Ecosystems

Articles on ecosystems

  1. Oceans

    Life beneath the ‘berg

    Scientists find Antarctic icebergs play a new and bigger role in the climate cycle.

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  2. Animals

    Big fish in troubled waters

    Overfishing cuts number of large predator fish in the ocean.

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  3. Animals

    Giving sharks safe homes

    Scientists help to understand and protect sharks and coral reefs.

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  4. Environment

    Getting the dirt on carbon

    The circle of life continues thanks to the carbon cycle.

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  5. Animals

    Sponges’ secret weapon

    An aquatic animal provides a possible new kind of disease resistance.

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  6. Ecosystems

    When fungi and algae marry

    Lichens live in nearly every environment on Earth, but scientists are still discovering basic information about them.

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  7. Ecosystems

    Underwater jungles

    Cold-water-loving kelp forests may be surprisingly abundant in the tropics.

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  8. Environment

    Shrimpy invaders

    A shrimplike creature that has invaded the Great Lakes could spell big trouble for young fish.

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  9. Animals

    Missing moose

    By studying population patterns, scientists hope to figure out why moose in some areas are in trouble.

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  10. Environment

    Saving wetlands

    In Louisiana and elsewhere, wetlands are disappearing, threatening plant and animal life.

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  11. Environment

    Alien invasions

    Around the world, plants, animals, fungi, and other life forms are ending up in places where they don't belong.

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  12. Environment

    Less mixing can affect lake’s ecosystem

    Warming a large lake can cut microorganism populations and disturb its food chain.

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