Tag: "rainforest" at biology news
The BBVA Foundation commits 2.4 million euros to research in Ecology and Conservation Biology
...relations between indigenous rural populations and rainforest
conservation; and a study into the ecological causes and genetic processes of plant invasions....
Climate change reduces Queensland's bat numbers
...present and span the transition from full tropical rainforest
habitats to the more arid environment that currently characterises the Mt Etna region. Ms Martinez will compare information obtained from fossil data to the bat communities that still occur in the Mt Etna caves. What Ive found so far is an overall de...
Smithsonian Fragmentation Project threatened by Amazon Colonization Plan
...re kilometers and is home to an abundance of large rainforest
animals, such as jaguars, pumas, tapirs and harpy eagles, which are quickly hunted out of unprotected forests. Now, SUFRAMA (Superintendencia da Zona Franca de Manaus, the Manaus duty free zone oversight commission), which manages a large expanse o...
Indo-Pacific coral reefs disappearing more rapidly than expected
...d per year since the late 1960s, twice the rate of rainforest
loss. The reefs are disappearing at a rate of one percent per year, a decline that began decades earlier than expected, the researchers discovered. Historically, coral cover, a measure of reef health, hovered around 50 percent. Today, only about ...
Smithsonian scientists show differing patterns of rainforest biodiversity
...ns of a large-scale Smithsonian study of a lowland rainforest
in New Guinea, published in the Aug. 9 issue of th...beetles and fruit flies in the undisturbed lowland rainforest
of the Sepik and Ramu river basins in Papua New Guinea. The team collected insects and plants from e...
New study warns limited carbon market puts 20 percent of tropical forest at risk
...t of an emerging carbon market intended to promote rainforest
conservation to combat climate change. A study published Tuesday in the Public Library of Science Biology journal warns that the high forest cover with low rates of deforestation (HFLD) nations could become the most vulnerable targets for deforesta...
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