Topic: Ecology

Tiny Bees Play Big Part in Sex Lives of Trees

Nov. 6, 2017
Stingless Bee

When it comes to sex between plants, tiny bees the size of ladybugs play a critical role in promoting the genetic diversity that protects against disease, climate change and other threats.

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New Way to Map Ecological Niches

Aug. 30, 2017
Thorny Devil

A new "periodic table" of ecological niches could help scientists understand how a warming climate may be spurring changes in species around the globe

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UT Austin Receives $5.6M to Study Alaska’s Arctic Coast

March 15, 2017
Kenneth Dunton and James McClelland near Nuvagapuk Lagoon, Alaska

Researchers will study changes on land and in the ocean that affect the fish and wildlife that native communities depend on.

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Rare, Blind Catfish Discovered in Texas

June 17, 2016
Mexican blindcats - Prietella phreatophila

An extremely rare eyeless catfish species previously known to exist only in Mexico has been discovered in Texas.

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Florida Lizards Evolve Rapidly, Within 15 Years and 20 Generations

Oct. 23, 2014

[caption id="attachment_48874" align="alignright" width="240" caption="The left hind foot of the green anole after evolution. Toe pad measurements were taken on the expanded scales at the end of the longest toe. Credit: Yoel Stuart/U. of Texas at Austin"]left hind foot of the green anole[/caption]

AUSTIN, Texas  Scientists working on islands in Florida have documented the rapid evolution of a native lizard species  in as little as 15 years  as a result of pressure from an invading lizard species, introduced from Cuba.

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