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Snakes in Decline: Not as Good as You May Think

Snakes are incredibly crucial in each ecosystem to which they are native, despite the fact humans often dislike them. Additionally, when conducting community-level studies, snakes can serve as a conservation model for more secretive or rare animals, like some birds and mammals. In the past couple... click to read more

  • Julie M. Ray | Researcher at La MICA Biological Station, El Copé de La Pintada, Coclé, Republic of Panama
  • Graziella V. DiRenzo | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Integrative Biology; Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824; Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, USA.
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 2, 2020
Groundwater pumping poses worldwide threat to riverine ecosystems

We pump too much water out of the ground, impacting our rivers worldwide. In our study, we estimate that almost 20% of the catchments where groundwater is pumped for drinking water or to grow food suffer from low flows that are too low to sustain... click to read more

  • Inge de Graaf | Assistant Professor at University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 25, 2020
How do plants breathe?

Whether or not you like your sprouts, plants will likely form a major component of your diet: cereals, bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, chips, etc. all come from plants. Rice, maize and wheat alone make up 60% of the world's food intake. Not only are plants... click to read more

  • Richard Morris | Professor at John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK
  • Hugh Woolfenden | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at John Innes Centre, Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7UH, UK
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Reading time 4 min
published on Nov 22, 2017