Assessment adds enormous value to the scientific landscape, creating foundations for government and society.
A new model released today at the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science by UConn ecologist Jamie Vaudrey pinpoints sources of nitrogen pollution along Long Island Sound, and shows municipalities what they might do to alleviate it.
Incentive-based solutions offer significant hope for addressing the myriad environmental challenges facing the world's oceans.
Plant specimens stored in herbaria are being used to explore important ecological questions. In a recent study, researchers at Brown University show the effectiveness of herbarium specimens of herbaceous plants to track changes in heavy metal concentrations over time. The study compares concentrations of copper, lead, and zinc in specimens collected around Providence, RI, from 1846 to 1916, and compares these levels to plants collected from the same areas in 2015.
Roads are causing rapid evolutionary change in wild populations of plants and animals according to a Concepts and Questions paper published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. The Dartmouth-led study looks at the evolutionary changes that are being caused by the way roads slice and dice our planet.
A University of Michigan biologist combined the techniques of 'resurrection ecology' with the study of dated lake sediments to examine evolutionary responses to heavy-metal contamination over the past 75 years.
A novel air quality model will help air quality forecasters predict surface ozone levels up to 48-hours in advance and with fewer resources, according to a team of meteorologists.
Scientists have published a major study which links outdoor air pollution with 2.7 million preterm births per year.
The drumbeat calling scientists to share their work with the public is as loud as ever, and Tracey Holloway is happy to answer. It's just that education isn't exactly what she's offering. She's got satellites.
Seagrass meadows -- bountiful underwater gardens that nestle close to shore and are the most common coastal ecosystem on Earth -- can reduce bacterial exposure for corals, other sea creatures and humans, according to new research published in Science Feb. 16.