(Terry Collins Assoc) Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history -- and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary, meeting last week (April 29-May 4) in Paris.
May 06, 2019
(University of Washington) Scientists at the University of Washington have discovered that two major forces have shaped bat skulls over their evolutionary history: echolocation and diet. Their findings, published May 2, 2019 in Nature Communications, help explain the wide diversity of skull shapes among bats and reveal the intricate details of how evolutionary pressures can shape animal bodies.
May 02, 2019
(Springer) Humans have had a tremendous impact on essentially every ecosystem there is, especially over the last half-century. Thus, it is not surprising that these profound changes are becoming more and more noticeable in our oceans.
April 30, 2019