Tag: "forecasting" at biology news
National Ecological Observatory Network featured at ESA/SER Joint International Conference
...human community. NEON data will improve ecological forecasting
to optimize resource management and provide early warning of biological natural hazards. In addition to the presentations at the ESA/SER special session, leading NEON scientists will host a Graduate Student and Post Doc Bagels Roundtable on Tuesday...
Forecasting system provides flood warnings to vulnerable residents of Bangladesh
... catastrophic floods worsen in Bangladesh, a pilot forecasting
program is being used to warn thousands of residents in selected flood-prone regions. The forecasting
system was designed by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Georgia...
ESA mission highlighted at remote sensing conference
...r our understanding of the water cycle so that the forecasting
of climate, weather and extreme-events can be impr...r our understanding of the water cycle so that the forecasting
of climate, weather and extreme-events can be improved. The same is true for data on ocean salini...
Tomorrow's green nanofactories
...n water. They are based on a two-day NanoFrontiers forecasting
workshop held in February 2006, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, which is an initiative of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and ...
Early fire risk for mountains near Los Angeles
...s eventually hope to expand their unique fire-risk forecasting
method to all of Southern California and beyond. ...to start the fire. The researchers tested their forecasting
method back to 1933, and found the predicted date for vegetation moisture to drop below 71 percent w...
Journal details how global warming will affect the world's fisheries
...niversity of Washington, brings up the question of forecasting
climate change. To be useful, the authors state, forecasts need to be timely and reliable and they must be worthwhile in the sense of yielding improvements in economic results that outweigh their costs. Kaje and Hupperts fundamental point is that not...
K-State to collaborate on research to forecast ecological consequences of environmental changes
...sas River Basin and establish a virtual ecological forecasting
center in Kansas. "We have a world-class group o...tems and Spatial Analysis Laboratory. Dodds said forecasting
biological and ecological consequences of accelerating global changes is one of the grand challenges...
Climate change a threat to Indonesian agriculture, study says
...Security and the Environment. "We have developed a forecasting
model that's now being used by the Indonesian Agricultural Ministry to anticipate and plan for El Nio events and their effects on agriculture." The authors also are working with Indonesian officials to develop longer-run strategies that address the...
New report explores nanotechnology's future
...d public realms." The report is the product of a forecasting
and awareness-raising activity sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, which is an initiative of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and T...
Snowmelt monitored in the Baltic Sea watershed region in near real time
...on a daily basis for hydrological modelling, flood forecasting
and water resources management. The snow maps are also used by the commercial sector for activities such as managing hydroelectric power production and estimating how much time is left in the season for winter sports. In 2008, the mapping proje...
Case Western researcher, international team call for better global warming forecasting
...eam of international scientists calling for better forecasting
methods in predicting how climate changes will imp...y have reported eight ways to improve biodiversity forecasting
in the BioScience article, "Forecasting the Effects of Global Warming on Biodiversity." Sobel, the...
New UA / private partnership appraises climate and environmental risks by address
...ysis combines historical data and state-of-the-art forecasting
science. One of the company's missions is to increase public understanding of climate change and other environmental issues. Therefore, 50 percent of CASL's net profits will fund environmental research. CASL will make the resulting information av...
Improved predictions of warming-induced extinctions sought
...ernational team of 19 researchers calls for better forecasting
of the effects of global warming on extinction rates. The researchers, led by Daniel B. Botkin, note that although current mathematical models indicate that many species could be at risk from global warming, surprisingly few species became extinct du...
Mathematical model predicts cholera outbreaks
...he and coworkers have developed can aid short-term forecasting
of infectious diseases, such as cholera, and inform decisions about vaccination and other disease-prevention strategies. In research done over the past seven years, Pascual and colleagues have found evidence that a phenomenon known as the El Nino-So...
Experts advise world policies to cope with causes, rising consequences of creeping desertification
...ed and used in formulation of policies." African forecasting
models needed Fellow conference presenter David Thomas of Oxford University cites predictions of an estimated 182 million deaths in Africa this century attributable to climate change, with up to 750 million additional hungry people in Africa and As...
Intensified research effort yields climate-resilient agriculture to blunt impact of global warming
...ovide local and regional information that combines forecasting
knowledge with expertise in farming systems. In the local, national, and international policy arenas, CGIAR researchers are generating innovative options to foster adaptation to climate change. In addition, new research at CGIAR-supported centers f...
...iables at levels relevant to the organisms, and in forecasting
the impacts of climate changes across the species' range," state the researchers....
Space radiation threats to astronauts addressed in federal research study
... hard at other challenges like more accurate solar forecasting
and improved space engineering techniques." Astronauts are regularly exposed to high doses of radiation, including galactic cosmic rays -- thought to come from distant supernova explosions -- as well as energetic particles from the sun and charged...
Weather forecasting technique wins top prize in 2006 Collegiate Inventors Competition
Alexandria, VA (October 19, 2006) -- A new way of forecasting
the weather has earned the top honor in the Colleg... from these stations, Haugland developed a weather forecasting
technique that uses standard topographic maps and existing weather stations to more accurately predi...
USGS at The Wildlife Society: From sea-ice change to contaminants to predators and prey
...lar bears and their prey. RSFs employing long-term forecasting
of likely sea-ice scenarios will allow predictions of polar bear distribution resulting from climate change and will be a first step in assessing impacts on the population. If Arctic sea ice continues on a trend toward thinner ice and a longer ice mi...
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