Tag: "global" at biology news
UC Riverside researchers improve drought tolerance in plants
...xists in many third-world countries." The onset of global
warming is another development that adds impact to...nvironment continues to change as a consequence of global
warming," said Gallie....
Following complex motions
... trees," according to Casagrande. "You can see the global
pattern of neurons turning off and on in response the same stimulus, rather than studying them one by one." In addition, the technique has about five times the resolution as fMRI. When they applied this technique to the MT center of the bush baby, t...
ESA consults European science community on candidate Earth Explorer missions
...nd model the role of terrestrial vegetation in the global
carbon cycle and its response to climate variabili...r VApour and Lidar Experiment in Space to provide global
water vapour observations in the troposphere and lowermost stratosphere with high vertical resolutio...
Moss Landing researchers reveal iron as key to climate change
...s been suggested that humans might be able to slow global
warming by removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere through a massive ocean fertilization program. Unlike previous iron fertilization experiments, SOFeX focused on the two different parts of the Southern Ocean to determine if the iron-induced bloo...
Phytoplankton may stimulate uptake of CO2
...ankton may be one of the main historic controls on global
warming, and that fertilizing the oceans with iron...ivity a hypothetical way to offset the effects of global
warming. Through photosynthesis, these tiny, free-floating aquatic plants can convert carbon dioxide...
National Academies advisory: NAS Annual Meeting April 17-20
... of the sun have influenced our interpretations of global
temperature increases since the late 1970s. APR...hanges can occur, and examine the implications for global
public health. REPORTERS WHO WISH TO ATTEND should register in advance with the Office of News and ...
Study marks increased trends in infectious disease occurrences in our oceans
...s, warn the authors. Environmental factors such as global
change could have complex effects on disease, and ...our study does not simply give the impression that global
warming and pollution are making everything sick," Lafferty said. "Disease responds in complex ways ...
Conservation International & SC Johnson invest in Ecuador's rainforest to offset climate impacts
...an Ecuadorian conservation organization, to combat global
warming, protect the regions' biodiversity and sup...- as a leading cause of the destructive effects of global
warming. "SC Johnson has taken a real leadership position in recognizing the value of offsetting the...
New book urges ecologists to think 'outside the helmet'
... The next millennium will see continued changes in global
climate, species extinctions, and invasive species along with the burgeoning human population encroaching on almost all natural areas. "We think ecology is poised to be one of the most important of the biological disciplines", Chase said. "What we ...
Marine disease on the rise?
...ncreased study and that certain stressors, such as global
climate change, will impact disease in complex ways. Ward and Lafferty have created a powerful tool to help evaluate trends in disease in the absence of baseline data. It is only by understanding the dynamics of disease outbreaks that scientists can ...
Global warming and the onward march of the pine
..."Tree lines may respond quite idiosyncratically to global
warming. Our model highlights the complex interactions of temperature rise, species specific traits and resident alpine vegetation cover in driving a possible future tree line expansion."...
More than 300 critically endangered species completely unprotected, new study shows
... the next few decades. The prevailing strategy for global
conservation, forged at the 1992 World Parks Congr...certainly reveal many more gaps in coverage by the global
protected area network, particularly in marine and freshwater ecosystems. Studies like these are cri...
NSF funds summer research program abroad for undergraduates at UC San Diego
...William Chang, program manager at NSF. "In today's global
marketplace, you want members of your society to u... what it's like to live and do work in a much more global
environment. We hope these U.S. students will serve as cyber-ambassadors between the U.S. and East A...
Loggerhead sea turtles nesting earlier due to warmer ocean temperatures
... Central Florida researcher believes was caused by global
warming. John Weishampel, an associate professor of biology, found that as the near-shore ocean temperatures increased by nearly 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit from 1989 to 2003, the median nesting dates for loggerheads gradually became earlier. In 2003, hal...
Female gluttony blamed on male tick
...ed a protein that may offer clues to a $10 billion global
tick problem. "What happens is that a female will remain attached to a host, eating slowly and waiting to be fertilized," said Dr. Reuben Kaufman from the U of A's Faculty of Science. "If she does copulate, the seminal fluid contains an engorgement f...
For the sake of land and climate, coaxing soil to soak up carbon
ANAHEIM, Calif.--In a novel approach to stalling global
warming while reinvigorating nutrient-depleted farmland, chemists have found they can promote soil's natural ability to soak up greenhouse-gas carbon dioxide from the surrounding air. Experiments led by Jim Amonette at the Department of Energy's Paci...
State of the Planet 2004
...se control and prevention are paramount and urgent global
challenges, in which the high income countries wil...the developed world without irreversibly depleting global
resources and altering natural systems is the rich world's sustainability challenge. The world there...
Heinz Maier-Leibnitz prizes 2004
...ve far-reaching consequences for the management of global
fish populations and for marine environmental protection. Dr. Worm also studies the effects of different nutrient levels on the balance of plants and animals in bodies of water. These projects are of great importance, not only for protecting the worl...
OneWorld Health plans to form network of volunteer pharmaceutical scientists for global health
...rest that pharmaceutical scientists have shown for global
infectious diseases, and to harness their potentia...ceutical scientists to contribute their talents to global
health," said Ching C. (CC) Wang, Ph.D., professor in the Dept. of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Che...
Researchers use novel technology to extract RNA from archive formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue
...d system to isolate and amplify mRNA for analyzing global
gene expression in archival specimens. By retrospectively correlating treatment outcomes and genetic profiles, scientists could learn what genes are involved in certain forms of a specific cancer and tailor individual therapy for each patient."At Fox...
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