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Functional diversity of macroinvertebrates as a tool to evaluate wetland restoration

A scientific team has studied the functional diversity of macroinvertebrate communities in 32 Mediterranean temporary ponds six to seven years after their creation during restoration in Doñana, and...

Dispersal syndromes can not reliably explain long-distance seed dispersal by animals

A study demonstrates how poorly dispersal syndromes perform at explaining seed dispersal by animals (zoochory)
Only 4% of the many European plant species dispersed by ungulate endoozocoria...

Neanderthals captured cave birds at night for their own consumption

The use of torches and a good night vision facilitated the capture of choughs, birds that used caves to sleep and were difficult to see during the day. The study was conducted by the National...