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Ecology

Apr 7, 2021

Bizarre patterns, vibrant colours, heady scents — flowers present a buffet of choices to draw pollinators. In fact, studies have shown that bees, butterflies, and other pollinating insects have particular preferences in the flowers they visit. What’s more, they also tweak their tastes according to the changing environment.

General, Science, Ecology, SciQs
Bengaluru | Mar 24, 2021
A holistic approach to biodiversity conservation

Researchers from ATREE review their work over the past 25 years.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Policy, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Mar 8, 2021
Studying human-wildlife interactions: Why we need to look beyond conflict

Researchers discuss the challenges in studying human-wildlife coexistence and the way forward. 

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 12, 2021
Here’s why laboratory science alone cannot solve the extinction crisis

The science of biodiversity loss may benefit by integrating people's knowledge with lab-based techniques.

General, Science, Ecology, Op-ed
Mumbai | Feb 9, 2021
Recovery from Cyclone Phailin in marine fishing communities

Researchers investigate social, economic, human, and physical factors driving and resulting in recovery in the aftermath of Cyclone Phailin.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Feb 2, 2021
A new burrowing frog discovered in Bengaluru could tell a lot about unexplored cityscapes

Researchers found a new frog species lurking in a pond in Bengaluru, and hope to discover more with systematic studies. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Jan 29, 2021

Image Credits: KV Gururaja

In the animal world, finding a mate, protecting territory and fending off competitors who vie for love are defining moments. Only those adept at the needed skills for these ‘do-or-die’ circumstances survive, reproduce and thrive. A few animals go the extra mile—sing a romantic song, flash their colours to scare competitors and also woo their mate, some chirp high loud to stand out in the crowd and some, like the dancing frogs, shake a leg!

General, Science, Ecology, SciQs
Delhi | Jan 12, 2021
Tapping genes to make chickpeas resistant to droughts

Study identifies specific genes in chickpea plants that help the plant to grow in water-deficient conditions.

General, Science, Technology, Engineering, Ecology, Deep-dive
Kharagpur | Jan 11, 2021
Fertilisers, livestock and biomass burning are spewing ammonia into the air across India

Researchers have pinned down the seasonal and geographical variation of the harmful gas across the country and the reasons behind it.

General, Science, Ecology, Health, Society, Deep-dive
Dehradun | Jan 7, 2021
A proposed dam in Arunachal Pradesh threatens Black-necked Cranes’ habitat

Study shows how a proposed hydropower project can submerge the habitats of these cranes and what can be done to make it favourable for the winged visitors.

General, Science, Ecology, Society, Deep-dive
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