Ecosystems

Sea Floor Erosion in Coral Reef Ecosystems Leaves Coastal Communities at Risk
April 24, 2017 08:07 AM - USGS

In the first ecosystem-wide study of changing sea depths at five large coral reef tracts in Florida, the Caribbean and Hawai’i, U.S. Geological Survey researchers found the sea floor is eroding in all five places, and the reefs cannot keep pace with sea level rise. As a result, coastal communities protected by the reefs are facing increased risks from storms, waves and erosion.

Study: Global plant growth surging alongside carbon dioxide
April 24, 2017 08:07 AM - NOAA

A trace gas present in the atmosphere in miniscule amounts is helping scientists answer one of the biggest questions out there: Has plant growth increased alongside rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?

UW Researcher Helps Quantify Grasslands' Carbon Storage Value
April 21, 2017 03:42 PM - University of Wyoming

When grasslands feature a wide array of plant species, they provide a variety of benefits for humans and animals, including enhanced carbon storage capacity that can be quantified economically, according to a new scientific paper co-written by a University of Wyoming researcher.

UW Researcher Helps Quantify Grasslands' Carbon Storage Value
April 21, 2017 03:42 PM - University of Wyoming

When grasslands feature a wide array of plant species, they provide a variety of benefits for humans and animals, including enhanced carbon storage capacity that can be quantified economically, according to a new scientific paper co-written by a University of Wyoming researcher.

Making oil from algae — towards more efficient biofuels
April 19, 2017 11:19 AM - Kobe University

The mechanism behind oil synthesis within microalgae cells has been revealed by a Japanese research team. This discovery could contribute to the development of biofuels. The findings were published on April 4 in Scientific Reports.

Busy city living makes some house finches more savvy than others
April 18, 2017 10:36 AM - Springer

House finches that frequent North American cities and towns are better at solving new problems than their rural counterparts. They are able to solve new problems even when humans are around, says Meghan Cook of Arizona State University in the US, lead author of a study in Springer’s journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. The study investigated how increased urbanization and human presence affects the behavior and foraging habits of wildlife, and how birds, in particular, cope.

Eat, Prey, Move
April 17, 2017 04:05 PM - UC Santa Barbara

It’s a fish-eat-fish world out in the ocean, and prey species usually fear the predators that would make them into a tasty snack.

Eat, Prey, Move
April 17, 2017 04:05 PM - UC Santa Barbara

It’s a fish-eat-fish world out in the ocean, and prey species usually fear the predators that would make them into a tasty snack.

New study emphasizes the relative scarcity of lake water
April 13, 2017 10:12 AM - Umea University

What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umeå University, and his American collaborators now suggest that the mean depth of lakes is 30 per cent lower than previously estimated. Shallower lakes implies less fresh water and has consequences for our understanding of climate change and the carbon cycle. The results have been published in Geophysical Research Letters.

New study emphasizes the relative scarcity of lake water
April 13, 2017 10:12 AM - Umea University

What is the volume of water in lakes on Earth? Using a mathematical analysis, researcher David Seekell, at Umeå University, and his American collaborators now suggest that the mean depth of lakes is 30 per cent lower than previously estimated. Shallower lakes implies less fresh water and has consequences for our understanding of climate change and the carbon cycle. The results have been published in Geophysical Research Letters.

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