Navigation Links
International collaboration to investigate disappearing reptiles and amphibians
Date:3/13/2013

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $2 million in grants to fund a collaborative research project to investigate how climate change is affecting plant communities and animal populations around the world. Led by University of California, Santa Cruz, biologist Barry Sinervo, an international team of scientists will study the effects of climate change at research sites on five continents.

In 2010, Sinervo and others published a landmark paper documenting the widespread extinction of lizard populations due to climate change. The new study will evaluate how climate-driven changes to plant communities are affecting local populations of lizards, frogs, fish, and other "cold-blooded" vertebrate animals. As climate change alters global patterns of temperature and rainfall, the resulting changes to plant communities may be causing local extinctions of many vertebrate species, Sinervo said.

"Our hypothesis is that many vertebrate species are going extinct in part because rising temperatures are directly stressful to them, and in part because rising temperatures also damage plant communities, upon which animals rely for food, water, and shelter," he said.

In the 2010 study, Sinervo's group developed a computer-based model for predicting the risk of local extinction for different lizard populations. The new study will further develop and expand this model, using local studies, remote sensing, and online databases to create a worldwide data set integrating information on temperature, rainfall, plant die-offs, and the physiological limits for heat and water stress of targeted animals. This will enable scientists to predict and test how extinction rates among targeted vertebrate species relate to current and expected changes in rainfall, temperature, and plant communities.

The project includes scientists with expertise in climatology, physiology, biodiversity, and remote sensing. An international team from 20 countries will w
'/>"/>

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-2495
University of California - Santa Cruz
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. International conference to tackle climate-change threats to agriculture
2. International study: Excess dietary salt may drive the development of autoimmune diseases
3. International consortium builds Google Map of human metabolism
4. International consortium discovers seven new genomic regions associated with AMD
5. 11th International Congress on Targeted Anticancer Therapies
6. WPI Biomedical Technology in final 4 of international business plan contest
7. Biologists lead international team to track Arctic response to climate change
8. International space station plays host to innovative infectious disease research
9. Maris presentation tops ANZFSS International Symposium
10. International biodiversity data symposium to mark the kickoff of the EU BON project
11. AERA announces publication of the International Handbook of Research on Environmental Education
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/26/2015)... 2015 The report "Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) ... Application (Travel & Immigration, Government, Banking, Defense, Commercial Security, ... 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, Multi-Factor Authentication Market is expected ... a CAGR of 17.7% between 2015 and 2020. ... igures spread through 169 P ages ...
(Date:8/24/2015)... South Africa , August 24, 2015 ... Germany ,s largest biometrics manufacturer DERMALOG and its ... with the "2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year Award". ... Nigeria .   -Cross reference: ... http://www.presseportal.de/nr/8896 - On Thursday evening, in ...
(Date:8/20/2015)... 20, 2015 The wearable technology market ... active and healthy. However, wearable technology has the ... to help improve diagnostic capabilities and therapeutic outcomes. ... Wearable Technologies Conference 2015 , where ... wearables in healthcare.    "Over the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 2Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 3Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 4Multi-Factor Authentication Market Worth 9.60 Billion USD by 2020 5Frost & Sullivan Honors DERMALOG with Biometrics Prize for Achievements in Africa 2Frost & Sullivan Honors DERMALOG with Biometrics Prize for Achievements in Africa 3Leaf Healthcare Releases Video from Wearable Technology Conference on New Applications for Wearables in the Hospital Environment 2Leaf Healthcare Releases Video from Wearable Technology Conference on New Applications for Wearables in the Hospital Environment 3
... -- Sequella, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused ... potential, announced today that the U.S. Food and ... (EMEA) independently reviewed Sequella lead drug compound, SQ109, ... for the treatment of tuberculosis. SQ109 shows excellent ...
... October 22, 2007 (TORONTO) Height may point to ... released by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health ... on average than males without a sexual attraction to ... A Journal of Research and Treatment, suggests that pedophiles ...
... collaboration, more than 200 medical and scientific journals ... relationship between poverty and human development. The initiative, ... presentations on seven of the journal articles which ... of Health on Monday, October 22, 2007. ...
Cached Biology News:Sequella receives US and EU orphan drug status for SQ109 for the treatment of TB 2Sequella receives US and EU orphan drug status for SQ109 for the treatment of TB 3200 journals join in theme issues on poverty and human development 2200 journals join in theme issues on poverty and human development 3200 journals join in theme issues on poverty and human development 4200 journals join in theme issues on poverty and human development 5
(Date:9/3/2015)... 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - bioLytical Laboratories Inc., a leader ... study " Sensitivity of a rapid point of care ... its affinity for HIV gp41 IgM antibodies " has ... study highlights INSTI,s ability to detect early HIV infection.  ... the 8 th annual International AIDS Society Conference, ...
(Date:9/3/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... September 03, 2015 , ... ... and additive manufacturing on Sept. 17, 2015 at 9am PST. The webinar will focus ... application. More popularly known as 3D printing, additive manufacturing is a broad term that ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2, 2015 Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE:  AXON), a ... today announced upcoming presentations at three investor conferences: ... 2015 Healthcare Conference in New York ... 10 at 2:00 PM at the BioCentury NewsMakers Conference in ... Hotel & Conference Center , Thursday, September 17 at ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... -- Research and Markets ( ... PharmaBiotech,s new report "DNA Sequencing - Technologies, ... This report briefly reviews basics of human ... applications. Current large and small sequencers are described ... of sequencing are described including those for genetics, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:bioLytical's INSTI HIV Test Detects gp41 specific IgM Antibodies 2bioLytical's INSTI HIV Test Detects gp41 specific IgM Antibodies 3Park Systems Announces Webinar on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing for Nano-Scientists, Researchers in Nanotechnology and Engineers 2Park Systems Announces Webinar on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing for Nano-Scientists, Researchers in Nanotechnology and Engineers 3Park Systems Announces Webinar on 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing for Nano-Scientists, Researchers in Nanotechnology and Engineers 4Axovant Sciences To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences 2Axovant Sciences To Present At Upcoming Investor Conferences 3Global DNA Sequencing Technologies Report 2015: Profiles of 130 Companies Involved in Sequencing and their 140 Collaborations 2
... ... Akt/mTOR inhibitor -, JAMAICA ... has presented three presentations at the 2008,annual meeting of the ... P529 is a non-steroidal, synthetic, small molecule dual acting,anti-angiogenic ...
... DEERFIELD, Ill., April 15 , What and ... CHICAGO (Carotid,intima-media tHICkness in Atherosclerosis using pioGlitazOne) published,today ... thickness (CIMT) with ACTOS(R) (pioglitazone HCl) was,associated with ... when compared to glimepiride., The increased effect ...
... /PRNewswire/ - The acceptance of Peros, oral,delivery platform ... achievement by Benchmark Biolabs, a full service,biopharmaceutical product ... oversees the operation and,management of the Peros production ... biotechnology campus in Lincoln, NE., By obtaining ...
Cached Biology Technology:Paloma Pharmaceuticals to Present at the American Association for Cancer Research 2Paloma Pharmaceuticals to Present at the American Association for Cancer Research 3Paloma Pharmaceuticals to Present at the American Association for Cancer Research 4New Data Published in Circulation Showed an Increase in HDL Cholesterol Levels with ACTOS(R) (pioglitazone HCl) 2New Data Published in Circulation Showed an Increase in HDL Cholesterol Levels with ACTOS(R) (pioglitazone HCl) 3Another industry first enabled by Benchmark Biolabs - Peros' oral delivery platform and vaccine facility licensed by the USDA 2