Navigation Links
Mellon awards Carnegie Grant for Ecological Monitoring in South Africa
Date:10/29/2007

Stanford, CA-- The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $750,000 grant to the Carnegie Institutions Department of Global Ecology for an intensive pilot study of ecosystem diversity in South Africas Kruger National Park. This research will contribute to the parks adaptive management program, which uses science to improve the chances that the parks ecosystems, including their complex vegetative and animal populations, are sustained into the future.

Using remote sensing, Dr. Gregory Asner will lead a one-year effort to better understand how fire and soil conditions affect the composition, structure, and nutrient content of vegetation over large areas in the park. He and his team of scientists and technicians will use a newly developed remote-sensing instrument, the Carnegie Airborne Observatory, to measure the structure and chemical composition of the parks diverse ecosystems. The observatory combines a laser-based 3-D mapping system and a hyperspectral imager. This pilot project will help park managers develop the capacity and skills to undertake remote monitoring of the parks ecosystems on their own.

Dr. Gregory Asner was recently cited by Popular Science as one of this years Brilliant 10. In 2005, he published a breakthrough paper in Science about selective logging in the Brazilian rainforest that revealed significantly higher levels of forest loss than previously understood. He has been a Research Staff Scientist at Carnegies Department of Global Ecology since 2001.


'/>"/>

Contact: Greg Asner
gpa@stanford.edu
650-380-2828
Carnegie Institution
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Carnegie Mellon scientists develop tool that uses MRI to visualize gene expression in living animals
2. Robot-based system developed at Carnegie Mellon detects life in Chiles Atacama desert
3. Green catalyst destroys pesticides and munitions toxins, finds Carnegie Mellon University
4. Carnegie Mellon University research reveals how cells process large genes
5. Carnegie Mellon cyLab researchers work to develop new red tide monitoring
6. Team led by Carnegie Mellon University scientist finds first evidence of a living memory trace
7. Carnegie Mellon scientists create PNA molecule with potential to build nanodevices
8. Carnegie Mellon U. transforms DNA microarrays with standard Internet communications tool
9. Carnegie Mellon develops non-invasive technique to detect transplant rejection at cellular level
10. Carnegie Mellon scientists show brain uses optimal code for sound
11. DNA conclusive yet still controversial, Carnegie Mellon professor says
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/19/2015)... DUBLIN , May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... ) has announced the addition of the  ... their offering.  ,     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) , ,A ... provides an in-depth analysis of the current ... introduction of gene-based tests, their working principles ...
(Date:5/11/2015)... May 11, 2015  Synaptics Incorporated (NASDAQ: ... solutions, today announced the appointment of Wajid ... Financial Officer, reporting to Rick Bergman , ... Chief Financial Officer, Kathleen Bayless , who ... Mr. Ali brings extensive financial management expertise ...
(Date:5/8/2015)... Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ), the leading ... the executive management team will present at the following investor ... Telecom Conference Date: May 18, 2015 Time: 10:40am ... Cowen and Company Technology, Media & ... The New York Palace Hotel, New York, NY ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Genetic Testing Market Outlook 2018 2Synaptics Appoints Wajid Ali as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 2Synaptics to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences 2
... Scientists have found the "Rosetta Stone" of supervolcanoes, those ... and massive explosive eruptions that rank among nature,s most ... scale and possibly trigger climatic and environmental effects ... been discovered in the Italian Alps, Sesia Valley by ...
... BEER-SHEVA, September, 21 2009 A researcher who ... has demonstrated that it is possible to test and ... and to anticipate the immune response in Alzheimer,s patients. ... Negev could one day lead to specific Alzheimer,s vaccines ...
... Before it was learned that matter burns by taking ... the release of a mysterious substance, which they named ... chemists conduct experiments and share ideas. Only when it ... phlogiston did it become clear that no such thing ...
Cached Biology News:'Rosetta Stone' of supervolcanoes discovered in Italian Alps 2'Rosetta Stone' of supervolcanoes discovered in Italian Alps 3Ben-Gurion University Alzheimer's researcher demonstrates specific immune response to vaccine 2Echoes of phlogiston in stem cell biology 2
(Date:5/28/2015)... 2015 Research and ... addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report ... Companies" to their offering. ... report deals with therapeutic drug monitoring, a ... care by monitoring drug levels in the ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... May 27, 2015 Research and ... of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report "Nanobiotechnology ... offering. An increasing use of ... is anticipated. Nanotechnology will be applied at ... formulations for optimal delivery to diagnostic applications ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... , May 27, 2015 Research ... of Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report "Neuroprotection - ... This report describes the role of ... injuries of the nervous system as well as ... many of the underlying mechanisms of damage to ...
(Date:5/28/2015)... CARLOS, Calif. , May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... testing, today announced a study published in ... the Panorama single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based non-invasive prenatal test ... the first trimester. A study ... that complete molar pregnancies occur in about 1 ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Market 2015-2024 2Global Nanobiotechnology Market 2015-2024 - Applications, Markets and Companies 2Global Nanobiotechnology Market 2015-2024 - Applications, Markets and Companies 3Global Neuroprotection Market Report 2015-2024 - Drugs, Markets and Companies 2Global Neuroprotection Market Report 2015-2024 - Drugs, Markets and Companies 3First Confirmed Detection of a Complete Molar Pregnancy with Cell-Free DNA Test 2First Confirmed Detection of a Complete Molar Pregnancy with Cell-Free DNA Test 3
... Corp. (Nasdaq: BSTC ), a biopharmaceutical company developing ... Company will host a conference call and live audio ... 2009 to discuss its third quarter 2009 financial results ... call, please dial 800-860-2442 (domestic) or 412-858-4600 (international). The ...
... Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- BMP Sunstone,Corporation (Nasdaq: BJGP ) ("BMP Sunstone" ... , -- Oppenheimer 20th Annual Healthcare Conference, to be ... Waldorf=Astoria hotel in New York. Management is scheduled, ... and meet with, institutional investors throughout ...
... Sandia researchers have developed a process that can ... Researchers currently use all types of processes to ... small devices," says Sandia materials scientist Jim Martin "people ... to initiate mixing, but these approaches don,t work well." ...
Cached Biology Technology:BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. to Host Conference Call to Report Third Quarter 2009 Financial Results on November 5, 2009 2BMP Sunstone Announces November Investor Conference Participation 2Magnetic mixing creates quite a stir 2Magnetic mixing creates quite a stir 3