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Study finds links between deforestation and fisheries yields in the Amazon
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(Virginia Tech) The conversion of tropical forests to crop and pastureland has long been a concern for scientists, a new study points to another unexpected consequence: changes in fish production. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
Radar tracking reveals how bees develop a route between flowers
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(Queen Mary University of London) As bees gain foraging experience they continually refine both the order in which they visit flowers and the flight paths they take between flowers to generate better and better routes, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
Scientists call for improved technologies to save imperiled California salmon
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(NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region) Scientists working to protect California's most endangered salmon say in a new report that key improvements in tracking Sacramento River winter-run Chinook through California's complex water delivery system would help recover the species while the water continues to flow. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture invests in the safety, health of farmers
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(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced $836,494 in support for farmer safety and health. Through education, this support aims to help prevent fatalities and serious injuries associated with the farming profession, and provide assistance to those in need. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
Your mood depends on the food you eat, and what you should eat changes as you get older
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(Binghamton University) Diet and dietary practices differentially affect mental health in young adults versus older adults, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
Shining a light on plant growth and development
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(University of California - Riverside) Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have identified the portion of a plant photoreceptor responsible for light-dependent changes in gene expression, as illustrated in a paper published today in Nature Communications. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
Unique field survey yields first big-picture view of deep-sea food webs
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(Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute) A new paper by MBARI researchers Anela Choy, Steve Haddock, and Bruce Robison documents the first comprehensive study of deep-sea food webs, using hundreds of video observations of animals caught in the act of feeding off the Central California coast. The study shows that deep-sea jellies are key predators, and provides new information on how deep-sea animals interact with life near the ocean surface. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
Uncertainty surrounds US livestock methane emission estimates
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(Penn State) A new study of methane emissions from livestock in the United States -- led by a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences -- has challenged previous top-down estimates. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
Resilience of Great Barrier Reef offers opportunities for regeneration
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(PLOS) New research has found that, despite the extensive damage to coral in recent events, there are still 100 reefs on the Great Barrier Reef that are well suited to promoting the regional recovery of the ecosystem after major disturbances. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...
A head start through human intervention
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(University of Konstanz) An international research team with participation from Konstanz published a study on the spread of European plant species on other continents. www.eurekalert.org/pub_rele...