Tag: "ecological" at biology news
Solving the Ebola enigma: satellites will provide clues
...provide some additional clues: "Characterising the ecological
parameters of the whole area of study just can't b...to a seasonal component: "This suggests particular ecological
conditions could characterise the reservoir host habitat," Moussavou concluded....
Third set of awards are announced under interagency biodiversity program
...ding on a previous five-year ICBG award, are using ecological
insight to build a sustainable bioprospecting program in Panama for discovery of both pharmaceutical and agriculturalproducts from plants and marine algae in collaboration with Oregon State University, Panama's National Secretariat for Science, Techn...
Exxon Valdez oil spill impacts lasting far longer than expected, scientists say
...e a complete reconsideration of the foundations of ecological
risk assessment and ecotoxicology because acute mortality from oil involves concentrations perhaps 1,000 times greater. Earlier experiments incorrectly implied that lower oil concentrations were safe, which the new work clearly showed was not true." ...
CSIRO scientist wins highest global award for fisheries research
...tist has won the highest accolade in the world for ecological
research, the prestigious Japan Prize. Dr Keith Sainsbury, a CSIRO marine ecologist and mathematical modeller received the Prize for his international efforts to conserve fisheries and marine ecosystems. The award relates to food production based on...
Non-lethal methods can resolve conflicts between bears and humans
... without destroying animals that perform important ecological
roles" said Dr. Adrian Treves, a conservationist with WCS's Living Landscapes program and co-author of the study. "We need better methods and we need to consider human behavior as part of the problem--limiting the accessibility of food sources whethe...
Governing commons still a struggle, but fight not without hope, according to new report
...ppeared in Science and launched an entire field of ecological
research, he claimed that only two institutional arrangements -- centralized government and private property -- could sustain commons such as air, groundwater and forests over the long run. To illustrate his point, he used a little-known pamphlet wri...
Fishing gear fallout
...y used fishing gears in the United States by their ecological
impacts. Integrating the knowledge and judgment ...ries scientists and fishers to assess the relative ecological
severity of various fishing gears, the authors found that bottom gears--such as dredges and trawls--...
Symbiotic fungi promote invasion into diverse plant communities (Rudgers et al.)
...egative population trends are largely unknown, but ecological
conditions during winter in Africa may have carry-... Romano, Rubolini, and Mller analyse the effect of ecological
conditions in the winter quarters on timing of arrival of barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) to their I...
Satellites spy deaths in rain forests (Clark et al.)
...ill usher in a new age of global monitoring of the ecological
health of tropical forests world-wide....
Emory researchers develop model to track the evolution of emerging infectious diseases
...ly believed to emerge from animal populations when ecological
changes increase the pathogens' opportunities to e... paper, the researchers show that factors, such as ecological
changes, that increase the basic reproductive number of the potential pathogen (but remaining below ...
History of frog deformities suggests emerging disease
...phibian deformities, explains Johnson, is of great ecological
concern. Severe limb deformities cripple amphibian...ns, Johnson says researchers can begin to pinpoint ecological
changes over the years that are driving the emergence of more and more deformities in frogs, toads a...
Researchers publish Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map
...a common set of cultural, political, economic, and ecological
issues. Accelerated land-use change and climate change in the Arctic made the effort more urgent," Walker said. The base map is a false-color infrared image created from Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) satellite data. The map covers ...
Expedition will retrace legendary Steinbeck-Ricketts voyage to the Sea of Cortez
...e intertidal fauna, because there weren't any real ecological
studies done in 1940 - no counts in specified quadrates, no sampling or anything like that,'' he says. ''But if there are species that they mentioned as being very abundant and now you don't see them, you have a pretty good idea that the reason is be...
Study finds that fungus farming by snails causes marsh grasses to wither
...iously undemonstrated form of food acquisition and ecological
control by initiating and encouraging the growth o...ehavior has enabled these insects to rise to major ecological
importance in land communities where they can strongly affect ecosystem process and community struct...
First-ever UN University diploma offered to grads of online water-management course
...em and the impacts of land use changes Fundamental ecological
concepts; the role of the natural environment in t...e basics of the physical, chemical, biological and ecological
aspects of streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, estuaries and groundwater systems. Course 5: Aquatic ec...
Global wetlands surveyed from space
...ard of regularly updated geoinformation to monitor ecological
changes in the Spanish Ramsar sites." At the othe...ically or in terms of biodiversity, and also cause ecological
problems such as dust storms and uncontrolled carbon dioxide emissions from smouldering peat fires. ...
Lewis and Clark notes reveal history of human impacts
...mportant to understand because modern wildlife and ecological
management practices often use pre-European settle...some locations and instances. To help unravel the ecological
mysteries of the past, Laliberte and OSU professor of forest resources William Ripple turned to the ...
Two worms are better than one
...the worms look nearly identical and occupy similar ecological
niches; this is obviously not the case with humans and mice, which nevertheless have remarkably similar genomes. It's the quality, rather than the quantity of the changes in the genome, that's important. The nature of these changes, along with man...
Social mothers appear to be better mothers
...n in the pecking order. Because droughts and other ecological
conditions also affect reproductive performance, the team took care to compare females living in the same habitat and at the same time. "We don't exactly know how sociality helps females, but our data make it very clear that females who are more soci...
Major mutations, not many small changes, might lead way to new species
... "A unique aspect of out work is that it combines ecological
observations with molecular genetic techniques to elucidate the process of adaptation in natural populations," Schemske says. Schemske, Bradshaw and researchers at Duke University, Clemson University, University of North Carolina and University of Mo...
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