HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Using science to restore habitat for declining species

The following are leads for stories on ongoing Forest Service research to restore habitat for the Louisiana pine snake, red-cockaded woodpecker, cerulean warbler, Indiana bat, American eel, and North American freshwater mussels.

Louisiana Pine Snake Louisiana pine snake, a species of conservation concern, is associated with the longleaf pine forests of the West Gulf Coastal Plain. Craig Rudolph uses radiotelemetry and other methods to study this elusive snake, which many experts believe to be the rarest vertebrate in the United States. Louisiana pine snakes prey mainly on pocket gophers, using their burrows to hibernate. Alteration of the fire regime in the longleaf pine ecosystem in the West Gulf Coastal Plain has led to a decline in the plants that support the pocket gopher, which in turn has led to population declines of the Louisiana pine snake. Roads have also had a significant effect. Habitats are fragmented, and large numbers of snakes are killed by vehicles: data from a recent study suggests that impacts may extend several hundred meters from the road itself.
Recent article: http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/about/newsrelease/nr_2004-04-30-pinesnakes.htm
CONTACT: Craig Rudolph, Research Ecologist. (936-569-7981) or crudolph01@fs.fed.us

Red-Cockaded Woodpecker The red-cockaded woodpecker was also once a common sight in the southern United States, before logging and the alteration of the fire regime reduced the original longleaf pine habitat of the bird. Designated as endangered in 1970, red-cockaded woodpeckers are uniquely adapted to the fire-maintained southern pine ecosystem and require large, living pine trees for nesting. SRS researcher Richard Conner focuses on the ecology, habitat, and behavior of these cavity-nesting birds. When excavating its nest, the red-cockaded woodpecker pe
'"/>

Contact: Zoe Hoyle
zhoyle@fs.fed.us
828-257-4388
Southern Research Station - USDA Forest Service
10-May-2004


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Using statistics to decipher secrets of natural mutation
2. Using soils as filters to prevent crypto from moving to the groundwater
3. Using a companion crop to control weeds organically
4. Using plants and microbes to purify polluted industrial wastewater
5. Using GPR to estimate tree root biomass
6. Using computational power tools to bolster systems biology
7. Using RNA interference to tune gene activity in stem cells
8. Using sewage sludge as fertilizer
9. Using the oceans living light shows to fight terrorism or track the planets most massive migration
10. Using genetic research to treat inflammatory diseases Vienna centre of excellence in biomedicine harnesses basic research
11. Using brain activity to identify risk for disorders

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


(Date:8/21/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... August 21, 2019 , ... ... E. coli cell line for rapid and low-cost biomanufacturing of complex protein therapeutics, ... Formerly a member of AbSci's Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Larimore brings more than ...
(Date:8/15/2019)... ... August 15, 2019 , ... Deep Science Ventures ... Food and Agriculture practice, a new unit dedicated to building 100 companies over the ... raw materials and supply chains. , Deep Science Ventures was founded to create ...
(Date:8/14/2019)... ... August 14, 2019 , ... Carterra® ... they have opened a Customer Experience Center (CEC) and office in Munich, Germany. ... office. , The Munich CEC will be a place for researchers throughout Europe ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/6/2019)... ... August 06, 2019 , ... Shoreline Biome, ... the strain level, has announced partnerships with six international distributors. , The ... research organizations in Australia, Benelux, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, the ...
(Date:8/6/2019)... ... August 06, 2019 , ... ... for the launch of a community project that will engage middle and early ... the project, entitled “A Youth-Led Citizen Science Network for Community Environmental Assessment.” Collaborative ...
(Date:7/30/2019)... ... July 30, 2019 , ... The summer ... cooking events company. Not only has the company already hosted many of its ... Cooking Parties to its guests. , With Lajollacooks4u’s Private Cooking Parties, guests prepare ...
(Date:7/23/2019)... (PRWEB) , ... July 22, 2019 , ... ... biotech companies with best-in-class services in the fields of 3D tissue imaging ... machine learning , Visikol initially started back in 2013 as a products company. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: