Gradual changes triggered historical shift in marine fauna

By |2021-03-09T12:45:02+01:00March 9th, 2021|

Gradual changes triggered historical shift in marine fauna Large asteroids or comets hitting Earth, massive volcanic eruptions and other single, deadly events are usually the focus for scientists seeking to reconstruct Earth’s past mass extinctions. In a new study, researchers from Umeå University and the University of Florida instead uncovered a [...]

The distribution of vertebrate animals redefines temperate and cold climate regions

By |2021-02-19T08:44:56+01:00February 19th, 2021|

The distribution of vertebrate animals redefines temperate and cold climate regions The distribution of vegetation is routinely used to classify climate regions worldwide, yet whether these regions are relevant to other organisms is unknown. Umeå researchers have established climate regions based on vertebrate species' distributions in a new study published in [...]

Rare species survive in ghettos

By |2019-12-17T11:16:46+01:00December 17th, 2019|

Species of animals and plants with low abundances organize in ghettos to survive Similar to the organization of human cities, animal and plant communities have ghettos or ethnic neighborhoods, where low-abundant species group to enhance their persistence against more competitive species. This unexpected ecological pattern is the [...]

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