Ecology

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Ecology is a branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment. Ecologists work to advance ecosystem research and improve knowledge to protect and restore the services of nature. "Ecosystem services" are the many life-sustaining benefits we receive from nature — clean air and water, fertile soil for crop production, pollination and flood control. These ecosystem services are important to our health and well-being, yet they are limited and often taken for granted as being free. (Source: WordNet, EPA / Photo: Flickr)

Uglier fish have better sperm

My week: Exploring Costa Rican eco-tourism

World's first amphibious insect discovered in Hawaii

Sochi 2014: An ecological disaster?

Bat-like, nocturnal oilbird enjoys its day in the sun

Predatory jumbo flying squid invade California waters

Abstinence-only animals avoid extinction by blowing around

Butterflies evolve for longer flights

Petunias and potatoes added to list of carnivorous plants

World's smallest orchid discovered with petals only one cell thick

Latest Rhodes scholar is environmentalist who studied in Antarctica

Newly evolved finch appears on the Galapagos Islands

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