Navigation Links
LSU ichthyologist lands major grant to study fish family history
Date:11/2/2009

ey didn't simply swim across the ocean. It's basically direct proof that those two landmasses were connected at some point in history."

In addition to supporting this exhaustive taxonomic work, the NSF grant funds student workers, from high schoolers to undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. Chakrabarty plans to identify and train a few Latin American students from areas where he typically collects specimens, as well, in order to train them in the United States and send them back home with the tools necessary for scientific study. Chakrabarty said that local people often recognize species that scientists don't even know about, so by nature they are very good natural historians. Further training, he said, adds to the global scientific collective, as these Latin American countries are awash with biological diversity.

"We want to teach people about their own native fishes. We collect with locals, so we want to bring some students back to learn microscopy, molecular work and other complex skills, to add value to the education they already have," said Chakrabarty. "You can't recognize diversity without being familiar with your own."


'/>"/>

Contact: Ashley Berthelot
aberth4@lsu.edu
225-578-3870
Louisiana State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. The first men and women from the Canary Islands were Berbers
2. Nitrogen mysteries in urban grasslands
3. Stem cell success points to way to regenerate parathyroid glands
4. MSU lands $2.1 million grant to take part in national autism study
5. Grasslands: The future of sustainable agriculture
6. Wetlands likely source of methane from ancient warming event
7. The fragility of the worlds coral is revealed through a study of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
8. Scientists find climate change to have paradoxical effects in coastal wetlands
9. Will large amounts of soil carbon be released if grasslands are converted to energy crops?
10. Landscape-scale treatment promising for slowing beetle spread
11. Ocean islands fuel productivity and carbon sequestration through natural iron fertilization
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/18/2014)... entire lives nestling in the protective tentacles of host ... sometimes travel hundreds of kilometres across the open ocean. ... has been predicted, this is the first time that ... has been observed. , Dr Steve Simpson, Senior Lecturer ... of Exeter, and colleagues from the Australian Research Council ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... UCLA atmospheric scientists were instrumental in the creation of ... tool to classify the fire threat potential of the ... a spark into an inferno. The index was introduced ... with UCLA and San Diego Gas and Electric. , ... to "extreme" that will be used to help fire ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... student have designed a device based on a shorebird,s ... dew., The device could provide water in drought-stricken areas ... Luo, professor in the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department, ... of Engineering department, published "Bioinspired Plate-Based Fog Collectors" in ... Applied Materials & Interfaces journal. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Expedition finds Nemo can travel great distances to connect populations 2Expedition finds Nemo can travel great distances to connect populations 3UCLA scientists play key role in developing new Santa Ana Wildfire Threat Index 2Shorebird's beak inspires UT Arlington research on water collection 2
... genetic mutations, stunted growth and declining fertility among small ... Sydney Harbour, new research shows. The finding adds ... Sydney Harbour are a deadly diet for many sea ... Science of the Total Environment , reveal genetic ...
... signs of fetal alcohol syndrome are slight but classic: facial malformations ... and a short nose. Researchers want to know if those ... takes during what point in development to cause these and other ... glasses of wine over an hour in the first few weeks ...
... Institute and The Children,s Hospital in Denver have conducted the ... of a rare genetic disorder in which males have two ... of each. The study, published in the June 15, 2008, ... A, also offers treatment recommendations for men and boys ...
Cached Biology News:Heavy metal link to mutations, low growth and fertility among crustaceans in Sydney Harbor tributary 2Alcohol consumption can cause too much cell death, fetal abnormalities 2UC Davis researchers define characteristics, treatment options for XXYY syndrome 2UC Davis researchers define characteristics, treatment options for XXYY syndrome 3
(Date:9/18/2014)... Sept. 18, 2014 Research and ... "Global N-acetylcysteine Industry Report 2014" report ... N-acetylcysteine Industry Report 2014 is a professional and ... global N-acetylcysteine industry. The report provides ... classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The N-acetylcysteine ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... 2014 Leatherwood Plastics has selected ... to stay competitive in the semiconductor, clean room ... ultimately impact product quality and productivity, according to ... Established in 1980 in Lewisville, TX, Leatherwood ... have left the business. Much of Leatherwood’s equipment ...
(Date:9/18/2014)...  Neogen Corporation (Nasdaq: NEOG ) announced ... with Merck Animal Health to market Neogen,s Igenity ® ... Dairy Heifer Program consists of genomic tests that offer ... of replacement dairy heifers. The genomic tests can be ... an excellent tool in the decision-making process for breeding ...
(Date:9/18/2014)... , Sept. 18, 2014   Sigma-Aldrich ... today it has entered into a new gene ... Medical School,s Vector Core. Under the partnership, Sigma-Aldrich ... technology, experimental design consultation, and dedicated gene editing ... accelerate gene editing-based research at the U-M Medical ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global N-acetylcysteine Industry Report 2014 2Leatherwood Plastics Selects Vycom’s Flametec PVC-C Material to Stay Competitive in Semiconductor and Lab Equipment Industries 2Merck Animal Health to market Neogen's dairy genomic program 2Sigma-Aldrich, University of Michigan Medical School Establish CRISPR Core Lab Partnership 2Sigma-Aldrich, University of Michigan Medical School Establish CRISPR Core Lab Partnership 3Sigma-Aldrich, University of Michigan Medical School Establish CRISPR Core Lab Partnership 4
... scientist in the Center for Nano Science and Technology ... example of a nanotechnology-related safety and ethics problem that ... which involves science and engineering down at billionths-of-a-meter scales, ... the application of that technology to everyday experience has ...
... 2012, GeneLink,s common stock began trading under the symbol "GNLKE" ... as it is due to the late filing of the ... December 31, 2011.  The Company anticipates that all work should ... the period ended December 31, 2011 is anticipated to be ...
... Mass., April 27, 2012  X-BODY BioSciences, Inc., a developer ... novel methods of selecting for antibodies against targets on ... Summit (PEGS) and the associated Biologics Partnering Forum being ... Richard Wagner, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Executive ...
Cached Biology Technology:Notre Dame paper examines nanotechnology-related safety and ethics problem 2Notre Dame paper examines nanotechnology-related safety and ethics problem 3GeneLink Anticipates Completion of Audit 2X-BODY BioSciences to Present Novel Methods of Selecting for Antibodies Against Targets on Live Cells at CHI's Protein Engineering Summit 2
... Power Supply is designed specifically ... extensive programming capabilities including eight ... for you to set to ... intuitive PowerEase interface is faster ...
Assay Kit formatted for flow cytometric detection of levels of phosphorylated histone H2A.X....
... Z-Competent E. coli Transformation Buffer Set are ... E. coli cells for simple and highly ... eliminates the requirement for heat shocking and ... be performed by adding DNA to Z-Competent ...
Request Info...
Biology Products: