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Wildlife Conservation Society hosts public symposium on human-wildlife diseases
...Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Working with wildlife
health experts from around the world, WCS will hos...s the issue of emerging diseases shared by humans, wildlife
and domestic animals. The symposium is free, but advance registration is required. Entitled "One Wor...
Hidden diversity: DNA 'barcoding' reveals a common butterfly is actually 10 different species
... species like this one and what that might mean to wildlife
conservation," said Daniel Janzen, co-author of th...esearch began during 25-year-long inventory of the wildlife
in the Area de Conservacin Guanacaste, a large conservation zone of dry, rain and cloud forests in n...
DNA barcode finds four new bird species
... It requires only a small sample of tissue so that wildlife
biologists could use it to identify the stomach contents of animals and reconstruct food cycles. Other uses include identifying birds that fly into airplane engines and testing for protected fish species, for example, that sometimes make their way to...
US investment firm gives away Rhode Island-sized lands in Chile
... sector can, and must, play in the efforts to save wildlife
and conserve wild lands," said Dr. Steven Sanderso...imagination and resolve that these lands and their wildlife
should be protected now and forever." Lands That Awed Darwin The Chilean lands transferred in the...
Lecture on ecology of infectious diseases
...plague outbreaks, Collinge will be able to provide wildlife
managers with the tools necessary to protect declining populations of prairie dogs and to minimize public exposure to plague. Who: Sharon Collinge, principal investigator, NSF-NIH Ecology of Infectious Diseases Program What: Lecture on p...
Snakehead in your inbox? Welcome to the nonindigenous Aquatic Species Alert System
...icipate that this tool will be quite useful to the wildlife
management community." Before the alert gets to yo...n the U.S. The alert system is tailored to provide wildlife
managers the information they request to help them plan and manage the impact of invasives on native...
Fossils reveal direct link between global warming and genetic diversity in wildlife
...age These results have important implications for wildlife
biology and conservation, Hadly observed. "There'...through time." The study also has implications for wildlife
managers in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem who are trying to maintain genetically diverse populat...
Veterinarians discover first known case of canine distemper in a wild tiger
...e to canine distemper. Dr. Quigley and her team of wildlife
veterinarians are collaborating with colleagues in...ed, and includes training Russian veterinarians in wildlife
health, understanding disease transmission, and handling tiger/human conflict situations. It also in...
Carnegie Mellon researcher tests tools for protecting Anacostia River ecosystem from PCBs
...d the fishing industry and posed enormous risks to wildlife
and humans, according to Greg Lowry, an assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering and principal investigator on this study. Paul Murphy, one of Lowry's graduate students, presents his research findings Monday, August 23 at the Americ...
Nevada researcher re-ignites mammal reproduction debate
... Cameron's theory could have dramatic influence on wildlife
control and animal production. "If you can get dairy cows to have more female calves, it would have huge implications for the dairy industry," she said. Cameron said she would like to test her hypothesis by reducing the amount of glucose in selec...
Ecologists help keep death off the roads
...s say. The need to consider the impact of roads on wildlife
is emphasised in a second paper in the same issue of the Journal of Applied Ecology. The Eurasian lynx is extremely rare in Germany and attempts at reintroduction are being made. Ecologists have found that conservationists need to reduce road mortal...
Physics gravity model applicable to disease spread
...student in biology, is working with Bjornstad on a wildlife
model. Investigating the spread of distemper in harbor seals, Warlow looked first at a distance model and then at the gravity model. Unlike humans, harbor seals are not attracted to big city bright lights, but they are more attracted to large beache...
8 environmental stewards win $900,000 in biodiversity awards
...ership Award for his work in defending terrestrial wildlife
in southernmost South America. Harris is president...undacion Patagonia Natural, the largest non-profit wildlife
conservation organization in southern Argentina, as well as Southern Cone Regional Coordinator for t...
Colorado River Conference Aug. 26
..., pollution control and management, vegetation and wildlife
management, Native American water rights and management, water quality and conservation, and university research programs dealing with the river. The conference will open 7:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast, followed by 8:30 a....
American Society of Mammalogists honors CI president Russell Mittermeier with Aldo Leopold award
...ic philosophy and considered to be the "father" of wildlife
ecology and management. Last year, the inaugural A...y, is a prominent primatologist, herpetologist and wildlife
conservationist with more than 30 years of field experience in Central and South America, Africa and...
AGU journal highlights - 29 July 2004
... sound limitations used to protect fish and marine wildlife
from underwaterseismic testing may need to be revised after a new study found that the noise islouder in shallow waters than originally thought. Tolstoy et al. report that the soundpressure from compressed-air pulses used in seismic experiments can r...
West Nile takes its toll on rare bird
...ion is given to the grave situation facing certain wildlife
species dying from the deadly disease, says a Univ...s and its implications for the persistence of many wildlife
species. Right now, our best option to help those species to combat the virus, is to ensure that the...
Symposium to tackle questions of genetic engineering and biodiversity
...d Andow (entomology), Anne Kapuscinski (fisheries, wildlife
and conservation biology and ISEES director) and Karen Oberhauser (fisheries, wildlife
and conservation biology). The panel will cover such topics as the use of invasion biology th...
Wildland fires: After the smoke clears
... provide early warning for floods. Assessments of wildlife
habitats and ecosystem studies help manage the impact of fires. The briefing is sponsored by the California Water Education Foundation and Senator Gordon Smith, Representative Jim Moran, and Representative Greg Walden. For more details about the br...
ESA 89th Annual Meeting
...gical Survey, US Forest Service and state fish and wildlife
agencies, will also present research at the meeting. Organized Oral Session topics include: Valuation of Ecological Resources: Integration of Ecology and Socio-economics to Inform Environmental Decisions Looking Before We Leap: Emerging Technologi...
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