Navigation Links
Nation's largest organization of ecologists offers expert database
Date:4/2/2010

The Ecological Society of America (ESA), the nation's largest organization of ecological scientists, unveiled its updated resource for policymakers and members of the media today: the Rapid Response Team (RRT) database, an ESA resource for several years that is now fully searchable. Users can find ecological scientists who specialize in a variety of fields, including climate change, invasive species, urban ecology, conservation and biofuels, or can locate an RRT member by name, affiliation or keyword.

Members of the RRT provide on-call ecological expertise in a variety of ways, such as serving as panelists in briefings for congressional staff, providing expert testimony to Congress, analyzing the likely ecological consequences of proposed changes to environmental regulations and providing scientific feedback for news stories.

For example, Rob Jackson from Duke University recently participated in a congressional hearing on geoengineering where he discussed the complexities of such biological, land-based strategies as large-scale tree planting with lawmakers on the House Energy and Environment Subcommittee.

"The same plantation that cools the Earth by removing carbon could warm it by reflecting less light," Jackson said at the hearing. "And your new plantation affects the Earth in other ways, too. Trees typically use more water than other plants, and this increased evaporation cools land locally, loads energy into the atmosphere and produces clouds that absorb or reflect sunlight and produce rain. Overall, these biophysical changes can affect climate more than carbon removal."


'/>"/>

Contact: Katie Kline
katie@esa.org
202-833-8773 x211
Ecological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Study: Smoking may worsen malnutrition in developing nations
2. Nations that sow food crops for biofuels may reap less than previously thought
3. ASM and FIND to partner on strengthening infectious disease diagnosis in developing nations
4. Nations and conservation groups seek plan to protect Ghost of the Himalayas
5. Global Biopact on biofuels can bring benefits to both rich and poor nations
6. The largest Last Supper
7. Experts gather to solve mystery of largest recorded die-off of great whales
8. Largest gene study of childhood IBD identifies 5 new genes
9. Largest-ever database for liver proteins may lead to treatments for hepatitis
10. The largest bat in Europe inhabited northeastern Spain more than 10,000 years ago
11. Worlds largest marine protected areas sign partnership agreement
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/4/2017)... thousands of attendees at this year,s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ... devices and services, will be featuring its new line of ULTRA CONNECT ... special CES Exhibit Suite , the new upper arm and wrist smart ... product platform.  Continue Reading ... ...
(Date:12/22/2016)... , December 22, 2016 SuperCom (NASDAQ: ... secure solutions for the e-Government, Public Safety, HealthCare, and Finance sectors ... SuperCom, has been selected to implement and deploy a community-based supportive ... Northern California , further expanding its presence in the ... This new ...
(Date:12/16/2016)... Dec. 16, 2016   IdentyTechSolutions America LLC ... products and solutions and a cutting-edge manufacturer of ... it is offering seamless, integrated solutions that comprise ... products. The solutions provide IdentyTech,s customers with combined ... facilities from crime and theft. "We ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Nipro Corporation (Osaka, Japan) and Transonic Systems Inc. (New York, ... exclusive marketing and sales rights for all non-OEM Transonic products in Japan. As partners ... the new Nipro - Transonic JV is a natural next step to advance best ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... , Jan. 21, 2017   Boston Biomedical ... compounds designed to target cancer stemness pathways, today presented ... compound, napabucasin, at the 2017 American Society of Clinical ... Francisco . In a Phase ... agent designed to inhibit cancer stemness pathways by targeting ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 20, ... ... in Less Exposure Surgery (LES®) Technologies, announced today the next evolution in ... Pedicle Screw System platform). In contrast to the competition, SpineFrontier is focused ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... DUBLIN , Jan 19, 2017 Research and ... has announced the addition ... - Material, Application - Forecast to 2025" report to ... The report provides a detailed analysis on current ... Market forecasts till 2025, using estimated market values as the base numbers ...
Breaking Biology Technology: