Tag: "shelters" at biology news
Earth, sky tapped in unique global climate change study
...collection began. The system includes eight giant shelters
built to exclude rainfall but allow a free flow of air so as not to create greenhouse-like conditions. Under each canopy, 10 6-foot-square plots with various combinations of the three species resemble a booklet of green, leafy postage stamps. Over...
...sa is often one of the first species to build leaf shelters
on white oaks in the early summer, building its sh...ce of the structures. By removing these early leaf shelters
on some trees and adding them to others, with and without caterpillars, Lill and Marquis measured ho...
Invasive species: Those who live together invade better
...noticed mealybugs and aphids living in underground shelters
close to fire ant colonies. "It seemed clear tha...ook samples of mealybugs and aphids from over 2100 shelters
around 86 fire ant mounds throughout the spring, summer, and fall, when the ants are most active. W...
Invasive gobies prevent sculpin spawning, impacting perch food chain
...ing sites. "We can also create artificial spawning shelters
for the sculpins that would be too small for the gobies to use," added Janssen. For example, when bank protection, weirs and other rock structures are placed in rivers or streams it provides an opportunity to put in rocks small enough to suit the sc...
Community HIV urine testing program proves powerfully effective
Working with Baltimore churches, homeless shelters
and food kitchens, Johns Hopkins researchers have proven that community-based testing programs are powerfully effective in reaching people at high risk for HIV. In a report prepared for this week's 8th Annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunis...
National Studies Reveal Why Pet Owners Take Animals To Shelters And How Many Find New Homes; Statistics Point to Epidemic
...terize pet owners who surrendered their animals to shelters
in 1994 areavailable through Dr. M.D. Salman at Co...n reasons why pet ownersrelinquished their pets to shelters
in those areas. Charts and tables of thenational shelter statistics survey are available by calling ...