Navigation Links
Humans fostering forest-destroying disease
Date:8/15/2007

acilitated the establishment of P. ramorum by increasing contagion of hosts and enhancing forest microclimate conditions.

Unhealthy forest management may be encouraging the spread of the disease, but it is perhaps not the only way humans are furthering sudden oak deaths deadly march. In other research using Geographic Information System analysis, Meentemeyer and his colleague Hall Cushman at Sonoma State University found evidence that humans may be spreading the disease directly through the unintentional transportation of small amounts of infected soil.

There is some compelling evidence that humans could be moving the disease in infested soil, Meentemeyer said. We have found evidence for human involvement at three different scales of analysis. First of all, the pathogen is much more likely to occur along hiking and biking trails, where humans travel. Second, using some of our landscape and regional data, we have shown that highly visited state and county parks have more disease than private ranches and lands that have very limited visitation.

We have also found on an even broader scale across the state of California that forests surrounded by high human population densities are more likely to be infected. In this analysis, we carefully controlled for the effect of climate and other environmental factors known to cause disease.

The research has alarming implications, as Californias much-loved woodlands are already approximately 10 percent infected and the remainder, the models suggest, are highly vulnerable.

Only a fraction of the high risk forests are currently affected, so there is a lot of potential for more to happen, Meentemeyer said.

This is why we have also been working on more dynamic models that simulate spread through time. Weve been using this work to guide management activities for early detection surveys at sites that are likely to be infected. Once the disease is present, the only way you can c
'/>"/>

Contact: James Hathaway
jbhathaw@uncc.edu
794-687-6675
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Yale researchers identify molecule for detecting parasitic infection in humans
2. Friendly bacteria in humans may protect against HIV
3. The lopsided brain: Attention bias is shared by humans and birds
4. Oldest cranial, dental and postcranial fossils of early modern European humans confirmed
5. Retrovirus struck ancestors of chimpanzees and gorillas millions of years ago, but did not affect ancestral humans
6. UI researcher studies deafness in fruit flies, humans
7. Chickadees can help humans get their bearings
8. Study shows humans have ability to track odors, much like bloodhounds
9. Caloric restriction wont dramatically extend life span in humans: UCLA research
10. Genetic study of Neanderthal DNA reveals early split between humans and Neanderthals
11. Study identifies gene in mice that may control risk-taking behavior in humans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... Valley, NY. (Apr. 23, 2014) People who have ... potential to restore neurological function. However, a study conducted ... issue of Cell Transplantation , but is currently ... http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/ct/pre-prints/content-ct1168Chen , has found that when one group ... cells (PBSCs) injected directly into the brain and a ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... transformed the energy landscape in the U.S., but ... among the energy industry, residents and agricultural interests ... that degraded water quality is a potential risk ... appears in the ACS journal Environmental Science ... colleagues point out that a major criticism of ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... coined term for novels and films which focus on the ... shows how these fictions serve as a mental laboratory that ... and imagine other living conditions. , "Global warming is ... it is also a cultural phenomenon in which meaning is ... we see. And there are so many of them now ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Autologous stem cell therapy improves motor function in chronic stroke victims 2How to avoid water wars between 'fracking' industry and residents 2Fiction prepares us for a world changed by global warming 2Fiction prepares us for a world changed by global warming 3
... for Microbiology (ASM) Abbott Laboratories Award in Clinical ... Shearer, Ph.D., Chief, Cell Mediated Immunity Section, Experimental ... Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, for his research on ... this award recognizes a distinguished scientist in clinical ...
... PhD, associate professor of chemistry at New Jersey ... awarded a patent today for a novel composition ... Perfluoro-Phthalocyanine Compounds" (US Patent Number 7,670,684) discloses a ... materials are comprised of organic scaffolds with metal ...
... one of the world,s most widely used pesticides, wreaks ... emasculating three-quarters of them and turning one in 10 ... of California, Berkeley, biologists. The 75 percent that ... inability to reproduce in the wild, reports UC Berkeley,s ...
Cached Biology News:American Society for Microbiology honors Gene M. Shearer 2NJIT researcher awarded patent for hydrophobic, corrosion-resistant coating 2Pesticide atrazine can turn male frogs into females 2Pesticide atrazine can turn male frogs into females 3Pesticide atrazine can turn male frogs into females 4
(Date:1/15/2014)... A study has been launched to test whether technology ... help to tackle the problem of obesity.  This unique healthcare ... based in Stowmarket) and academics at University Campus Suffolk is ... which is inspired by equipment used to collect data about ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Arizona (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 2013 ... for Scottsdale’s Brain State Technologies®. They saw continued independent ... Medical Center who were awarded a $1 million grant ... published in “Brain and Behavior” a peer reviewed journal, ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services have ... at 2pm EST (11am PST), “Natural Language Processing: Converting ... how technology can turn raw, heterogeneous data into actionable ... The online webinar will last approximately one hour. , ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Texas , Jan. 14, 2014 The ... and research medicinal plants and therapeutic derivatives thereof ... health professionals, and researchers about the challenges of ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100430/DC95601LOGO ) The Society ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Formula 1 Technology Tackles Obesity in Unique Healthcare Partnership 2Formula 1 Technology Tackles Obesity in Unique Healthcare Partnership 3Formula 1 Technology Tackles Obesity in Unique Healthcare Partnership 4Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 3Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 3World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 4World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 5World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 6World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 7World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 8
... as a finalist in the International Bio 2009 Convention Contest, "Be ... ... April 7, 2009 -- Impact Systems Inc., ( www.ImpactSystems.com ), a ... today announced their Compliance-in-a-Box video has been selected as a finalist ...
... NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 7 WellGen, Inc. today ... been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. ... who was serving as interim Chief Executive Officer. ... and as President and Chief Financial Officer of Amphion ...
... Full Control of the Entire Clinical Trial Registration ... while Adhering to Changing Regulatory Requirements; Two Top-Ten ... Trial Registration and Results Disclosure ProcessesNEW YORK, April ... ), a leading services firm that ...
Cached Biology Technology:Impact Systems' Compliance-in-a-Box™ Video is Announced as "Be the Buzz of Bio" Contest Finalist 2Impact Systems' Compliance-in-a-Box™ Video is Announced as "Be the Buzz of Bio" Contest Finalist 3Dr. Roddy Carter Named President and Chief Executive Officer of WellGen, Inc. 2Dr. Roddy Carter Named President and Chief Executive Officer of WellGen, Inc. 3Intrasphere Technologies Releases Version 1.5 of Its PharmaCM Clinical Trial Registration Solution Powered by Microsoft 2Intrasphere Technologies Releases Version 1.5 of Its PharmaCM Clinical Trial Registration Solution Powered by Microsoft 3Intrasphere Technologies Releases Version 1.5 of Its PharmaCM Clinical Trial Registration Solution Powered by Microsoft 4
ERalpha (Ser 104/106)...
... Alkaline Phosphatase, Calf Intestinal (CIAP), catalyzes the ... and ribo- and deoxyribonucleoside triphosphates. This enzyme ... of linearized cloning vector DNA by removing ... also be used for the dephosphorylation of ...
Mouse CXCR3 Allophycocyanin MAb (Clone 220803)...
Homo sapiens palladin...
Biology Products: