A recent study from the University of Florida found that sea level rise—combined with the burrowing and grazing activities of Sesarma, a native marsh crab—are causing salt marshes across the U.S. South Atlantic Coast to rapidly fracture and reorganize.
In the Pfyn Forest (canton of Valais), WSL scientists have been irrigating a number of forest plots since 2003.
The study examined over 6,200 species from eight taxonomic groups, including insects, birds, and flowering plants.
Planting huge numbers of trees to mitigate climate change is “not always the best strategy” – with some experimental sites in Scotland failing to increase carbon stocks, a new study has found.
An international consortium of scientists has refined the map of caesium and plutonium radionuclide concentrations in soils in Switzerland and several neighbouring countries.
Rapid growth from 2008–2017 built upon the rise in the atmospheric concentration of the gas that has been happening for more than a century.
A space-based laser that measures clouds and small atmospheric particles has provided a unique view of the massive Saharan dust plume that crossed the North Atlantic Ocean in June.
NOAA and partners expect 50-percent boost in ocean data
In three years, the alga had grown into abundant mats of over 100,000 square feet each at Pearl and Hermes Atoll, outcompeting the species typically living in these ecosystems.
Understanding predator hunting behavior and strategies is key to protecting vulnerable native species.
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