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Bound by nature – Cul­tural evol­u­tion h..

Cli­mate driven net primary pro­ductiv­ity, biod­iversity, and patho­gens con­strain the global hunter-gatherer pop­u­la­tion dens­ity However, the most influential drivers of population density are context-dependent. Biodiversity affects population density mostly in the low-productivity environments, whereas pathogen stress, which has insignificant effects… read more

Fanged friends: World’s most vilified and da..

NEW YORK (January 18, 2018) – An international review led by the University of Queensland and WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) says that many native carnivores that live in and around human habitation are declining at an unprecedented rate – spelling… read more

The surprising ecology of dust (2)

Scientists are unraveling the links between wild weather and climate change. On the other side of the world, weather patterns in some regions have shifted in a different way. Rainfall in the Sahara has increased because of warmer ocean temperatures,… read more

The Surprising Ecology of Dust (1)

High in the snowfields atop the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, things are not as pristine as they used to be. Dust from the desert Southwest is sailing into the Rockies in increasing quantities and settling onto the snow that covers… read more

Crime-Scene Technique Used to Track Turtles

Scientists have used satellite tracking and a crime-scene technique to discover an important feeding ground for green turtles in the Mediterranean. University of Exeter researchers measured “stable isotope ratios” – a chemical signature also used by forensic scientists – to… read more