Tag: "ecological" at biology news
ESA awarded new SEEDS grant
... maximize their experience at the meeting of 4,000 ecological
scientists. The SEEDS undergraduate research fel...eries of workshops on the essentials of conducting ecological
research. "Through the Fellowship, up to ten students will participate in field work at a research ...
Survival strategies in nature
...etically modifying plants for the study of complex ecological
interactions in nature. They produced transgenic N... Scientists agree that a deep understanding of the ecological
interactions that occur in nature is essential for sustainable agriculture and that the plant traits...
Climate may play role in lynx's hunting ability
...imate may be impacting one of the most fascinating ecological
systems to intrigue biologists for decades. The University of Alberta's Dr. Stan Boutin is part of a research team to study the relationship between the lynx and the snowshoe hare--an interaction that has grave implications on the dynamics of the who...
Digital evolution reveals the many ways to get to diversity
...inding an answer to "perhaps the greatest unsolved ecological
riddle," evolutionists propose that diversity is a...y across thousands of generations, and see how the ecological
relationship between environmental productivity and species diversity could be understood from an ev...
Releasing pet fish into the wrong ocean proves a diaster
...e population, but scientists are worried about the ecological
and economic impact of the increasing numbers of l...mps and crabs. "Introduction of the lionfish is an ecological
quantum leap for local fishes that have no experience dealing with this voracious predator," Semmens...
Satellites map volcanic home of Africas endangered gorillas
...aps whatsoever for some territory." Dennis Babasa, ecological
monitoring coordinator for Uganda's Institute of Tropical Forest Conservation, added: "These are maps we have wanted to create previously, but we simply haven't had the tools to create them. Remote sensing is providing useful assets for our work." ...
NASA scientists get global fix on food, wood & fiber use
...ere. Three factors determine human regional ecological
impact, population, per capita consumption and technology. Population plays an important role. Americans consume more than individuals in developing countries, yet U.S. population density is generally lower. Technology helps reduce waste. For ...
UK small firms pay lip service to green issues
...ckburn at the Small Business Research Centre. 'The ecological
footprint of SMEs is very significant,' she explains. 'They make up 99% of all enterprises, and 43% of private sector employment and are estimated to be responsible for 60% of industry's carbon dioxide emissions, 60% of commercial waste and eight ou...
Ecology drives the worldwide distribution of human diseases
Mounting evidence suggests that ecological
and climatic conditions influence the emergence, s...environment. The hope is that by understanding how ecological
factors impact the global distribution of parasitic and infectious diseases, public health officials...
Study probes ecosystem of tree holes
...lets an ecologist like Kneitel address fundamental ecological
questions. In this small ecosystem, bugs and leav...d him to change the parameters to create different ecological
situations. The most common disturbance for a tree hole is lack of water. Resources equate to the f...
The Mediterranean connection: ecological effects of El Nio in the Northern hemisphere
...easingly acknowledged as major climatic sources of ecological
variability. However, studies linking ecological
processes to those oscillations have been conducted in geographic regions close to their centers of ...
All ecosystems are equally productive under drought conditions
...eds light on what Huxman called "one of the oldest ecological
questions on the face of the planet: how does wate... out over the globe and by taking lots and lots of ecological
measurements in a variety of ecosystems during a single year. The project, called the International ...
SEEDS program sponsors field trip to Calgary
...s Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve and other local ecological
sites and Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Great Smoky Mountains National Park in East Tennessee. ...
Articles on remote sensing in ecology published in BioScience
... are now being used--or have potential for use--in ecological
studies of landscapes, regions, and the entire globe. Such techniques can be used to develop sophisticated models of natural processes that will improve researchers' ability to forecast important changes. An article by Michael Wulder of the Canadian ...
Concerns remain about UVB damage to amphibians
...change. In some cases complex chains of interlaced ecological
effects can lead to amphibian disease, deformity o...ecologists, who believe they may be a harbinger of ecological
changes that are first affecting some of Earth's most sensitive animals and may later cause more wid...
Ecological science for a crowded planet
...rd, the report (web link) calls for greater use of ecological
science in decision-making, research targeted at s...ollowing recommendations: integrate advances in ecological
knowledge into policy and management foster an ecologically knowledgeable public today and in futur...
Discovery of tiny microbes in ancient Greenland glacier may define limits for life on Earth
... cell size, examine its physiology, and assess its ecological
role. We now know just the tip of the iceberg of all the microbes that exist on Earth, and it generally is believed that a large portion of these unknown microbes are very small in size," Miteva says. "A major challenge is to develop novel approach...
Small, cold, & hungry: Ultra-small microbes from 120,000-year-old glacier ice sample
... cell size, examine its physiology, and assess its ecological
role. "We now know just the tip of the iceberg of all the microbes that exist on Earth, and it generally is believed that a large portion of these unknown microbes are very small in size," Miteva says. "A major challenge is to develop novel approa...
Can we restore wetlands and leave the mosquitoes out?
... problems. "What is best depends on both the local ecological
and social contexts," Willott said. "We need to know answers to questions such as: What mosquito species are present? What threats do these pose for people? If the threat is significant and mosquitoes need to be controlled, we must also ask: How can ...
...and death of some migrating birds. The sources of ecological
light pollution range from street lights to buildings "to flares on offshore oil platforms and even lights on undersea research vessels." They suggest more research on the effects of artificial night lighting on organisms and ecosystems....
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