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Articles on Ecology, a subdiscipline of biology that studies the interactions of living organisms with each other and with their environment

Ecology Articles

Ecologists Help Keep Death Off The Roads
Far fewer animals would be killed on the roads if planners took the findings of new research into account when designing and building new roads.

Date: 4 Jul 2007, Rating: 5.00

Global Warming May Warrant New Approaches To Ecosystem Restoration
Ecosystems behave in unpredictable ways and, because of this, restoration ecologists are often faced with unforeseen challenges.

Date: 4 Jul 2007, Rating: 5.50

Genetically Modified Crops Not Necessarily A Threat To The Environment, According To Study
As concerns rise about the ecological impacts of genetically modified crops, a new Indiana University study urges a pragmatic approach to dealing with "transgenes" that escape from crop plants into the wild.

Date: 4 Jul 2007, Rating: 1.50

Cities Change The Songs Of Birds
By studying the songs of a bird species that has succeeded in adapting to urban life, researchers have gained insight into the kinds of environmental pressures

Date: 13 Dec 2006, Rating: 7.43

Bio accumulatikon of heavy metals in the East Kolkata wetland and its health hazards
Abstract of a project, submitted by Dip Jyoti Chakraborty; Guided by Utpal Chakraborty & Dr.Sandeep Ray

Date: 1 Mar 2007, Rating: 5.18

Effects of removing symbiotic green algae on the response of Hydra viridissima (Pallas 1776) to metals
This work demonstrated that experimental manipulation of symbionts can help to explain their complex interactions and the ways in which they respond to pollutants.

Date: 29 Nov 2006, Rating: 3.45

Giant Insects Might Reign If Only There Was More Oxygen In The Air
The delicate lady bug in your garden could be frighteningly large if only there was a greater concentration of oxygen in the air, a new study concludes.

Date: 16 Oct 2006, Rating: 6.89

Worms Under Stress
Species respond far more dynamically to disturbances in their environment than we think

Date: 16 Oct 2006, Rating: 4.40

Environmental and social influences on emerging infectious diseases: past, present and future
During the processes of human population dispersal around the world over the past 50 000–100 000 years along with associated cultural evolution and inter-population contact and conflict...

Date: 15 Sep 2006, Rating: 3.92, 10 pages

Don't Stand So Close To Me: A New View On How Species Coexist
Plants and animals living together in communities don't rub shoulders too closely because evolution has caused them to compromise on key life measures, say ecologists.

Date: 15 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Sex Genes Of Fish Disrupted By Common Household Products
Compounds in many detergents, plastics, pesticides, some medicines, and even thalates ("new car smell") disrupted the sexual development of juvenile zebra fish in experiments...

Date: 7 Sep 2006, Rating: 6.17

High Levels Of Pollutants May Decrease Sexual Organ Size In Polar Bears
Exposure to high levels of environmental pollutants called organohalogen compounds seems to reduce the size of sexual organs in male and female polar bears, researchers say...

Date: 7 Sep 2006, Rating: 7.00

Pollution Can Convert Airborne Iron Into Soluble Form Required For Phytoplankton Growth
A surprising link may exist between ocean fertility and air pollution over land, according to a research.

Date: 6 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Species unique to tidal marshes face threats
Yet they face a broad variety of threats from human-caused environmental damage, according to an assessment in the August 2006 issue of BioScience written by Russell Greenberg of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and colleagues.

Date: 1 Aug 2006, Rating: 10.00

Bird brains shrink from exposure to contaminants
The regions in robins' brains responsible for singing and mating are shrinking when exposed to high levels of DDT, says new University of Alberta research--the first proof that natural exposure to a contaminant damages the brain of a wild animal.

Date: 13 Jul 2006, Rating: 6.00

Report warns about carbon dioxide threats to marine life
A landmark report released today summarizes the known effects of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide on these organisms, known as marine calcifiers, and recommends future research for determining the extent of the impacts.

Date: 6 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.00

More large forest fires linked to climate change
Almost seven times more forested federal land burned during the 1987-2003 period than during the previous 17 years. In addition, large fires occurred about four times more often during the latter period.

Date: 6 Jul 2006, Rating: 1.33

Air pollution and lung function among susceptible adult subjects: a panel study
The article is about a time-series panel study of subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and ischemic heart disease to evaluate whether daily levels of air pollutants have a measurable impact on the lung function of adult subjects wi

Date: 6 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.68, 13 pages

Phage-Host Interaction: an Ecological Perspective
The article is an overview of phage titers encountered in the biosphere, and phage-host relationship...

Date: 6 Jul 2006, Rating: 3.00, 12 pages

Purdue scientists: Genetically modified fish could damage ecology
The genetic modifications that improve animals for human consumption also could doom populations if released into the wild, according to a Purdue University research team.

Date: 6 Jul 2006, Rating: 1.00