Tag: "ecological" at biology news
New science at K-State attracts $4.2 million from National Science Foundation
...three-year period supports studies in a new field, ecological
genomics. The principal investigators are K-State ...s for the first time. No one could have undertaken ecological
genomics studies even five years ago, say the lead investigators Mike Herman and Loretta Johnson, of...
Science historians ponder naming 'enemies' in science literature
...taphor or Misconception?" focuses in particular on ecological
science and its use of war and conflict metaphors to describe ecological
dynamics involving introduced species. In particular, the authors were struck by the pervasive and o...
Researchers find 'luxury effect' helps determine plant diversity in urban areas
...ch site, a major on-going study to investigate the ecological
characteristics of the Central Arizona-Phoenix reg... results provide a comprehensive "snapshot" of the ecological
characteristics of the Phoenix metro area and surrounding agricultural and desert lands. The survey ...
Plant diversity has 'luxury' effect, say scientists
...point survey, a major survey undertaken to measure ecological
characteristics of the Central Arizona-Phoenix are... is intended to provide a comprehensive picture of ecological
characteristics of the Phoenix metro area and surrounding agricultural and desert lands, at a single...
Researchers discover birds protect trees in neotropics by eating insects
...nces. This is a good example in that it shows the ecological
services that birds provide for the health of the forest," said Jeffrey D. Brawn, a professor in the department of natural resources and environmental sciences and department of animal biology at Illinois. "This is another piece of evidence suggesti...
Seven CD-ROM global GIS data set available from AGI
... deposits, energy resource data, climate data, and ecological
regions. Other useful geographical and cultural data, such as country boundaries, locations of cities, elevations, population density, roads, airfields, and utility lines, are also included in the atlas. "We think this is a fantastic educational op...
Undergraduate students physics research earns trip to international conference
... fact, one of Reid's concerns is environmental and ecological
issues, and she plans interdisciplinary research on the interface of non-equilibrium statistical physics, mathematical biology, and ecology, according to Tuber. Reid says she probably will stay in academia and do research. Reid , who has worked at th...
IUB scientists to study the ecology of infectious disease -- inside ticks
...ct inside the bodies of ticks. Uncovering the tiny ecological
worlds that exist inside every tick will enable researchers Keith Clay, Curt Lively, Michael Wade and Clay Fuqua (IUB) and Robert Pinger (Ball State University) to learn more about the epidemiology of tick-borne diseases. The scientists also hope to ...
Simulated global environmental changes impact plant diversity
...y, little attention has been paid to the potential ecological
effects on plant diversity from combined global environmental changes including increased atmospheric CO2, warming, elevated nitrogen pollution, and increased precipitation. Scientists from the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology in P...
New owl species discovered in Brazil
...landscape connectivity is necessary to promote key ecological
processes," he said. Conservationists have recomme...cludes forest restoration and the establishment of ecological
corridors to connect remaining forest fragments. Of 15,277 square miles/39,567 km2 of original fores...
Whats next as biology, math combine forces, reciprocate in discovery
..., human populations, infectious diseases and other ecological
phenomena. Among his many honors is a share of the...fforts to develop mathematical models that further ecological
An eye for scent marks
...is specialization are largely unknown. A plausible ecological
explanation has now been offered by Leo Peichl at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt/Main, Francisco Bozinovic at the Pontifica Catholic University Santiago (Chile), and Andrs Chvez and Adrin Palacios at the University of Valpar...
Anthropologist predicts major threat to species within 50 years
... in species threats," he says, "depending upon the ecological
nature of a nation and the number of species 'available' for the threat of extinction. "If other species follow the same pattern as the mammals and birds in our study, then we are facing a serious threat to global biodiversity associated with our gro...
Science Picks-Leads, Feeds and Story Seeds (June 2003)
...hy of the Everglades to support the hydrologic and ecological
modeling studies needed for ecosystem restoration planning. Because the Everglades is so expansive and remote and includes environmentally sensitive areas, impenetrable vegetation, and other areas unapproachable by airboat, access to many places is p...
Seaweed uses chemical warfare to fight microbes
...re in plants. And the study lends insight into the ecological
interactions between this seaweed species and other marine organisms, Kubanek said. Also, it presents the possibility of biomedical applications for the newly discovered antifungal compound, she added. The research funded in part by the National Sc...
Biodiversity has roots in global health
... on Man and Biosphere in Beijing. The meshing of ecological
and social sciences is the key to success, the paper notes, since the needs of nature and of humankind cannot be separated. The authors outline the push and pull in China tourism both providing needed funding for maintenance of reserves, yet at the ...
Genetically modified crops not necessarily a threat to the environment
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- As concerns rise about the ecological
impacts of genetically modified crops, a new India...ase-by-case basis. Some transgenes will have major ecological
impacts and others probably won't." For example, another study co-authored by Rieseberg, published l...
Three Gorges Dam is an opportunity for ecoscience
...er run on the effects of habitat fragmentation, an ecological
condition that affects environments across the glo...he fine points of Hierarchical Patch Dynamics, an ecological
theory that inter-relates specific plant and animal populations, communities and habitats in a compl...
Botanist explores fascinating world of plant resins and amber in comprehensive new book
... secretory mechanisms that produce them, and their ecological
function. She also emphasizes the exciting future of research on resins due to the continued development of new technologies for chemical and biological studies. The book has three main sections: the production of resins by plants; the geologic hist...
Math discovery may aid resource management
...oblems from invasive species in Yaquina Bay to the ecological
impact of bullfrogs and the stability of an Oregon...his technologys potential. This new insight in ecological
science began when OSU researchers were struggling to resolve a mathematical paradox first suggested...
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