Tag: "urban" at biology news
New Arizona State center brings science to policy on issues of water resources and urban growth
...have a profound effect on the future directions of urban
growth in arid regions by providing a sound scient...chnology policy, and our studies on the effects of urban
growth all come into play as we focus on this increasingly important issue of sustainability in arid...
Hidden diversity: DNA 'barcoding' reveals a common butterfly is actually 10 different species
...m-large skipper butterfly, is a routine visitor to urban
gardens and tropical rainforests. While the "species" has been known to science since 1775, only now has examination of a small and standardized signature piece of the genome a technique called DNA barcoding shown that this "species" is really an a...
US investment firm gives away Rhode Island-sized lands in Chile
...nd the management of the world's largest system of urban
wildlife parks (including the Bronx Zoo). These activities change attitudes toward nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living together in harmony. WCS is committed to this work because it believes it is essential to the integrity of l...
Information system to help scientists analyze mechanisms of social behavior
...vior," he said. "They live in the equivalent of an urban
environment where much of their social behavior is in response to environmental conditions." A BeeSpace team led by Robinson will generate a molecular signature of all the major roles performed by honey bees. "To do this," he said, "we will generate...
Ecology of infectious diseases grants awarded
...; and the eco-epidemiology of disease emergence in urban
Lecture on ecology of infectious diseases
...in western states, are increasingly found in these urban
grasslands. In Boulder County, Colo., for example...all prairie dog colonies are within a half-mile of urban
development. Prairie dogs are highly susceptible to plague, a disease that has also afflicted hum...
Missing genes may help explain why plague bacteria are so deadly
...st always fatal within two to three days. The last urban
plague epidemic in the United States occurred in Los Angeles in 1924-25. An average of 10 to 15 cases in the United States, and between 1,000 and 3,000 cases worldwide, are reported every year. The disease has long been considered a prime candidate f...
Virginia Tech researchers to release findings on Smith River Project
...n excellent example of a potential highly valuable urban
natural resource. There exists a tremendous opportunity to develop an enviable greenway and attractive resource that will bring revenue to the area because of the unique and rare opportunity for high quality trout fishing in this locality," said Orth...
Better living through urban ecology
Plants influence the quality of urban
air. Birds are more diverse in affluent areas. Whe...cators and policy makers working to understand how urban
ecosystems function. The significance of BES contributions was recently recognized through a $4,900,...
Counting foxes before the last tally-ho
... living in rural Britain, with a further 33,000 in urban
areas. This study has provided baseline data against which the impact of a ban on hunting with dogs can be measured. A team of scientists and volunteers led by Professor Stephen Harris, from the University of Bristol, counted fox faeces in more than ...
Alcohol-use and depression among pregnant and postpartum women
...women in their fourth prenatal month from a large, urban
prenatal clinic in Pittsburgh, PA between 1983 and 1985, assessing them in their fourth and seventh prenatal month, at delivery, and then together with their children at eight and 18 months, then three, six, 10, 14, 16 and 21 years later. For this p...
Study links high carbohydrate diet to increased breast cancer risk
...stance in the Mexican population generally. Among urban
Mexicans, nearly one-third of women between the ages of 12 and 49 are overweight. Yet when the research team took into account body mass index and other such potentially confounding factors as socioeconomic status, age at first birth, number of chil...
Plant pathologists meeting in Anaheim, CA to discuss agricultural security, food safety, and more
...posium will look at problems associated with large urban
populations encroaching upon production agriculture. California, with its large population centers and highly productive agriculture industry, experiences many such challenges. To serve as a model for similar situations throughout the U.S., pathologi...
Spring through fall, cities are greener longer than neighboring rural regions
... for city dwellers, but new research shows that an urban
setting allows plants to bask in a hot-house envir...that the growing season for vegetation in about 70 urban
areas in North America is, on average, 15 days longer than that in rural regions surrounding the cit...
Urban heat islands make cities greener
...nd other artificial surfaces retain heat, creating urban
heat islands. Satellite data reveal that urban
heat islands increase surface temperatures compared to rural surroundings. Using information fro...
Virtual counselor supplements traditional genetic counseling
...e in cancer genetic counseling and most located in urban
areas, many women do not have access to genetic counseling for cancer. "The reason we developed the computer education program was to try to fill this educational need," Green said. "Our previous studies showed that the program is acceptable to ...
From orchards and fields to townhouses and offices
...major problems with the encroachment of cities and urban
development on farmland," said George Leavitt, far... their learnings from California's experience with urban
sprawl during the Challenges at the Urban/Ag Interface symposium at The American Phytopathological S...
Society for conservation biology conference
NEW YORK, NY --- Freeway-hopping bobcats and urban
forest restoration will be among the many topics d...more than half the world's population will live in urban
areas. This fast-paced urbanization is expected to pose significant challenges to conserving ecosys...
Water study yields a few surprises for New England
New England's legacy of urban
and industrial activities, together with recent de...ing rural watersheds with as little as 3-5 percent urban
lands showed signs of degradation such as the reduction in populations of pollutant-sensitive insect...
As humans alter land, infectious diseases follow
...studies have documented that forest fragmentation, urban
sprawl and the erosion of biodiversity have contributed significantly to the spread of Lyme disease. A more global example is the AIDS virus, which scientists think may have first infected "bush meat" hunters given access to Africa's tropical forest...
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