Category Archives: Populations

Predictions of common reed expansion into new areas

The common reed can form dense reed beds in wetland areas which often push out other plants.
The common reed can form dense reed beds in wetland areas which often push out other plant species.

ResearchBlogging.org A new study maps the spread of the potentially damaging common reed along the southern coast of Finland.  Continue reading Predictions of common reed expansion into new areas

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Persistent drought linked to local decline of desert tortoise

Agassiz's desert tortoise faces a difficult future under drought conditions
Agassiz’s desert tortoise faces a difficult future under drought conditions

ResearchBlogging.org The population of the long-lived Agassiz’s desert tortoise is dwindling in the Sonoran Desert of California as their environment shifts to a warmer and dryer climate.  Continue reading Persistent drought linked to local decline of desert tortoise