Navigation Links
Notre Dame biologists call for regulation of rare plant sales
Date:1/27/2011

People are increasingly obtaining endangered or threatened plants, often illegally, and moving them outside their native range, according to an article in the journal Nature by Patrick Shirey and Gary Lamberti in the department of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame.

According to their research last year, nearly 10 percent of the 753 plants listed as threatened and endangered under the US Endangered Species Act are being sold or, at least, advertised online. Many buyers are horticulturalists who want flowers for their gardens. But increasingly, anecdotal evidence suggests that online shoppers include individuals and citizen groups involved in 'assisted colonization' projects. Here, species or genetic subtypes at risk of extinction are moved to non-native environments in which they might thrive in the face of climate change, for instance.

Some private groups who want to protect the plants, such as the Torreya Guardians, are legally planting seedlings of the Florida torreya outside its current range to aid species conservation. However, Shirey urges government agencies to take more of a leadership role to monitor translocations because of the risks associated with introducing new species. The widespread transfer of endangered or threatened plants poses both environmental and economic risks.

Shirey and Lamberti cite other studies reporting that damage from invasive plant species costs more than $30 billion in the United States by damaging crops, pastures and ecosystems. One example is the Australian paperbark tree which is a noxious weed in the United States that causes millions of dollars of damage, although its native habitats in Australia are considered threatened due to coastal development. The transfer of plants to new environments can also spread plant pathogens and pests.

Shirey and Lamberti warn of the dangers of unchecked species redistribution and urge the US Fish and Wildlife Service to better
'/>"/>

Contact: Patrick Shirey
pshirey@nd.edu
574-631-0580
University of Notre Dame
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Notre Dame researcher helps discover walking properties of bacteria
2. Notre Dame and Wyoming scientists genetically engineer silkworms to produce artificial spider silk
3. Twins are intriguing research subjects for Notre Dame biometircs researchers
4. Notre Dame study focuses on protein dynamics
5. Notre Dame researchers describe new tool for evaluating managed relocations
6. Wildlife biologists use dogs scat-sniffing talents for good
7. Thoreaus study of birds at Waldon Pond aids BU biologists in climate change research
8. Discovery as an Occupation: Conversations with Cell Biologists
9. Celldance spotlights cell biologists images and videos
10. MIT biologists find that restoring the gene for cancer protein p53 slows spread of advanced tumors
11. Biologists report more bad news for polar bears
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/25/2014)... factor characterized by the existence of numerous isoforms ... to the protein deeply different characteristics. NRG1 plays ... during development and the different phases occurring after ... regrowth, remyelination and target reinnervation, Researchers at the ... soluble NRG1 upregulation observed in Schwann cells immediately ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... tractography (DTT), which is derived from diffusion tensor ... motor tracts, such as the corticospinal tract, the ... The corticospinal tract is known to be a ... human brain. Several studies have reported on injury ... addition, some studies have demonstrated recovery of a ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... MOResearchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research ... pheromone receptors, and found pheromones crucial to triggering the ... of receptors helps a male mouse detect pheromones that ... of receptors lets him know if the female mouse ... pheromones are critical to trigger mating. Stowers, researchers believe ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):It takes two to court 2It takes two to court 3
... technologies are repairing the human body in ways never ... leaving an increasing population of patients who are newly ... have become a formidable clinical opponent, and foremost among ... a new text from ASM Press. "This ...
... This Christmas season, think twice about spending money on ... good, old-fashioned methodkeeping your tree in a container of ... tree green and healthy. Researchers have determined that some ... fact, in several cases the chemical retardants sped up ...
... In light of recent developments that threaten to lead to ... daily satellite images of the ice shelf available to the ... to monitor the developments as they occur. The Wilkins ... coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, has undergone many changes in ...
Cached Biology News:New text focuses on formidable opportunistic fungus 2Flame retardants prove ineffective on fresh-cut Christmas trees 2
(Date:7/26/2014)... Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook ... Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems market. The report provides ... units) and average prices (in US dollars) within ... Endoscopy Visualization Systems and Low-End Endoscopy Visualization Systems. ... , The report also provides company shares and ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... bacteria live in each person,s digestive tract. Scientists believe ... stave off harmful infections, but their role in human ... light on the role of these bacteria, a team ... recently tracked fluctuations in the bacterial populations of two ... in the July 25 issue of the journal ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... New York (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... Market Research, "Biological Drugs Market - Global Industry Analysis, ... the global biological drugs market is estimated at USD ... at a CAGR of 10.1% from 2014 to 2020, ... in 2020. , The biological drugs market is witnessing ...
(Date:7/25/2014)... Livermore, California (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 ... been named to Thomson Reuters list of " The ... Pitz are part of the 3,000 researchers who were ... years to recognize those who published the highest-impact work ... numerous research papers on combustion modeling . , ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 2Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 3Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 4Canada Endoscopy Visualization Systems Market Outlook to 2020: MarketResearchReports.Biz 5Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome 2Monitoring the rise and fall of the microbiome 3Biological Drugs Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 2Biological Drugs Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020 3Scientists Burst onto Influential List for Combustion Research 2Scientists Burst onto Influential List for Combustion Research 3Scientists Burst onto Influential List for Combustion Research 4
... is a missing link in the capital food chain, and Bill ... devoured by it. , ,Payne, an entrepreneur-in-residence for the Kauffman ... to address the June 25 Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation's ... the capital food chain for entrepreneurs, and he's familiar with all ...
... have pleaded guilty in Milwaukee to charges of criminal ... $6 million in counterfeit Rockwell Automation computer ... Alice Fisher for the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney ... announced that Robert Koster of Jonesboro, Ark. pleaded ...
... print still captures the imagination of consumers - even consumers ... clearer example than Blurb . I first discussed Blurb ... than a brief PowerPoint deck. We met at ... unwound a vision for consumer-generated books that well pre-dates the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Investor warns of angel-venture funding gap 2Investor warns of angel-venture funding gap 3Two convicted of selling $6 million in counterfeit Rockwell software on eBay 2Blurb shows that print still captures imaginations 2Blurb shows that print still captures imaginations 3
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant AATK. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = AATK...
... The Rotofor purification system with PowerPac 3000 ... protein separation and purification by liquid-phase isoelectric ... mini (18 ml) and standard (60 ml) ... electrode chambers, PowerPac 3000 power supply, 10 ...
... Bio-Rad Molecular Imager VersaDoc MP 4000 ... CCD based imaging system capable of ... methods, including fluorescence, chemiluminescence, densitometry, and ... illumination sources allow imaging of multiplexed ...
...
Biology Products: