Tag Archives: ecology

Sub-Antarctic Fish – how do they do when things get warm?

Scientists are concerned about the fate of marine species, in particular fish, under future climate warming. Because fish body temperature varies as a consequence of variation in the ambient environmental temperature (they are “poikilotherms”), scientists expect that

Movements networks in field biology

We live in a world that is more and more connected. Fundamentally, this reflects a world of increasing information, of big data, where we use technology to log our health, our journeys, even our calorie intake and

Advantageous adventitious roots – ecology, economy, and our existence

Plants rely on roots for their supply of nutrients and water but not all roots are the same. Typically when asked to picture a plant root system we might think of the tap root with ‘lateral’ roots

Brown bear habitat selection personality

You maybe think that only humans have personality? But don’t be a fool, animals can have personality too. If you are a pet owner or a farmer, you probably have already noticed. Differences in personality in wild

Mold is meat: Microbes are trophically equivalent to animals in the food-chain

The biological world can be divided into two vast “empires:” 1) organisms that make their own food (i.e., autotrophs, such as plants, algae, phytoplankton), and 2) those that must eat other organisms to live (i.e., heterotrophs, such