Tag: "biocomplexity" at biology news
ASM statements on FY 2001 federal budget proposal: NIH, CDC, NSF
...engthening core disciplinary research and studying biocomplexity
in the environment (BE) to explore the complex interactions of environmental systems. Vitally important to BE research is mapping the genomes of organisms in the environment including plants, animals, and microorganisms. The Information Technology R...
NSF awards $52.5 million in grants to study biocomplexity
... These ribbons of interconnections are what NSF's biocomplexity
awards will study." In order to help preserv...e says. This systems approach is the crux of biocomplexity
studies, says Colwell. Scientists and engineers must work in teams across diverse fields that go wel...
Biocomplexity study in Lake Ontario bays and lagoons
ITHACA, N.Y. -- A $3 million biocomplexity
grant announced by the National Science Foundation...ssor of city and regional planning at Cornell. The biocomplexity
grant also will afford research opportunities for students, including fieldwork and laboratory inter...
NSF awards $55 million in grants to study biocomplexity in the environment
...how our planet supports life." Investigations of biocomplexity
in the environment, says Colwell, provide science ...rban wetlands; simplification and recovery of soil biocomplexity
following agricultural cultivation and forest logging; complementary development of new chemical sen...
NSF awards $37.9 million in grants to study biocomplexity in the environment
...ns, often difficult to tease apart, are what NSF's biocomplexity
in the environment awardees will study." Research on biocomplexity
in the environment, said Colwell,provides science with a more complete understanding of natural proc...
ALife experiments show how complex functions can evolve
... by the U.S. National Science Foundation under its biocomplexity
initiative, with additional funding from The MSU Foundation. "This project addresses a fundamental criticism of the theory of evolution, how complex functions arise from mutation and natural selection," said Sam Scheiner program director in the NS...
Solid management, natural resilience both key to sockeye success
...h and shellfish populations, need to consider this biocomplexity
within a species, say the UWs Ray Hilborn, Thomas ...ndler, associate professor of biology. The loss of biocomplexity
is a characteristic of salmon in the Pacific Northwest, where many stock components were lost becaus...
NSF invites science journalists to conference
...eeting for researchers exploring the links between biocomplexity
and the environment. The conference will be held ...an 100 scientists currently involved in studies on biocomplexity
and the environment will present results of their work in talks, breakout group sessions, and poster...
Social insects point to non-genetic origins of societies
... created solely by the evolutionary development of biocomplexity
in the individual organisms. "We look at human groups and we think we have these elaborate systems of interaction because we are elaborate beings, but when you look at an ant, you know that it is not an elaborate being," she said. ", When you see ho...
NSF awards $31.9 million in grants to study biocomplexity in the environment
..." said Rita Colwell, director of NSF. "By placing biocomplexity
studies in an environmental context, this effort e...d place." A systems approach is the cornerstone of biocomplexity
studies, Colwell believes. Scientists and engineers must work in teams across diverse fields that g...
Seeing the forest for the trees: The future of environmental policy lies in interaction
SEATTLE They don't call it biocomplexity
for nothing. The future of environmental policy l...e have evaluated many exciting proposals in recent biocomplexity
competitions and Michigan State researchers have been among the leaders in this process both as res...
Model shows long-held constant in ocean nutrient ratio may vary as ecological conditions change
... grow and compete. This research part of a larger biocomplexity
research project led by Professor Simon A. Levin at Princeton -- is published in the May 13 edition of the journal Nature. "The take-home message is that this finding reinforces what some researchers have been saying lately that N:P is not so fixed...
Melting ice cap gives urgency to new census of marine life project in Arctic Ocean
...mals and sea birds, impacting "the functioning and biocomplexity
of the entire system." The Arctic is the world's least-known ocean, its permanently ice-covered waters more isolated than those at the edges of the Antarctic continent. Because it is so isolated, scientists have been surprised by the species diversi...