Tag: "survey" at biology news
Multinational research: protecting ecology means understanding people, too
...rald said, citing a Renewable Resources Foundation survey
done in 2003. The report also said the interior department also will lose more than 60 percent of its program managers, the forest service will lose more than 80 percent of its entomologists and 49 percent of its foresters, and the EPA will lose 45 ...
Ecologists work to link kids with nature
...ent in the last decade. Across the pond, a recent survey
of British school children found that more children knew the characters of the electronic game Pokemon than could recognize an oak tree or an otter. Biological, health, and economic data also indicate that children who connect with nature perform be...
Lost forest yields several new species
...the societys Albertine Rift Program. The forest survey
was conducted between January and March of 2007, a... conflict and related degradation in the area, the survey
team found that some 1,000 square kilometers have remained intact, from the shores of Lake Tanganyik...
Macho men are seen as bad choice for long-term love
...hfulness, commitment, parenting, and warmth. The survey
also found that faces which appeared healthier, for instance those with better complexion, were seen as more desirable in terms of all personality traits compared to those who looked unhealthy. Similarly, older faces were generally viewed more positi...
New survey documents the headaches of computerized medicine
...h & Science University. The researchers found in a survey
of 176 hospitals where CPOE systems have been inte...ardless of how long they had been using CPOE. The survey
was the first to quantify the breadth and importance of CPOEs unintended consequences. The survey
Genomics study provides insight into the evolution of unique human traits
...s human and non-human primate species so far. To survey
the differences in gene copy number among these species, Sikela and colleagues used DNA microarrays containing over 24,000 human genes to perform comparative genomic hybridization experiments. They compared DNA samples from humans to those of nine ...
Humboldt squid on the move
...ach animal was seen. Searching through Robison's survey
data, Zeidberg found no observations of Humboldt S...species like hake and anchovy." In fact, Robison's survey
data showed that within a month after populations of Humboldt squid increased in Monterey Bay, the n...
Camera-shy deer caught for first time
...hed for the first time in the wild, according to a survey
team from the Nam Theun 2 Watershed Management and Protection Authority (WMPA) and the Wildlife Conservation Society. The deer, previously known only from specimens collected by hunters and a few fleeting glimpses by biologists, stands approximately...
Bumblebees make bee line for gardens, National Bumblebee Nest Survey finds
...e volunteered to do the survey. The success of the survey
shows that public participation is very useful for monitoring bumblebees, says Osborne. Bumblebees are important pollinators of our crops and wild plants, but their populations have declined dramatically over the past 50 years. The decline is thoug...
Adult survivors of childhood leukemia exercise less, worsening high risk for obesity and illness
... Cancer Institutes, and the BRFSS is a state-based survey
conducted by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)...s physical activity during the month preceding the survey
(23 percent vs. 20.3 percent), with the highest levels of physical inactivity in ALL survivors who h...
1 in 4 NYC adults has elevated blood mercury levels
...s have elevated blood mercury levels, according to survey
results released today by the Health Department, a...ion Examination Survey (NYC-HANES), the first such survey
ever conducted by a U.S. city. Its possible that other cities have similarly high levels, or higher ...
Increase in creeping vines signals major shift in southern US forests
...een the old growth and newer forest. During each survey
session researchers would count the number of vine stems in each plot, identify new and dead stems, and look at vine growth from previous surveys. Vine density in the old-growth, Congaree forest nearly doubled within 12 years. Right after Hurricane...
Researchers witness natural selection at work in dramatic comeback of male butterflies
...lation. In 2006, the researchers embarked on a new survey
of the butterfly after an increase in reports of male-sightings at Upolu. They found that males that year made up about 41 percent of the Blue Moon butterfly population in Upolu. They hatched eggs from 14 females in the lab and confirmed that the m...
Nearly 90 percent of babies receive recommended newborn screening tests
... Newborn Screening and Genetics Resource Center to survey
each states newborn screening requirements. The snapshot shows that the nation is on target to meet the March of Dimes goal of having all babies screened for 20 or more of the recommended panel of genetic disorders by 2008. Federal Advocacy Eff...
Fat horses face health problems
...h, according to Thatcher. It was an owner-reported survey
done in 1998 by the National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) through the United States Department of Agriculture. This study reported the prevalence of overweight or obese horses to be 5 percent. However, based on the horses seen routinely...
Satellite survey links tropical park fires with poverty and corruption
...ed strategies to conserve tropical ecosystems. The survey
is published in the July issue of Ecological Appli...s of parks set up to protect tropical forests. The survey
indicates that parks were most effective at reducing fire incidence in Costa Rica, Jamaica, Malaysia...
Rapid evolution of defense genes in plants may produce hybrid incompatibility
...of the parents genes are not compatible. In their survey
of 900 first generation hybrid offspring among 293 strains of thale cress, Bomblies and Detlef found that 2% of the offspring were severely defective. They call this phenomenon hybrid necrosis or hybrid weakness, and identified the gene responsible ...
Pre-implantation genetic screening reduces both ongoing pregnancy and live birth rates in over 35s
...ported their data to the consortium. In a recent survey
of 415 assisted reproductive technology clinics in the US, 186 respondents (45%) reported that they had performed a total of 2197 cycles of PGS in 2005, said Mr. Mastenbroek. The investigators are currently following up their work by investigating ...
Scientists find endangered grey-shanked doucs in Vietnam
...lobal priorities for primate conservation. A WWF survey
team first discovered the new douc population in August 2005 while studying the region for possible establishment of a new protected area. Two recent joint surveys in adjacent areas involving scientists from WWFs Greater Mekong Program and Conservati...
Europe struggles to meet the challenges posed by PGD patients travelling abroad
...lovak Republic, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. The survey
identified 53 centres offering PGD, most of them l...d Cyprus (150). Mr Lawford Davies said that the survey
highlighted other areas of concern: quality assurance for PGD testing was insufficient, with only...
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