Restoring former prairies that have been plowed under for farming delivers land, wildlife and climate benefits. But a new study finds that the weather plays a surprising role.
The COVID-19 pandemic is interrupting scientific field work across North America, leaving blank spots in important data sets and making it harder to track ecological change.
Squirrels and chipmunks are distant cousins who have grown a little more apart from each other over millions of years.
With colleges and universities having moved their instruction online due to COVID-19, an ecologist shows how service learning can take place in the virtual world as well.
Lord May was an illustrious scientist, a towering figure in the British establishment, and a quintessential Aussie. His theories help explain everything from complex ecosystems to financial markets.
An audio version of an in depth article on four possible futures for the world after coronavirus.
If we want to conserve ecosystems that escaped European exploitation and mismanagement, we must start listening to environmental histories to compliment scientific research.
The 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill caused widespread damage in the Gulf of Mexico, but some parts of this complex ecosystem fared better than others.
That smell you detect after it rains is part of a chemical language between bacteria and animals.
If we are not careful, the coronavirus pandemic could lead to a rise in xenophobic attitudes.
The value that bats provide to humans by pollinating crops and eating insects is far greater than harm from virus transmission – which is mainly caused by human actions.
On one of the world's most remote islands, a species of duck has learned to scavenge on dead seals.
While many plant species fail to germinate, some mammals may wake up to a landscape devoid of prey.
Our findings have worrying implications for the functioning of our planet.
Bees aren't the only species that has a queen.
Millions of Americans feed wild birds, especially in winter and spring. Studies show that this can influence birds' health and behavior in surprising ways.
Schistosome worms infect hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Researchers have discovered how to use inexpensive drones to identify disease hotspots in remote African villages.
Death is a natural part of ecosystems. But it's unusual for a large number of animals to all die at once. Researchers are investigating how a mass mortality event affects what's left afterwards.
The 2020s promise to be a decade of mounting strain. But will these years be a story of spiralling decline or triumph over adversity?
New research is uncovering that whales have their own distinct microbiomes that may play important roles in animal health. But how do scientists study whale microbiomes?