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Multinational research: protecting ecology means understanding people, too
...ime, experienced biologists have been studying the ecological
problems for decades. More than one half of the Senior Executive Service members at the Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Forest Service and the Environmental Protection Agency are expected to retire by the end of this year,...
Which came first, the moth or the cactus?
...stic relationships like this present a problem for ecological
theory," said Rice University ecologist Nat Hollan...to produce seeds. Historic theory predicts extreme ecological
instability for this relationship; as moth populations increase, more flowers are destroyed, fewer n...
New textbook illuminates the close links between evolutionary and molecular biology
... the molecular level as well as the organismal and ecological
levels. They illuminate evolutionary principles and mechanisms with examples from across the spectrum of lifefrom jumping genes and RNA molecules, to populations of yeast and E. coli reared in the laboratory, to dung flies, lizards, and deer in th...
Tropical insects 'go the distance' to inform rainforest conservation
...nowledge is critical to understanding the roles of ecological
processes in maintaining tropical diversity, predicting species extinction and designing the systems of protected natural areas, Hulcr said. Because diversity doesnt necessarily increase with distance, but animals in small reserves tend to go exti...
What we can learn from the biggest extinction in the history of Earth
... Undergraduate Mindi Summers hopes to describe the ecological
structure of coral reefs just before the extinction, and graduate student Brian Kelley will study the development and diversification of reefs after the global carbon cycle began to stabilize. Reef communities are a sort of canary in the mineshaft...
Ecologists work to link kids with nature
...ay from outdoor activity for Americas youth. Now ecological
scientistswell positioned because of their field o...nd her colleagues in the symposium hope that other ecological
scientists will join them in seeking creative activities to link kids with their environment. In co...
Viewing ecosystems from above
..., and floods, to agricultural management and basic ecological
research, says Dennis Ojima (Colorado State Univer...through oceans, and gain a better understanding of ecological
systems at multiple levels. In symposium 9, to be held at the Ecological Society of America Annual m...
Why nectar-feeding bats need a 'power drink' to fly
...uirements every day and how vulnerable they are to ecological
perturbations that might interrupt their fuel supply for even a short period, they say. Nectar-feeding bats live in south and central America and are among the smallest of all living mammals, weighing less than 10g. They feed at night and can inges...
National Ecological Observatory Network featured at ESA/SER Joint International Conference
...sentatives from NEON, Inc. and colleagues from the ecological
community will present a detailed design update of...to create an observatory for understanding complex ecological
processes at multiple scales-from biosphere dynamics to microorganisms in soil and water. Now they a...
Chickadee, nutchatch presence in conifers increases tree growth, says CU-Boulder study
...study underscores the importance of preserving the ecological
communities in the forest, and not just the trees," Mooney said. ...
ESA announces 2007 award recipients
...SA) is proud to announce the following winners for ecological
achievement. Awards will be presented during a ce...mpte The Mercer Award is given for an outstanding ecological
research paper published within the past two years by a younger researcher (the lead author of the p...
Waters off Washington state only second place in world where glass sponge reefs found
...ose reef-building glass sponges required a special ecological
niche that allowed them to grow in those waters. The field discovered on the open Washington shelf is very exposed to winter storms, which makes it much more likely that other reef-building glass sponges are still to be found around the globe, for e...
$9 million EPSCoR grant to foster integrated research
...ether to offer a more complete picture of northern ecological
and social systems. We will be addressing one of the most critical issues in the Northsocio-economic sustainabilityand we will be doing so by inviting researchers from all different fields to the table, said Peter Schweitzer, Alaska EPSCoR director...
Presence of wolves allows aspen recovery in Yellowstone
...rsity, supports theories about trophic cascades of ecological
damage that can be caused when key predators in t... leisure and with little fear of attack. But the ecological
damage, researchers say, went far beyond just trees. The loss of trees and shrubs opened the door to...
Springer launches Theoretical Ecology
... use theoretical approaches to answer questions of ecological
interest and will appeal to a broad audience of ec...ecology. Theoretical papers that focus on applied ecological
questions will also be featured, for example the development of ecological
theory for resolving soci...
Humboldt squid on the move
... makes their northward expansion more than just an ecological
case study. Although the hake fishery in Monterey Bay is not large, this species (also known as Pacific whiting) is presently the most important commercial groundfish caught off western North America. (Most hake is caught and processed offshore of th...
Bumblebees make bee line for gardens, National Bumblebee Nest Survey finds
...ble contribution members of the public can make to ecological
research. We were delighted that people volunteered to do the survey. The success of the survey shows that public participation is very useful for monitoring bumblebees, says Osborne. Bumblebees are important pollinators of our crops and wild plant...
Monkeys don't go for easy pickings
...in the issue look at the interaction of social and ecological
factors and their influence on the evolution of primate intelligence. The authors investigated whether a group of six white-faced saki monkeys, living on an island in Venezuela, used memory to travel to select feeding resources during a period of f...
American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 11, 2007
...tudy states. The combination of this technology in ecological
research with POP analysis of preen oil will incre...e global distribution and transport of POPs, their ecological
impact, and the ecology and behaviors of seabirds. ARTICLE #4 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Evaluation of ...
Philadelphia ecologist receives top Mongolia honor
...s and facilitated international exchanges to build ecological
research in Mongolia. Dr. William Brown, President and CEO of The Academy of Natural Sciences, said Gouldens remarkable achievements are a springboard for expanding the institutions biodiversity research further into Asia. We are beginning discussion...
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