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August 1, 2013
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Study investigates extraordinary trout with tolerance to heavily polluted water

New research from the University of Exeter and King’s College London has shown how a population of brown trout can survive in the contaminated waters of the River Hayle in Cornwall where metal concentrations are so high they would be … Continue reading

July 22, 2013
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Black Bears Return to Missouri Indicates Healthy Forests, say MU Biologists

Outdoor recreationists should take precautions to avoid problems with bears in southern Missouri COLUMBIA, Mo. — For nearly a century, the only bears known to reside in Missouri were on the state flag or in captivity. Unregulated hunting and habitat … Continue reading

June 26, 2013
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Researchers Find Genetic Diversity Key to Survival of Honey Bee Colonies

When it comes to honey bees, more mates is better. A new study from North Carolina State University, the University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that genetic diversity is key to survival in honey bee … Continue reading

April 18, 2012
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Promiscuous Queen Bees Maintain Genetic Diversity

EAST LANSING, Mich. — By mating with nearly 100 males, queen bees on isolated islands avoid inbreeding and keep colonies healthy. The results, published in the current issue of PLoS ONE, focused on giant honey bee colonies on Hainan Island, … Continue reading

October 16, 2011
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U-M ecologist: Future Forests May Soak up More Carbon Dioxide than Previously Believed, Helping to Buffer Climate Change

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— North American forests appear to have a greater capacity to soak up heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas than researchers had previously anticipated. As a result, they could help slow the pace of human-caused climate warming more than most … Continue reading

May 30, 2011
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Saving Wildlife with Forensic Genetics

*Using forensic genetics techniques, the UA’s Conservation Genetics Lab is working to protect wild animals and catch the criminals in cases of wildlife crime.* Wildlife face many threats with spreading urbanization, including habitat loss and inbreeding when populations become fragmented … Continue reading

April 2, 2011
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Research Shows Not Only the Fittest Survive

Darwin’s notion that only the fittest survive has been called into question by new research published in Nature. A collaboration between the Universities of Exeter and Bath in the UK, with a group from San Diego State University in the … Continue reading

January 28, 2011
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Scientists Determine What Makes an Orangutan an Orangutan

*New map of the genetic code of endangered orangutans yields important new conservation tools and insights into evolution* For the first time, scientists have mapped the genome–the genetic code–of orangutans. This new tool may be used to support efforts to … Continue reading