Navigation Links
Oak Ridge pegged for national ecological network
Date:6/26/2008

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 26, 2008 Dozens of instruments to be deployed on the Oak Ridge Reservation and other sites around the nation will provide valuable information related to climate change, biodiversity and invasive species, infectious diseases and other areas of interest.

Walker Branch Watershed and other portions of the Department of Energy reservation will be part of the National Ecological Observatory Network, a multi-decade continental-scale research platform supported by the National Science Foundation. Oak Ridge is one of 20 sites selected from more than 80 proposed locations. Sixteen are within the continental United States while Alaska has two and Hawaii and Puerto Rico each have one.

"Being selected as a candidate core site to represent the Southern Appalachians and Cumberland Plateau domain is a reflection of the unique environmental and infrastructure qualities and the long history of excellent research conducted at Walker Branch Watershed," said Pat Mulholland, a senior scientist in Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Environmental Sciences Division.

"This study will complement other DOE climate change research in Walker Branch and other areas of the Oak Ridge Reservation and reflects ORNL's leadership in the science of climate change and its impacts."

The watershed comprises a 240-acre forest and has been the site of short- and long-term studies of the ecological effects of environmental change. These studies have focused on the effects of energy technology-driven environmental changes on ecological processes within forest ecosystems over the past 40 years.

ORNL researchers continue to study the hydrological and biogeochemical responses to climate variability and change as well as conduct experiments on the response to climate change on forest growth, species composition, and stream organisms and metabolism.

With this new project, each site will include an intensively instrumented area as well
'/>"/>

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, June 2008
2. Researchers bridge the terahertz gap with new tunable metamaterial
3. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2008
4. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2008
5. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, February 2008
6. Oak Ridge to lead auto supplier R&D partnership
7. Truck-safe bamboo bridge opens in China
8. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, December 2007
9. Story tips from the Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, October 2007
10. Story tips from the US Department of Energys Oak Ridge National Laboratory, September 2007
11. The 12th International Behavioral Ecology Congress held at Cornell University, Aug. 10-14
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2014)... wildlife while feeding a world population predicted to ... holistic approach to conservation that considers human-altered landscapes ... Wildlife and the natural habitat that supports it ... world where at least three-quarters of the land ... rest is vulnerable to human-caused impacts such as ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... Seeds that sprout as soon as they,re planted may ... to be more careful. In the wild, a plant whose ... would risk disaster. More than just an insurance policy against ... seed dormancy has long-term advantages too: Plants whose seeds ... to more species, finds in a team of researchers working ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... COLUMBIA, Mo. April 17 In the most densely ... States, forests reflect two centuries of human needs, values ... logging and clearing forests for agriculture and development, have ... today, a U.S. Forest Service study reports. , The ... forest conditions and management needs in the Northern United ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Stanford researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife 2Stanford researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife 3Stanford researchers rethink 'natural' habitat for wildlife 4Plants with dormant seeds give rise to more species 2Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter northern forests in 50 years 2Five anthropogenic factors that will radically alter northern forests in 50 years 3
... wetlands are vital to the water cycle and ... GlobWetland, an ESA-led initiative in collaboration with the ... by using satellite imagery to provide detailed wide-area ... local conservation efforts. , Because the success of ...
... bacterial surface proteins that generate the strongest immune ... Chicago have created a vaccine that significantly protects ... Staphylococcus aureus, the most common cause of hospital-acquired ... illness. , The vaccine protected mice against ...
... an experimental targeted therapy with a common anti-inflammatory ... cancer, researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center reported. ... anti-inflammatory drug Celebrex increased response rates in lung ... Reckamp, an assistant professor of hematology/oncology and lead ...
Cached Biology News:African wetland managers armed with new technology 2MRSA vaccine shows promise in mouse study 2MRSA vaccine shows promise in mouse study 3Combination therapy shows promising results in patients with advanced lung cancer 2Combination therapy shows promising results in patients with advanced lung cancer 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 15, 2014  Bill Jacobs Automotive, a group of car dealerships ... with the Heartland Blood Center and offering free oil change ... takes place Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Bill Jacobs Cadillac ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46637 )  The Bill ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Vernon Hills, IL (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... Cole-Parmer to find hard-working items for the lab, from ... designated as Guaranteed-in-Stock (GIS)—ready to ship when you order. ... Masterflex® Peristaltic Pumps , from the L/S® model ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... MINNEAPOLIS , Jan. 15, 2014 ­ RedBrick ... and behavior change technology, today announces that EmblemHealth ... insurer and wellness company, is now providing the RedBrick ... digital coaching program, to all of its members. EmblemHealth ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... TX (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 More ... disease, and about 1 in 3 seniors will die ... source ). These jaw-dropping figures have shocked many Americans ... and, hopefully, help prevent these tragic age-related cognitive disorders. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Join the Bill Jacobs Auto blood drive and receive a free oil change 2Cole-Parmer Begins 2014 with the Release of Preferred Solutions 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 3Biohack Pure Offers 5 Tips for Increasing Memory in 2014 2
... forum for the global pharma/biotech industries, Pharmaceutical Manufacturing and Biotechnology Middle ... ... DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 4 The Middle East,market for pharmaceutical ... growth in double digits. The market,drivers are: -- Dubai is the ...
... Monitoring Versus Implementing Changes to Lower ... A recent survey of U.S.,adults with high ... the,serious health risks associated with their condition, such ... is a significant disconnect,between understanding what should be ...
... Sept. 4 Volcano,Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC ), ... (FM) products designed to enhance the diagnosis,and treatment ... that it,will be participating in the Bear Stearns ... presentation by Scott Huennekens, president and chief executive,officer, ...
Cached Biology Technology:New Survey Reveals Many Adults With High Cholesterol Fail to Take Necessary Steps to Improve Their Condition 2New Survey Reveals Many Adults With High Cholesterol Fail to Take Necessary Steps to Improve Their Condition 3New Survey Reveals Many Adults With High Cholesterol Fail to Take Necessary Steps to Improve Their Condition 4New Survey Reveals Many Adults With High Cholesterol Fail to Take Necessary Steps to Improve Their Condition 5New Survey Reveals Many Adults With High Cholesterol Fail to Take Necessary Steps to Improve Their Condition 6New Survey Reveals Many Adults With High Cholesterol Fail to Take Necessary Steps to Improve Their Condition 7Volcano Corporation Presentation at Bear Stearns Conference to be Webcast 2
... adds two new Stem Cell Antibody Panels ... products. The Human Embryonic Stem Cell Marker ... antibodies against: alkaline phosphatase, Nanog, Oct-3/4, SSEA-1 ... Marker Antibody Panel Plus (Catalog # SC009) ...
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) (EBNA-1)...
ECE-1 (H-60)...
Mouse HAI-1 Ectodomain MAb (Clone 199732)...
Biology Products: