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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

The adaptive features of the Giant Rat
The articles a brief discussion on the adaptations that makes the Giant rat fit into its subterranean habitat

Date: 8 May 2013, Rating: 5.00, 3 pages

Small Water Fleas Help Ecologists Understand Population Dynamics
A study of populations of tiny water fleas is helping ecologists to understand population dynamics, which may lead to predictions about the ecological consequences of environmental change

Date: 16 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.34

Are Fires More Important Than Rain For The Savannah Ecosystem?
Natural grass fires are evidently more important for the ecology of savannahs than has previously been assumed.

Date: 16 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.74

Learning The Lessons Of The World's Oldest Ecological Experiment
Ecologists are getting ready to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the world's oldest ecological experiment.

Date: 16 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.00

Ecological Variation: Ecologists Consider The Causes And Consequences
Consider the case of the three-spine stickleback.

Date: 16 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.30

Environmental Manganese Good In Trace Amounts But Can Correlate To Cancer Rates
In the first ecological study of its kind in the world, a researcher has uncovered the unique finding that groundwater and airborne manganese in North Carolina correlates with cancer mortality at the county level.

Date: 16 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.50

Potential Ecological Costs and Co-Benefits of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation)
A new paper just published in Global Change Biology examines the potential of a REDD mechanism to provoke ecological damage and/or promote ecological cobenefits.

Date: 16 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.00

Specialists Are Better At Avoiding Predators
Insect herbivore species often specialize on the host plants that they eat, evolving adaptations to use a plant's unique set of resources.

Date: 16 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.78

Ecological Speciation by Sexual Selection on Good Genes
Darwin suggested that the action of natural selection can produce new species, but 150 years after the publication of his famous book, On the Origin of Species, debate still continues on the mechanisms of speciation.

Date: 15 Apr 2010, Rating: not rated

Evolution Impacts Environment: Fundamental Shift in How Biologists Perceive Relationship Between Evolution and Ecology
Biologists have known for long that ecology, the interaction between organisms and their environment, plays a significant role in forming new species and in modifying living ones.

Date: 15 Apr 2010, Rating: 3.67

The Philippine Environmental Condition
The Philippine islands are well known for its rich biodiversity.But it's rich conserve and wonderful environment are in danger disappearing.

Date: 17 Oct 2009, Rating: 5.00

Nitrogen uptake in riparian plant communities across a sharp ecological boundary of salmon density
Recent studies of anadromous salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.) on the Pacific Coast of North America indicate an important and previously unrecognized role of salmonid nutrients to terrestrial biota.

Date: 23 Mar 2009, Rating: 3.00, 9 pages

Hawaiian Plant, Thought To Be Newcomer, Actually Shaped Ecology Of The Islands From The Beginning
Scientists at the Smithsonian Institution have discovered data that suggests one of Hawaii's most dominant plants, Metrosideros, has been a resident of the islands far longer than previously believed.

Date: 23 Mar 2009, Rating: 4.47

Movement Ecology: Unifying Theory Of How Plants And Animals Move From One Place To Another
Movement ecology is a developing academic pursuit, combining expertise in a variety of fields, including biology, ecology, botany, environmental science, physics, mathematics, virology and others.

Date: 23 Mar 2009, Rating: 3.15

City Ants Take The Heat
While Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, has generated greater awareness of global warming, most people remain unaware of the more rapid warming that has occurred within major cities.

Date: 23 Mar 2009, Rating: 4.47

Build Parks To Climate Proof Our Cities
Scientists looking at the effect global warming will have on our major cities say a modest increase in the number of urban parks and street trees could offset decades of predicted temperature rises.

Date: 23 Mar 2009, Rating: 4.40

Similarity Of Urban Flora: Plants In Towns And Cities Are More Closely Related Than Those In The Countryside
More plant species grow in German towns and cities than in the countryside, but those in towns and cities are more closely related and are often functionally similar.

Date: 23 Mar 2009, Rating: 3.00

Ecological Impact Of African Cities
African cities are growing faster than anywhere else in the world.

Date: 23 Mar 2009, Rating: 3.43

Antarctic icebergs: unlikely oases for ocean life
Icebergs have long gripped the popular imagination, whether as relatively run-of-the-mill floating hazards that cause "unsinkable' ships to founder or, more recently, as enormous breakaway pieces of ice the size of states or small countries.

Date: 23 Mar 2009, Rating: 3.83

Goats Can Be Too Much of a Good Thing for Pastures
It just takes a few repeat urinations by goats on the same spot of land to kill most of the vegetation and seriously pollute groundwater.

Date: 2 Jul 2008, Rating: 3.33