Ecology

Scientists can identify plants by the light they reflect.
Tess Joosse, Contributor
Treatment that eases bipolar symptoms in humans stops risky behavior in infected sticklebacks.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
This month in disquieting science.
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
The discovery raises hopes that chimps can adapt to threats such as climate change.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
A new type of exotic mantis has entered the U.S. My own brood of nonnative mantises sheds light on what that means.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
New drone footage catches shark-on-shark predation in action.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
After diving penguins drive fish to shallow waters, flying seabirds follow -- and share the bounty.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
When Tasmanian devils flourish, so do the small mammals preyed upon by feral cats.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
Snake species recycles poison collected from its own prey.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Fitting transmitters onto thousands of creatures may help scientists predict natural disasters and offer a "lifecast" of hidden environmental information.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
The glue cements the moth’s wing scales together like a wall of bricks.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Estimates of animal populations made by local residents and field scientists are similar.
Brian Owens, Contributor