species richness

Biodiversity in Amazon ‘over 20mn yrs older than previously thought’


November 15th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 15 (ANI): A new study has found that the incredible biodiversity of the Amazon region is over 20 million years older than thought.An international team of scientists, including a ... Read more...

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Mystery of life on undersea mountains unveiled


September 21st, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): It seems scientists have uncovered the mystery life of the vast mountains hidden under the world's oceans and have also found reasons for these ecosystems being under threat.The ... Read more...

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Corals at the edge ‘hold secrets of survival’


June 19th, 2010 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Corals dwelling on the exposed edges of the world's great coral reef zones hold secrets to the survival of coral ecosystems facing intensifying pressure from human activities and ... Read more...

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Corals evolving to fend off effects of climate change


June 19th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 19 (IANS) Corals living on the fringes may hold a key clue to the survival of their ecosystems that are facing intensifying pressure from human activities and climate change. John Pandolfi ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Elevated CO2 levels may mitigate losses of biodiversity from nitrogen pollution


December 4th, 2009 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 4 (ANI): A new study by scientists has determined that elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) levels may mitigate losses of biodiversity from nitrogen pollution.The study involved a 10-year open-air outdoor experiment ... Read more...

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Mountains may be cradles of evolution


September 26th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 26 (ANI): American scientists have suggested that growing mountains may give rise to new species, thus making them cradles of evolution."The major times of (species) diversification directly coincide with ... Read more...

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Mammals, birds, fishes have won evolutionary race


August 24th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) Mammals, birds and fishes are among evolution's "winners" because they have diversified into more species, while crocodiles, alligators and their reptile cousin tuatara are among the "losers", says ... Read more...

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Here’s presenting evolution’s “winners” and “losers”!


July 30th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): A new research by scientists has named mammals and many species of birds and fish as evolution's "winners", while crocodiles, alligators and a reptile cousin of snakes known ... Read more...

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Noise pollution negatively influences bird populations


July 26th, 2009 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 26 (ANI): A new University of Colorado at Boulder study shows the strongest evidence yet that noise pollution negatively influences bird populations.The three-year study compared nesting birds inhabiting pinyon-juniper woodland ... Read more...

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Noise pollution affects birds’ nesting habits


July 24th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) A new study has come up with the strongest evidence yet that noise pollution negatively influences the nesting habits of birds. The study also indicates that at least a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New species of plants evolving 3 times faster in biodiversity hotspots


December 23rd, 2008 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): A new research has determined that new species of flowering plants called proteas are exploding onto the scene three times faster in parts of Australia and South ... Read more...

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Scientists find free-living protozoa in meat-cutting plants


September 28th, 2008 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): In a first of its kind survey on free-living protozoa in meat-cutting plants, scientists have shown high diversity rates of various species including those that could harbour ... Read more...

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Birds with bigger brains evolved faster


August 15th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): Birds possessing brains larger than expected for their body size might have facilitated the evolutionary diversification of some avian lineages, say researchers.Ecologist Daniel Sol of CREAF-Autonomous ... Read more...

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One in five of Germany’’s plant species threatened by climate change


August 14th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 14 (ANI): A new study by scientists has indicated that one in five of Germany''s plant species could lose parts of its current range, all due to threatening climate ... Read more...

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More than 100 bat species found in five acres of Ecuadorian rain forest


July 22nd, 2008 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): More than a hundred bat species have been found packed into about five acres (two hectares) of Ecuadorian rain forest.According to a report in National Geographic News, ... Read more...

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Rising demand for palm oil could decimate biodiversity


July 9th, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Based on a new study, ecologists have warned that the rising demand for palm oil will decimate biodiversity unless producers and politicians can work together to preserve ... Read more...

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Biodiversity significantly enhances ecosystem’s productivity


April 25th, 2008 - 4:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Apr 25 (ANI): A new study, conducted by scientists at the Brown University , has shown that more plant diversity notably enhances an ecosystem's productivity.The scientists, who conducted the ... Read more...

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Mistletoe leaf litter may hold key to curing ailing forests


December 25th, 2007 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 25 (ANI): Mistletoe, a parasitic plant best known as a hanging Christmas decoration under which men and women are obliged to kiss, is a vital member of many types of ... Read more...

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First comparative test on climate impact on species diversity undertaken


November 22nd, 2007 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov.22 (ANI): Geographic patterns of species diversity and their underlying processes have intrigued scientists for centuries, and continue to spur scientific debate. Studies carried out over the past 20 years have ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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