HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Tracking diseases by bait, plane, insects and fowl

The 91st Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting will be held in Memphis, Tennessee, from August 6 -11, 2006. The theme of the meeting is "Icons and Upstarts in Ecology" and some 3,000 scientists are expected to attend. Below is a sampling of papers, focusing on diseases, which will be presented during the week. Other topics to be covered during the meeting include marine ecology, environmental justice, climate change, biogeochemistry, and invasive species.

Human-mediated spread of Amphibian Pathogens through the Tiger Salamander Bait Trade Monday, August 7, 8 - 11:30 AM Plantation Room, Cook Convention Center

Emerging infectious diseases are implicated in the declines of amphibians worldwide. One virus in particular, ranavirus, has been associated with die-offs in wild amphibian populations in North America, Europe, Australia, and South America, and in commercial populations in Asia. Researching the pathogens' movements through the tiger salamander bait trade in Arizona, Angela Picco (Arizona State University) found 62 percent of bait shops carried infected animals. Picco will discuss the findings during a contributed oral session on amphibian and reptile ecology and decline.

Pandemic Diseases and the Aviation Network Tuesday August 8, 1:30 - 5:00 PM, L-4, Cook Convention Center

Lars Hufnagel (University of California Santa Barbara) and colleagues designed a method to track the spread of infectious diseases through the global aviation network. Focusing on international and national civil aviation traffic, the researchers incorporated the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) outbreaks, comparing their data with actual reported cases. Hufnagel and colleagues found good agreement between what the model suggested and what actually happened, suggesting their model can be used to help predict future worldwide spread of diseases and to identify high-risk regions in advance. Hufnagel will report
'"/>

Contact: Annie Drinkard
annie@esa.org
Ecological Society of America
1-Aug-2006


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Gut check: Tracking the ecosystem within us
2. Tracking genes for self-pollination in arabidopsis
3. Tracking sperm whales and jumbo squid
4. Tracking membranes of rupturing blood cells sheds light on malaria infection
5. Tracking a killer: Observing liver invasion by malarial parasites
6. Tracking orangutans from the sky
7. Female gender provides an advantage in renal diseases
8. Taking a supplement of glycine helps prevent degenerative diseases such as arthrosis or osteoporosis
9. News conference on plant diseases and issues important to California
10. Plant diseases and issues that are of importance to Californias economy and agriculture
11. Inflammation is at the origin and progression of diseases such as diabetes or cancer

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


(Date:6/30/2017)... June 30, 2017 Today, American Trucking ... supplier of face and eye tracking software, became ... provider program. "Artificial intelligence and ... to monitor a driver,s attentiveness levels while on ... able to detect fatigue and prevent potential accidents, ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... -- IBM (NYSE: IBM ) is introducing several innovative partner ... developing collaboration between startups and global businesses, taking place in ... event, nine startups will showcase the solutions they have built ... France is one of ... 30 percent increase in the number of startups created between ...
(Date:5/16/2017)... 2017  Veratad Technologies, LLC ( www.veratad.com ), an ... identity verification solutions, announced today they will participate as ... 15 thru May 17, 2017, in Washington ... Center. Identity impacts the lives of ... quickly evolving digital world, defining identity is critical to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... The award-winning producers behind ... to feature new innovations aimed at helping farmers solve the problem of nitrogen ... airs Tuesdays at 8:30aET on RFD-TV. Check your local listings for more info. ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... ... of a study examining the effects of exoskeleton-assisted walking on gait parameters ... (SCI). The article, "Neuromechanical adaptations during a robotic powered exoskeleton assisted walking ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... ... September 19, 2017 , ... Participants of this educational webinar ... hood. Along with the advantages and disadvantages of ductless, filtered fume hoods, they ... the laboratory. , Attendees will learn from an industry expert about the different ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... -- ValGenesis Inc., the global leader in Enterprise Validation ... strategic partnership with VTI Life Sciences (VTI). This partnership ... the latest technology available in the ValGenesis VLMS system. ... and cost-effective validation services using ValGenesis VLMS. VTI will ... system. The partnership ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: