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.

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Are Dogs Trying To Tell Us Something With Their Expressions?

Dogs have been part of human social groups for at least 30,000 years. So it’s not unreasonable to suppose... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Wallacea: a Living Laboratory of Evolution

To mark Wallacea Week, a series of public lectures and exhibition on the Wallacea region of Indonesia, The Conversation... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

Saving Amphibians From A Deadly Fungus Means Acting Without Knowing All The Answers

The calls of frogs on warm nights in the spring are a welcome sound, telling listeners that the... Read more

Earth & Environmental Science; Food Science & Nutrition; Plant & Animal Sciences

To Restore Our Soils, Feed The Microbes

Our soils are in trouble. Over the past century, we’ve abused them with plowing, tilling and too much... Read more

Plant & Animal Sciences

Top 10 Animal Science Topics Your Peers Are Researching

Combining cutting-edge technology and essential content, ScienceDirect Topics is a new enhancement that brings the path of discovery... Read more

Life Sciences; Plant & Animal Sciences

What Marsupials Taught Us About Embryo Implantation Could Help Women Using IVF

What do a swollen sprained ankle and a new pregnancy have in common? Believe it or not, they’re... Read more

Plant & Animal Sciences

Silent Partners: Are Earthworms Creating Pathways for Invasive Plants?

Small but mighty, earthworms transform the soil of any ecosystem they inhabit. In farm fields, we appreciate the... Read more

Plant & Animal Sciences

Giraffes Are in Trouble – The US Endangered Species Act Can Help

On April 19 of this year, five major wildlife protection groups petitioned the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to... Read more

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