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Latest Research

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    Analysing >5,000 population abundance time series for insects and other arthropods from 68 sites within the US Long Term Ecological Research network, the authors find high variation but no overall trend in abundance and diversity among sites and taxa.

    • Michael S. Crossley
    • , Amanda R. Meier
    • , Emily M. Baldwin
    • , Lauren L. Berry
    • , Leah C. Crenshaw
    • , Glen L. Hartman
    • , Doris Lagos-Kutz
    • , David H. Nichols
    • , Krishna Patel
    • , Sofia Varriano
    • , William E. Snyder
    •  & Matthew D. Moran
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    Analysing global high-resolution three-dimensional maps of forest structure, the authors show that only half of the world’s remaining moist tropical forest has both high structural integrity and low human pressure, and they outline a framework for its conservation and restoration.

    • Andrew J. Hansen
    • , Patrick Burns
    • , Jamison Ervin
    • , Scott J. Goetz
    • , Matthew Hansen
    • , Oscar Venter
    • , James E. M. Watson
    • , Patrick A. Jantz
    • , Anne L. S. Virnig
    • , Kevin Barnett
    • , Rajeev Pillay
    • , Scott Atkinson
    • , Christina Supples
    • , Susana Rodríguez-Buritica
    •  & Dolors Armenteras
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    An automation-enabled evolution experiment in which genes from across the tree of life are introduced into Escherichia coli shows that mutations that upregulate the introduced gene can mitigate fitness defects without the need for coding changes.

    • Troy E. Sandberg
    • , Richard Szubin
    • , Patrick V. Phaneuf
    •  & Bernhard O. Palsson

News & Comment


  • Researchers have performed the most comprehensive study to date on pollinator feeding habits in cities. They document what plants pollinators prefer and use computer models to predict the best ways to help them thrive.

  • Years before they conquered the Internet, cats colonized our sofas. DNA from over 200 cat remains shows that farmers in the Near East were probably the first people to successfully tame wild cats 9,000 years ago, before a second wave of cat domestication a few thousand years later in ancient Egypt.

  • One of the major threats to biodiversity worldwide is international trade. The maps in this video show how consumers in the US and Japan are endangering animal species in 'threat hotspots' around the world.

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