HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Amphibian declines, disease ecology, biodiversity are highlighted at conference

The National Science Foundation (NSF) funds ecology research in many areas, ranging from ecological ethics to tracking diseases responsible for amphibian declines, from human-landscape interactions to the ecological effects of Gulf Coast hurricanes, and biodiversity's importance to human and ecosystem health.

Scientists are presenting results of this research at the annual Ecological Society of America (ESA) meeting in Memphis, Tenn, Aug. 6-11, 2006,

Ecological research results supported by NSF are highlighted below. All research results are embargoed until the time of their presentation.

Amphibian Declines: Rainfall and bait shops affect disease transmission

Disease plays an important role in amphibian declines, biologists believe.The interactions between amphibian disease hosts and pathogens are influenced by complex characteristics of the host, the pathogen, and the environment. Ranaviruses are especially associated with epidemics of amphibian disease.

Scientists James Collins, NSF assistant director for biological sciences (on leave from Arizona State University), and Amy Greer of Arizona State looked at ranavirus infection in a salamander species that lives in ponds on the Kaibab Plateau in Arizona. They found that variation in infection prevalence, and subsequent salamander deaths, are likely related to differences in water availability.During wet periods like those in 2005, ponds flooded for an entire growing season, which decreased disease transmission. In 2004, a dry year, infection rates and deaths were much higher.

Tues., Aug. 8, 3:40 p.m., L-4, Lobby Level.

In a related talk, Collins and Angela Picco of Arizona State University will discuss researching the movement of a ranavirus through the tiger salamander bait trade in Arizona. They found that a surprising 85 percent of bait shops carried ranavirus-infected animals.

Mon., Aug. 7, 10:10 a.m.
'"/>

Contact: Cheryl Dybas
cdybas@nsf.gov
703-292-7734
National Science Foundation
9-Aug-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology news :

1. Amphibians in losing race with environmental change
2. Amphibians in dramatic decline; Up to 122 extinct since 1980
3. Americans support for embryonic stem cell research declines, VCU Life Sciences survey shows
4. Gilbert Foundation and American Fed for Aging Research award grants on Alzheimers disease
5. Antioxidant overload may underlie a heritable human disease
6. Female gender provides an advantage in renal diseases
7. The female advantage in kidney disease does not extend to diabetic women
8. Link between sunspots, rain helps predict disease in east Africa
9. Cornell scientists link E. coli bacteria to Crohns disease
10. Taking a supplement of glycine helps prevent degenerative diseases such as arthrosis or osteoporosis
11. Link identified between Alzheimers disease and glaucoma

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


(Date:2/8/2017)... Report Highlights ... The global synthetic-biology market reached nearly $3.9 billion in ... a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 24.0% through 2021. ... for synthetic biology. - Analyses of global market trends, with ... annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021. - Coverage of core ...
(Date:2/7/2017)... WARSAW, Ind. , Feb. 7, 2017 ... global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, will present at the ... Lotte New York Palace Hotel on Wednesday, February 15, ... A live webcast of the presentation can be accessed ... for replay following the conference via Zimmer Biomet,s Investor ...
(Date:2/3/2017)... A new independent identity strategy consultancy firm ... . Designed to fill a critical niche in technical ... partners Mark Crego and Janice Kephart ... identity expertise that span federal governments, the 9/11 Commission, ... combined expertise has a common theme born from a ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... ... February 23, 2017 , ... ... as insulin, cortisol, CRP, adiponectin, uric acid, and/or other biomarkers or SNPs of ... Assay from Salimetrics’ SalivaLab , the relationship between insulin and other relevant ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... UK (PRWEB) , ... February 22, 2017 , ... ... optics and photonics , have been named Fellows of the Society this year, ... technical contributions in the multidisciplinary fields of optics, photonics, and imaging as well ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... , Feb. 22, 2017 Scientists propose ... inflammation and organ damage in Gaucher and maybe other ... risks and lower costs than current therapies. ... Hospital Medical Center , which also included investigators from ... , report their data Feb. 22. The study was ...
(Date:2/22/2017)... DUBLIN , Feb 22, 2017 ... addition of the "Global Biological Crop Protection (Bio-Pesticide) Market-By Type, ... Forecasts (2016-2021)" report to their offering. ... Global Biological Crop Protection Market is ... The strong growth in biopesticide or biological crop protection ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: