Tag: "exotic" at biology news
Contending for coral
...hy, Cooper found the study of coral reefs to be an exotic
and fascinating academic pursuit. "One ecosystem invariably affects the rest," Cooper said, noting that his research pursuits, though complex, offer meaningful answers to a worldwide problem. "The impact of coral reefs' disappearance will undoubted...
Otherworldly bacteria discovered two miles down
...ng "chemical self-nourishment"--have been found in exotic
places such as aquifers, petroleum reservoirs, and vents linked to deep-sea volcanoes. Yet these communities all depend at least in part on nutrients that can be traced back to photosynthetic plants or bacteria. The international team led by T. C. ...
A salinity study in the Mobile Delta region
...nservationists believe have provided refuge for an exotic
species of submerged aquatic vegetation, the Eurasian Milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) to survive in during periods when salinity is high throughout this estuary. When salinity is low, milfoil fragments from these freshwater refuges end up in nearb...
NSF awards Harvard Forest $4.9 million to study landscape change
...s range from microbes to moose, invasive plants to exotic
insects, hurricanes to forest harvesting, and global climate change to regional land-use. Their consequences will be explored through historical and regional studies, long-term measurements, modeling, and controlled experimental manipulations -- seve...
Scientists debate the neurobiological underpinnings of amnesia
...rbor, N.Y., Mon., Oct. 3, 2006 -- A first kiss, an exotic
vacation, a sports team championship, a child's first words: all are memorable events. But when someone has amnesia, have the memories been completely purged from the brain or are they simply irretrievable? Is amnesia a defect in memory storage, or...
Northwestern biologists demote Southeast Asia's 'forest ox'
...e.) "The kouprey has acquired a rather romantic, exotic
reputation," said Gary J. Galbreath, senior author of the paper and associate director of Northwestern's Program in Biological Sciences. "Some people would understandably be sad to see it dethroned as a species." But, added Galbreath, "It is surel...
Scientists: Wildlife corridors benefit plant biodiversity, native plants
...ted, and yet there was absolutely no evidence that exotic
species benefited." The difference arose because ...orridors seemed to have no impact on the number of exotic
or invasive species in the connected and unconnected patches. "It seems that exotic
species either ...
Landscape corridors promote plant diversity
...that outweigh the risk of furthering the spread of exotic
species. Damschen says that a number of factors likely contributed to the difference in plant diversity. Seeds dispersed by animals are more likely to be deposited in patches with corridors; flowers are more likely to be pollinated because corrid...
UW-Madison researchers find new way to 'sweeten' key drugs
...explains, but there were limitations to making the exotic
sugar donor building blocks. In the new study, th...ot reaction that eliminates the need to synthesize exotic
sugar donors." The enzymes' flexibilities "appear to be much more universal than previously thought...
ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- August 23, 2006
...to the point where smaller vehicles might not need exotic
pollution control devices, the researchers said. ARTICLE #4: "On-Board Generation of a Highly Volatile Starting Fuel to Reduce Automotive Cold-Start Emissions" DOWNLOAD PDF http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/sample.cgi/esthag/asap/pdf/es051950t.pdf ...
USGS Science at Ecological Society of America
... and land use on the distribution and abundance of exotic
plants in three Great Lakes national parks, 10:30 ...oom A, Ballroom Level Understanding patterns of exotic
species distribution across a landscape is the first step to successful management. The authors samp...
Study shows hope for ridding lakes of clawed invader
...ison -- The rusty crayfish - a voracious, bullying exotic
that has visited ecological havoc on numerous Wisc...ial purposes also contributed to the spread of the exotic
species to 50 percent of Wisconsin lakes and streams. The practical upshot of the experiment and t...
Top researcher-educators receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
...nomy. McCall and his students will make a group of exotic
molecules in the laboratory to measure its unique electromagnetic fingerprint. With knowledge of these fingerprints, McCall and other scientists then look for evidence of the same molecules throughout the universe. The hope is that measuring the abun...
It's all in the genes
...nt weed growth could pass that resistance along to exotic
plants, which then might take over a community and change the evolution of that ecosystem. More than 50 researchers from the United States, Canada and Australia are studying this genetic driver of community structure and ecosystem evolution. The work...
Solitons could power molecular electronics, artificial muscles
... -- Scientists have discovered something new about exotic
particles called solitons. Since the 1980s, scientists have known that solitons can carry an electrical charge when traveling through certain organic polymers. A new study now suggests that solitons have intricate internal structures. Scientists ...
Butterfly farming to help save rain forest
...unding North Rupununi District is a rich source of exotic
butterflies that are sought after by many western butterfly farms and other institutions that exhibit collections of live butterflies. Each individual butterfly pupa that they can ship to one of these customers can be worth between 2 and 5 UK pounds....
Common carp sheds new light on surviving in extreme environments
...ments that mimic its effects. "This work shows how exotic
animal models can give vital information on how living systems work. The carp is an unusual animal because it routinely copes with very challenging conditions that would harm or even kill lesser creatures. This is because the fish has evolved in sm...
African symposium to focus on how nature can help alleviate poverty
...ica. Madagascar, renowned for its lemurs and other exotic
wildlife found nowhere else, in recent years has reversed a legacy of deforestation by protecting its unique biodiversity. In 2003, President Ravalomanana committed to tripling his island-nation's total protected areas to 6 million hectares (14.82 mi...
A 'Guinness book' of biological records
...e of those figures or superlatives that might seem exotic
to the layman is left out. Much of the data, due to its nature, has long been known and is thus found primarily in older literature, which is not always easy to procure; the most recent research findings, however, have also been incorporated. Even ...
Fire ants: Their true story told by the scientist who loves them
...aturally, there's no end to public interest in the exotic
transplant albeit mostly in the form of fear and loathing. The loathing seems a little unfair, since opportunistic fire ants will devour termites, ticks, weevils, mosquitoes and other major threats to Southern plants, property and people. Like a sor...
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