Tag: "global" at biology news
New study links low fish supply to increased bushmeat hunting
...Columbia and one of the world's leading experts on global
fisheries. Pauly was not connected to this study. Pauly and other researchers tell of industrialized nations holding economic and other aid packages to Africa for ransom during negotiations for fishing license agreements. "If you have a ...
Tropical birds sensitive to environmental cues that can be impacted by global warming
...hat could mean those birds are more susceptible to global
warming than birds in higher latitudes. Correct ti...r all these cues. Human beings are contributing to global
warming, which affects factors such as temperature and rainfall, and thus food availability, but doe...
Yale environmental journal translated into Chinese
...mit.edu/jie/translations . "As China's role in the global
environment grows, so too does the importance of h...elopment plays a crucial role in the future of the global
environment. "This project is especially timely because the Chinese government has announced the ...
Sex versus survival: A tradeoff at geographical range limits
...e to move with changing climates, especially rapid global
warming caused by humans." Focusing on Decodon verticillatus, a dominant shrub in wetlands throughout eastern North America, a series of studies led by Dr. Eckert show that populations switch from being sexual to totally asexual across the northern l...
Delays in cutting greenhouse gasses could harm environment
...id. Using simplified computer models that simulate global
temperature to 2200 and beyond, the scientists loo... per million would likely keep the average rise in global
temperature to 1 degree Celsius, but a scenario that overshoots that target and returns to it by 220...
Study in Royal Society journal on evidence for impact of global warming on bird populations
Biology Letters Evidence for the impact of global
warming on the long-term population dynamics of common birds by Dr R Julliard, Dr F Jiguet and Dr D Couvet We compared common birds' productivity (proportion of juveniles from standardised samples for 32 species, totalling over 50,000 captured indiv...
Researchers discover new way to boost grain crops' drought tolerance
...several years, Gallie said, a number of studies on global
climate have predicted an increase in global
temperature, and regional conditions of drought, which may have already begun. "Increasing drought ...
A puzzle posed by black-headed ducks yields to persistent biologists
...n by their hosts. If environmental change, such as global
warming, causes more frequent flooding of the wetlands, the ducks could be in trouble, Lyon said....
2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species reveals 15,589 species at risk of extinction
...hink the way in which society must respond to this global
threat," says Achim Steiner, IUCN's Director General. "While most threats to biodiversity are human-driven, human actions alone can prevent many species from becoming extinct." The GSA and Red List are produced by a consortium of the IUCNThe World Co...
NASA satellite data to aid global conservation
...rce of conservation information and knowledge. Its global
membership ranges from small community-based nongo...ronment and conservation expertise, and its unique global
knowledge network. NASA satellite data will be used in several IUCN support systems for conservation...
Census of Marine Life - Discoveries and Highlights 2004: Scientists add 4m+ records, 13,000 species
...data that might later show changes associated with global
warming. To achieve the goal of sampling all major forms of marine life and ocean realms, the Census field program will soon expand to seamounts, coral reefs, and continental margins, as well as the Antarctic and Southern Ocean. To compl...
Studies in Royal Society journals include stress in birds and depletion of medieval fish stocks
...um dynamics fall into three classes: systems where global
extinction is likely, stable single-strain persistence, and multiple strain persistence with stable diversity. Contact: Dr LJ Abu-Raddad, Department of Infectious Deisease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, St Mary's Campus, Norfolk Place, London...
MBL scientists embark on international effort to uncover microbial diversity in world's oceans
...International Census of Marine Microbes, the first global
effort to focus on the biodiversity of single-cell...ed and is maintained. The project marks the first global
effort to acquire information about diversity and distribution of single-celled organisms and associ...
Study in Royal Society journal on possible genetic factors in social responsiblity
...tine ants (Linepithema humile Mayr) in the face of global
climate change by Dr N Roura-Pascual, Dr AV Suarez...o become more suitable for the Argentine ant under global
climate change scenarios. Because invasion processes have the potential to alter global
A global view of gene expression in the aging kidney
...cular cellular process, so that one can define the global
picture first and then use it as a framework to understand how the individual components of the process fit together." To get a broad view of gene expression in the developing nematode, Kim's lab turned to DNA microarray technology. In a new study, K...
New method to measure ancient land elevation developed by Field Museum scientist
... scientists to identify the impact of elevation on global
climate patterns and factor elevation into the study of global
climate change. This research also highlights the importance of museum collections, Dr. McElwain n...
Novel AT2R gene transfer prevents hypertension-related enlarged heart, cardiac fibrosis
...need to transduce all the cardiac cells to observe global
beneficial effects on the heart. In this case only 30-40% was transduced and it appears that this amount is sufficient. What this suggests is that there's some cellular communication among cardiac cells that 'tells' the rest of the heart to conform."...
NIH makes award to UNC for Genome Fingerprint Scanning program
...a free, widely-used resource that will benefit the global
proteomics community," said Morgan C. Giddings, Ph.D., assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the GFS project director. An enhanced GFS program will greatly assist researchers who are studying pr...
NJIT physicists expect new super lens to reveal first light by early 2006
...entury may well be associated with the accelerated global
warming in recent years, the researchers noted. ...sics Professor Dale Gary, PhD, who is developing a global
network of 100 radio telescopes. The telescopes will provide information about the sun's magnetic ...
Global assessments of biodiversity argue for expansion of protected areas in key regions
...stitute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), provide new global
assessments of how well protected areas such as pa...onal and fourteen coauthors, assesses high-quality global
databases newly available for conservation planning. It notes that coverage by protected areas varie...
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