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Do genes respond to global warming?
...ferences. Habitat specialists, the vole and pocket gopher
live in the wet mountain regions of western North America. Though both showed population increases during wetter climates and declines during warmer periods, Hadly et al. predicted and subsequently found that the gene diversity fluctuations of the tw...
Fossils reveal direct link between global warming and genetic diversity in wildlife
...e vole (Microtus montanus) and the northern pocket gopher
(Thomomys talpoides). The researchers collected DNA from living animals and from the teeth of fossilized specimens whose remains were buried in Lamar Cave, a remote site near the northeast entrance to the park. "The deposit in the cave is about nine ...
USGS December science picks!
... known breeding pond of the endangered Mississippi gopher
frog. USGS scientist D. Earl Green is collaborating with scientists at the University of Virginia to classify and name the organism responsible for this disease. For more information, please contact Kathryn Converse at 608-270-2445, Carol Meteyer at ...
Prescribed burns can threaten pine Savannah amphibians
...ncluding the flatwoods salamander and the Carolina gopher
frog) and have among the greatest amphibian diversity in the U.S., with 31 species in the Francis Marion National Forest alone. "A single pond can easily harbor more species of frogs than inhabit entire states in the northern and western U.S.," says ...
New studies reveal connections between oceanographic processes and rockfish populations
...cies that recruit during relaxation events include gopher
rockfish, kelp rockfish, and black and yellow rockfish. Another link between physical oceanography and the distribution of young rockfish that the PISCO researchers are exploring is the concentration of some fish larvae in thin layers. McManus and co...
UF Researchers: Development Promotes Disease Among Gopher Tortoises
...n development in Florida is forcing the threatened gopher
tortoise into closer and closer quarters, increasi...posure to the disease. Conservation of the gopher
tortoise is important, Brown said, because the burrows they create provide homes for small animals a...
Humble Pocket Gophers Shed Light On The Genetic Fortitude Of Cheetahs
...ility, more typical of most mammals. Each Humboldt gopher
accepted grafts of small patches of skin from other animals within its own population, whereas the Carmel Valley gophers did not. To test whether the immune systems of the Humboldt gophers functioned at all, the researchers grafted skin from the Carm...