Ecology
Ecology (from Greek: οἶκος, "house"; -λογία, "study of") is the scientific analysis and study of interactions among organisms and their environment, such as the interactions organisms have with ea...
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How Big Genitals Can Lead to Extinction, According to Science
Having big genitals can spell evolutionary disaster, say paleobiologists
Axis Deer
The Axis deer ( Axis axis ) locally known as chital or cheetal is an Asiatic deer species native to the Indian subcontinent. They belong to the family Cervidae and are the sole member of the genus...
Axis Deer
The Axis deer ( Axis axis ) locally known as chital or cheetal is an Asiatic deer species native to the Indian subcontinent. They belong to the family Cervidae and are the sole member of the genus...
Boxing Match: Watch Female Hare Punch Her Suitors | National Geographic
These hares can pack a punch. Filmed just north of Cairngorn National Park in Scotland, these mountain hares are likely tussling over a mate. But unlike othe...
Vanishing: The Earth's 6th mass extinction
We're entering the Earth's sixth era of extinction -- and it's the first time humans are to blame.
The extinction crisis is far worse than you think
Frogs, coral, elephants -- all are on the brink. Three quarters of species could disappear. Why is this happening? CNN explores an unprecedented global crisis.
Scientists Like Barack Obama So Much That They Named A Parasite After Him
World, meet Baracktrema obamai, a deadly turtle pathogen named in honor of our current president. Believe it or not, it's supposed to be a compliment.
Native Americans Dig In For 'Long Haul' At Camp Protesting Oil Pipeline
All eyes are on a federal judge who could freeze construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline.
World's Wilderness Reduced By A Tenth Since 1990s
The world's wilderness is vanishing at an "alarming" rate, say conservationists.
Scientists Warn Great Barrier Reef Is On Brink Of Collapse
Scientists have warned that Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is so damaged it is undergoing a “complete ecosystem collapse” Fish populations are disappearing and parts of the great barrier reef in Queen...
Crippled Atlantic Currents Triggered Ice Age Climate Change
The last ice age wasn’t one long big chill. Dozens of times temperatures abruptly rose or fell, causing all manner of ecological change. Mysteriously, ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica show that...
How this itty-bitty ocean-dwelling bacteria regulates our climate
In researching some of the smallest, simplest cells known to science, researchers have made an accidental discovery, putting these bacteria at the center of a cycle that helps regulate our planet's cl...
Dust From Sahara Makes Significant Impact On Caribbean Sea Ecosystem, Research Shows
Atmospherically transported dust from the Sahara Desert, the largest desert in the world, is bringing iron and other nutrients to underwater plants in the Caribbean, but bacteria may be the first thin...
Ecological Collapse Circumscribes Traditional Women's Work In Iraq's Mesopotamian Marshes
For thousands of years, the marshes at the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern day Iraq were an oasis of green in a dry landscape, hosting a wealth of wildlife. The culture of the ...
Solving the Mystery of Desert Varnish
Dark, glassy substance that coats rocks may hold Martian secrets
History of ecology
The history of ecology is generally spoken of as a new science, having only become prominent in the second half of the 20th century. Ecological thought is derivative of established currents in philoso...
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Integrative level
An integrative level, or level of organization, is a set of phenomena emerging on pre-existing phenomena of lower level. Typical examples include life emerging on non-living substances, and consciousn...
Biological organisation
A population of bees shimmers in response to a predator.Biological organization, is the hierarchy of complex biological structures and systems that define life using a reductionistic approach. The t...
Biodiversity
Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life. It is a measure of the variety of organisms present in different ecosystems. This can refer to genetic variation, ecosystem variation, or species varia...
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Habitat
A habitat is an ecological or environmental area that is inhabited by a particular species of animal, plant, or other type of organism. It is the natural environment in which an organism lives, or the...
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Ecological niche
In ecology, a niche (, /ˈniːʃ/ or /ˈnɪtʃ/) is a term with a variety of meanings related to the behavior of a species living under specific environmental conditions. The ecological niche describes how ...
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Niche construction
Niche construction is the process in which an organism alters its own (or other species') environment, often but not always in a manner that increases its chances of survival. Changes that organisms b...
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Biome
Biomes /ˈbaɪoʊmz/ are climatically and geographically defined as contiguous areas with similar climatic conditions on the Earth, such as communities of plants, animals, soil organisms, and viruses and...
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Biosphere
The biosphere is the global sum of all ecosystems. It can also be termed the zone of life on Earth, a closed system (apart from solar and cosmic radiation and heat from the interior of the Earth), and...
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Ecosphere
Ecosphere has several different meanings:
Population ecology
Population ecology or autoecology is a sub-field of ecology that deals with the dynamics of species populations and how these populations interact with the environment. It is the study of how the popu...
Metapopulation
A metapopulation consists of a group of spatially separated populations of the same species which interact at some level. The term metapopulation was coined by Richard Levins in 1969 to describe a mod...
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Animal migration
Animal migration is the relatively long-distance movement of individuals, usually on a seasonal basis. It is found in all major animal groups, including birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, in...
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Community ecology
In ecology, a community or biocoenosis is an assemblage or associations of populations of two or more different species occupying the same geographical area and in a particular time. The term communit...
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