According to a study by scientists at McGill University, areas with more prey have more predators overall than areas with relatively sparse prey. However, an abundance of prey does not result in as many predators as might seem likely.
In 2019, researchers discovered a tiny spider in the Peruvian Amazon rain forest that has a behavior that’s surprisingly similar to the Marvel superhero Spiderman.
Technology puts humans outside the constraints nature imposes on other predators and makes us superpredators. Using weapons, humans kill nine times as many large carnivores as any other species.
The oldest tree in Europe is a 1,230 year-old Heldreich’s pine living in southern Italy.
Termites play an important role in maintaining the delicate ecology of rainforests.
Recently, an international team of entomologists made a discovery highlighting the architectural abilities of termites.
Every year, millions of birds are taken from places like Brazil to sell around the world, and it is devastating tropical bird populations.
The wild axolotl population is critically endangered, even though domesticated axolotl salamanders are quite popular as pets.
An ecological niche is the set of conditions that allows a species to maintain its population.
Cheetahs have survived devastating climate change and a resulting genetic bottleneck.