Understanding an ecosystem means following changes in the abundances and identities of the species present as the clock ticks. The BioTIME database should help.
By eavesdropping on the calls of blue whales, researchers hope to get a more accurate picture of the massive mammals' distribution and abundance. Christopher Intagliata reports.
By analyzing 130 years of seabird feathers, researchers determined that food webs are losing complexity in the Pacific—meaning less-resilient ecosystems. Christopher Intagliata reports.
An American entrepreneur is working to convert Mongolian herders into conservationists by reintroducing the region's traditional livestock protection dog
Can a remade cattle industry save the Amazon rainforest?
David Lindenmayer of the Australian National University College of Science in Canberra says that older trees play outsize roles in maintaining landscapes and ecosystems.
Damselfish had trouble learning to avoid predators, when that lesson was accompanied by a soundtrack of buzzing boat engines. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The length and spacing of woodpecker drum rolls varies enough to tell woodpeckers apart—which could be useful to conservation biologists. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Big marine reserves look good on maps, but it takes tough rules close to shore to improve fisheries and biodiversity
Today’s work-from-home, on-demand culture means more days at home—and translates into greater energy savings, too. Karen Hopkin reports.
Due to climate change, they already may not be catching enough prey to meet their high energy demands
A controversial project to restore 2.5 million hectares of tropical peatland hinges on sustainable farming
Baboons, grizzly bears and other species are giving up their wild ways as cities, farms and roads fracture habitat
Having lions and giraffes together in protected areas means far lower survival rates for juvenile giraffes. Jason Goldman reports.
The geese are wintering farther and farther north, in urban areas like Chicago—which may help them avoid hunters. Emily Schwing reports.
Climate change led to more female eggs, so scientists are trying to ensure males are made in the shade
Scientists are urgently transplanting, fertilizing and enhancing corals to help them adapt to warmer oceans, but rebuilding entire reefs will be daunting
During war, rates of ivory poaching go up and animal reproduction declines
Results from a soil survey could bolster efforts to monitor and protect wetlands around the globe