How tiny fossilized plant particles in Costa Rica can be used to reconstruct past landscapes.
Researchers sink their teeth into this tricky evolutionary question.
By extracting phytoliths from once-living plants, scientists were able to uncover a story of vegetation change in response to climate.
For millennia, the Duwamish River sustained a diverse ecosystem before experiencing a dramatic transformation wrought by human engineering.
30 million years ago, the world lacked its grass-dominated environments, but 70 million years ago, grasses had not evolved—or so we think.
Various bat species have different needs to survive, which can severely decrease their ability to cope with habitat fragmentation.
From Amazonian jungles to Mexico's deserts, the diversity of these ecosystems is unrivaled. It is home to earth’s greatest biodiversity.
Sharlene Santana studies how behavior, diet, anatomy and function result in bursts of diversification in tropical bats.
Researcher Regan Dunn reconstructs what types of vegetation existed in ancient Patagonia to understand the impact of climate change.
The rings in a tree stump can tell us a lot about the tree, but did you know similar records are hidden inside the tiny ear bones of fishes?