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Bengaluru | Jun 18
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru study how and why animals from different species interact with each other. 

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Ajmer | Jun 11

Researchers from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and the Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, India, reveal the rich diversity of microbes in the Thar desert.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Mumbai | Jun 6

Researchers from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai and Cornell University have been reviewing the models and simulations used to study interactions between humans and natural systems. Their study reveals the reason why early prediction of an approaching tipping point of an ecosystem still remains challenging.

General, Science, Ecology, News
Jun 2

How do scientists proclaim an ecosystem like the Western Ghats as an ‘biodiversity hotspot’ and push for its conservation? They do so by ‘ecological sampling’, a technique used to find diversity and abundance of animals and plants in a habitat. They collect samples of plants and animals from different locations within an area and extrapolate the possible biodiversity that exists in the area.

General, Science, Ecology, Scitoons, SciQs
Bengaluru | May 28

Dr Kamaljit Bawa, President, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) and Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, has been awarded the Linnean Medal in Botany by the Linnean Society of London at its annual meeting.

General, Science, Ecology, News
Mangaluru | May 22
Photo: Vineeth Kumar K

After the Microhyla laterite that was described from Manipal in 2016, scientists have found another new narrow-mouthed frog from the city centre of Mangaluru, in coastal Karnataka. 

General, Science, Ecology, News
Bengaluru | May 22
Photo : Dr. Kartik Shanker

23rd of May is celebrated as theWorld Turtle Day. Read about the various organisations in India who use an array of methods to ensure that turtles are welcome on our shores. 

General, Science, Ecology, Policy, Deep-dive, Featured
Thiruvananthapuram | May 18
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

A colourful platter never fails to stimulate your appetite, right? The moment your eyes sense so many dishes laid out beautifully, the stomach starts to growl, and you want to grab a bite! But, you owe most of the food that you eat to insects that pollinate the grains, vegetables and fruits, thus ensuring there is food for all. Have you ever thought how these insects, which feed us, find their food? How do they decide which flower to forage? Do they also look for colours like us?

General, Science, Ecology, News
Delhi | May 16
Photo : Vidisha Kulkarni / Research Matters

A new study by scientists from Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, Hiroshima University, Japan, Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, Bangladesh, Sorbonne Universités, France, and North-West University, South Africa has modified the classification of Asian frogs of the genus Fejervarya and related genera from the family Dicroglossidae.

General, Science, Ecology, News
Bengaluru | May 15
Photo : Dr. Farah Ishtiaq

Higher altitudes have lower levels of oxygen, and hence animals living at such altitudes have to adapt. Having higher content of haemoglobin is one adaptation strategy used. In a recent study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, explore how blood parasite affect these high altitude birds.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive

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