Annual crops go dormant during winter. Frosty temperatures cue them to wake up—but the warmer winters brought on by climate change scramble the cold signal, hurting yield.
New research shows how regional weather, shaped by towering mountain ranges, might influence the size and shape of local rodents.
Insects that eat plant leaves could change the local atmosphere, but current climate models do not account for this impact.
Showing how eyes in the sky can help people on the ground.
Hydrological processes affect plant ecology and the biogeochemical exchange between salt marshes and the sea.
A new study finds nature can’t have it both ways: On the basis of thousands of case studies from dozens of hurricanes, there’s always a trade-off between resistance and resilience.
Combining data from land and sea helps ecologists measure human impact.
Major river basins around the world, including the Amazon, may be hot spots for ecological shifts as the planet warms.
Resources and data offered by the National Ecological Observatory Network are supporting researchers investigating critical ecosystem changes across the country.
A system of canals 2 millennia old sustained a local population after the collapse of its neighbors, and it continues to affect local ecology today.