Tag: "dune" at biology news
Republic of Congo announces two massive protected areas
... of Ougoue-Leketi contains a vast and ancient sand dune
system, and is covered by large grass and wooded savanna patches separated by fine lines of dense gallery forest, along with a multitude of small lakes and river valleys. The south and west of the new park supports an intact block of Chaillu forest ...
Restoring seagrass beds: Is it for the birds?
...rom the Gulf of Mexico Program to restore both the dune
habitation and the prop-scarred grassbeds of this popular location. Dune restoration will begin on Tuesday, April 11, from 10am to 1pm as Dr. Dindo and volunteers from AmeriCorps plant 1,000 sea oats on the beaches of Robinson Island. Over the next t...
Grant allows ASU archaeologist to study how environment influences evolution
...her with scientists specializing in caves, ancient dune
systems, chemical dating methods and other topics relevant to human evolution and ecological studies. The team will try to reconstruct the ancient ecological factors that likely influenced the evolution of Homo sapiens, and see what that might tell u...
Increased dampness causes vegetation change
The Dutch dune
area has dried out at a number of locations as a r...estore the natural environment to the original wet dune
valleys. Chris Bakker has compiled a number of characteristics that a dune
valley must satisfy for a...
New Science study: Mangroves shielded communities against tsunami
...ries and lagoons. . Elsewhere, the conservation of dune
ecosystems or green belts of beach forest trees could fulfil the same protective role. In response to the tsunami a number of organizations coordinated by the Malaysian based non-governmental organization Global Environment Centre have developed a Co...
Squeezing out dune plants
...osion, global sea-level rise, and the loss of sand dune
plant habitats" Researchers from Texas A&M Univers...and the effects of erosion and development on sand dune
plants. Their research appears in the September issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. I...
Drought in the West linked to warmer temperatures
...g from elevated charcoal in lake sediments to sand dune
activation records. The team then used published climate model studies to explore mechanisms that link warming with aridity in the western U.S. In addition to the paper in Science , they also used the data to create a CD-ROM called the North America...