Tag: "blooming" at biology news
Did You Know? The Truth About The Poinsettia
...L, MN (December 1, 1998) -- Poinsettias, Christmas blooming
masterpieces,are commonly found in North American ...oist and water when the surface feels dry. After blooming
is over, fertilizer will help keep the poinsettia healthy andpromote new growth throughout the year....
Seabed Silt In Indian Ocean Consists Of Remains Of Summer Plankton
...hile settling to the deep ocean floor. Because the blooming
of plankton is greatly dependent on the monsoon cl...ntually ends up buried in the sea bed. The summer blooming
of plankton in the Indian Ocean turns out to be so enormous that despite the fact that a great deal ...
Technotes -- Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's summer news tipsheet
...humb for research A garden of a different sort is blooming
at Pacific Northwest's Marine SciencesLaboratory. A marine greenhouse recently built at the Sequim, Wash., laboratorywill provide scientists with a temperature- and light-controlled facility thatmimics fresh water and seawater environments. The firs...
Researchers craft model that provides reasons for climate-change observations
...cy reports about birds nesting earlier and flowers blooming
sooner," Post said. "Those reports get a lot of a... researchers produced an answer to why the earlier blooming
occurred. "It was not just a direct effect of climate change," Post said. "There are other factor...
Extensive research survey confirms life on Earth now being affected by global warming
...ound that early-blooming species of plants now are blooming
earlier in the spring, effectively lengthening their blooming
period. "An analysis of 50 years of data from Norway on 13 plant species in 137 locations revealed ...
Satellite data to predict plankton blooms by analyzing ocean color
... observed on the Earths surface, said Siegel. The blooming
progresses at speeds of 20 kilometers per day, leaving a green wake in its path. Jim Yoder, a co-author of the paper, on leave from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography and currently division director of ocean sciences at t...
Clover strip-cropping in cotton provides critical habitat for threatened songbirds
...over fields, feeding on plentiful insects amid the blooming
clover. The conservation tillage fields also provided some cover and insects, though not nearly as much as fields with the living clover. The brown, barren landscape beneath the conventional cotton crop supported very few insects and offered no cover...
Rare, smelly 'corpse plant' ready to bloom at Virginia Tech
...ng week, and emit its intensely powerful stench. A blooming
Amorphophallus titanum, or titan arum, is rare, ac...tes the greenhouse hosting the plant. The plant's blooming
drew more than 76,000 visitors in 1999 to the Huntington Botanical Garden in California and 5,500 vi...
Effects of global warming already being felt on plants and animals worldwide
...at wild geraniums, columbine and other species are blooming
earlier than before. Studies in Colorado also showed that marmots are ending their hibernations about three weeks sooner than they were in the late 1970s. Other studies confirmed that a variety of species - including butterflies and marine invertebra...
Giant bloom fades, science continues
...haps another huge flower, next year. But the brief blooming
brought a flurry of experiments from UC Davis biologists eager to take advantage of the rare event. And if you missed the stinky spectacle, you can still order a T-shirt. Ted's flower reached a modest height of 43 inches. Titan arum flowers may reach...
Antarctic penguins thrive in ocean 'oases'
...ical oases are open waters, called polynyas, where blooming
plankton support the local food chain. The research found a strong association between the well being of Adelie Penguin populations in the Antarctic and the productivity of plankton in the polynyas. Polynyas are areas of open water or reduced ice cov...
Loggerhead sea turtles nesting earlier due to warmer ocean temperatures
...eggs earlier in the year and that some flowers are blooming
earlier as temperatures become warmer. Weishampel, Bagley and Ehrhart presented their findings in late February at the International Sea Turtle Symposium in Costa Rica. Their findings also will be published in the journal Global Change Biology....
Springtime blooms seen earlier now than in the past, say Boston University biologists
...s for 229 plants, all of which are still alive and blooming
in the Arboretum. By comparing current flowering dates of the woody plants selected with their past flowering dates recorded in the Arboretum's herbarium, the researchers found a significant trend toward earlier flowering. On average, ...
Virginia Tech's smelly 'corpse plant' due to bloom Aug. 4
...u want to see it on the date it blooms. Although a blooming
Amorphophallus titanum, or titan arum, is rarely s...wo miles. The plant invests a lot of energy during blooming
to heat up the sulfur-based compound in the flower stalk so the carrion-like odor will spread severa...