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bumble bee

New research from a team of Florida State University scientists and their collaborators is helping to explain the link between a changing global climate and a dramatic decline in bumble bee populations worldwide. ..

Continue reading 06 October 2017   6 jaar oud
Xanthopimpla punctata. Een sluipwesp

Parasitic wasps can move their ovipositor, a tube-like organ for laying eggs, in any direction by changing the shape of the end of the tube. Therefore, they can steer the ovipositor with muscles in their abdomen. This technique..

Continue reading 11 September 2017   6 jaar oud
Door storm en ouderdom is een open plek in het berkenbos ontstaan

Forests around the world are at risk of death due to widespread drought, University of Stirling researchers have found. An analysis suggests that forests are at risk globally from the increased frequency and severity of droughts...

Continue reading 16 June 2017   6 jaar oud
Lodestone Reef in Great Barrier Reef, Chromis viridis on coral

The future of the world’s coral reefs hangs in the balance, but it is not too late to save them, according to a major study published in the prestigious journal, Nature...

Continue reading 02 June 2017   6 jaar oud
Experiment with exotic plants

When it comes to their role in aquatic ecosystems, exotic water plants are generally no different than indigenous species. In fact, they can be an asset, argues Bart Grutters of NIOO-KNAW in his PhD thesis. That doesn't mean all..

Continue reading 21 April 2017   7 jaar oud
Veld met sorghum. Sorghum field

Sorghum is the fifth most important cereal in the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, many farmers rely on this grain for food and feed. But Striga, a parasitic weed, can have a devastating impact on crop yield. With an 8-million-dollar..

Continue reading 14 March 2017   7 jaar oud
grassland; grasland

‘Relationships’ in the soil become stronger during the process of nature restoration. Although all major groups of soil life are already present in former agricultural soils, they are not really ‘connected’ at first. These..

Continue reading 24 February 2017   7 jaar oud
Rhodos-saga Saga rhodiensis, kwetsbaar op de rode lijst

Over a quarter of European grasshopper, cricket and bush cricket species are being driven to extinction by unsustainable agricultural practices and the growing frequency of wildfires in Europe, a new IUCN report states...

Continue reading 21 February 2017   7 jaar oud
Local fishermen hired in the project place fascines to protect salt marsh edges from erosion

In the past 100 years 72% of the salt marshes of the lagoon of Venice was lost due to erosion. The EU LIFE VIMINE project successfully reduced erosion by creating biodegradable barriers of wooden fascines. Long-term protection is..

Continue reading 15 February 2017   7 jaar oud
Cygnus cygnus. Wilde zwaan

Global populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish have declined by 58 percent between 1970 and 2012. Animals living in the world’s lakes, rivers, and freshwater systems have experienced the most dramatic..

Continue reading 31 October 2016   7 jaar oud