sightseeing can help some threatened species.