Tag: "local" at biology news
A 'private bandwidth' for communication in bats: Evidence from insular horseshoe bats
...) with R. mehelyi, countering the establishment of local
differences. Being sufficiently isolated (ca. 180 km distant) from the mainland coast, Sardinia proved an ideal study area to test for the occurrence of acoustical character displacement in the absence of contact with allopatric populations. Once aga...
Multinational research: protecting ecology means understanding people, too
...ucting interdisciplinary research, partnering with local
communities and organizations, and putting theory into the practice of conservation the space inside the triangle is what we call applied biological science, Fitzgerald said. Students in the program will do complementary research on either biologic...
Climate change isolates Rocky Mountain butterflies
... their neighbors in nearby meadows. "The risk of local
extinction and inbreeding depression will increase...coming in certain areas in the Canadian Rockiesthe local
extinction rate of small populations will increase," he added....
AFCYBER holds science and technology symposium
...re also able to capitalize on the strengths of the local
community, said Col. Tony Buntyn, the Director of the Global Cyberspace Air Operations Center who facilitated the meeting. Representatives from both Louisiana State University and Louisiana Tech University provided key briefings on innovative Cyber...
New study warns limited carbon market puts 20 percent of tropical forest at risk
...c carbon and supply essential natural benefits for local
populations such as clean water, food, medicines a..., participation and consultation by indigenous and local
communities of tropical forest regions to ensure that conservation and development programs proceed ...
Rain forest protection works in Peru
...ystems will become the standards routinely used by local
conservation agencies to track rain forest disturbances and deforestation in the future. ...
Penguins march into new park
... months and approved by the Argentine Congress and local
legislators. WCS has been active in Patagonia since the 1960s, conducting studies for the conservation of southern right whales, Magellanic penguins, southern elephant seals and other unique wildlife species. WCS also recently became the owner of K...
Smithsonian scientists show differing patterns of rainforest biodiversity
...New Guinea. A key to the projects success has been local
researchers. We have a group of Papua New Guinean scientists and parataxonomists working with us who are basically on the ground all the time and are really good biologists, Miller said. Parataxonomists are locally-recruited field researchers specifi...
Carnegie Mellon's Peter Adams receives EPA research grant
... next three years that simulate air pollution from local
to global scales. This work will build upon earlier research done by Adams and Pandis. Initially, the engineering researchers combined a global climate model, a global atmospheric chemistry model, a regional meteorological model and a regional atmosp...
Lost forest yields several new species
...urther, survey members who met with the leaders of local
villages have found that most are supportive of turning the region into a protected area. The survey has found that the Misotshi-Kabogo region is biologically important enough to conserve in the form of a protected area, said Dr. James Deutsch, dir...
...o drive climatic changes. According to Ramankutty, local
land cover changes may very likely generate changes elsewhere by altering the general circulation of the atmosphere. He points to Canada, Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Mexico, and Central America as places where land clearing for cultivat...
Space-borne sensors help Africa tackle water shortage problems
...nerated a variety of environmental maps to provide local
policy makers with the necessary tools for effective water resource management. As part of the IWAREMA (Integrated Water Resource management for Zambia) project, funded through ESAs Data User Element, data from ESAs multispectral MERIS sensor aboar...
UC experts detail new standard for cleaner transportation fuels
...f fuel choices might vary regionally, depending on local
availability, so that in some areas of the state, ... to grapple with tricky questions of how regulated local
electricity providers should compete with the highly competitive global oil industry. Scienti...
Forecasting system provides flood warnings to vulnerable residents of Bangladesh
... month or more, often with devastating results for local
residents. Farmers and fishers can easily lose a year's worth of income in a single flood. Residents of the largely impoverished districts in the forecast area have said that advance notice of floods could help them ward off some of the worst impac...
Measuring nectar from eucalypts
...orded across the south coast. The study surveyed local
beekeepers with questionnaires and found that honey yields in 2005 were extremely high: a typical 1000 hectares of spotted gum forest flowering from April-August yielded five tonnes of honey. Honey productivity was found to be comparable across the...
'The Man Who Saved The Sea Turtles'
...atening demeanor that enabled him to interact with local
fishermen and even sea turtle poachers, but he also was able to build successful sea turtle conservation alliances with governments around the Caribbean and the globe. ...
Cell damage caused by brushing may help keep gums healthy
...y, by causing plasma membrane disruptions, lead to local
cell-adaptive responses ultimately of benefit to gingival health, the researchers write. Viewing brushing from this novel context, as a direct physical stimulus that promotes gum health, opens up new avenues for research, Dr. McNeil says. One immed...
Presence of wolves allows aspen recovery in Yellowstone
...rchers said, appears to have no link to climate or local
terrain, since unbrowsed aspen in upland sites are...an West is huge, and their recovery will depend on local
conditions and issues in many areas, Ripple said. In northern Yellowstone, we finally have some good...
Camera-shy deer caught for first time
...a traps were set and monitored by teams (including local
villagers) trained by the Wildlife Conservation So...usly noted its distinctive antlers in the homes of local
hunters. Researchers first discovered the rabbit in a fresh food market in Laos, in a small town ne...
NCRR launches national network to connect investigators based at minority institutions
...ractices in disease prevention and intervention in local
community settings. By providing computer-based tools for analyzing and managing clinical research data, recruiting for clinical trials, and sharing information with patients, the network will enable clinical and translational researchers to colla...
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