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Ecology

Brunei Darussalam | Oct 15

An international team of researchers phylogenetically classified the world’s tropical forests into five principal floristic regions.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Oct 13

“Can this wait? I haven’t had my coffee yet.”

“I have a headache, and I need some coffee.”

“You look tired! Can I get you some coffee?”

General, Science, Ecology, Scitoons, SciQs
Bengaluru | Oct 7

The first week of October is observed in India as the ‘Wildlife Week’.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Oct 6

“What had that flower to do with being white
The wayside blue and innocent heal-all?
What brought the kindred spider to that height,
Then steered the white moth hither in the night?
What but design of darkness to appall?
If design govern a thing so small.”

--Robert Frost, in his poem Design

General, Science, Ecology, Scitoons, SciQs
Bengaluru | Sep 30
Photo: Anuradha Batabyal

Researchers from IISc studied whether urban environments adversely affect the health and fitness of urban lizards.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Sep 29

Long before humans arrived on this planet, elephants have been walking on Earth. Often referred to as the ‘keystone’ species by scientists, these gentle giants play a significant role in maintaining the ecological balance of their habitat.

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Bengaluru | Sep 25
Photo by: Monilesaurus montanus and Monilesaurus acanthocephalus  by Saunak Pal; Microauris aurantolabium by S. P. Vijayakumar

Researchers from the IISc, Bengaluru, BNHS, Mumbai, OSU, USA, and NHM, London, have discovered two new species of lizards in the Western Ghats.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Sep 25

In an exciting recent study, researchers have reported, for the first time, an accidental encounter of a male praying mantis (Hierodula tenuidentata), eating a guppy fish  (Poecilia reticulata) in Karnataka.

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Bengaluru | Sep 23

The banks of the river Krishna, an iconic river in South India, is a sight to behold! As you gaze through its vastness, have you ever wondered how the river is, and since when it is flowing? Here is a trivia—the rivers that flow in Karnataka are, in fact, older than the mighty Himalayas!

General, Science, Ecology, Featured
Sep 22

“Ecology is boring for the same reason that destruction is fun”, said Don DeLillo, an American novelist and playwright. This saying resonates very well with road ecology. Road kills are soon forgotten till the next one happens, reckless driving in protected areas is ubiquitous and polluting ecologically sensitive area is an act of no shame. And, this is not fun!

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