Tag: "ecosystems" at biology news
Saudi Arabia's KAUST names WHOI first research partner
...our fundamental understanding of the ocean and its ecosystems
in this important part of the world, and should p... the protection and sustainable use of coral reef ecosystems
along the Saudi Arabia coast in the northern central Red Sea. The project will assess a range of t...
New study warns limited carbon market puts 20 percent of tropical forest at risk
...raditional ways of life as stewards of the crucial ecosystems
in which they live....
Climate change and permafrost thaw alter greenhouse gas emissions in northern wetlands
...this aspect of climate change. What this means for ecosystems
and humans residing in the North remains of the mo...st in peatlands further south than in other boreal ecosystems
due to the insulating qualities of peat. So we have argued that these ecosystems
serve as a very se...
Penguins march into new park
...ne of the most productive and extraordinary marine ecosystems
on the planet, said Dr. Guillermo Harris, director of the Wildlife Conservation Societys Argentina Program. The creation of this park comes in the nick of time for many species that are threatened by the regions fisheries and energy industry. The n...
Space-borne sensors help Africa tackle water shortage problems
...the IWAREMA project can be used to protect Zambias ecosystems
particularly in the Kafue flats where wildlife, agricultural activities, fisheries and tourism compete for regulated water resources," Jack Nkhoma of Zambias Department of Water Affairs said. Having access to these maps allows authorities to dete...
National Ecological Observatory Network featured at ESA/SER Joint International Conference
...estoration in a Changing World. Society depends on ecosystems
in the same way it depends on weather, water resou...of the effects of these large-scale changes on the ecosystems
that supply services and underpin the quality of life of the human community. NEON data will improve...
Chickadee, nutchatch presence in conifers increases tree growth, says CU-Boulder study
...managers really need to look at the big picture of ecosystems
and not just focus on trees when implementing regulations aimed at encouraging the growth of healthy forests." The study also has implications for large areas of the West ravaged by forest fires in recent years, he said. A number of once formidab...
Waters off Washington state only second place in world where glass sponge reefs found
...ocean. The sponge reefs could be important to the ecosystems
on the Washington coast because they create a thriving oasis dense with sea life on seafloor that is otherwise sparely populated for miles, says Paul Johnson, UW professor of oceanography and chief scientist on the UW's ship Thomas G. Thompson, June ...
Presence of wolves allows aspen recovery in Yellowstone
...sappeared. When I first looked at these degraded ecosystems
in the mid-1990s in Yellowstone, I had doubts we w... the study. There were so many elk, and the stream ecosystems
were in such poor shape. The level of recovery were seeing is very encouraging. The OSU researcher...
Decoding mushroom's secrets could combat carbon, find better biofuels and safer soils
...cling role of these fungi in the forests and other ecosystems
is a vital component of optimizing carbon management. That however is not the end of the mushrooms talents; several Agaricus species are able to hyper-accumulate toxic metals in soils at a higher level than many other fungi. Understanding how the mus...
Revolutionary global environment fund announces $50M expansion
...AFD for joining us and for recognizing how healthy ecosystems
and human health and prosperity are so fundamentally linked....
Longest study finds reef fish need longer break
... long-term studies on how fish communities in reef ecosystems
rebuild when fishing is banned, said WCS researcher Dr. Tim McClanahan, the lead author of the study. This study gives us some important insights in how the different fish species recover and how these communities affect the health of the reef as a w...
Size and positioning of floral anthers facilitates pollen collection by bees
...umed by humans but also to plants that support the ecosystems
we depend on. Flower architecture has great evolutionary and economic importance. Minute differences in the size and placement of the male and female reproductive parts of a flower can determine how those flowers are pollinated--by insects, birds,...
Size and positioning of floral anthers facilitates
...umed by humans but also to plants that support the ecosystems
we depend on. Flower architecture has great evolutionary and economic importance. Minute differences in the size and placement of the male and female reproductive parts of a flower can determine how those flowers are pollinated--by insects, birds, ...
Investigating Life in Extreme Environments report gives hints on facts of life
...ng into becoming extreme conditions for the normal ecosystems
(e.g. acidification of the oceans). Therefore the understanding of tolerance/adaptation/non-adaptation to extreme conditions and ecosystem functioning are able to help predicting the impact of global change on biodiversity. This report is resulted fr...
Global warming is evaporating Arctic ponds, new study shows
...lesmere Island, in the Canadian High Arctic. Polar ecosystems
such as these are very sensitive to the effects of climatic and other environmental changes, they note in their paper. In many respects, they are like the miners canaries of the planet, showing the first signs of warming. But this new discovery by ...
The fisherman is a predator like any other
...tors. Whether human or not, top predatorsof marine ecosystems
must confronta degree of uncertainty as to the location oftheir prey. They therefore develop searchstrategies that enable them to manage thisuncertainty while reducing unproductivemovements to a minimum. This convergence found between preysearch by f...
University of Arizona launches major scientific research initiative at Biosphere 2
...l be typical of the desert, grassland and savannah ecosystems
that cover more than one-half of Arizona and about one-third of the Earth's total land area. The Biosphere 2 facility will allow the researchers to control and measure what enters and leaves the huge experimental chamber. A large and sophisticated...
Gut check: Tracking the ecosystem within us
...e new study tracked the evolution of the microbial ecosystems
in 14 healthy, full-term human infants that were b...composition and dynamics of the evolving microbial ecosystems
were strikingly similar in the twins. This, Palmer said, provided evidence that genetic and environm...
The BBVA Foundation commits 2.4 million euros to research in Ecology and Conservation Biology
...to analyze the quality of some of the main coastal ecosystems
in South America and identify the short- and mediu...ions between plants and the functioning of extreme ecosystems
exposed to global change; a research project exploring the relations between indigenous rural popula...
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