HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
UC Berkeley museum biologists to repeat 85-year-old Yosemite National Park wildlife survey

Berkeley - A party of biologists from the University of California, Berkeley, is camping out around Yosemite National Park this summer, reprising a survey of park wildlife first conducted more than 80 years ago by an earlier generation of UC Berkeley scientists.

The survey by members of the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology follows the same transect - from Yosemite Valley to Mono Lake - as Joseph Grinnell and Tracey Storer in their landmark survey of Sierra Nevada birds and mammals between 1914 and 1920. At the time, Grinnell was director of the museum and a zoology professor at UC Berkeley.

The National Park Service last year asked the museum scientists to conduct a new survey, since no complete assessment of park wildlife had been done since Grinnell's day. The team began its work in May.

"With this survey, we are hoping to get new baseline data to compare to the Grinnell and Storer surveys early in the 20th century and see if there have been any changes in the abundance or distribution of species in the park," said Yosemite's lead wildlife biologist, Steve Thompson. The park service is committing $41,000 to the survey, Thompson said, while museum staff will donate about twice that amount in time and effort.

The survey is part of a National Park Service initiative to inventory and monitor wildlife in the national parks, but it coincides with the museum's wish to commemorate its 100th anniversary with a major project of value to California. By the museum's centennial in 2008, scientists there hope to have resurveyed many of Grinnell's original transects around the state.

"Yosemite is the crown jewel of the national park system and also of our project, because it was such a high profile piece of work by Grinnell in the first place," said museum director Craig Moritz, UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology.

The survey of over 20 sites in Yosemite will take about three years and involve most museum scientists and
'"/>

Contact: Robert Sanders
rls@pa.urel.berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley
5-Aug-2003


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Landmark gene agreement announced by Samoan government and UC Berkeley for anti-AIDS drug Prostratin
2. Landmark agreement between Samoa and UC Berkeley could help search for AIDS cure
3. Berkeley Lab soil scientist Margaret Torn receives Presidential Early Career Award
4. MSU group reviews Berkeley venture into brave new science funding world
5. Berkeley scientists create first 3-D map of protein universe
6. UC Berkeley scientists detail neural circuit that lets eye detect directional motion
7. UC Berkeley, Joint Genome Institute target chloroplasts for clues to green plant evolution
8. Your brain is teaching your nose new tricks, say UC Berkeley researchers
9. UC Berkeley researchers are developing a microsized microscope that can peek inside living cells
10. Dietary supplements make old rats youthful, may help rejuvenate aging humans, according to UC Berkeley study
11. Inherent speed limit governs how quickly life bounces back after extinction, UC Berkeley research shows

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/13/2019)... ... June 13, 2019 , ... Global Clinical and Ancillary ... end-to-end clinical and ancillary supply chain management needs of large- and middle-market pharmaceutical, ... today announced it will sponsor a summer education program offered by the Young ...
(Date:6/6/2019)... ... June 05, 2019 , ... ... opening of a new network station and service center in Mexico City, Mexico. ... in the world — with more than $1.75 billion in pharmaceutical exports since ...
(Date:6/4/2019)... ... June 04, 2019 , ... Harper was three years ... X-rays revealed severe elbow dysplasia, which caused painful osteoarthritis in the joints. She ... Her parents were heartbroken. , The surgical specialist, Dr. Christopher Eich of Southern ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:5/31/2019)... Redwood City, California (PRWEB) , ... ... ... received allowance of our patent applications from the USPTO providing proprietary interest ... SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SLEEP DISORDER DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT… extends Somnology’s IP ...
(Date:5/21/2019)... ... May 21, 2019 , ... ... today officially opened the inaugural Africa Brewing Conference dedicated to sharing brewing knowledge, ... Africa. The event, which is supported through a partnership with “Ethiopia Invest”, will ...
(Date:5/8/2019)... ... ... at 16.2 hands, Atlas is on the large side for a Quarter Horse. He ... other activities. When loping around a corner in late 2017, Atlas tripped and partially ... only being able to walk. Fortunately Atlas’ owner, Kelly, sought the opinion of her ...
(Date:5/2/2019)... ... 2019 , ... The centuries old practice of brewing beer thrives today across ... and even home brewing clubs scattered across the nation. , But proper beer ... can produce a superb product. Students at South Dakota School of Mines & ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: