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Grant from Vetlesen Foundation supports URI Graduate School of Oceanography Climate Research
...and others, GSO fish trawl data, GSO phytoplankton biodiversity
data, local and regional weather station data, USGS streamflow data, and indices of large scale atmospheric systems. The second objective of this project is to collect and analyze sediment cores from the oxygen-deprived basins of the Pettaquamscutt...
Scientists invade Chicago
...on the Calumet region to survey the amazingly rich biodiversity
of three natural areas: Wolf Lake, Eggers Woods an...cience in your backyard with Urban Watch; and join biodiversity
treasure hunt. Directions to Chicago's first BioBlitz: 1. Go south on Interstate 94. Exit at 103rd S...
Genetic diversity necessary for optimal ecosystem functioning, according to UGA research
...archers found not only that a reduction in genetic biodiversity
affects the way an ecosystem functions, but they a...you cannot predict the effect that reduced genetic biodiversity
will have on an ecosystem," said Hunter. "Therefore, deforestation is like playing Russian roulette ...
Marine biodiversity essential to preserving species
...arine ecosystems suggests that the preservation of biodiversity
is more than just a lofty goal - it's an absolute necessity to keep the system healthy and prevent both local or regional extinction of multiple species. The population balance between various fish species, their competitors and their predators are...
Worlds largest rain forest national park created in Northern Amazon
...ng basic infrastructure, inventory of the region's biodiversity
and environmental education for communities living...commitment to protecting some of the most precious biodiversity
on Earth." The Global Conservation Fund (GCF) at Conservation International is supporting critical...
Field Museum's Parker/Gentry Award goes to Peruvian conservationists
...ecting Peru's remarkable ecosystems and incredible biodiversity
through innovative means exemplifies the spirit an...center of expertise in tropical forest management, biodiversity
science and training. A conservation concession is contract between the government and a nongovernm...
Extinction rates of plants are higher than previously thought
... the relationship between habitat loss and loss of biodiversity
is central to the development of sound conservatio...ution that policies for the preservation of global biodiversity
must be based on accurate predictions of "the effects of habitat conversion on species distributions...
Starbucks-Conservation Intl. partnership awarded at World Summit
...nable agricultural practices and the protection of biodiversity
through the production of shade grown coffee and t...how they are a leadership company when it comes to biodiversity
protection and sustainability issues," said Glenn Prickett, vice president at Conservation Internati...
Professor develops strategies to control exotic plant species
...my. "Another way of ensuring the protection of our biodiversity
and ecosystem health is by always trying to use native materials," explains Parkhurst. "Commercial nurseries and wholesale retailers make this step more difficult because native plants are often more expensive than most of the non-native stock; but a...
US government commits $36 million to protect Congo's forests
...The Congo Basin hosts some of the most charismatic biodiversity
in the world, ranging from forest elephants, bongos and chimpanzees to forest buffalos and lowland gorillas. The bonobo, or pygmy chimpanzee, is also found in this region, where it is restricted to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our closest livin...
Endangered chimpanzees focus of urgent action
...f West Africa, designated as one of the world's 25 biodiversity
hotspots. These 25 hotspots cover just 1.4 percent of the Earth's land; yet claim more than 60 percent of the total terrestrial species diversity. The action plan provides the most recent data on the conservation status of chimpanzees in West Africa...
USGS to map richness of aquatic life in the Great Lakes
...r habitat. However, what we know about the aquatic biodiversity
of this 200,000square-mile region is incomplete. A...ters ofthe region is an important activity because biodiversity
in the Great Lakes is strongly tied to theeconomy, health, and quality of life of the surrounding hu...
After massive experiment, results favor wildlife corridors
...nnected by corridors have more wildlife or greater biodiversity
than disconnected areas. But these studies often failed to account for other factors that may have influenced the observed differences, Levey said. For example, corridors in urban areas often lie along streams or rivers because these flood-prone area...
One in every three primates now threatened with extinction
...-three of the 25 primates are found in the world's biodiversity
hotspots: 25 regions identified by Conservation In... the 140 endangered primates are found only in the biodiversity
hotspots, for a total of 172 (88 percent) of the current 195. Six of the hotspots are considered the...
ICSU to establish 'Science for Sustainable Development' programme
...address local issues in areas such as agriculture, biodiversity
and traditional medicine. ICSU will further underline its commitment to this new initiative--and to ongoing projects associated with environmental change, science education and capacity building, and freedom in the conduct of science--by establishin...
Scientists find grass yield, carbon storage not affected by creepy-crawlies in the soil
... on work into the effects of global change on soil biodiversity
done at the UK's unique Ecotron research facility at the NERC Centre for Population Biology. The Ecotron consists of 16 sealed walk-in chambers with computer-controlled climatic conditions. Each chamber housed a mini grassland ecosystem one metre squ...
Rolex announces winners of international awards
...ew conservation, Ayres is proving that the amazing biodiversity
of the Amazon is best safeguarded when local people, rather than being part of the problem, become part of the solution. Dave Irvine-Halliday Bringing Light to the Developing World Dave Irvine-Halliday, a Canadian electrical engineer, realized tha...
UCLA study shows water reclamation could become an important source of future water supplies
...r garbage, the protection of Southern California's biodiversity
and sustainable building. Institute researchers St...dwindling water supplies in California. Preserving biodiversity
California is one of 25 worldwide ecological hotspots, or areas with irreplaceable plant and animal ...
Paleontological data better than expected
... trying to reconstruct the evolutionary history of biodiversity
or assess the magnitude of mass extinctions, but to evaluate whether the fossil record can indeed provide reliable data for such studies," he emphasizes. The Paleobiology Database is a collective effort, by nearly 100 faculty members and students fro...
Oregon power companies offset carbon through investment in Ecuadors rainforest
...rea Conservation International has classified as a biodiversity
hotspot. The 25 biodiversity-hotspots cover just 1.4 percent of the Earth's land surface, yet claim more than 60 percent of total terrestrial species diversity. Under extreme threat, many hotspots have lost more than 90 percent of their original na...
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