The Vegan Monologues Asks the Burning Question: Is That a Carrot in Your Pocket?
...on of its latest book, "The Vegan Monologues" (ISBN 9781934074367), which guides readers through the world of being vegan, traveling life's path as an herbivore
in a treacherous world of carnivores. Whether explaining how vegetarian guys get the girls, exploring an addiction to Chinese takeout, or being seque...
Plant communication: Sagebrush engage in self-recognition and warn of danger
...s of those herbivores."
In their UC Davis study, Karban and Shiojiri examined the relationships between the volatile profiles of clipped plants and herbivore
damage They found that plants within 60 centimeters of an experimentally clipped neighbor in the field experienced less leaf damage over the season,...
Humans Genetically More Suited To Being Vegetarians Than Meat-eaters
Massey University's professor, Jeremy Hyams, the Convener of the conference says the finding that a human is more suited to being a herbivore
is one of the outcomes of rapidly increasing understanding of how human cells work.
He says technology has enabled molecular biologist to invest...
Animal and plant communication at the ESA Annual Meeting
...'t need to assume that it has an adaptive value, or that it has anything to do with prey."
Specialists are better at avoiding predators
species often specialize on the host plants that they eat, evolving adaptations to use a plant's unique set of resources. However, specialization doe...
New discovery suggests trees evolved camouflage defense against long extinct predator
...rival of humans New Zealand had no native land mammals, but was home to moa, giant flightless birds, closely related to the modern ostrich and the top herbivore
predator in the food chain. However moa were hunted to extinction 750 years ago.
The Araliaceae tree has several defences which the team suggest ar...
Diversity of plant-eating fishes may be key to recovery of coral reefs
...l mixes of herbivorous species, we might see more rapid recovery of the reefs."
Believed to be the first study to demonstrate the importance of herbivore
diversity in enhancing the growth of coral reefs, the research was conducted at the National Undersea Research Center in Key Largo, Florida. It was s...
Rabbits to the rescue of the reef
...art in a salvage operation when it becomes necessary.
In Australia these herbivore
fish populations are still in fairly good shape, but around the world as th...a, Micronesia and French Polynesia there are reports of serious declines in herbivore
numbers of up to 90 per cent.
By killing them, we may be unwittingly eli...
Emerging field of neuroecology is showcased in December issue of the Biological Bulletin
... MBL, WOODS HOLE, MA A plant laces its leaves with a noxious chemical, forcing a hungry herbivore
to choose between starving, eating a potentially toxic item, or moving on. A newt secretes a potent neurotoxin to defend against predators, unwittingl...
Parasites' impact goes beyond host to affect ecosystem
...New Hampshire, looks at parasitism by the trematode Cryptocotyle lingua in Littorina littorea, a snail known as the common periwinkle and the dominant herbivore
in the intertidal zone. "We wanted to find out what was this parasite’s impact on the community," says Byers, who advised Wood during the research, wh...
Why do insects like to eat some plants more than others?
...rthcoming issue of The American Naturalist, Tom E. X. Miller, Andrew J. Tyre, and Svata M. Louda (all of the University of Nebraska, Lincoln) examined herbivore
dynamics, specifically why plants aren't all eaten at the same rate.
Plant-insect ecologists typically attribute the differences to variation in th...
Batfish to the rescue!
...re GBR reefs may be closely tied to the fate of mangroves and their suitability for batfish recruitment."
Batfishes may be one of the last intact herbivore
populations capable of reversing serious weed overgrowth of inshore coral reefs, he adds. The reef has already all-but lost one major group of weed-mo...
Plants tell caterpillars when it's safe to forage
... in a new study in the open access journal PLoS Biology, Kaori Shiojiri, Rika Ozawa, and Junji Takabayashi show that plant signals can indeed regulate herbivore
When the larvae of beet armyworms ( Spodoptera exigua ) feed on corn, the plant releases volatile compounds that act as a magnet for paras...
Tyrannosaur survivorship -- tough times for teens
...gle quarry. It is the best evidence that exists to suggest that tyrannosaurids may have been gregarious, or pack, animals. The almost complete lack of herbivore
bones from the excavation suggests that this was probably not a predator trap. Recognizing the importance of the site, Currie led an expedition in 199...
In zoology , an herbivore
is an animal that is adapted to eat primarily plants (rather than meat ). Thus, while humans may choose not to eat meat, such individuals are vegetarians , not herbivores. A true herbivore, such as a cow , is unable to chew or digest meat. However, many her...
..., for example the well known Tyrannosaurus rex and sabretooth tiger .
Compare and contrast
... a crop (or the enlargement of esophagus ) while birds may develop a gizzard (or a stomach that acts as teeth and mechanically digests food). A herbivore
may have a cecum that contains bacteria that helps break down the cellulose in plants. Ruminants , for example cows and sheep , have a specia...
...vertebrates where they can play different role. Ecdysteroids also appear in many plants mostly as a protection agents (toxins or antifeedants) against herbivore