Ecology - Findings from University of Victoria in the Area of Ecology Described
2013 MAY 24 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Fresh data on Ecology are presented in a new report. According to news originating from Victoria, Canada, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Facultative symbionts can represent important sources of adaptation for their insect hosts and thus have the potential for rapid spread. Drosophila neotestacea harbours a heritable symbiont, Spiroplasma, that confers protection against parasitic nematodes. ...read more
Ecology - Findings from University of Minnesota Broadens Understanding of Ecology
2013 MAY 24 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Investigators publish new report on Ecology. According to news originating from St. Paul, Minnesota, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Conservationists often advocate for landscape approaches to wildlife management while others argue for physical separation between protected species and human communities, but direct empirical comparisons of these alternatives are scarce. We relate African lion population densities and population trends to contrasting management practices across 42 sites in 11 countries. ...read more
Ecology - Research Data from University of Chicago Update Understanding of Ecology
2013 MAY 24 (VerticalNews) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Ecology, Environment & Conservation -- Data detailed on Ecology have been presented. According to news reporting originating in Chicago, Illinois, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "How many dimensions (trait-axes) are required to predict whether two species interact? This unanswered question originated with the idea of ecological niches, and yet bears relevance today for understanding what determines network structure. Here, we analyse a set of 200 ecological networks, including food webs, antagonistic and mutualistic networks, and find that the number of dimensions needed to completely explain all interactions is small ( < 10), with model selection favouring less than five. ...read more
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