Tag: "imperiled" at biology news

Smithsonian Fragmentation Project threatened by Amazon Colonization Plan

...rtant long-term research efforts in the Amazon, is imperiled by new colonization proposed by the Brazilian federal agency SUFRAMA, according to a commentary in the July 26, 2007 journal Nature, co-authored by William Laurance of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama and Regina Luizo of Brazils ...

Land conversion and climate threaten land birds

...Biology, they find that 950 to 1800 species may be imperiled by a combination of climate change and land conver... the near future, considerably more species may be imperiled by habitat loss because of anthropogenic land conversion rather than climate driven change. This is ...

Study warns climate change and deforestation will lead to declines in global bird diversity

... at least 400 bird species are projected to become imperiled by the year 2050 due to reductions in their geogra...by the year 2100, 950 to 1,800 bird species may be imperiled or even driven to extinction by climate change and habitat destruction," says Walter Jetz, an assist...

FSU leads botanical research into 21st century: Deep South Plant Specimen Imaging Project

...stal Plain, one of North Americas premier and most imperiled regions for botanical biodiversity, Florida State ... imaging project carries a special urgency for the imperiled ecoregion, considered one of the nations top six hotspots both for biodiversity and species endanger...

In Iran, cheetahs collared for the first time

...nimals, making the Asiatic cheetah one of the most imperiled cats on earth. The two male cheetahs were captured in the Bafgh Protected Area, Yazd Province, in the south-west area of the central Iranian plateau, where they were tranquilized, and fitted with compact GPS collars weighing 350 grams- only 1% of th...

USGS at Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

...widespread group of animals in North America is as imperiled or has faced as many extinctions. The abundance and variety of mussels have declined sharply over the past century, but the cause of mussel decline is not well understood. Researchers at the USGS-Columbia Environmental Research Center, in cooperation...

California scientists find natural way to control spread of destructive Argentine ants

...the ecosystem, causing harm to species such as the imperiled Coastal Horned Lizard, which feeds exclusively on a few species of native ants. Argentine ants also cause significant harm to agricultural crops, such as citrus, by protecting aphids and scale insects from potential predators and parasites. In thei...

Ingredient in Prozac increases risk of extinction for freshwater mussels

...big concern because freshwater mussels are such an imperiled group." Prozac, one of the nation's most prescribed anti-depressant medications, helps relieve depression by increasing the brain's supply of a neurotransmitter called serotonin. But like many prescription drugs, some remnants of Prozac ultimately ...

Scientists to employ Arctic ice and polar bears to protect diversity of world's crops

... for the Arctic seed vault. "But crop diversity is imperiled not just by a cataclysmic event, such as a nuclear...ears old, the Trust has begun funding critical yet imperiled collections of major food crops, including potato, wheat and apple. Investing relatively modest sums...

New study pinpoints epicenters of Earth's imminent extinctions

...we still have time to protect them." Among the 794 imperiled mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and conifers are monkey-faced bats, cloud rats, golden moles, poison frogs, exotic parrots and hummingbirds, a hamster and a dormouse, a penguin, crocodiles, iguanas, monkeys, and a rhinoceros. Among the most int...

Highlights from October ESA journals

...tates studied well enough to determine if they are imperiled or not, David Wilcove (Princeton University, US) and Lawrence Master (NatureServe, US) review and extrapolate the actual number of species in danger, based on the numbers we do have. Reviews in Frontiers Reviews in the October issue of Frontiers ...

Paul Barber, BU biologist, receives Presidential Early Career Award for research endeavors

...help guide conservation science and policy in this imperiled marine environment. This interdisciplinary approach is carried through to the academic courses he creates for students investigating the evolutionary differences of creatures found within and among the seas. Barber also is instrumental in cultivati...

Study finds disparity in land protection

...systems on Earth, as well as the last home of many imperiled species....

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