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Fruitful Savannahs: Termites enrich the soil in East Africa

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Vertebrate fertilizer is not the only source of nutrients in the soils of East African savannahs, at least according to a study recently published in the journal Ecology. Alison Brody from the University of Vermont and colleagues found that termites Read more ›

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It’s only skin deep: Melanism and thermoregulation in lizards

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Like all ectotherms, lizards gain energy to go about their business by absorbing heat from their surrounding environment. Often lizards bask in the sun to maximize their heat absorption. But there are other, subtler things that can also affect how Read more ›

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