Navigation Links
New book expands field data available on orangutans
Date:2/23/2009

eally good people with data from one population, we sought data from many scientists," Wich said. "This gives us the advantage of looking at differences site by site."

The comparison gives scientists a better understanding of how such ecological factors as fruit availability in the forest, for example, affects various orangutan populations. "By taking a look at differences in ecology, it's easier to understand variation," Wich said. "That's why looking at one taxon is a very useful approach."

Having such data available in one source "makes us think differently about conservation issues," he continued. "If all orangutans were all the same, maybe saving a population here and a population there is enough to conserve the species, but if they're different, conservation measures should reflect that. This site-by-site collection of data makes it much more strategic for us to consider all of these differences. What we are trying to do is not only preserve numbers, but also take geographic variation into account."

The book points out not only differences between Sumatran and Bornean orangutans, but also their subspecies. There are three known Bornean orangutan subspecies Pongo pygmaeus pygmaeus, Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii and Pongo pygmaeus morio and no known subspecies of Sumatran orangutans.

Great Ape Trust's Dr. Rob Shumaker, one of the scientists invited to contribute chapters to the volume, said the book is "extraordinarily important," in part because it fills a void in both the quality and quantity of comparative data available on orangutans. "The comparative literature that exists on orangutans is sparse when compared to what we know about chimpanzees, for example," said Shumaker, who also pointed to a "very notable and unusual level of collaboration among scientists who worked together to create chapters."

"It's rare to achieve this level of collaboration and cooperation among field researchers," he said. "It's very di
'/>"/>

