Tag: "turf" at biology news
Bird IQ test takes flight
...t species which were more innovative on their home turf
were much more successful in taking up roost in new environments. Says Dr. Lefebvre: "This data on bird introductions is at the moment the only good evidence we have for the fact that big brains and innovative behaviour make a life and death differen...
Fungus helps tall fescue choke out native plants
... It is cultivated for grazing and is often used as turf
grass on lawns, golf courses and highway rights-of...endophyte-infected, and in some applications, like turf
grass, it's the preferred variety. Prior research on hereditary plant symbionts like the fescue endo...
Turf management education resource published
...ol on soil wetting agents--the material applied to turf
to improve water and nutrient absorption--can now ...work has kept these topics from being addressed in turf
management, soils, and irrigation education. "Soil Wetting Agents," sponsored by the Turfgrass Divis...
The American obsession with the perfect lawn
...ll-American landscape and winds up mowing down the turf
industry along the way. Steinberg clips away at th...and reveals the far-reaching consequences that the turf
fixation has had for the environment and the public's health. Ground maintenance has been singled o...
Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge
...toes, but swarms of missionaries who invaded their turf
and challenged their findings. Liebersohn's study is the first to put the travelers at the center of the "networks of knowledge" story, to make them "mediators in the global system for the production of knowledge," he said. According to Liebersohn, t...
Landscapes and human behavior
...dscaping styles were: mesic: shade trees and turf
grass, dependent upon flood irrigation for their h...gh and low water-use plans and sprinkler-irrigated turf
grass xeric: low water-use plants (both native and non-native), individually drip-watered ...
Vax and Pax: Taking turns to build an eye
...e one team builds the retina, in adjacent cellular turf
the opponents are busy constructing the cord that carries visual signals to the brain. And these guys aren't supposed to mingle. That's why researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies were surprised to find the respective team captains...
Study focuses on only carnivore with 'fingerprints'
...ed States, showing that wildlife can reclaim their turf
if forests are allowed to recover." Fishers were nearly driven to extinction in the state by deforestation and over-trapping before receiving protection in the 1930s. This led to a slow recovery, and limited trapping was permitted again in the 19...
Don't overlook urban soil
...on and trampling that is typically associated with turf
areas. Researchers also discovered differences in soil pH between residences and other land uses dominated by turgrass, such as transportation and commercial corridors. Scientists believe these differences may reflect variations in management and p...