Sri Lanka’s marbled rock frog may not be on brink of extinction, modeling suggests

Using a combination of old-fashioned field work and new-fangled computer modeling, researchers in Sri Lanka have found that the critically endangered marble rock frog (Nannophrys marmorata) occurs over a potentially much larger range than previously thought. In a new paper, they suggest that, pending further studies, this finding should qualify the species for removal from […]

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Genetic resistance to devastating ash tree disease discovered – and it could help save the species

Scientists have discovered a genetic basis to resistance against ash tree dieback, a devastating fungal infection that is predicted to kill over half of the ash trees in the region, and it could open up new possibilities to save the species. The invasive fungus Hymenoscyphus fraxineus has spread throughout Europe’s ash populations but is especially dire in […]

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