Lionfish found following the current trend

Jun. 28, 2013 by

In findings published today in the Marine Ecology Progress Series, researchers have found that ocean currents may explain why the Indo-Pacific lionfish Pterois volitans living in the Atlantic is yet to make its way to Brazil. Osmar Luiz, from Macquarie

Save the trees to save the reefs

Jun. 5, 2013 by

Conservation projects to reverse current deforestation could also benefit coastal coral reef ecosystems. This new finding could potentially extend the impacts of limited conservation resources, as reported in Nature Communications this week. Led by Joseph Maina, the work suggests that

Coral reefs ‘ruled by earthquakes and volcanoes’

May. 23, 2013 by

Titanic forces in the Earth’s crust explain why the abundance and richness of corals varies dramatically across the vast expanse of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, a world-first study from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS)

Collaborative research results in publication on coral reef fish latitudinal shifts

May. 1, 2013 by

An ongoing collaboration among researchers from the University of Technology of Sydney, University of Sydney and the Macquarie University, in Sydney, the James Cook University and the Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville, and the Kochi University in Japan, resulted

Assessing the role of cladogenesis in macroevolution by integrating fossil and molecular evidence

Mar. 14, 2013 by

New species evolve via two mechanisms, cladogenesis and anagenesis. Cladogenesis represents the subdivision of a species into two, reproductively isolated, independently evolving forms; whereas anagenesis represent within species evolution. In a study published in PNAS we identify the extent to

Means conceal the focus of climate change biology

Feb. 13, 2013 by

Biologists have all read papers or sat through seminars about the biological consequences of climate change and seen a figure like the one here (without the dots). A traditional variance-style test and standard error bars show that a climate change

Making People Care About Climate Change

Jan. 11, 2013 by

Making people care about climate change. Bill Moyers interview with Yale Professor, Anthony Leiserowitz (January 4 2013):