A new study reveals how the geography of global climates influences the rich patterns of species diversity in an ever-changing world.
Beavers are an important ecosystem engineer in the boreal forest and researchers are demystifying their secrets.
Butterflies are sentinel species – their interactions with landscapes help scientists understand other insects better.
The rapidly changing climate presents many challenges for the sustainability of forest ecosystems. Assisting the migration of trees is a tool to address these challenges.
New research on the Nullarbor Plain reveals the ancient climate change that separated Australia’s east and west ecosystems, shaping today’s biodiversity.
Exactly how animal populations are affected by roadkill has remained unclear – until now.
Environmental groups have criticised the government’s approach to nature – but what is this approach and why is it concerning?
A species that is an “apex” predator in one environment won’t necessarily remain so in another.
A staggering 85% of the world’s chalk streams are found in England.
More than 40 per cent of natural wetlands in the Canadian Prairies have been lost due to drainage, and the impacts associated with this are largely unmitigated.
Elephants avoided areas where others were poached.
New research reviewed more than 200 studies, and found the science underpinning artificial refuges — think nest boxes and artificial burrows — must be improved.
Generic urban landscape design is damaging for people and nature: an ecomimicry approach instead encourages nature to flourish even in cities.
Enabling wildlife to journey across farmlands not only benefits conservation, but also people. It means bees can improve crop pollination, and seed-dispersing birds can help restore ecosystems.
By studying where rewilding has worked well around the world, we’ve worked out the dos and don'ts.
One-fifth of Earth’s land could be restored to wilderness by reintroducing animals and improving management.
Researchers strapped tracking devices to 20 powerful owls in Melbourne and learned these apex predators are increasingly choosing to sleep in urban areas, from backyard trees to golf courses.
New research suggests that residential gardens are the source of 85% of the nectar produced in towns and cities.
Conservationists have found a shortcut in the race to save Earth’s threatened species.
Emperor penguins have a few hidden tricks to stay warm, like blood vessels in the nose arranged so they can regain most of the heat that would be lost by breathing.