Using olfactory cues to protect vulnerable species – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Animals – both herbivores and predators – follow their noses for a broad range of food sources. The principle applies to hunters trying to ferret out easy prey or grazers searching for the richest plants. Animals – both herbivores and predators – follow their noses for a broad range of food sources. The principle applies … Read more

A fishy capture reveals a prized species moving south

Credit: Dr. Benjamin Mos A fishing expedition on the NSW Mid North Coast has hooked an unexpected catch for a Southern Cross University marine researcher. When brothers Benjamin and Daniel Mos went fishing over summer, the pair did not anticipate their catch to be anything other than a photo opportunity or dinner. Instead the fish … Read more

Scientists conceptualize a species ‘stock market’ to put a price tag on actions posing risks to biodiversity – BIOENGINEER.ORG

So far, science has described more than 2 million species, and millions more await discovery. While species have value in themselves, many also deliver important ecosystem services to humanity, such as insects that pollinate our crops. So far, science has described more than 2 million species, and millions more await discovery. While species have value … Read more

California Commission Deadlocks on Protecting Western Joshua Trees as Threatened Species, Center for Biological Diversity Reports

June 17, 2022 – LOS ANGELES— The California Fish and Game Commission deadlocked on Thursday on whether to give western Joshua trees permanent protection under the state’s Endangered Species Act, delaying a final decision until at least October. The 2-2 vote means the species stays protected at least until the commission votes to either extend … Read more

Invasive species are taking over some American forests – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A new botanical survey of southwest Ohio found that invasive species introduced to the United States over the past century are crowding out many native plants. A new botanical survey of southwest Ohio found that invasive species introduced to the United States over the past century are crowding out many native plants. Biologists from the … Read more

Commission Votes Wednesday on Protecting California’s Joshua Trees as Threatened Species, Center for Biological Diversity Reports

June 15, 2022 – LOS ANGELES The California Fish and Game Commission will vote Wednesday on whether to permanently protect western Joshua trees under the state’s Endangered Species Act. Joshua trees are threatened by climate change and habitat destruction from development in their Mojave Desert home. If Joshua trees win permanent protection, state and local … Read more

Biologists freeze animal cells for preservation

At first glance, you’d hardly call it a zoo. But these tanks lined up in this research complex are preserving the cells of animals – some endangered. “The Frozen Zoo is the oldest collection of living cells, both skin cells, and reproductive cells,” Marlys Houck, the curator at the Frozen Zoo, said. “With those cell … Read more

New species of alga named for poet Amanda Gorman – BIOENGINEER.ORG

In 2020, a group of researchers at Fay-Wei Li’s lab at the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) had done what many scientists dream of doing: They discovered a new species. But as they discussed what to name this green alga from Central New York State, nothing seemed quite right. In 2020, a group of researchers at … Read more

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Published: Published Date – 11:10 PM, Tue – 7 June 22 Hyderabad: The study of life, living organisms, life cycles of various species of organisms, and their environments – these broadly come under the biological sciences. This article helps you answer questions on biological sciences. 1. Coelom is lined on all sides by:a. ectrodermb. mesodermc. … Read more