Tag: "park" at biology news
New study links low fish supply to increased bushmeat hunting
...w York. He compiled census data recorded by park
rangers from 1970 to 1998 for 41 species of larger...fish counts were linked to higher hunter counts by park
rangers. The higher numbers of hunters seen in the reserves were, in turn, closely related to the in...
Wolves gone, western ecosystems suffer
...to the extermination of the last wolf packs in the park
in the mid-1920s.The elk moved in, ate young trees before they could become established, and the entire riparian ecosystem began a slow demise that was only reversed recently when wolves were re-introduced to the park. In their newest wo...
Birds, butterflies, bacteria same law of biology appears to apply
...ycota in desert soils of a 62-square-mile national park
in Australia. The Horner-Devine paper was based on bacteria sampled across a half-acre in a New England salt marsh. The studies span different microbial taxa, habitats, continents, molecular techniques and spatial scales, leading Green to say, "Ou...
Herding with hockey sticks
...ment strategy has since been put into use by Banff park
wardens using hockey sticks. By high-sticking--rai...n had become increasingly used to people. By 2001, park
staff were recording seven incidents per year where an animal had made physical contact with a human...
Gorillas in the midst of extinction
... Africa Program at WHRC. "Satellite imagery allows park
managers to update park
property boundaries, map forest habitat, and look at encroachment of the park
by comparing images fr...
Yellowstone microbes fueled by hydrogen, according to U. of Colorado study
...abolic energy that drives microbial communities in park
features with temperatures above 158 degrees Fahre...ams and geothermal vents in different parts of the park
and during different seasons. All of the environments had concentrations appropriate for energy met...
Population of rare gorillas may be increasing in war-torn Congo
...ety (WCS). WCS conservationists say that a band of park
guards who have heroically defended the gorillas a...ea. Preliminary surveys from other regions in the park
and outlying areas have also shown these rare large primates to continue to persist, despite some re...
New monkey species name to be auctioned
..., said the auction will raise money to protect the park
from illegal settlements and unsustainable resourc...nds generated from the naming will go to Bolivia's park
service for better enforcement, protection and management of Madidi and its wildlife. "As a wildlif...
The secret lives of whales
...y feed these communities like feeding pigeons in a park
except that in Smiths case, they tow a dead whale out to the deep sea, place a transponder on it, and drop it to the sea floor. The transponder lets them find it later with a manned submersible or robotic vehicle. They now know that a whale fall may ...
'You can't buy conservation,' suggests survey of Africa's rain forest parks
...e to their health, suggests an extensive survey of park
scientists and managers. Rather, the survey found ...monitoring and stable long-term funding are key to park
success. The survey involved sending questionnaires to scientists and park
managers, and gathering s...
'Free-for-all' illegal logging of mahogany in Peruvian parks, says Duke-based monitoring group
...eeks before the protected area received a national park
designation. The report is available on a section...a is so remote, there is hardly any enforcement of park
boundaries," he said. According to Fagan, ParksWatch's 2004 visit was a follow-up to a 2000 expediti...
Satellite maps will ease plight of endangered mountain gorillas
...an also clarify the exact location of our national park
boundaries, improve our biological inventories of the parks, and plan out gorilla eco-tourism." Less than 700 mountain gorillas remain alive, found in highland forests that straddle the borders between Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC. These regions make u...
Holographic movies show promise for medical, military applications
...nt uses could include 3-D multiplayer games, theme park
or advertising displays, and "Holo TV." He and his colleagues have worked with students in Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business to develop a tentative business plan that explores the possible commercialization of the technology, foc...
Revueltosaurus skeleton unearthed at Petrified Forest upsets dinosaur tale
... for South America," said the fossil's discoverer, park
paleontologist William Parker. "Even the fossils i...h of 2004 at a promising outcrop in an area of the park
that evidently had not been scouted by previous paleontologists, many of them from UC Berkeley. The ...
Expanding forests darken the outlook for butterflies, study shows
...er and size of alpine meadows. However, unlike the park
areas, the unprotected land areas are often used for commercial purposes and are therefore less likely to be allowed to burn. "They do prescribed burning in the national parks for general maintenance, but they also do it to increase the meadow areas...
Study shows big game hunters, not climate change, killed off sloths
...iminated, such as in a national forest, a national park
or an island, Steadman said. "I'm not a Steven Spielberg type in that I don't believe that DNA would bring these things back," he said. "But in lieu of Jurassic Park, I think we can come up with sound ideas using the nearest living relatives. For exa...
Hidden sponges determine coral reef's nutrient cycle
...lable to the personnel from the Marine under water park
of Curaao and have been presented to the local government....
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2005
...he laboratory's 20,000-acre environmental research park
by converting them to areas more conducive to the growth of native plant species. A series of activities, including prescribed burns, selective application of herbicides, mowing and bush hogging has been undertaken over three years on 250 acres. Thes...
Same-sex mating by fungi spawned infection outbreak, evidence suggests
...ent risk factors except having taken a walk in the park
on Vancouver Island," said Joseph Heitman, M.D., Ph.D. "A year after infection, some of these people still have not fully recovered. "The fungus appears to have become entrenched in the Vancouver Island area," he added. "It is unlikely to disappear, ...
Woods Hole Research Center scientist part of international initiatives to save the great apes
...ervation. By knowing where new logging fronts are, park
managers can prevent the negative impact of illegal hunting. In the coming months, and in addition to the GRASP priority maps, Laporte intends to pursue additional applications of satellite imagery, specifically by making maps of the habitats to ide...
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