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Healthy coastal wetlands would adapt to rising oceans
...uced, a new Duke University study suggests. Such marshes
"offer great value as buffers of coastal storms in...nchor the wetland plants -- are "affecting coastal marshes
worldwide," the scientists said. The research was funded by the National Science Foundation and th...
Microbes compete with animals for food by making it stink
...ively few microbes. Then they set the traps in the marshes
near Skidaway Island and caught hundreds of stone crabs, as well as other crab species, fishes and snails. Many more animals were attracted to the freshly thawed bait than the rotten fish. "So we assumed that had to do with palatability," Hay said...
USGS at The Wildlife Society: From sea-ice change to contaminants to predators and prey
...ay degrade the value of existing or restored tidal marshes
for these species. Understanding the relationships of resident species such as black rails and risk of methylmercury (a more toxic form of mercury) exposure will aid in the restoration and management of tidal wetlands at San Francisco Bay. To determi...
MBL scientists to present results of long-term ecological research at NSF meeting
... Poster 60 - Anaerobic ammonium oxidation in tidal marshes
- http://www.lternet.edu/asm/2006/posters/poster.php?poster_id=186 MBL Author(s): Anne Giblin, Senior Scientist Poster 65 - Nutrient removal and stream size in the Ipswich River network, Plum Island LTER - http://www.lternet.edu/asm/2006/posters/...
Ecological change, climate variation addressed at international conference, September 20-24
...ciety as well as its life support systems." Salt marshes
maintain their elevation against rising sea level-...rom the Plum Island, Mass., LTER site showing that marshes
collapse when a critical point is reached as sea level rise accelerates. Ecosystem response to atm...
Invasive species alter habitat to their benefit
...e human interference?" Farrer began by surveying marshes
in northern Michigan to find out what kinds of cat...wider range of environmental conditions. In the marshes
she studied, Farrer found that hybrids were more common than native cattails. She also noted that th...
Species unique to tidal marshes face threats
cover only about 45,000 square kilometers worldwid... Denmark. In comparison with other habitats, tidal marshes
support few nonaquatic vertebrate species, but their unique characteristics have led to the evolutio...
Damaged Iraq marshes show renewed signs of life
of southern Iraq, devastated in recent decades by ...n their latest and most thorough evaluation of the marshes
-- claimed in some quarters to be the site of the biblical Garden of Eden -- the researchers found t...
Iraq's marshes show progress toward recovery
Reflooding of Iraq's destroyed Mesopotamian marshes
since 2003 has resulted in a "remarkable rate of r...rk conducted over the past two years in four large marshes
in southern Iraq, note that water inflow from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers has been greater than ...
How healthy is that marsh? Biologists count parasites
...ollect California horn snails from 30 coastal salt marshes
between Marin County and Imperial Beach at the U.S...ective tool for assessing the biodiversity of salt marshes
in California," Lafferty said. "We are interested in developing similar techniques for other ecosyst...
Massive marsh planting to begin in coastal Alabama and Mississippi
...y. This document identifies the crucial role salt marshes
and submerged grasses play in the bay area and the...l saltmarshes, can be restored and if the restored marshes
truly act as water cleansing systems. Planting sites will include the Grand Bay Reserve within the...
The rising tide of ocean plagues: How humans are changing the dynamics of disease
...ms called trematodes to monitor the health of salt marshes
and wetlands in California. One particular worm starts its life in a snail where it reproduces and is released to the water as a free-swimming larvae that burrows into the tissue of clams, crabs, or fish. Once there, it waits for its new host to b...
Early California: A killing field
...umans. Among waterfowl, large geese on land and in marshes
declined sooner than smaller geese and ducks, but as the supply of large geese waned, an increasing number of small geese and ducks from estuaries were hunted and their bones dumped in the shellmound. As nearby food sources diminished, native people...
2006 Ocean Sciences Meeting: Press Conference Schedule
... delta region; and the role of barrier islands and marshes
in protecting inland regions and how they were altered by Katrina. Hans C. Graber, Center for Southeastern Tropical Advanced Remote Sensing, University of Miami, Miami, Florida, USA email@example.com Steven E. Lohrenz, Chair and Professor, Department o...
WHSRN announces three new international sites
...gos, Argentina--a large estuary with mud flats and marshes
on the Rio Gallegos, owned by the municipality of Rio Gallegos on one shore and the Province of Santa Cruz on the other; Llano de la Soledad, Mexico--a grassland area owned jointly by a private rancher and by a uniquely Mexican structure called an Ej...
Surprising killer of southeastern salt marshes: Common sea snails
...the southeastern seaboard and the Gulf Coast. Salt marshes
serve as nursery grounds that support commercial f...ting Australian coral reefs, snow geese decimating marshes
along the Artic Sea, bark beetles killing off Arizona pine forests....
Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction
...ssor in zoology at the University of Florida. Salt marshes
are key to healthy shorelines and oceans. They pro...tists and citizens alike watched with alarm as the marshes
started dying off from Louisiana to South Carolina beginning in 1999. Most earlier research pointed ...
Nutrient pollution causes a long-term effect on Chesapeake Bay ecosystem
...creases in sea grass beds, oyster reefs, and tidal marshes
may lead to substantial benefits toward recovery from nutrient enrichment due to their secondary effects. These habitats filter nutrients out of the system as well as trap and bind fine sediment particles. They support positive-feedback mechanisms ...
Innovative research set to push boundaries of cancer care
...Pseudomonas aeruginosa, that grows in the soil and marshes
but is often found in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients, may offer a new route to cancer therapy. A series of studies they have developed has shown that this bacterium produces a protein, azurin, which it uses as a weapon, possibly to defend itse...
Microfossils show promise in prospecting climate history
... Hippensteel -- and on microscopic shells, barrier marshes
and fiddler crabs. The answer may be critical not ...reservation may have occurred are the back-barrier marshes
off South Carolina's barrier islands low islands that protect these lowlands from regular erosion f...