Tag: "communities" at biology news
University of Cincinnati Biologists Find First Terrestrial Ecosystem That Survives Without Sun's Energy
...was the sametechnique used to demonstrate that the communities
living arounddeep sea vents were chemoautotrophic. By comparing the distinct ratios of two carbon (12C and 13C)two nitrogen (14N and 15N) isotopes, the researchers were able totrace energy flow through the food web from the microbe producersthrough t...
Southern Pine Beetle Reaching Outbreak Levels In North Florida
... in Florida, it'sa scenario foresters, farmers and communities
want to avoid. "As one of my retired colleagues has said, we've been setting the table forthe Southern Pine Beetle," Foltz said, "and now it has come to dinner."...
Environmental Reform: The Next Generation Project
...tantial outreach effort to make the ideas known in communities
across the country," said F&ES Dean Jared Cohon, who will join Law School Dean Anthony Kronman as a speaker at the workshop. Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on 1 . environmental issues and perspectives redefined, 2 . critical sectors for envi...
Stronger Evidence That Global Climate Change Can Reduce The Variety Of Life
...of Nature that the biodiversity of bottom-dwelling communities
livingin the abyssal North Atlantic Ocean has been... alsoinfluence biodiversity: diverse species-rich communities
characterize warminterglacial periods like today (high tilt), while diversity dropssignificantly dur...
Research At New England Universities And Industries Facing Uncertain Future Under Proposed R&D Reductions
...and Congress to inform scientific and engineering communities
about local impacts of trends in federal spending. Reports have been published on Alaska, California, Georgia, the Midwest, and the Pacific Northwest. The Association is the world's largest federation of scientists with more than 143,000 members an...
Children With AD/HD Have Significant Functional Disabilities Related to Attention Deficit
...ontroversy exists within the medical and education communities
about whether AD/HD is a disability or a behavioral problem. Diagnosis of the disorder occurs most often in school-age children and usually is precipitated by disruptive classroom demeanor. Lock and colleagues felt that if functional deficits...
Ozone 'Chat Room' Provides Real-Time Air-Quality Research
...ns on industry and ultimately citizens. People in communities
with unacceptable levels of ozone not only may suf... 2, is expected to be upgraded to a 3. Many other communities
face upgrades similar to St. Louis as EPA ponders tougher standards for both ozone and particulate m...
Limits Of Life On Earth: Are They The Key To Life On Other Planets?
... Recent investigations have identified microbial communities
in various crustal environments down to 9,200 feet... uncovered a unique opportunity to study microbial communities
at depths more than 10,000 feet below the surface: in the gold mines of South Africa. Reconnaissan...
Environment Is Business
...pent $31 billion in 1996 in America. Undeveloped communities
with no other economicbase, are finding that natural resources can be a golden goosefor them, if properly planned, in the burgeoning eco-tourism market. Key speakers include Mark Van Putten, presidentand CEO of National Wildlife Federation; Joan Em...
Discovery Channel Returns From Underwater Scientific Expedition Off The Coast Of Cuba
...tion,they were able to document changes in aquatic communities
and study invertebrates that may have significance in providing drugsfor the cure of human disease. On Friday, January 2, the crew of the SEWARD JOHNSON received a surprise visit from Cuban President Fidel Castro. Castro has longbeen interested i...
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Continues Support Of EurekAlert!
...understanding and information exchange between the communities
of science and journalism." EurekAlert! is an Internet service that offers the latest news about science, medical, health and technology free of charge to thousands of users around the world. EurekAlert! uses the power of the Internet to keep reporte...
National Laboratory Known For Environmental Technology Directing Attention On Solving Agriculture And Food Processing Problems
...r has developed with local and regionalagriculture communities
are expected to provide the initiative with crucialfeedback as well as collaboration opportunities....
Recovery From Mass Extinction Is Unexpectedly Diverse
...s 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 depends on how heavilydisturbed that region has been, ecologically. "My re...
Pennsylvania's R&D Climate Improving
...e reports seek to informscientific and engineering communities
about impacts of federal spending trendson R&D at the state and regional levels. Reports have been published on Alaska,California, Florida, Georgia, the Midwest, New England, the Pacific Northwest,and the South Atlantic states. AAAS is the world's l...
Reclaimed Waste Water Can Augment Municipal Drinking-Water Supplies But Concerns Must Be Addressed
...ealth effects have been foundin animal tests or in communities
where reclaimed water has been used. Theseresults are insufficient, however, and more information is needed, the reportsays. Given health and safety concerns, the committee identified key priorities forwater agencies that add treated waste water ...
Can Plants Influence The Climate?
...te by alteringthe structure and functiong of plant communities
through many actions includingdeforestation, increasing the atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and raising globaltemperatures. The changes in vegetation that are most likely to influence the climate include: Reduced water loss (transpiration) at high C...
UD Environmental News: Pfiesteria Detectors To Be Described March 18
...His current research includes the use ofbiological communities
as indicators of nutrient enrichment and toxiccontamination of estuaries. NITROGEN AND PHOSPHOROUS CONTAMINATION: A. Scott Andres, a veteran scientistwithin the Delaware Geological Survey at UD, currently studies nitrogen andphosphorous contaminati...
Caribbean Lizards Evolve Independently
...sity, has discovered that remarkablysimilar lizard communities
have evolved independently on different islands in...lection, the study is unique inshowing that entire communities
have converged. This goes against the grain ofmost evolutionary thought which stresses that random ...
USGS To Study Young Forests And Streamsides In Western Oregon
...ource managers. "Because of the diversity of plant communities
in the Pacific Northwest," saidCollopy, "successful forest management in western Oregon demands a multifacetedperspective, and the CFER program allows us that perspective." Individual CFER projects will focus on three major areas: biodiversity, ripar...
Water Quality In Indiana's White River Basin Affected By Urban And Agricultural Activities
...rated in organisms such as freshwater clams. Fish communities
have significantly improved since the early 1970's, although degraded communities
of fish still are found in streams with poor water quality. Some streams with good fish habitat pres...
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