Tag: "comeback" at biology news
Population of rare gorillas may be increasing in war-torn Congo
...at even sensitive species like gorillas can make a comeback
if they are protected and their habitat remains intact. The challenge is to hold this trend." Ongoing insecurity in the region has made Kahuzi-Biega extremely dangerous for conservation work. As recently as last May, field teams attempting to count...
Introduced foxes transformed vegetation on Aleutian Islands from lush grasslands to tundra
...rgely successful. Seabirds are beginning to make a comeback
on islands previously colonized by foxes, and in some places the vegetation has begun to look lusher. But it is likely to take decades for the ecosystems to fully recover from the effects of the foxes, said James Estes, adjunct professor of ecology a...
Biologists build better software, beat path to viral knowledge
...ack bacteria, and bacteria are staging a worrisome comeback
in human health terms because they are growing resistant to our antibiotics - sometimes faster than medicine can keep up. We need a new way to attack bacteria once they mutate, and if we can employ phages to do our work for us, it could be a great ad...
New predation management methods reduce conflict between humans and carnivores
... it detects predators. Guard dogs have also made a comeback
in recent years in the United States. Other techniques modify behavior through conditioning. In this category are fladry with electrically charged wires ("turbo fladry"), paintball-type weapons that use rounds filled with capsicum powder, and guns th...
K-State biologist hopes mosquito can break viral chain
...particularly south Florida. The species has made a comeback
since eradication programs ended in the 1970s, and dengue fever has expanded along with it. In Kansas, Culex tarsalis and other members of the Culex group do most of the biting. They don't transmit dengue, but C. tarsalis is known to spread West Ni...
Researchers witness natural selection at work in dramatic comeback of male butterflies
...ercent. The researchers considered this a stunning comeback
and credited it to the rise of a suppressor gene that holds in check the Wolbachia bacteria, which is passed down from the mother and selectively kills males before they have a chance to hatch. "To my knowledge, this is the fastest evolutionary cha...