Navigation Links
Golf course: Playing fields, wildlife sanctuaries or both
Date:12/3/2008

COLUMBIA, Mo. "FORE"...Though they may not help improve a person's golf game, stream salamanders might change the way golfers think about the local country club in the near future, following a new University of Missouri study.

"There are more than 17,000 golf courses in the United States, and approximately 70 percent of that land is not used for playing," said Ray Semlitsch, Curators' Professor of Biology in the MU College of Arts and Science. "These managed green spaces aren't surrogates for protected land and ecosystems, but they can include suitable habitat for species native to the area, including salamanders. Golf courses could act as nature sanctuaries if managed properly."

In an ongoing study, Semlitsch and Mark Mackey, a graduate student at MU, are examining the effect of golf courses on salamander populations. Working with 10 golf courses in North Carolina, Semlitsch and Mackey are measuring stream salamanders' abundance and diversity in order to make biologically relevant management suggestions for golf course superintendents. The researchers are hoping to balance human recreation with the protection of wildlife.

"With more than 2.2 million acres of green space on U.S. golf courses, there is great potential for golf courses to serve as sanctuaries for many wildlife species," Mackey said. "Managing landscapes for human use and the preservation of biodiversity will create a win-win situation for stakeholders and wildlife."

In the study, the researchers are setting up transects in the streams of the 10 course for intensive sampling. By comparing the abundance and diversity of salamanders in golf course habitats, the team will be able to assess the adequacy of current course management. Salamanders play a major role in the overall food chain; by studying salamanders, researchers can gain additional information about other habitats in the area. In addition, Semlitsch and Mackey will make recommendations for the U.S.
'/>"/>

Contact: Jeffrey Beeson
BeesonJ@missouri.edu
573-882-9144
University of Missouri-Columbia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Arctic climate models playing key role in polar bear decision
2. Playing dead is no game for ant survival
3. Buying and selling habitats to help wildlife
4. New population of Iberian lynx raises hope, says World Wildlife Fund
5. $2.8 million for research into the impact of climate change on tundra wildlife
6. Wildlife Conservation Society study finds seasonal seas save corals with tough love
7. Innovative model connects circuit theory to wildlife corridors
8. Model connects circuit theory to wildlife corridors
9. Wildlife Conservation Society releases definitive state of the wild
10. Lincoln Park Zoo launches first-of-its-kind wildlife reintroduction database
11. Wildlife Conservation Society discovers Planet of the Apes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/17/2014)... is available in German . ... sperms every day in order to reproduce? And why are ... topic of the latest issue of the research journal ... evolutionary biologist Steven Ramm from Bielefeld University Bielefeld has compiled ... not unusual for a female to copulate with several males ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... wages war on the human body. Battles are ... In pancreatic cancer, this stalemate—known as tumor dormancy—can ... malignant, a phenomena that is poorly understood. ... laboratory of Salvatore Torquato, a Professor of Chemistry ... surrounding tumor dormancy and the switch to a ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... on how the bowel lining develops and, in the ... starts. , The researchers produced evidence that stem cells ... are a feature of the bowel lining, and believe ... a controversial finding as scientists are still divided on ... Dr Chin Wee Tan and Professor Tony Burgess from ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Sperm wars 2Modeling tumor dormancy 2Cryptic clues drive new theory of bowel cancer development 2
... rice cultivation built in the middle basin of the Guadiana ... migratory dabbling duck species to significantly increase in number during ... Vegas Altas del Guadiana is turned into a new Special ... are in decline and the loss of natural wetland is ...
... tend to think of ozone as something in the ... radiation. At the ground level, however, ozone is a ... a University of Illinois associate professor of crop sciences ... that establishing the exposure threshold for damage is critical ...
... tarantulas are known from a few tropical places in ... tarantulas generally have a lighter build, thinner bodies and longer ... area at the ends of their legs, allowing them to ... more agile. Their core area is the Amazon, from ...
Cached Biology News:Ducks flock to Extremadura thanks to its ricefields 2Ducks flock to Extremadura thanks to its ricefields 3Ozone's impact on soybean yield: Reducing future losses 2Ozone's impact on soybean yield: Reducing future losses 39 colorful and endangered tree-dwelling tarantulas discovered in Brazil 2
(Date:10/18/2014)... 18, 2014 The Asia-Pacific Bio-based ... segments the bio-based advanced phase change material market ... , Browse through the TOC of the Asia-Pacific ... get an idea of the in-depth analysis provided. ... in the Asia-Pacific bio-based advanced phase change material ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... The Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display market ... with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market was ... to reach $380.0 million by 2018, at a CAGR ... the TOC of the Asia-Pacific LCoS display market report, ... This also provides a glimpse of the segmentation of ...
(Date:10/18/2014)... The report " Cloud Analytics ... Web; Speech; Machine; Video; Predictive Analytics: Global Advancements, ... & Analysis (2013 - 2018) ", defines and ... sub segments with an in-depth analysis and forecasting ... factors driving this market, various restraints, and opportunities ...
(Date:10/17/2014)... DIEGO and HILDEN, Germany ...   , Translational research in ... capabilities being presented at the American Society of ... of 250,000-plus DNA samples linked to Ingenuity ® ... depth for genomic analysis  Ingenuity ® ...
Breaking Biology Technology:The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials Market is estimated to grow to $39.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials Market is estimated to grow to $39.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3The Asia-Pacific Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Materials Market is estimated to grow to $39.8 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4The Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display market is expected to reach $380.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2The Asia-Pacific Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) display market is expected to reach $380.0 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Cloud Analytics Market (by Cloud Business Intelligence & Predictive Analytics) Expected to Cross $16.52 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 5QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 2QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 3QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 4QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 5QIAGEN Demonstrates Expanded Bioinformatics Workflows at ASHG; Strong Market Adoption as Researchers Analyze Genomic Data on More Than a Quarter-Million Samples in Secure Private Cloud 6
... ,Monogram Biosciences, Inc., (Nasdaq: MGRM ) announced that ... 2008 at 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time) to,discuss first quarter ... William D. Young, Chairman and CEO of Monogram., ... 545-1402,or (719) 325-4903 for international callers, fifteen minutes before ...
... SAN DIEGO, April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MIGENIX Inc.,(TSX: ... for infectious,diseases, has appointed Pieter Dorsman to its ... Director of Redpeaks Management, Inc., a,financial consulting firm ... corporate development, legal structure and overall business,strategies. Prior ...
... FREDERICK, Md., April 21 Maryland ... ActiPatch(TM) for,kidney-compromised patients. BioElectronics Corporation, (Pink Sheets:,BIEL), ... drug-free,anti-inflammatory patch which accelerates healing., Many ... Motrin, Nuprin) and Naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprosyn) ...
Cached Biology Technology:Monogram Biosciences Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results Conference Call 2MIGENIX Appoints Pieter Dorsman to Board of Directors 2Maryland Approves Medicaid Reimbursement for ActiPatch(R) 2
...
Request Info...
... Modification Services ,,GenScript offers many ... and antibody fragmentation. Labeling antibodies with ... visualization and quantitation of the target ... preferable to use only the antigen-binding ...
...
Biology Products: