All posts in Biodiversity
How plants know when they are touched
"It is quite surprising how finely sensitive plants cells are," a scientist says.
It’s not just Iran: Conflict over water resources is on the rise
Iran and Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Egypt, in Chile and Peru: Fights over water rights are increasing in the face of heat and drought.
Nature favors the smallest and largest organisms
Trees, grasses, underground fungi, mangroves, corals, fish, and marine mammals all have similar maximum body sizes.
Butterfly behaviour shows how to protect habitats in a changing world
Effective insect conservation is possible in areas earmarked for development without sacrificing economic gain.
A tiny invading insect could wreak havoc in Antarctica
The tiny midge is an 'ecosystem engineer' in a similar way to earthworms in temperate soil systems.
How mammals shape and are shaped by Africa’s landscapes
Africa is the world’s most diverse continent for large mammals such as antelopes, zebras and elephants.