Navigation Links
Bird watchers, space technology come together in Montana State University study
Date:6/24/2008

ve Running of UM, Regents Professor of Ecology and director of the Numerical Terradynamics Simulation Group.

"It is very difficult to study bird breeding habitat over large area from ground surveys, as birds are so mobile," he added. "MODIS allows a broad regional view of the landscape similar to the view birds have from the air."

Running and a team at UM developed MODIS. The sensor detects information about vegetation across North America and sends it to a clearinghouse in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The bird data for MSU's study came from thousands of bird watchers -- mostly volunteers --who participated in the North American Breeding Bird Survey. The survey is a joint effort of the U.S. Geological Survey and the Canadian Wildlife Service to monitor the status and trends of some 400 bird populations. It began about 40 years ago.

The bird watchers, using the same techniques as McEneaney, covered almost 3,500 routes in the continental United States, Canada and Alaska, Phillips said. MSU obtained their reports from a clearinghouse in Maryland, then analyzed 1,390 of the routes and combined the results with those from MODIS.

"I'm sure the volunteers had no idea we would be using their data in such a sophisticated way," Phillips said.

Hansen said, "It's a really neat example of how volunteer efforts, mixed with NASA satellite program, allow us to learn things we never would have thought possible to examine at a national scale."

MSU's study typifies the kind of research conducted in his Landscape Biodiversity Lab and speaks well of the Montana University System, Hansen said.

"Who would have thought that our local universities were designing satellite sensors, being responsible for putting them in space, generating all this data and now we are using that data across the continent for understanding things like conservation and land use issues?" Hansen commented.

The next two papers from MSU's study wi
'/>"/>

Contact: Evelyn Boswell
evelynb@montana.edu
406-994-5135
Montana State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Shuttle brings space-grown strep bacteria back for study
2. UCs NIH grant brings technology from outer space to playgrounds
3. Spaceflight shown to alter ability of bacteria to cause disease
4. A new milestone in the GMES Space Component Program successfully achieved
5. Space technology harnessed to search out TB
6. The industrial space age
7. Space technology put into service for global water resources observations
8. Air quality forecasts see future in space
9. Final preparations for first human-rated spacecraft to be lauched from Europes Spaceport
10. Birds, bats and insects hold secrets for aerospace engineers
11. Private Rocketeers reach for space -- science writer in Canada to explain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... in smog-producing toxins in past decade, GTA still ... shows that while the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) ... contribute to smog, the city continues to violate ... which can cause or aggravate health problems such ... by a set of complex photochemical reactions involving ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... fungus linked to dandruff, eczema and other itchy, flaky ... further global reachesincluding Hawaiian coral reefs and the extreme ... A review in the scientific journal PLOS Pathogens ... fungi of the genus Malassezia in light ... from around the world. , University of Hawai,i at ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Fram Strait is a key region in the global oceanic ... and Svalbard warm Atlantic water flows to the north into ... water masses and sea ice push their way out of ... the Atlantic water cools here on its way to the ... water caused in this manner drives the global band of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Despite a significant reduction in smog-producing toxins, the Greater Toronto Area still violates Canada's standards for ozone air pollution 2From dandruff to deep sea vents, an ecologically hyper-diverse fungus 2Arctic sea ice influenced force of the Gulf Stream 2Arctic sea ice influenced force of the Gulf Stream 3
... available in German . , In emerging ... dramatically. Indeed, worldwide consumption of red meat has quadrupled since ... increasing prosperity to lead to a doubling of global meat ... planet, with its limited farmland resources, will still be able ...
... international team of researchers led by Daniel J. ... for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, has received a ... to study the molecular genetics of atherosclerotic cardiovascular ... Genes Associated with Plasma Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease," ...
... equity fund that specializes in making concentrated investments ... is co-managed by Philip Sassower, CEO, and Andrea ... Chairman and CEO, while Mr. Goren is the ... StatementsCertain statements contained in this press release, including ...
Cached Biology News:Eating low-fat, thanks to lupin proteins 2Penn Medicine researcher receives $6 million grant for cardiovascular disease study 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... Finnish-Swedish research group at the Institute for Molecular ... institutet, Stockholm, has developed a novel "man and ... This innovative diagnostic aid was described in ... The method is based on computer vision algorithms ... combined with visualization of only the diagnostically most ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 His Majesty ... Opening , The Court of His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King ... attend the Grand Opening of POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels’ Project ... Sept. 3. , The King will take part in ... activity, scheduled for 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. and tour the ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Mathematic studies at the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics ... Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation , have shown that the ... elimination. These aggressive cells are the driver mutations that drive ... of what to look for when examining tumors, comes at ... can be extracted from biopsy, it,s very difficult to know ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Pursuit Solutions ( http://www.pursuit-solutions.com ), ... services for Life Sciences sales and marketing organizations, ... New Commercial Sales Models” by Peter Robinson, co-founder ... article examines some innovative models used to improve ... in the pharmaceutical market. Robinson grades the industry ...
Breaking Biology Technology:A novel 'man and machine' decision support system makes malaria diagnostics more effective 2His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, to Attend Project LIBERTY opening 2His Majesty Willem-Alexander, King of the Netherlands, to Attend Project LIBERTY opening 3Science Power Jeffrey Epstein and Harvard University Fund Project to Visually Stop Tumor Growth 2Pursuit's Peter Robinson Publishes "Grading Pharma's Use of New Commercial Sales Models" 2
... A new expert analysis in Nature Nanotechnology ... lessons learned from past technologies to ensure the safe ... , The study applies the 12 "late lessons from ... in 2001, to the emerging field of nanotechnology. ...
... July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Lorus Therapeutics Inc.,(Lorus), a biopharmaceutical ... and technologies for the management,of cancer, today reported financial ... 2008. Unless specified otherwise, all amounts are in Canadian,dollars., ... of GLP toxicology studies for Lorus, lead anticancer small ...
... KENILWORTH, N.J., July 21 Schering-Plough,Corporation (NYSE: ... conference call and,webcast to review the sales and ... 4:45 p.m. (EDT) from 8 a.m. today. The ... 2008, after the close of,the New York Stock ...
Cached Biology Technology:Lorus Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2008 2Lorus Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2008 3Lorus Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2008 4Lorus Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2008 5Lorus Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2008 6Lorus Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2008 7Lorus Therapeutics Reports Fourth Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2008 8Schering-Plough Reschedules Time of Conference Call, Webcast for 2008 Second Quarter Earnings to Later Today 2
... This CLS number ... number, created to easily ... If showing no availability ... the old Sigma-Aldrich number ...
... of your microarray data using Asuragens ... you need from consultation to extensive ... to date methods. Utilize our expertise ... Profiling Service or from your own ...
... CLS number is a new ... match Cornings product number. If ... order under the old Sigma-Aldrich ... service for assistance. Material: ...
Formula variant: With macro- and micronutrients. Physical Form: powder Suitab tst: plant cell culture tested...
Biology Products: