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Mongabay -2 days ago

Big cat comeback: Jaguars prowl Argentina’s Iberá Wetlands after 70 years

It’s been 70 years since jaguars left their round, four-toed footprints in the ground of the Iberá Wetlands, a 1.3-million-hectare (3.2-million-acre) tract of swamps, waterways and islands in northeastern Argentina’s Corrientes province. But things are changing now. Two weeks ago, conservationists opened up a pen that held two 4-month-old jaguar cubs, Karai and Porã, and […]...

Springer -3 days ago

Assessing urban climate effects on Pinus sylvestris with point dendrometers: a case study from Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract Key message Extreme drought conditions, in addition to the urban heat island effect, modify the growth response and water storage dynamics of urban Scots pine trees in the Stockholm region. Abstract Changes in surface properties of the urban environments...

USFS -3 days ago

Urban plant ecophysiology

Plants have long been cultivated to improve quality of life in dense human settlements, mitigating the environmental stresses of urban living. Urban landscape elements include gardens, trees and lawns designed to provide aesthetic and functional benefits to local residents, as well as urban natural areas that reflect the native biome vegetation. Different types of informal green space are typicall...

CBD -3 days ago

World's Largest Lakes Reveal Climate Change Trends

Sixteen years of remote sensing data reveals that in Earth's largest freshwater lakes, climate change influences carbon fixation trends....

Springer -4 days ago

Drought resistance and gum yield performances in a Senegalia senegal (L.) Britton progeny trial in Senegal

Abstract With continued global change as a result of land use changes, invasive species and changing climatic patterns, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the adaptability of Senegalia senegal provenances to maximize resilience in managed and natural populations of this species. The objective of this study is to investigate Senegalia senegal genotypic differences...

Springer -4 days ago

Induced secretion system mutation alters rhizosphere bacterial composition in Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench

Abstract Main conclusion A novel inducible secretion system mutation in Sorghum named Red root has been identified. The mutant plant root exudes pigmented compounds that enriches Actinobacteria in its rhizosphere compared to BTx623. Abstract Favorab...

USFS -6 days ago

Factors affecting connectivity and sediment yields following wildfire and post‐fire salvage logging in California's Sierra Nevada

Sediment delivery following post‐fire logging is a concern relative to water quality. While studies have assessed the effect of post‐fire logging on sediment yields at different spatial scales, none have explicitly identified sediment sources. Our goal was to quantify post‐fire and post‐salvage logging sediment yields and use rill patterns to identify sediment sources. We measured the exte...

USFS -7 days ago

Oak transpiration drawn from the weathered bedrock vadose zone in the summer dry season

The spatiotemporal dynamics of plant water sources are hidden and poorly understood. We document water source use of Quercus garryana growing in Northern California on a profile of approximately 50 cm of soil underlain by 2–4 m of weathered bedrock (sheared shale mélange) that completely saturates in winter, when the oaks lack leaves, and progressively dries over the summe...

CBD -7 days ago

Phytoplankton factory in the Argentine Sea

The Goldilocks zone typically refers to the habitable area around a star where conditions are right for the existence of liquid water and possibly life. But on Earth, the South Atlantic Ocean has its own kind of Goldilocks zone. In spring and summer, conditions in the Argentine Sea off Patagonia often become just right for phytoplankton, and populations of the plant-like organisms explode into eno...

CBD -1 week ago

Resilience to climate change? octopuses adapting to higher ocean acid levels

With the impact of climate change increasing by the day, scientists are studying the ways in which human behavior contributes to the damage. A recent study at Walla Walla University, by a collaboration of researchers from Walla Walla University and La Sierra University, examined the effects of acidic water on octopuses, potentially bringing new insight into both how our activities impact the world...

Mongabay -1 week ago

Whale shark stranding points to silting of Indonesia’s Kendari Bay

On the second day of 2021, a whale shark drifted into Kendari Bay, in eastern Indonesia, and became trapped when the tide quickly turned. After a 10-hour struggle in murky, shallow water, government officials and local residents managed to push the giant fish 5 kilometers (3 miles) up the inlet that feeds into the bay […]...

Mongabay -1 week ago

How endangered are monk seals? Candid Animal Cam meets these underwater mammals

Camera traps bring you closer to the secretive natural world and are an important conservation tool to study wildlife. This week we’re meeting one of the most endangered seal species in the world: the Mediterranean monk seal. Mediterranean monk seals (Monachus monachus) are coastal marine mammals that were once found across the Mediterranean and in […]...

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