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Newswise: Last Year’s Extreme Snowfall Wiped Out Breeding of Arctic Animals and Plants
Released: 8-Oct-2019 9:45 AM EDT
Last Year’s Extreme Snowfall Wiped Out Breeding of Arctic Animals and Plants
PLOS

Climate change affects ecosystems not only through warming, but also by delivering more extreme weather events

Released: 23-Sep-2019 2:20 PM EDT
Scientists Connected Fragments of Pine Savanna and New Species Keep Showing Up
University of Wisconsin-Madison

By connecting small, restored patches of savanna to one another via habitat corridors at an experimental landscape within the Savannah River Site in South Carolina, a nearly 20-year-long study has shown an annual increase in the number of plant species within fragments over time, and a drop in the number of species disappearing from them entirely.

Newswise: Poo’s Clues: Moose Droppings Indicate Isle Royale Ecosystem Health
Released: 12-Aug-2019 4:20 PM EDT
Poo’s Clues: Moose Droppings Indicate Isle Royale Ecosystem Health
Michigan Technological University

Moose are picky eaters, and that’s a good thing for their ecosystems.

Newswise: The Ancestor of the Great White Shark
Released: 5-Jul-2019 4:05 AM EDT
The Ancestor of the Great White Shark
University of Vienna

Mackerel sharks (Lamniformes) are a group consisting of some of the most iconic sharks we know, including the mako shark (the fastest shark in the world), the infamous great white shark and Megalodon, the biggest predatory shark that has ever roamed  the world’s oceans.

Newswise: Mass Die-off of Puffins Recorded in the Bering Sea
Released: 23-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Mass Die-off of Puffins Recorded in the Bering Sea
PLOS

A mass die-off of seabirds in the Bering Sea may be partially attributable to climate change, according to a new study publishing May 29 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE

Newswise: Global Warming Hits Sea Creatures Hardest
Released: 24-Apr-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Global Warming Hits Sea Creatures Hardest
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Global warming has caused twice as many ocean-dwelling species as land-dwelling species to disappear from their habitats, a unique Rutgers-led study found. The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities that rely on fish and shellfish for food and economic activity, according to the study published in the journal Nature.

Newswise: Climate Change Could Devastate Painted Turtles, According to New Study
Released: 11-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Climate Change Could Devastate Painted Turtles, According to New Study
Iowa State University

Climate change could contribute to the demographic collapse of the painted turtle, a species that undergoes temperature-dependent sex determination. An Iowa State University scientist is sounding the alarm about the painted turtle’s future in a new study.

Newswise: Study Confirms Horseshoe Crabs Are Really Relatives of Spiders, Scorpions
Released: 8-Mar-2019 4:05 PM EST
Study Confirms Horseshoe Crabs Are Really Relatives of Spiders, Scorpions
University of Wisconsin-Madison

By analyzing troves of genetic data and considering a vast number of possible ways to examine it, University of Wisconsin–Madison scientists now have a high degree of confidence that horseshoe crabs do indeed belong within the arachnids.



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