Tag: "biodiversity" at biology news
Scientists Discover Smallest Frog
...uel. We still have an incomplete knowledge of the biodiversity
on this planet, including areas like Cuba that are very close to the United States."...
Stronger Evidence That Global Climate Change Can Reduce The Variety Of Life
... in the February 13, 1997,issue of Nature that the biodiversity
of bottom-dwelling communities livingin the abyssa...c changes. They measured how trends in the biodiversity
of fossilizedostracodes varied over a half-million year interval of alternating cold(glacial) and w...
Biodiversity Worth $2.9 Trillion
...the tab for economic and environmental benefits of biodiversity
would be $319 billion, the biologists report in th...otic Invoice Estimated annual economic benefits of biodiversity
in the United States and worldwide Source: David Pimentel, Christa Wilson, Christine McCullum, Rach...
Shrews May Predict Environmental Degradation
...tory of Africa and an understanding of the immense biodiversity
of the continent's rainforest. CONTACT: Professor Justina Ray, Faculty of Forestry, (416) 946-3121, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Michah Rynor, U of T public affairs, (416) 978-2104, e-mail: email@example.com...
Top Scientists Challenge Others: Join Biodiversity Year
...s in a one- to two-year assessment of the state of biodiversity
on Earth. On Friday, Feb. 13, at the annual meetin...or two to put their minds to this problem: How can biodiversity
science be elevated to the forefront of the scientific agenda?" said Mooney, who is professor of bio...
At Life's Most Sensitive Stage, Embryos Cope With Stress
...en identified. Kiesecker, a postdoctoral fellow in biodiversity
at Yale, andAndrew Blaustein, professor of zoology at Oregon State University, haveidentified some contributing factors that could apply to amphibians in manylocations if their embryos are exposed to extra ultraviolet light from the sun,thanks to a t...
Recovery From Mass Extinction Is Unexpectedly Diverse
...-day ecosystems. One ofthe biggest problems facing biodiversity
today is human-mediated invasions. Forexample, the marine communities of San Francisco Bay are dominated by aninvading clam from Asia, brought into the bay in the ballast water of ships. Ithas been thought that the degree of invasion of a region depe...
GCTE/LUCC Open Science Conference:
...ormation affect food and fiberproduction, and the biodiversity
of species and landscapes? How will the disappearance of animal and plant species affect the functioningof natural and agricultural systems? How can we use our knowledge of land use changes to move toward moresustainable land use practices? How...
Will The Loss Of Biodiversity Alter Ecosystem Functioning?
... 1998, will examinethe consequences of the loss of biodiversity
on ecosystem functions. The Science Results from...idence available on the ecosystem consequences ofa biodiversity
loss, and address future reseach needs. Dr. J. Lawton, from theNERC Center for Population Biology, A...
American Museum Of Natural History Holds Symposium On Biodiversity And Human Health Issues
...resource management and policy decisions. Loss of biodiversity
is a crucial factor in the emergence and spread of...ecosystem services, and discussion of theimpact of biodiversity
on a range of subjects, from mental health toagriculture. Speakers include: (Overview) Joshua Ros...
Can The Economic Promise Of Drug Discovery Continue To Preserve The Suriname Forest?
...ipal investigatorand group leader for the Suriname biodiversity
utilization and conservationproject, will talk abo...th the new assays," says Kingston. The MBG biodiversity
survey has also resulted in the discovery of fiverare plants and one plant not previously found in S...
Invasive Weeds Pose Major Threat To American Landscape
... adds, the impact "will be adevastating decline in biodiversity
and ever-increasing threats to food andfiber production." In wild landscapes, the book concludes, invasive plants alterplant and animal communities, water-flow regimes and are especially threatening to native plants and animals. According to a r...
Poison-Eating Bugs Strike Gold
The richness of Australia's unique biodiversity
has been highlighted with the discovery by scientists from CSIRO and BacTech Pty Ltd, a Perth-based mining biotechnology firm, of indigenous microbes capable of devouring toxic effluent from gold extraction. The discovery could also pave the w...
Bison Grazing Increases Biodiversity In Grasslands
...razing by herbivorous mammals like bison increases biodiversity
in North American grasslands, says National Science Foundation (NSF) ecologist Scott Collins, even during periods of frequent burning and other stresses. In fact, loss of species diversity in these grasslands due to frequent burning was reversed by ...
"A Little Bit Here" And "A Little Bit There" Can Add Up To A Big Problem
...ystem services. Look for upcoming issues to cover biodiversity
andecosystem function, ecological principals for land use management, andalternative forestry management practices. The Editorial Board members are: David Tilman (Editor-in-Chief), University ofMinnesota; Stephen Carpenter, University of Wisconsin, ...
Summer Science: Where Have All The Honeybees Gone? UD 'Bee Guy' Asks Why--From
America To The Amazon
...ks in UD's 50-year-old apiary orbee farm, "so much biodiversity
has been lost." With a Fund for Rural America grant, awarded by the U.S. Department ofAgriculture (USDA) and directed by Penn State, Caron will join beekeepers andresearchers with the USDA's Beltsville, Md., beekeeping lab, as well as statedepartment...
Secretary Babbitt To Visit Smokies To Learn More Of Scientific Amphibian Project
And Declining Frog And Toad Populations
...aces like this one that arerenowned for their rich biodiversity
and trying to understand why thisphenomenon is occurring and how it can be halted." "These creatures have been hardy enough to survive for 350 millionyears," he continued. "At the same time they live much of their life-cycle inwater and brea...
Salamanders May Reveal Best Way To Manage Forests
... The Virginia Tech researchers are studying the biodiversity
in southernAppalachian forests to examine the effects of seven major regenerationalternatives (from the least to the most canopy disturbance): unmanipulatedcontrol, or no disturbance (for baseline comparison), understory herbicideapplication, group ...
Colorado State Researchers Win National Science Foundation Support To StudyAbove-, Below-Ground Ecosystem Health With UK Scientists
...ions of how humanactivities above-ground influence biodiversity
below ground and what theconsequences are of that ...stand theresilience of ecosystems and whether soil biodiversity
buffers the effects ofsoil pollution." Wall, associate dean for research in the College of N...
Researchers Find That Where There's Muck There's DNA Brass
...ns for re-activation. Thus, over 99% of the soil's biodiversity
was inaccessible to researchers -until now. University of Warwick biologist, Dr. Elizabeth Wellington (theresearch project leader) will co-ordinate 6 labs across Europe and guide them inthe use of techniques which allow them to extract the DNA of the...
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