Data and Knowledge Preservation

Invasive species data and knowledge preservation is vital for future research, and collection methods impact data quality.

Alligator’s bellow communicates size

American alligators produce loud, very low-pitched vocalizations called “bellows”.

Farming Correlates to Larger Seed Size

Fields of corn. Credit: Monsanto

The beginnings of agriculture changed human history and has fascinated scientists for centuries.

Social ties help animals live longer

Large families and strong social ties help animals live longer, new research suggests.

Picky fruit-eating birds are more flexible

South American birds that are seasonally specialized on particular fruit types are the most flexible in switching to different fruit types in other seasons, researchers have found.

Bacteria living in marine sponge produce toxic compounds found in man-made products

Researchers have discovered for the first time that a common marine sponge hosts bacteria that specialize in the production of toxic compounds nearly identical to man-made fire retardants, a finding that could help scientists better understand the human health implications of these common additives.

Red-Streaked Leafhopper and King Ranch Bluestem: Evaluating the Relationship Between Two Invasives

Symbiotic relationship between two invasive species in Texas could pose threat to American sugarcane production.

Biological Control Stops Dalmatian Toadflax Invasion Following Wildfires

Biological control is a solution for an exotic invasive weed invasion following a major disturbance caused by wildfires.

What can we learn from dinosaur proteins?

Researchers recently confirmed it is possible to extract proteins from 80-million-year-old dinosaur bones.

An Introduction to My Life Aquatic

Earthzine science writer joins Robert Ballard’s Corps of Exploration on board the E/V Nautilus in August.

Why a tiny, fanged fish produces a pain-free bite

Scientists say their discovery shows there are medical secrets still hidden in our oceans.

LANDFIRE 2015 Remap – Utilization of Remotely Sensed Data to Classify Existing Vegetation Type and Structure to Support Strategic Planning and Tactical Response

Characterizing vegetation type, cover and height with Earth observation data enhances wildland fuel modelling.