Tag: "ecology" at biology news
Don't stand so close to me: A new view on how species coexist
...k is that patterns of diversity are shaped both by ecology
and by evolution." One way of capturing the essence of the new work, he added, is expressed in the concept of the 'Darwinian demon' - a hypothetical species that develops rapidly, reproduces continuously and does not age. Trade offs in life histories...
Biologists ID molecular block for social 'cheaters'
...said paper co-author Joan Strassmann, professor of ecology
and evolutionary biology at Rice. "Such a mechanis..." said paper co-author David Queller, professor of ecology
and evolutionary biology at Rice. "We created colonies that contained roughly a 50-50 mix of our mut...
Effort to control trade in great white sharks gets teeth from international community
...Dr. Ramn Bonfil, a specialist on great white shark ecology
and a conservation fisheries scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Dr. Bonfil, who is also a member of the World Conservation Union's (IUCN) Shark Specialist Group and a strong proponent for the initiative to list great white sharks ...
Laboratory test of evolutionary theory confirms importance of links between populations
... Forde's coauthors are John Thompson, professor of ecology
and evolutionary biology at UCSC, and microbial ec...ollinate flowers and feed on plant parts. Both the ecology
and the genetics involved in these natural systems are highly complicated, however, and even long-te...
Predicting infection risk of mosquito-borne disease
...ments--that is, real world conditions--when vector ecology
and the parameters of transmission are well characterized. Any plan to prevent and control the spread of mosquito-born infections would clearly benefit from paying attention to mosquito demography and behavior....
Emory study details dolphin brain evolution for the first time
...oth increases probably relate to changes in social ecology
(the animals' social lifestyle) as well, Marino says. In addition to their large brains, odontocetes have demonstrated behavioral faculties previously only ascribed to humans and, to some extent, other great apes. These abilities include mirror self...
Rice biologists elected AAAS Fellows
...smann, professor and chair of Rice's department of ecology
and evolutionary biology, and Queller, professor of ecology
and evolutionary biology, were each selected for their pioneering efforts on the evolution of social...
UGA scientist Moran receives $2.6 million from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for marine research
...eat promise for expanding our understanding of the ecology
and diversity of coastal bacteria, and how these bacteria affect the health of the oceans as well as other natural processes," said UGA President Michael F. Adams. "We are very grateful to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation for recognizing the im...
Economics and ecology combine at UGA in NSF-funded study of evolutionary game theory
...y for collaborative work between the two fields of ecology
and economics." NSF's funding of the proposal kicks in this year and lasts for two academic years. "The grants are quite competitive and rather prestigious, so I am very pleased that we received it," added Keenan. In fact, the NSF receives about 40...
International marine survey of coral death
...C. Drew Harvell, a Cornell University professor of ecology
and one leader of the coral reef assessment. Harvell observes that the World Bank and Global Environmental Fund are focusing on coral reefs because of the organisms' highly threatened condition worldwide and because of their importance to the economy...
Genetically engineered corn poses no immediate threat to Mexican crops
...author of the report and a professor of evolution, ecology
and organismal biology at Ohio State University. Because of that fear, Mexico placed a moratorium on planting GM corn in 1998. However, an estimated 30 percent of the corn that Mexico imports from the United States may be genetically modified, Snow s...
Yale environmental journal translated into Chinese
... said Lifset. "The circular economy and industrial ecology
(chan ye sheng tai xue) strongly overlap. Both emp...sses, industrial sectors and economies. Industrial ecology
focuses on the potential role of industry in reducing environmental burdens throughout the product l...
Building a tree of life needs less 'wood'
...said Michael Sanderson, professor of evolution and ecology
at UC Davis and senior author on the paper. Comparing protein and DNA sequences is a powerful tool for creating trees, because large amounts of data can be generated quite easily. But existing databases contain big gaps, because some organisms ha...
A puzzle posed by black-headed ducks yields to persistent biologists
...nd of parasitism," said Bruce Lyon, a professor of ecology
and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. When Lyon and John Eadie of UC Davis set out to study the black-headed ducks, they expected to find a highly successful brood parasite, unopposed by the antagonistic strategies th...
How city dwellers and living things put the green into our urban open spaces
... at the Open University. Over the past decade, the ecology
of the UK's urban areas has gained the kind of conservation significance once reserved for rural and sparsely populated regions. Scientists now recognise that cities sustain important 'communities' of plants and animals drawn together from many diffe...
Obesity gets you where you live, UH study finds
...nity psychology, geography, policy science, social ecology
and social marketing. ...
Revisiting the vertebrate invasion of the land
...cts of the behavior, physiology, biochemistry, and ecology
of the extant fish species that use either or both terrestriality and air breathing. Research findings include: The first demonstration of the presence of SP-D in the air-breathing organs of nonmammalian species and SP-B in actinopterygian fishes. ...
Wolves gone, western ecosystems suffer
...ntists explore a concept that has been called "the ecology
of fear." The ecological and historical significance of wolves is only partly due to the actual impact they have by preying on other animals, both large and small, the OSU researchers have found. Just as important is the fear that many l...
Chicken genome analysis unlocks secrets of mammalian and bird evolution
...range from production agriculture and nutrition to ecology
and the environment. Her contribution to the analysis of the chicken genome was supported by funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program, the University of California and the UC Davis Depart...
Birds, butterflies, bacteria same law of biology appears to apply
...will give ecologists new ways of understanding the ecology
and biodiversity of these tiny organisms, most of ...says. "So understanding the distribution and basic ecology
of one of the most abundant and diverse groups of organisms on Earth is crucial." The idea that the...
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