Macrophytes

Macrophytes are the conspicuous plants that dominate wetlands, shallow lakes, and streams.

Human impacts on the biodiversity of the Arctic

Four types of pressure acting on marine, coastal, freshwater, and terrestrial habitats that affect both their conservation and biodiversity

Land use and anuran biodiversity in southeast Kansas, USA

These data provide evidence for the link between land use and the individual and population characteristics of anurans in breeding pools.

Amphibian biodiversity recovery in a large-scale ecosystem restoration

A study on the effect of wetlands ecosystem restoration on amphibian population recovery at Kankakee Sands in northwest Indiana, USA.

Sex and the Single Soybean - A Biodiversity Love Story

Millions of years after their ancestors parted company on the northern shores of Australia, two world-roaming plants have been sexually reunited by biodiversity researchers from Australia and the United States.

Biodiversity Lives Where the Dead People Go

It's the last place you'd look for something alive....a cemetery.

Biodiversity in Your Backyard - It's a Jungle Out There!

Here's a trick question: how many animals do you depend on every day to stay alive? How many plants? And what about other living things?

What if all the Cars in the World Were the Same? - Why it Pays to be Different

Imagine if every car in the world was exactly the same - the same make, the same model, the same parts. Imagine you had no choice at all.

Don't Read This, You Know It All Already - Why Farmers Should Care About Biodiversity

If you're a farmer maybe you shouldn't bother reading on. You already know most of what I'm going to say. Except maybe the word I'm using won't mean much to you - "biodiversity".

Molecular biodiversity of cassava begomoviruses in Tanzania: evolution of cassava geminiviruses in Africa and evidence for East Africa being a center of diversity of cassava geminiviruses

The molecular diversity of seven representative cassava mosaic geminiviruses (CMGs) infecting cassava from multiple locations in Tanzania is described.

Dispersal or Drift? More to Plant Biodiversity Than Meets the Eye

Fairy-tale quality aside, the story of continental drift fits comfortably with the geological and fossil record and feeds our understanding of current distributions of plant biodiversity.

Surveys Of Larval-stage Organisms Suggest Marine Biodiversity Is Greatly Underestimated

There is a push to document the biodiversity of the world within 25 years.

Overfishing In Inland Waters Reduces Biodiversity And Threatens Health

Systematic overfishing of fresh waters occurs worldwide but is largely unrecognized because of weak reporting and because other pressures can obscure fishery declines...

Just How Many Species Are There, Anyway?

One barrier to protecting biodiversity is that there are no good ways of figuring out how many species there are in large areas.

Conserving The Everglades: Less Is More

Biodiversity is the buzzword of the day but there's far more to conservation than sheer numbers of species.

Organic Nitrogen Gives New Clue To Biodiversity

Scientists have found that organic nitrogen is more important for plant growth than previously thought and could contribute to maintaining diversity in grasslands.

New Areas Of High Biological Diversity Discovered

Attractive and "interesting" animals such as butterflies, birds and mammals have been studied in much more detail than lower orders of animals.

New Study Explores Patterns In Species Diversity And Genetic Diversity

It's important to understand what controls patterns of biodiversity and how the biodiversity of a system will respond to different environmental scenarios.

Losing Species: Is This The Last Century For Wild Seafood?

A global study lead by Dalhousie's Boris Worm shows current trends projecting the collapse of all currently fished seafoods before 2050.

Ancient global warming drove early primates' dispersal

The continent-hopping habits of early primates have long puzzled scientists, and several scenarios have been proposed to explain how the first true members of the group appeared virtually simultaneously on Asia, Europe and North America some 55 million ye