Plant & Animal Sciences

The science of living things holds a special fascination for human beings, as we strive to understand our place in the seemingly endless array of life on our planet. Research into agricultural and plant science, ecology, animal science and behavior, aquatic and marine science, organismal biology, entomology, and evolution continues to shape both our technology and our fundamental knowledge of ourselves. Elsevier’s foundational and leading-edge content in these areas — including award-winning encyclopedias of fish physiology, animal behavior, and insects — continues to enhance scientific comprehension of the living systems we depend on.

Plant & Animal Sciences

Taking Plants Off Planet to See How They Grow in Zero Gravity

Gravity is a constant for all organisms on Earth. It acts on every aspect of our physiology, behavior... Read more

Plant & Animal Sciences

Fossils Suggest an Aquatic Plant That Bloomed Underwater Was Among First Flowering Plants

Photosynthesis – the ability to convert energy from the sun into fuel – first appeared on Earth in... Read more

Plant & Animal Sciences

Close-up Film Shows for the First Time How Ants Use ‘Combs’ and ‘Brushes’ to Keep Their Antennae Clean

Using unique mechanical experiments and close-up video, Cambridge researchers have shown how ants use microscopic ‘combs’ and ‘brushes’... Read more

Plant & Animal Sciences

Stressed Young Birds Stop Learning from Their Parents and Turn to Wider Flock

Juvenile zebra finches that experience high stress levels will ignore how their own parents forage and instead learn... Read more

Plant & Animal Sciences

White Shark Populations Are Growing. Here’s Why That’s Good News

When bald eagle populations rebounded, people rejoiced. When alligators came back from the brink of extinction, most of... Read more

Plant & Animal Sciences

Losing Bees Will Sting More than Just Our Taste for Honey

Changing wildlife: this article is part of a series looking at how key species such as bees, insects... Read more

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Where is All the Ivory From? Using Forensic Science and Elephant DNA to Stop Poachers

As the largest land mammal, African elephants are keystone species in their environment. We are currently losing up to... Read more

Plant & Animal Sciences

Sense and Sensibility: Mind Like an Elephant

There Used to be Elephants in Africa There used to be elephants in Africa. There were also many... Read more

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