Navigation Links
Harm not those strangers that pollinate, study warns
Date:11/16/2011

ls such as the highly destructive ship rat can become an important part of the ecosystem in the absence of native pollinators, many of which perish precisely because of animals such as the highly destructive ship rat.

Wilcove describes his and Pattemore's findings as follows:

"Given the rate at which human activities are driving species to extinction, there is a critically important question about what happens to crucial ecosystem functions such as pollination as the creatures that carry them out disappear. Strangely, it is a question that remains largely unanswered.

"David Pattemore and I found a rare opportunity in New Zealand to address this quandary as it applies to pollination. On the country's North Island, virtually all of the endemic birds, bats and other vertebrates have disappeared since Europeans arrived, due to habitat destruction and the spread of harmful, invasive species such as ship rats. But there is a nature reserve known as Little Barrier Island off the east coast of the North Island where all of the endemic vertebrates still thrive. We were able to directly compare how indigenous plant species fared in an ecosystem nearly devoid of native vertebrate pollinators to how they fared in an environment where those animals still live.

"We observed the pollination of three species of flowering plants in both locations: the Pōhutukawa evergreen tree (Metrosideros excelsa); the New Zealand honeysuckle tree (Knightia excelsa); and Veronica macrocarpa, a type of flowering plant. On both islands, birds and bats were excluded from some flowers using wire-mesh cages, while other flowers were left open to them, so we could better capture the effect of the pollinators on flower health. We used video cameras to record more than 1,200 hours of footage of the flowers and the animals that visited them night and day.

"As we expected, native vertebrates were indeed critically important for pollinating fl
'/>"/>

Contact: Morgan Kelly
mgnkelly@princeton.edu
609-258-5729
Princeton University
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. UofL researcher to develop oral health plan for those with IDD
2. Researcher finds altered cerebella in those with Down syndrome
3. UC Davis researchers find disease-causing fat cells in those with metabolic syndrome
4. Researcher tests promising drug on those with Down syndrome
5. New material could offer hope to those with no voice
6. Cell binding discovery brings hope to those with skin and heart problems
7. Study shows importance of exercise for those at special risk for Alzheimers
8. Where did you get those eyes and that brain?
9. New psychological intervention program shows promise in helping those with bowel diseases
10. Follow the leader: How those in charge make themselves known
11. Bone marrow cell transplants to benefit those with heart disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Harm not those strangers that pollinate, study warns
(Date:12/17/2014)...  HITLAB SM announced today its completion ... confirm its adherence to current U.S. Food and ... to conduct regulated smart device and smart phone ... safety and research quality. "HITLAB is ... delivery with innovative technology," said Laura Pugliese ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... --Research and Markets , ... ) has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. One major ... technology. With continuous advances in technology, it is ... standard that meets the needs and expectations of ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... RALEIGH, N.C. , Dec. 9, 2014  Valencell, ... announced it is seeing a staggering demand from its ... demand, the Company revealed, is not solely coming from ... industries as well. "A wearable is only ... a result, accuracy is the ultimate driver in long-term ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):HITLAB Completes GCP Audit for FDA Smart Device & App Compliance 2Biometrics Market in the APAC Region 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2Wearable Technology Products Demand Highly Accurate Biometric Technology 2
... Curcumin, the major component in the spice turmeric, ... suppression of head and neck cancer cell growth, researchers ... naturally occurring spice widely used in South Asian and ... have medicinal properties, attributed to its anti-inflammatory effects. Previous ...
... cancer might soon be increased with a new vitamin E ... of Technology (QUT) prostate cancer researchers are leading the fight ... Dr Patrick Ling, whose research will be a centrepiece ... it opens in Brisbane, is leading a team of researchers ...
... Junction, NJ (October 19, 2010) Patients undergoing ... Inc.,s FDA-cleared AIGISRx Antibacterial Envelope enjoyed a ... infection rate of 0.48% in the first 1.9 ... published results of TYRX,s COMMAND Clinical Study. There ...
Cached Biology News:Major component in turmeric enhance effect of chemotherapy drug in head and neck cancer 2Major component in turmeric enhance effect of chemotherapy drug in head and neck cancer 3Vitamin E in front line of prostate cancer fight 2Vitamin E in front line of prostate cancer fight 3TYRX AIGISRx antibacterial envelope shows low infection rate, high CIED procedure success 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... and NEW YORK , Dec. 24, ... a biopharmaceutical company advancing patient care in critical areas, ... 3,500,000 shares of common stock, and warrants to purchase ... at an offering price of $4.00 per share and ... exercise price of $5.00, are exercisable immediately, and expire ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... December 23, 2014 Earlier this year ... L. Sherley, director of the Adult Stem Cell Technology ... often overlooked and under appreciated unique property of adult ... Distributed Stem Cells: Misunderstood in the Past, Important for ... congress participants. He gave the address at the ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014 Nashville Fertility Center announced ... treasurer for the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), ... research in reproductive medicine. In his new role ... the executive board and will have a voice in ... has actively supported ASRM since 1984 when he joined ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... LONDON , December 23, 2014 ... Review Algeria , out today and available for free ... the actors driving change and growth in the sector today. ... has scored notable successes has been in developing a homegrown ... 70 percent local production still remains some way off. A ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 2PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 3Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 2Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 3Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC’s Director Sherley's Address on What’s Holding Back Regenerative Medicine Featured on Omics Group Website 4Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 2Nashville Fertility Center Announces Dr. George A. Hill Selected to Serve as ASRM Treasurer for 2014-15 3PharmaBoardroom Releases New Algeria Pharmaceuticals Report 2PharmaBoardroom Releases New Algeria Pharmaceuticals Report 3
... Dec. 22, 2010 Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: ... 2nd Q Results WebcastWhen: , Tuesday, January 4, 2011 ... over the Internet -- Simply log on to the ... Maynard of Neogen Corporation, +1-800-234-5333.If you are unable to ...
... 21, 2010) -- A researcher known widely for ... use of minimally toxic, environmentally friendly chemicals will ... Dr. Paul Anastas, science advisor to the U.S. ... the EPA,s Office of Research and Development (ORD), ...
... YORK, Dec. 21, 2010 Reportlinker.com announces that ... its catalogue: Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets ... SummaryNanotechnology is the creation and ... control of matter on the nanometer-length scale (a ...
Cached Biology Technology:Science advisor to the US EPA to speak to industry, academic leaders on sustainability innovations 2Science advisor to the US EPA to speak to industry, academic leaders on sustainability innovations 3Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 2Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 3Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 4Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 5Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 6Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 7Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 8Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 9Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 10Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 11Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 12Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 13Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 14Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 15Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 16Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 17Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 18Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 19Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 20Reportlinker Adds Nanobiotechnologies- applications, markets and companies 21
Umbilical cord blood CD14+ Monocytes, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Umbilical Cord Blood Monocytes, B Cells and NK Cells...
Umbilical cord blood CD19+ B cells, For immunohistochemistry (IHC) Cell Chip with Human Umbilical Cord Blood Monocytes, B Cells and NK Cells...
... been developed specifically for the stabilization ... microwell plates/strips. Coating Stabilizer maintains ... antibody or protein antigen portion of ... is filtered at 0.2 microns., ,Contents: ...
... Block is an anodized aluminum, solvent-resistant block ... to provide efficient thermal transfer to samples ... of the HT96 Isothermal Block replaces Cat. ... design allowing for compatibility with robotic applications. ...
Biology Products: