Navigation Links
New study will predict how trees will adapt to rapid climate change
Date:1/29/2013

Since the climate began warming at the end of the last Ice Age, trees have had thousands of years to adapt to a warmer climate. But how will forests adapt to the rapid pace of current climate change? The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant to Drs. Stephen Keller, Andrew Elmore, Matthew Fitzpatrick, David Nelson, and Cathlyn Stylinski from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory to study climate adaptation in forest trees and predict the areas where trees are most and least adapted to changing climates in the future.

"We're in a period of warming that is rapid relative to what species have experienced in the past," said lead researcher Stephen Keller. "Trees may not have the time required to develop new genetic mutations that could help them gradually adapt to the changing climate. Whether tree populations will persist in an area or not has a lot to do with whether the right genetic variations for adaptation to future climates are already present, and where they occur across the landscape."

The study will focus on balsam poplar, an important species in North America's northern forests, where climate change is expected to be especially strong. By sequencing the DNA of hundreds of trees, the researchers will identify genes that are responsible for traits that could ensure survival as the climate changes, especially as spring occurs earlier and summer becomes warmer. This genetic information will be combined with high-resolution satellite maps of the forest's growing season and spatial modeling techniques to identify and map populations of forest trees that are adapted for growth under different climate conditions.

The researchers will pinpoint areas where the trees will face the most significant risk to provide insight into the health of the forests and their ability to grow in the face of a changing environment. This knowledge will allow them to predict region
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
apelsinsky@umces.edu
410-330-1389
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Clemson University researchers to study oil and gas operations impact on Gulf Coast pelicans
2. New study shows stable fisher population in the Southern Sierra Nevada
3. Study of human specimen collections in the US offers first look at their huge diversity
4. BUSM study shows potential of differentiated iPS cells in cell therapy without immune rejection
5. Virginia Tech computer scientists develop new way to study molecular networks
6. Bioengineer studying how to send drugs to lungs through nanotechnology
7. Plants adapt to drought but limits are looming, study finds
8. TGen, Scottsdale Healthcare study shows drug combination extends pancreatic cancer patient survival
9. Study: Viral reactivation a likely link between stress and heart disease
10. Study: Odd biochemistry yields lethal bacterial protein
11. Study finds linchpin of skin response to UVA light
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New study will predict how trees will adapt to rapid climate change
(Date:6/23/2015)... 23, 2015   MedNet Solutions , an ... entire spectrum of clinical research, is pleased to ... , the company,s intuitive, flexible and affordable cloud-based ... 2015 Stevie® Award by the American Business ... Website category.  The American Business Awards are considered ...
(Date:6/18/2015)... -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Immunoassay ... which includes Immunoassay Analyzers and Reagents: Enzyme Immunoassay Systems, ... and Nephelometric Immunoassay Systems. The report provides separate comprehensive ... Japan , Europe ... America , and Rest of World. Annual estimates ...
(Date:6/17/2015)... , June 17, 2015  Synaptics Inc. ... interface solutions, today announced that Xiaomi, one of ... Synaptics ® ClearPad ® family of ... driver integrated circuits (DDICs) for its latest smartphones, ... leveraging ClearPad for full in-cell display solutions and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):MedNet Solutions' iMedNet eClinical Wins Silver Stevie Award 2Global Immunoassay Systems Market 2Global Immunoassay Systems Market 3Global Immunoassay Systems Market 4Global Immunoassay Systems Market 5Global Immunoassay Systems Market 6Global Immunoassay Systems Market 7Global Immunoassay Systems Market 8Global Immunoassay Systems Market 9Global Immunoassay Systems Market 10Global Immunoassay Systems Market 11Global Immunoassay Systems Market 12Global Immunoassay Systems Market 13Global Immunoassay Systems Market 14Global Immunoassay Systems Market 15Global Immunoassay Systems Market 16Global Immunoassay Systems Market 17Global Immunoassay Systems Market 18Global Immunoassay Systems Market 19Global Immunoassay Systems Market 20Global Immunoassay Systems Market 21Global Immunoassay Systems Market 22Global Immunoassay Systems Market 23Global Immunoassay Systems Market 24Global Immunoassay Systems Market 25Global Immunoassay Systems Market 26Global Immunoassay Systems Market 27Global Immunoassay Systems Market 28Global Immunoassay Systems Market 29Synaptics Touchscreen and Display Driver IC Solutions Power Xiaomi's Latest Flagship Smartphones 2Synaptics Touchscreen and Display Driver IC Solutions Power Xiaomi's Latest Flagship Smartphones 3
... a small room at Washington University in St. Louis with ... turns off the lights and bends over a microscope in ... she can see a single nerve cell on a glass ... isolated nerve cell is busy keeping time. Webb, a ...
... that roots of a plant used a century ago during ... in laboratory experiments in killing the H1N1 swine flu virus ... onion-like taste when cooked, but when raw it has sap ... Devil" plant. Their report is scheduled for the Sept. 25 ...
... need to be able to find explosive materials and ... aid such searches, the National Institute of Standards and ... Security, has developed a new certified reference material, Standard ... field and laboratory assay methods, the SRM will be ...
Cached Biology News:Individual cells isolated from biological clock can keep daily time, but are unreliable 2Individual cells isolated from biological clock can keep daily time, but are unreliable 3New NIST trace explosives standard slated for homeland security duty 2
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015   Decision Resources ... cited advantages of Otezla are its oral administration, ... as reported by surveyed rheumatologists. Otezla was the ... the treatment of active psoriatic arthritis in ... standard of care includes conventional oral treatments including ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015 Isagenix International, a ... earned three Gold, three Silver, and three Bronze Stevie® ... held in Chicago this month.The ... premier business awards program in the U.S. ... company,s strength in developing leaders, cultivating talent, creating a ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... 1, 2015  UCB, a multinational biopharmaceutical company, ... leader in designing, transforming, and running intelligent business ... recognition of their close collaboration in driving transformation ... business services (GBS) finance organization. The ... that work together effectively to embrace the innovative ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Kjell Lindgren , who is making final preparations for ... International Space Station , will be available for live ... 7. Lindgren will participate from the Gagarin Cosmonaut ... The interviews will be preceded at 7:30 a.m. by a ... To schedule an interview, media must contact Stephanie Stoll ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Surveyed Rheumatologists Report That Otezla's Oral Administration is its Single Greatest Advantage Over Currently Available Treatment Options 2Surveyed Rheumatologists Report That Otezla's Oral Administration is its Single Greatest Advantage Over Currently Available Treatment Options 3Isagenix Earns Nine American Business Awards 2Isagenix Earns Nine American Business Awards 3UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 2UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 3UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 4UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 5NASA Astronaut Preps for First Space Station Mission, Available for Media Interviews 2
... , , BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 4 ... of antithrombotic aptamers with active control agents, announced today that ... Officer, will be presenting at the Thomas Weisel Partners ... Friday, September 11, 2009 (EDT). Ms. McDonald,s presentation ...
... 4 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NYSE: ... announced today that,the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology ... order to Sinovac to purchase H1N1 vaccine for,the national ... to complete the production of 3.3 million doses of ...
... Sept. 4 Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTN ) ... Tuesday, September 8, 2009, before the open of the U.S. financial markets. ... and live audio webcast hosted by its executive management team on September ... greater detail and an update on corporate developments. , , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Regado Biosciences to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2009 on September 11, 2009 2Sinovac Obtains Initial Order of H1N1 Vaccine from Chinese Central Government 2Sinovac Obtains Initial Order of H1N1 Vaccine from Chinese Central Government 3Palatin Technologies, Inc. to Report Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009 Results; Teleconference and Webcast to be held on September 8, 2009 2
...
Rabbit polyclonal to DcR2 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 8793 SwissProtID: Q9UBN6...
... CELSR3 CELSR3 is an Orphan-U GPCR ... gene is expressed during development at sites of ... in brain, spinal cord, dorsal root ganglion, and ... blood, brain, colon, heart/melanocyte/uterus, lung, nerve, and placenta ...
...
Biology Products: