Tag Archives: Ecology

Eelgrass declines pose a mystery

Scientists want to know why eelgrass is on the decline in some areas of Puget Sound and not others. The answer will affect future strategies for protecting one of the ecosystem’s most critical saltwater plants. Continue reading

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Exploring the environmental impact of quantum dots

The speed with which microbes in a simplified ecosystem absorb the nanomaterials is raising concerns about the effect on organisms higher in the food chain. Continue reading

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Where has all the Flora Gone?

Diversity of European alpine plant life may be shrinking. Continue reading

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It’s Becoming a Smaller World, After All

Climate change may cause both animal and plant species to shrink in size, which in turn could impact soil productivity. Continue reading

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Tree Leaves Fight Pollution

Environmental organizations keep reminding us that we need to reduce pollution and greenhouse gases. But plants are already doing their part. Continue reading

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ScienceShot: Black-and-White Butterflies Show Their True Colors

Women notice flashy, well-dressed gentlemen. But so do thieves, eager for an obvious target. The same holds true in the animal kingdom. Continue reading

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