Tag: "tropical" at biology news
Smithsonian Institution Convenes Experts To Discuss Cocoa's Future
... which has promoted basic and original research in tropical
marine and terrestrial organisms and human ecology for more than half a century....
Can The Economic Promise Of Drug Discovery Continue To Preserve The Suriname Forest?
...ified a newspecies of plant, and saved some of the tropical
forest from wood harvesting. Virginia Tech Chemistry Professor David Kingston, principal investigatorand group leader for the Suriname biodiversity utilization and conservationproject, will talk about "Biodiversity Conservation and Drug Disco...
Jellyfish Help To Make Sugar Smarter
...s a large number of scientists working to improve tropical
crops. Within the sugarcane improvement group led by Dr John Manners, a broad spectrum of disciplines are covered from plant physiology and biochemistry to field crop technologies....
Tiny Jamaican Tree Crab Made Big And Fast Evolutionary Leap, Scientists Discover
...ide bromeliad plants, which grow on thebranches of tropical
trees," says S. Blair Hedges, an evolutionary biologist atPenn State and a member of the research team. The tiny bromeliad crabs are lessthan an inch long and are thin enough to squeeze between the leaves at the baseof the bromeliad plant, where rai...
Malaysian State Of Sarawak Bans Commercial Hunting Of Wildlife
...world leader in the efforts to conserve wildlifein tropical
forests," Robinson said....
USGS Scientists Find New Invasive Fish Species In Florida
...they suspect the swamp eel may have escaped from a tropical
fish farm or have been a pet released from an aquarium. The species, they believe, is already firmly established in Florida. Although few non-native fishes invade natural wetlands -- instead being primarily found in disturbed habitats such as cana...
Discovery Of Plant-Like Metabolic Pathway In Common Parasites Supplies New Targets For Therapy
...odium: causes malaria, the single most important tropical
disease in theworld. (Four of the more than 50 species infect humans.) Malaria affects anestimated 300 million people annually and kills nearly 3 million children eachyear, one every 30 seconds. Drug-resistant strains of malaria are increasinglycommo...
Fungus Suspect In Frog Deaths
...een observed here in relatively pristine areas of tropical
Queensland rainforest. Similar sudden declines have occurred in protected mountainous rainforest areas in Central and South America. An international team of scientists has been collaborating to solve this problem. The Australians have been wor...
Destructive Algae Overtaking Mediterranean Waters
...ated in a marine aquarium environment. Unlike its tropical
cousins, the new form is able to endure waters wh... was growing in the Croatian Adriatic. Like its tropical
counterparts, the algae can spread asexually, regenerating a new plant from barely visible fragment...
Summer Science: Where Have All The Honeybees Gone? UD 'Bee Guy' Asks Why--From
America To The Amazon
...isit Bolivia insearch of killer bees. Notorious in tropical
climates for their aggressivebehavior, killer bees... at 144 degrees Fahrenheit, Caron says, andbees in tropical
regions may perceive any disturbance as potentiallylife-threatening. Surprisingly, the varroa mite ...
Fragmentation Of Tropical Forests Can Create "Genetic Bottleneck," According To New University Of Georgia Study
...eneck." Theresearch indicates that the survival of tropical
forests could be far morecomplex than was known be...acteristics that make if verydifficult to say that tropical
trees in a certain situation will behave this wayor that. Quite simply, our study area looked health...
First Reproducible Cloning Of Mammals From Adult Cells Reported In Nature
... annually, is widelyrecognizedfor its strengths in tropical
medicine, evolutionary biology, astronomy,oceanography, volcanology, geology and geophysics, tropical
agriculture,electrical engineering and Asian and Pacific studies. The Jackson Laboratory, founded i...
Duke Studies Show U.S. Central Plains Vulnerable To Global Warming
...smoisture. At that point, however, it loses out to tropical
air from the Gulf ofMexico, which provides the eastern states with moisture. In addition, there'san Arctic air mass that plays a climatic role. "Subtle changes in the factors that affect atmospheric circulation cantranslate into shifts in th...
Duke Studies Show That Environmental Effects Of Dams Extend To Insect Life
...estigious MacArthur fellowship and an authority on tropical
ecosystems,proposed to use the mammoth Lake Guri dam project in east-central Venezuela tosimulate what happens to forest habitats that get broken into "islands" by suchland-bound activities as agricultural conversion into fields and pastures. ...
Fruit-Eating Birds Discovered Crucial To Rainforest Survival
...SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 6, 1998 -- The fate of tropical
rainforests inWestern and Central Africa depends in large part on the survival of magnificentfruit-loving birds known as hornbills, new research has revealed. In a three-year study in a remote Cameroon rain forest, biologists at SanFrancisco Sta...
Study Demonstrates High Conservation Potential Of Logged Rainforest
... "Everyone talks about logging in such tropical
forests, but there issurprisingly little informati... our only opportunity for effectiveconservation of tropical
diversity. Logged forest could be the key to keepingmany of Earth's species alive as the human popul...
Protocol For Sustainable Exploitation Of Non-Timber Tropical Forest Resources Is Gaining Ground
...veloped a protocol for thesustainable managementof tropical
forest resources which is now applied to dozens of...he result of Dr. Peters' twenty-year experience in tropical
forestconservation, this protocoloffers a blueprint for the only form of land-use in the tropics wit...
Four More Lemurs To Be Released Into Madagascar Jungle This Fall
...nd constellations. They can only survive inprimary tropical
rainforests and are not able to adapt to cleared land orsecondary forest. Madagascar is one of the world's poorest nations and a major priorityfor conservationists. Its once-rich array of wildlife has been decimated byhabitat destruction, and...
Aquaculture: Not An Easy Answer To Overfishing
...opulations is being challenged. The viability of tropical
ponds used to rear shrimp often collapsesafter 5-10 years of use from disease, chemical and biological pollution,creating a "boom and bust" economic cycle and disruption of local communities. A big part of the problem, the report said, are ...
Researcher Finds World's Most Diverse Home Of Slime Molds
...lie in tiny slug-like organisms tucked away in the tropical
soil of aGuatemalan forest, according to an Ohio University researcher who has discoveredwhat could be home to the world's most diverse collection of slime molds. "This area in Guatemala looks like one of the best spots on Earth forslime mol...
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