Tag: "biodiversity" at biology news
Biodiversity yields dividends, finds pan-European research
The loss of biodiversity
in European grasslands will make them less product...were established that mimicked the gradual loss of biodiversity
seen throughout Europe by creating replicate plant communities with reduced species richness. On eac...
Lizard research bolsters theory that forest edges are hotbeds of speciation
...he first worldwide study of the mechanisms driving biodiversity
in tropical rainforests. SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. ...re hotbeds of evolution, functioning as engines of biodiversity
in the region's tropical rainforests. The research presented in PNAS extends the ecotone theory to A...
Emerging infectious diseases of wild animals are a threat to biodiversity and human health, according to new report
...us wildlife diseases, both human health and global biodiversity
are being increasingly threatened, the authors argue. Recent analyses of nucleic acid sequences have shown that avian influenza can be transmitted directly from birds to humans. Potential non-human primate reservoirs for HIV-1 and HIV-2 have also be...
ASU scientists probe salamander mysteries
...esistant species standing. She warns that "loss of biodiversity
is happening everywhere. My guess is that, like it or not, the amphibians of the future are going to be the tough guys." ...
Food web theory suggests ecology may be governed by general rules
...gists a valuable tool for predicting the impact of biodiversity
loss on ecosystems as different as oceans and dese...icher theoretical investigations of the effects of biodiversity
loss in complex webs." "At this point, our model is a surprisingly successful theory," said Martine...
Colorado State and international scientists say loss in biodiversity by year 2100 could be consequence of global changes
...ournal Science is the first systematic look at how biodiversity
is likely to be impacted by several agents of huma...usceptible to those factors and what may happen to biodiversity
between now and 2100. The article's 19 authors, from the United States, Latin America, Europe and Au...
New science resources available from the ESA
...ecologists. They specifically found that reducing biodiversity
reduces plant productivity, ecosystem resistance to environmental events such as drought, and creates more variable soil nitrogen levels, water use, plant productivity, and pest and disease cycles. Although the studies are compelling, the authors no...
A diverse ecosystem offers little or no protection against invading species, says a new UC Berkeley study
...ding species," Levine said. "So, you can't rely on biodiversity
alone to prevent invasion. You have to keep exotic species from getting a foothold in the first place." Levine and one of his faculty advisors, Carla D'Antonio, associate professor of integrative biology at UC Berkeley, wrote a review article for...
Acid rain revisited: ESA releases report on the ecological response to acid deposition
...Acidic episodes can cause, for instance, losses in biodiversity
and changes in community structure, which can cause more widespread damage than waters which are chronically acidified. Based upon this information, the continued monitoring of deposition into surface waters from the atmosphere is extremely importa...
UC Davis researchers were key to Clinton's order for marine reserves
... reduce the effects of fishing and better preserve biodiversity
in the world's oceans, and yet actually yield the same industry harvest as current fishing-control methods. They concluded that managing through reserves can net the fishing industry a sustainable catch identical to the maximum yield under traditiona...
Biodiversity may reduce Lyme disease
It's well-known that biodiversity
makes ecosystems healthier. But new research shows that biodiversity
may make people healthier too. People are less likely to get Lyme disease if they live in areas with...
National Science Foundation awards research grant for $1.1 million to UA Museum
...e the museum's collections truly representative of biodiversity
in Alaska." Known throughout the international science community for its world-class holdings in aquatics, botany,mammalogy, ornithology and earth sciences, the UA Museum is home to more than 300,000specimens from polar dinosaur fossils to migratory ...
Intriguing archaeological sites, isolated lake targets of Kuril Expedition
...rk pertinent to the efforts of scientists studying biodiversity
in the Kurils, expedition leader Pietsch says. Large terrestrial mammals, for example, are all but absent from the islands and raise the possibility of prehistoric human impacts in this fragile ecological domain. Each of the chain's 56 islands has ...
Putting a price tag on paradise
...ing local landowners for protection of watersheds, biodiversity
and even scenic beauty. "The payments, about $20 an acre per year, are financed in part by a tax on fossil fuels and are resulting in significant forest conservation and restoration," she writes. "Worldwide," she adds, "ecosystems are being protect...
Gabon ends logging in key wildlife area
..., but adding and protecting an area of significant biodiversity
originally slated for logging. "Today, Lopé is once again a key protected area of prime national and international importance," said Dr. Lee White, a WCS conservation ecologist who has worked in the reserve for the past several years. "This agre...
Biodiversity databases: biodiversity information on every desktop
Access to information about the world's biodiversity
is badly needed by a wide range of users, say reso...oauthors discuss the GBIF. The current data about biodiversity
are either scattered in many local databases, or reside on paper or other media not amenable to inte...
University of Georgia to host 7th International Congress of Ethnobiology in October
...issues relating to benefits sharing resulting from biodiversity
research. We believe there will be an important sharing of ideas during this week." Since its founding in 1988 in Belem, Brazil, the International Society of Ethnobiology has met as a Congress every other year. Meetings have been held in Kunm...
NSF awards $52.5 million in grants to study biocomplexity
...ffy, University of Hawaii); to the co-evolution of biodiversity
and the environment through geologic time (Charles Marshall, Harvard University); to the evolution and ecology of perturbed interactions (Claudia Neuhauser, University of Minnesota). Incubation activities include risk assessment of nonindigeno...
Raven one of 12 to receive National Medal of Science
...dership of the Garden and for his work to preserve biodiversity
worldwide. Raven is a member of the Presidents Committee of Advisers on Science and Technology and is President-elect of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, set to take office in 2001. He served for 12 years as Home Secretary o...
Energy department's Idaho lab teams with Russia to establish Ecological Biotrade facility
...ological Biotrade Center to explore that country's biodiversity
potential for developing important new commercial products. The effort is part of the Department of Energy's Initiatives for Proliferation Prevention (IPP) program, which engages former Soviet research organizations and scientists to ensure that weap...
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