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Shotgun Sequencing Outdone by Amplicon
Catherine Offord | Aug 8, 2017
The shotgun approach, typically thought to be the superior method, may substantially underestimate diversity in environments that have not already been classified, researchers find.
Image of the Day: Saltwater Survivors
Staff | Jan 9, 2017
When road deicing salt enters freshwater ecosystems, prey species such as
can rapidly evolve tolerance to the contaminant, buffering their local food webs from the impacts of salination.
Opinion: The Water Crisis
Christiane Barranguet | Mar 25, 2013
The increasing global demand for potable water needs immediate attention—from researchers and policy makers alike.
Extinction Risk for Invertebrates
Jef Akst | Sep 4, 2012
A new report estimates that human activities as well as other factors are threatening 20 percent of all invertebrate species, including corals and freshwater snails.
Experimental Lakes Face Closure
Hayley Dunning | Aug 22, 2012
A unique resource for studying environmental impacts on freshwater systems is threatened by federal funding cuts.