Contact: Al Setka
asetka@greatapetrust.org
515-243-3580
Great Ape Trust of Iowa
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Ossur -- leading orthopedic pioneer - expands network to Asia
2. Monsanto expands sponsorship for Peking-Yale Joint Agrobiotechnology Center
3. DHS Expands Biometrics-at-Sea Program to the Florida Straits
4. Springer expands publishing partnership with the Biomedical Engineering Society
5. Science expands Science Signaling, featuring research related to medical advances, and more
6. bioMETRX Expands Engineering and Manufacturing Capabilities
7. NIH expands national consortium dedicated to transforming clinical and translational research
8. NeuralIQ Expands Global Leadership Team, Names Donnie Blanks CEO
9. Regional Law Enforcement Data Exchange System Expands
10. Entrust Expands Relationship with Slovenia, Implements Second-generation ePassport Solution
11. National Science Foundation grant expands UMCES oyster research
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New book expands field data available on orangutans
(Date:8/27/2014)... /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology ... International Conference (EMBC,14), this year being held at the ... Illinois , from Tuesday, August 26 through Saturday, ... industry professionals in science, medicine, and engineering are registered ... This year,s conference theme is ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... as giant, frightening beasts. But every creature is a ... slab containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and ... hatchlings overseen by a caretaker, according to a new ... P. Hedrick and Peter Dodson led the work, collaborating ... where the specimen is held. Hedrick is a doctoral ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... is available in German . ... the most common inherited disease affecting the peripheral nervous ... Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine and University Medical ... cells is impaired in rats with the disease. These ... known as myelin, which facilitates the rapid transfer of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Leaders In Science, Medicine, And Engineering Gather For The 36th Annual International Conference Of The IEEE Engineering In Medicine And Biology Society, August 26-30 In Chicago 2Global Leaders In Science, Medicine, And Engineering Gather For The 36th Annual International Conference Of The IEEE Engineering In Medicine And Biology Society, August 26-30 In Chicago 3Penn paleontologists describe a possible dinosaur nest and young 'babysitter' 2Penn paleontologists describe a possible dinosaur nest and young 'babysitter' 3Potential therapy for incurable Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease 2
... the first human clinical trial of a recombinant vaccine ... ?and the results indicate the vaccine is safe and ... Center researchers report. , The nearly year-long pilot study ... each group received a series of three injections of ...
... Medical Center have uncovered part of the genetic mechanism that ... , A team led by SFVAMC vascular surgeon Rajabrata Sarkar, ... is essential for the growth of new arteries when the ... identified and described, for the first time, the specific DNA ...
... Brookhaven National Laboratory have just launched a web-based 3-D ... a popular laboratory mouse (see http://www.bnl.gov/CTN/mouse/ ). ... extremely accurate anatomical templates and use them to map ... brain are metabolically active and where particular genes are ...
Cached Biology News:Human trial proves ricin vaccine safe, induces neutralizing antibodies; further tests planned 2Human trial proves ricin vaccine safe, induces neutralizing antibodies; further tests planned 3Human trial proves ricin vaccine safe, induces neutralizing antibodies; further tests planned 4Genetic key to growth of new arteries is identified 2Genetic key to growth of new arteries is identified 3
(Date:8/27/2014)...  A novel biomarker for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) ... early-stage disease, when treatment can often arrest further ... study in The Journal of Rheumatology. ... ) and other institutions found that elevated blood-serum ... testing, including rheumatoid factor (RF) and anti-citrullinated peptide ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 27, 2014 “We are honored ... vendors,” said Ven Thangaraj, CEO of Radiant Sage. “We ... are taking the imaging corelab market to a different ... and research organizations to efficiently and effectively manage the ... data to be analyzed and read by trained physicians. ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Guggenheim Securities, ... Partners, today announced the hiring of veteran equity analyst ... equity analyst. Mr. Butler will focus on the biotech/biopharma ... team a wealth of experience and a broad network ... , Senior Managing Director and Head of Equities at ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014 Reportbuyer.com has added a new ... - A Rational View https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1595336/The-Graphene-Opportunity---A-Rational-View.html ... A similar amount of hype currently surrounds ... microelectronics to water treatment, but is graphene the ... the Graphene Opportunity Report, authored by Tim ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Novel Biomarker Detects Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Better than Conventional Methods Alone, According to Journal of Rheumatology Study 2Novel Biomarker Detects Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Better than Conventional Methods Alone, According to Journal of Rheumatology Study 3Novel Biomarker Detects Early Rheumatoid Arthritis Better than Conventional Methods Alone, According to Journal of Rheumatology Study 4Radiant Sage Named to CIOReview List of 100 Most Promising Technology Companies 2Guggenheim Securities Hires Analyst Charles "Tony" Butler to Expand Healthcare Coverage 2The Graphene Opportunity - A Rational View 2The Graphene Opportunity - A Rational View 3The Graphene Opportunity - A Rational View 4
... ANGELES, Oct. 20 The Cure Our Children ... today,that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... unique drug product for children with,Ewing,s Sarcoma cancer. ... possible,by the generous volunteers and researchers in private ...
... Oct. 20 On Wednesday, October,22, 2008, GlaxoSmithKline plc ... results for the three months ended September 30, 2008. ... Exchange at,approximately 12:00pm UK, 7:00 am EDT., At ... global teleconference,for analysts and investors, hosted by Andrew Witty, ...
... Oct. 20 Sustainable Oils has named ... as the company,s general manager. Scott Johnson ... to build camelina,production and marketing opportunities for ... joined the company on Oct. 1., ...
Cached Biology Technology:FDA Approves Orphan Drug Status for Revolutionary Cancer Drug for Children 2Sustainable Oils Names Scott Johnson as General Manager, Expands Management Team for Camelina Research and Production 2Sustainable Oils Names Scott Johnson as General Manager, Expands Management Team for Camelina Research and Production 3Sustainable Oils Names Scott Johnson as General Manager, Expands Management Team for Camelina Research and Production 4
ANTI S. ENT TOX BC2D...
Porcine Serum US Origin 6 Months or Older...
... PlusOne Silver Staining Kit, Protein, ... Heukeshoven and Dernick (1), the kit ... gel electrophoresis systems.Silver Staining Kit, Protein ... of proteins in polyacrylamide gels in ...
All serum is collected from adult animals aged 6 months or older. Certified U.S. orgin. Pricing: $35/unit for 1 - 10 units...
Biology Products: