The grazing habits of wild animals like elephants and boars enable long-term carbon storage, according to new research that stresses the need to align climate mitigation goals with biodiversity conservation.
Lake sediment is helping scientists resolve a decades-long historical mystery.
The unicellular plants more readily take up iron in the presence of salp feces than in krill feces, an experiment in Antarctica reveals.
The excrement delivers nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen, kick-starting islands of vegetation at the edge of the cryosphere.
Drone surveillance reveals just how big a contribution sea cucumbers make to reef habitats.
Researchers hiked and rappeled into two caves in Jamaica to collect over 40 kilograms of excrement.
Evidence from mud, charcoal, and feces suggests humans arrived in East Polynesia during the driest period in 2 millennia.
New findings suggest antibiotics in cow manure can alter soil microbial activity, with implications for soil fertility and carbon emissions.
Scientists are digging up Adélie penguin guano to study millennia of Antarctica’s history.
Tiny slivers of plastic are making it all the way into humans’ guts and into their feces, a new study shows.