Tag: "wetlands" at biology news
Data privacy, emergency response, weather prediction to benefit from information technology advances
...ocal weather such as thunderstorms, and monitoring wetlands
with networks of mobile robotic sensors are the challenges being addressed by four of the eight large projects funded this year by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the Information Technology Research (ITR) program. The other four large ITR a...
Duke ecologist finds devastation, hope in Iraqi marshes
DURHAM, N.C. -- An expedition by Duke University wetlands
expert Curtis Richardson to evaluate damage to Ira...hich took off in the '70s. They are not trained in wetlands
ecology and management. They've completely missed that. They have lost a generation of researchers. ...
UNC researcher awarded top prize for oceanography, fresh water studies
...n dynamics, precipitation chemistry, limnology and wetlands
ecology, phosphorus and microbes in estuaries. Paerl works at and out of the UNC Institute of Marine Sciences in Morehead City concentrating chiefly on N.C. rivers, estuaries and sounds but also studying aquatic ecosystems throughout the world. The ...
Society for Conservation Biology to hold 17th Annual Meeting in Duluth June 28-July 2
...xtremely high density of inland lakes, rivers, and wetlands
next to urban, agricultural, and forested areas. The areas where land meets water are dynamic. Most are home to unique species and are exposed to many human and natural disturbances. Through this meeting, we will encourage dialogue on land-water in...
Midwest wetlands almost gone but may still have most species
...o wet that malaria was common. While the remaining wetlands
are small and scattered, there's still hope -- new...o mid-summer. By the mid-1900s, about 85% of these wetlands
had been drained and converted to agriculture, which is similar to the rate of deforestation in trop...
Study finds controlling phosphorus pollution in wetlands more important than believed
...managers to control excessive nutrients in coastal wetlands
may not achieve their intended goals. The finding was published in a report in the Friday, Jan. 24, 2003, issue of the journal Science by Pallaoor Venkatesh Sundareshwar, a research associate and instructor at the Duke University Wetland Center in th...
Researchers working to devise plan for Palo Alto Battlefield Restoration
...or oxbow lakes), a key location of the battle. The wetlands
(resaca) terrain has undergone much change through...were dug to collect fresh water for livestock. The wetlands
area will be one of the most intensely studied. "The most important thing about wetlands
Scientists hone in on cause of amphibian deformities
...f the western U.S. in 2000 found that 44 of the 59 wetlands
in which amphibians were infected by this parasitic trematode were reservoirs, farm ponds or other artificial bodies of water. And water pollutants or UVB radiation, while not directly causing the majority of deformities, may set the stage by weakeni...
Science picks-leads, feeds and story seeds (January 2003)
...s biological pollutant before it infests unspoiled wetlands
and waterways throughout the Lower Cape Fear Region. In Louisiana, a green tide of giant salvinia blankets nearly every waterway in a 72-square-mile area and is so dense that it blocks boat traffic. Bridges have washed out from the sheer weight of t...
Wetlands clean selenium from agricultural runoff
...tudy by UC Berkeley researchers show that man-made wetlands
in the state's San Joaquin Valley were able to rem...m reaching San Francisco Bay. "We thought that if wetlands
could filter selenium from oil refinery wastewater, then they could probably be used for agricultura...
Bush signs; ozone treatment for ballast water; wetland restoration template goes national
...rate of 30 square miles per day, an annual loss of wetlands
larger than the state of Rhode Island --- it is hoped that the Sea Grant template will assist in slowing, if not reversing the loss of America's valuable wetlands. CONTACTS: Tara Nierenberg, Oregon Sea Grant WSEP Coordinator, Phone: 541-737-8715 or ...
Science picksleads, feeds and story seeds (November 2002)
...In the Prairie Pothole Region of the Great Plains, wetlands
that have been restored from agricultural use may ... market. USGS researchers are investigating where wetlands
have been restored, how much carbon they hold, and how this "natural resource" can help understand g...
Rolex announces winners of international awards
... central and southern Africa, while protecting the wetlands
on which cranes and many people depend. "Despite the diversity inherent in the Rolex Awards, the Laureates all have in common the spirit of enterprise that characterizes the program," said Mr. Patrick Heiniger, chief executive officer of Rolex S.A. a...
Scientists invade Chicago
...ertheless, precious prairies, lakes, woodlands and wetlands
are tucked away on Chicago's southeast side. From 2:00 p.m. Aug. 23 until 2:00 p.m. Aug. 24, some 130 scientists will descend on the Calumet region to survey the amazingly rich biodiversity of three natural areas: Wolf Lake, Eggers Woods and Powderho...
Flawed sampling, not just pollution, may be responsible for beach closings
...ose findings contradict a longstanding belief that wetlands
filter out pollutants. The researchers recently re...t to continue this investigation by studying other wetlands
on the California coast. The current project was supported by the National Water Research Institute ...
UCI Samueli School researchers to study wetlands impact on coastal water quality
...he UC Office of the President to study how coastal wetlands
affect the levels of fecal pollution along the Sou...port Bay, the Santa Ana River sloughs, the Ballona wetlands
and the Mugu Lagoon. Researchers are motivated by an alarming increase in the number of beaches in C...
Plant detectives seek sources of invasive trees
... has taken over more than 600,000 hectares of U.S. wetlands
and riparian areas, report the authors of article #4032. Eurasian Tamarix, commonly known as saltcedar or tamarisk, was first introduced to the United States in the 1800s for the purposes of shade and erosion control. Since then, according to a genet...
Muddy Mayan mystery made clearer by researchers working in the bajos
...ve discovered that these bajos were once perennial wetlands
or shallow lakes. About 400 B.C. to 250 A.D., huma...hern and central Maya Lowlands contained perennial wetlands
at some point in their past. But they say, "evidence to that effect is mounting." Their report focus...
New study sheds light on frog malformations
...cond study, the researchers measured DOC levels in wetlands
in Wisconsin and Minnesota and found that the top five to 20 centimeters of wetlands
absorb as much as 99 percent of UVB. To complete the picture, the third study involved a survey of 2...
Geologists show how wetlands can clean up acid mine drainage
...udied the effectiveness of constructed and natural wetlands
in six sites affected by acid mine drainage in Ind...less acidic. To help in the process, constructed wetlands
include a system known as an Anoxic Limestone Drain. The limestone functions in a similar way to the...
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