Tag: "wildlife" at biology news
Keeping populations of cerulean warbler healthy
... in the January issue of Auk, Paul Hamel, research wildlife
biologist with the FS Southern Research Station, provides an overview of the status of this forest songbird, including current research findings and future needs. The article also details the formation of the Cerulean Warbler Technical Group, an inte...
Study finds wide attitude gap on wolves
...ning that increased hostility would result. "While wildlife
managers face some daunting challenges regarding carnivore conservation, this survey can help us find publicly acceptable methods of controlling wolf depredations while compensating individuals for their losses," added Treves. "On the whole, 73 perce...
Global warming may cause songbirds to avoid certain foods
...to defend against herbivory," said the 23-year-old wildlife
conservation and biology major. "Those secondary compounds are absorbed by gypsy moth caterpillars that feed on the plant's leaves, which other researchers have found reduces the caterpillar's growth rates. We wanted to see if the chickadees can det...
WCS receives $8M grant from Moore Foundation to protect Amazon-Andes landscapes
..." program an innovative methodology that looks at wildlife
impacts in human-dominated areas beyond the protective boundaries of parks and reserves. Along with sites in Brazil, Bolivia and Venezuela, specific regions covered by the grant include Ecuador's Yasun Region and the Yavari Miri landscape in Peru. ...
Spruce bark beetle outbreaks examined at Alaska Symposium
...the effects of spruce beetle outbreaks on forests, wildlife
habitat, and stand management; fire ecology and changing fuels; and the social and economic impacts of the epidemic. Keynote presentations will be given by Dr. Thomas Quigley, Director of the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station, and D...
Waste motor oil management may pose threat to health and the environment
...mpared to lead, for example, zinc is more toxic to wildlife
and ecosystems, but much less toxic to humans. After adjusting for each metal's relative toxicity and adding the results together, the researchers compared the effects of untreated used oil as fuel to both re-refining and distillation. In both compar...
Peregrine falcons may face new environmental threat
...e wild falcons are some of the highest seen in any wildlife
globally." Finding the deca form of BDE in the fal...olecule to cross cell membranes and be taken up by wildlife
or humans. "This is the first time anyone has found deca in wildlife," de Wit says. "The fact that w...
AGU journal highlights - 6 January 2004
...increasing salinity. Mercury is a potent human and wildlife
neurotoxin found in lakes, rivers, and oceans worldwide; numeroushealth agencies warn against the consumption of fish and seafoodcontaminated with the element. The authors note that mercury'sreactive form may enhance the availability of mercury to th...
SMCM professor discovers cattle hormones that leak into streams and alter fish reproduction
...emain in the meat. In contrast to humans, aquatic wildlife
is exposed to an unknown concentration of synthetic and natural hormones excreted by the cattle. We know little about the potential effects of hormone containing effluent from cattle feedlots or other concentrated animal feeding operations on fish a...
American black cherry tree overruns Europe by playing dirty
...uce a fruit more often consumed by birds and other wildlife
than by humans, have proliferated to such an extent overseas that some concerned Europeans are taking matters into their own hands. "In parts of Europe, like the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, the tree is considered quite a pest," said IU biologis...
History of frog deformities suggests emerging disease
... is critical toward preventing future epidemics in wildlife
or in humans."...
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
...firstname.lastname@example.org ] ENVIRONMENT -- Military in step with wildlife
. . . Uncle Sam may want you, but he also wants to better understand and protect the habitat of species like the red cockaded woodpecker, vegetation and other components of the ecosystem. So the mission of Virginia Dale of Oak Ridge National Laborat...
Squirrel invasion sows seeds of change for future forests
...rest regeneration," said Rob Swihart, professor of wildlife
ecology. In the study, Swihart and his colleague J...t patches, we can augment the number of species of wildlife
we help in the end."...
Helping carnivores and people co-exist
...er large carnivores threaten people and livestock, wildlife
managers often resort to killing them. But now the...vores recover from past eradication efforts. While wildlife
managers often address these conflicts by killing "problem" animals, this runs counter to conservati...
Congress allocates funding for horseshoe crab research center
...on, who is an assistant professor of fisheries and wildlife
science, leads the research partnership. "The co...Berkson and other researchers in the fisheries and wildlife
department, including Jim Fraser, David Hata, and Marcella Kelly; Randy Wynne, associate professor o...
Lewis and Clark notes reveal history of human impacts
...VALLIS Native Americans had a major impact on the wildlife
of the American West for hundreds of years prior t...1800s, the research concludes. In fact, the larger wildlife
such as deer, elk or buffalo that were hunted by Native Americans appear to have populations that ma...
Philippines: Park expansion creates nation's largest contiguous protected area
...hat has been under pressure by illegal logging and wildlife
hunting for years, but now we have the legal framework and landscape connectivity required to more effectively protect this region." Peablanca sits on the northeastern coast of Luzon, one of the nation's main islands. It encompasses the Callao Cave c...
Study predicts loss of monarch winter refuges
...n Oberhauser, an assistant professor of fisheries, wildlife
and conservation biology at the University of Minnesota. The findings will be published the week of Nov. 10 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Online Edition. Monarchs currently spend winters in oyamel fir forests in mountai...
Some re-established elk herds lack genetic diversity of ancestors
.... Their findings could aid in the design of future wildlife
management programs. "Any new reintroductions that...here in the first place," said Gene Rhodes, Purdue wildlife
geneticist. "Despite the fact that elk have been moved all over the United States, no one has looked...
November science picks!
...ntially contributing to the extensive losses. USGS wildlife
health scientists are concerned about the effects of the virus on white pelican colonies and on other bird populations; in particular, scientists are concerned that endangered birds, such as the brown pelican and the numerous endangered birds on the ...
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