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October 05, 2015

Cryptic Invasions by Ecological Engineers Conceal Profound Changes in Nature

A new study reveals that the salt marsh plant Spartina alterniflora, which grows on more than 9,000 km of the Atlantic coastline of South America, is not native to the area and was in fact introduced 200 years ago.

September 24, 2015

Wiley Launches Journal to Help Solve World Challenges

John Wiley and Sons, Inc., today announced the launch of Global Challenges, a new open access journal devoted to creating a global community to address major challenges the world faces. Global challenges such as climate change, energy scarcity, health and nutrition security, pandemic disease, and access to sufficient water resources are a priority for every government and critical for their citizens. Addressing such challenges in a sustainable manner requires strategic research investments, international collaboration, collective resources and knowledge exchange between diverse communities.

September 24, 2015

Expanded Education for Women in Malawi Does Not Lead to Later Childbearing

The age at first birth in Malawi has remained constant from 1992 to 2010, despite expanded access to education for girls. Social demographer Monica Grant explores this finding in a new Population and Development Review paper, noting that it does not imply that women would have been better off in the absence of recent education policies.

12:00 AM EDT September 24, 2015

Researchers Find Ticks Linked with Lyme Disease in South London Parks

Visitors to 2 popular parks in South London are at risk of coming into contact with ticks that can transmit Lyme disease to humans, according to a new study in Medical and Veterinary Entomology.

September 21, 2015

Experts Offer Perspectives on Cheating in Mutually Beneficial Relationships

Mutualism, when two species both benefit from their relationship with each other, is important for the survival of many organisms. There is ongoing debate regarding the importance of cheating in such relationships, with many believing that cheating is both widespread and highly threatening to the evolutionary persistence of mutualism.

September 21, 2015

How Mercury Contamination Affects Reptiles in the Amazon Basin

Mercury contamination in water and on land is of worldwide concern due to its toxic effects on ecosystems and human health. Mercury toxicity is of particular concern to reptiles because they are currently experiencing population declines. Also, reptiles are ideal indicators of mercury contamination in aquatic environments because they are long lived and occupy diverse habitats.


September 08, 2015

Ozone Can Reduce a Flower’s Scent that’s Critical for Attracting Pollinators

New research shows that high levels of ozone, which are predicted to increase in the atmosphere in the future, can dampen the scents of flowers that attract bees and other pollinators.

August 17, 2015

What Will it Take to Save the Bees?

Studies have unequivocally shown a consistent decline in bee populations over the last decade, and experts are diligently working to find ways to reverse the trend. But is it too late to save our bees, which are responsible for pollinating a staggering 150 different crop plants, and our bee-dependent lifestyle?

August 05, 2015

Wiley and the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) announce an expanded partnership

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced an extended publishing partnership with the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) with the publication of FEBS Letters and FEBS Open Bio. This expanded partnership adds these two leading scientific journals alongside The FEBS Journal which Wiley has published since 1999.

12:00 AM EDT August 05, 2015

Review Highlights Steps Needed to Deal with Bed Bugs in Multi-Family Housing

A new review highlights how an integrated pest management approach that utilizes a combination of chemical and nonchemical control options is the best strategy for getting rid of bed bug infestations; however, pest management professionals that are hired on a lowest bid basis are not likely to use such an approach.

August 03, 2015

Low Levels of Endocrine Disruptors in the Environment May Cause Sex Reversal in Female Frogs

Many studies have been conducted on the dangers of endocrine disrupting chemicals that mimic or block estrogen, the primary female hormone. Now new research shows that similar harm can be done by chemicals that affect male hormones, or androgens.

July 30, 2015

The Ecological Society of America to Publish with Wiley

John Wiley and Sons Inc. announced today that it has been selected by the Ecological Society of America (ESA) as its publishing partner for its distinguished portfolio of scholarly journals in ecology.

July 30, 2015

Wiley announces strong performance in 2015 Journal Citation Reports release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., today announced a strong performance in Thomson Reuters® 2015 Journal Citation Reports (JCR) release.

July 06, 2015

Beetle Tree of Life Reveals the Evolutionary History of Earth's Most Diverse Group of Animals

New research reconstructs the beetle family tree and shows how this important group of insects diversified and otherwise flourished over the last nearly 300 million years.

July 06, 2015

How Ticks that Carry Lyme Disease Are Spreading to New Regions in the U.S.

Lyme disease is currently estimated to affect 300,000 people in the U.S. every year, and blacklegged ticks, the disease’s main vector, have recently flourished in areas previously thought to be devoid of this arachnid.

July 06, 2015

Investigators Insert Large DNA Sequence into Mammalian Cells

For the first time, researchers have used a simplified technique derived from a defense mechanism evolved by bacteria and other single-celled organisms to successfully insert a large DNA sequence into a predetermined genomic site in mammalian cells.

July 06, 2015

Societal Challenges and New Treatments for Ebola Virus Disease

 In a new Journal of Internal Medicine review, Dr. Ali Mirazimi of the Karolinska Institutet considers why the latest outbreak occurred

June 30, 2015

Wiley partnership with figshare enables data sharing

Hoboken, NJ – June 30, 2015 – John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), today announced their partnership with London- based data repository organization, Figshare. To support authors who wish to openly share their data, Wiley have embarked on this partnership with Figshare to integrate data sharing within existing journal workflows and article publication.

June 15, 2015

How an Animal’s Biochemistry May Support Aggressive Behavior

Researchers who paired Siamese fighting fish in mock fights found that winning fish could supply more energy to their muscles during fights than losing fish.

June 15, 2015

Research Reveals Insights on How Ancient Reptiles Adapted to Life in Water

The world’s first study into the brain anatomy of a marine reptile that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs sheds light on how the reptilian brain adapted to life in the oceans.