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Sunset over a salt marsh at Plum Island, Massachusetts, as autumn arrives. September 26, 2016
Changing salt marsh conditions send resident microbes into dormancy
Discovery
NSF MacroSystems Biology and Early NEON Science researchers are studying tree genes to canopies. September 22, 2016
NSF awards $15.9 million to foster new understanding of biological systems on regional to continental scales
Press Release
A new NSF Coastal SEES award addresses sustainability of the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta. September 21, 2016
NSF awards $13 million in third set of coastal sustainability grants
Press Release
A diverse community of marine sponges on a coral reef in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. September 16, 2016
NSF awards $18.9 million for research to transform our understanding of life on Earth
Press Release
Aerial views of lawns September 16, 2016
NSF awards $16.7 million for research on how humans, environment interact
Press Release
A colony of vampire bats. Scientists are discovering new links between vampire bats and rabies. September 13, 2016
Rabies could spread to Peru's coast by 2020
Discovery
biology graphic September 8, 2016
Forecasting climate change's effects on biodiversity hindered by lack of data
News From the Field
Mark Urban under a sheet of aufeis in Alaska September 8, 2016
Critical information needed in fight to save wildlife
News From the Field
Kimberly Novick September 6, 2016
During drought, dry air can stress plants more than dry soil
News From the Field
Biologists and atmospheric scientists track migrating birds like this summer tanager. September 6, 2016
Seasonality of bird migration responds to environmental cues, scientists show
Discovery
image of Halanaerobium bacteria cells September 5, 2016
New genus of bacteria found living inside hydraulic fracturing wells
News From the Field
a tasmanian devil August 30, 2016
Tasmanian devils evolve to resist deadly cancer
News From the Field
a songbird August 30, 2016
New research shows how songbirds island-hopped out of Australia
News From the Field
Sylvia Lee sampling in the Gwynns Falls August 25, 2016
Ecological consequences of amphetamine pollution in urban streams
News From the Field
Ribbed mussels support salt marsh grasses during a 2016 drought at Sapelo Island, Georgia. August 19, 2016
Biodiversity in salt marshes builds climate resilience
Discovery
a mussel mound August 18, 2016
Mussel flexing: Bivalve save drought-stricken marshes, research finds
News From the Field
limb of a mouse (left) and a fish fin (right) August 17, 2016
New techniques boost understanding of how fish fins became fingers
News From the Field
a species of sea urchin August 17, 2016
Climate change alters the rules of sperm competition in the sea
News From the Field
a Colorado Rocky Mountain forest August 11, 2016
Slower snowmelt affects downstream water availability in Western mountains
News From the Field
a blue mussel clings to a rock August 9, 2016
Why are New England's wild blue mussels disappearing?
News From the Field
an artistís rendering of Echovenator sandersi August 4, 2016
Echo hunter: Researchers name new fossil whale with high-frequency hearing
News From the Field
A Colorado Rocky Mountain forest during the winter-spring transition period, which is changing. August 3, 2016
Earlier snowmelt decreases streamflow, reduces forests' ability to regulate atmospheric carbon dioxide
Press Release
a Colorado Rocky Mountain forest August 3, 2016
Early snowmelt reduces forests' atmospheric CO2 uptake, decreases streamflow volume
News From the Field
bacteria evolution August 2, 2016
Bacteria show capacity for rapid, beneficial mutations
News From the Field
lab bottles August 1, 2016
Still changing after all these years
News From the Field
fossils from Zaris site in Namibia July 29, 2016
New fossil evidence supports theory that first mass extinction was engineered by early animals
News From the Field
biology graphic July 26, 2016
Male frogs have sex on land to keep competitors away
News From the Field
pair of Scinax alcatraz laying eggs July 26, 2016
Sexual rivalry may drive frog reproductive behaviors
News From the Field
Corn fields in Iowa: Site of NSF's Intensively Managed Landscapes Critical Zone Observatory (CZO). July 25, 2016
What's good for crops not always good for the environment
Press Release
a multi-colored bush anole July 20, 2016
CCNY research gleans climate change insight from lizard genome
News From the Field
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