Ecology, The Environment and Conservation

This complex theme deals primarily with interactions between organisms and the environmental factors that impact them, but to a greater extent between individual inanimate environmental factors.

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Neutrons detect air pollution

Looking for clues with the Prompt Gamma Activation Analysis method. Portuguese scientists have analyzed lichens from areas with traditional charcoal production for the first time with the help of the…

Forest dwelling drones – Drones to monitor ecological changes

A team of researchers from Empa and Imperial College London developed drones that can attach sensors to trees to monitor environmental and ecological changes in forests. Sensors for forest monitoring…

Unpredictable coral reefs of the Anthropocene

Coral reefs under high levels of human influence react unpredictably to environmental stress. This was discovered by an international team of reef researchers led by the Leibniz Centre for Tropical…

Climate change favors insecticide resistance

A research team from Vetmeduni Vienna proved for the first time that the fitness costs of insecticide resistance mutations of the ACE locus is significantly influenced by ambient temperature: at…

Climate change drives plants to extinction in the Black Forest in Germany

Climate change is leaving its mark on the bog complexes of the German Black Forest. Due to rising temperatures and longer dry periods, two plant species have already gone extinct…

Global food production threatens the climate

Use of nitrogen fertilizers in agriculture causes an increase in nitrous oxide concentration in the atmosphere – Comprehensive study with KIT participation in Nature. Concentration of dinitrogen oxide – also…

Crayfish ‘trapping’ fails to control invasive species

Despite being championed by a host of celebrity chefs, crayfish ‘trapping’ is not helping to control invasive American signal crayfish, according to new research by UCL and King’s College London….

Deep-seabed mining lastingly disrupts the seafloor food web

Deep-seabed mining is considered a way to address the increasing need of rare metals. However, the environmental impacts are considered to be substantial but remain largely unknown and clear regulatory…

Are there hydroelectric power plants that are fish-friendly?

Modern hydroelectric power plants do not always protect fish better than conventional ones. In addition to the technologies employed, the specific location of the plant and the fish species being…

Future climate changes in nature reserves

Bayreuth research: Tropical nature reserves to be particularly affected. The Earth’s nature reserves are the basis for the preservation of global biodiversity. They are set to be affected by future…

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