Navigation Links
Researching an endangered relationship
Date:5/8/2014

Imperfect together? Climate change could endanger the relationship between bees and the plants they pollinate say NJIT Researchers.

The timing has been beautifully choreographed by nature. Rising spring temperatures prompt many bee species to begin their search for the flowering plants they depend on for food and which they propagate through pollination. But what would happen if this vital, mutually beneficial relationship goes out of synch due to climate change? That's what Daniel Bunker, assistant professor of biology at New Jersey Institute of Technology, and PhD candidate Caroline DeVan intend to determine with the help of a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

According to Bunker and DeVan, the consequences could be dire if this relationship unravels as a result of global climate change, consequences that include poor crop pollination and lower yields. In one troubling scenario, the pollinating bees may respond strongly to climate warming and emerge earlier in the growing season, while their preferred flowers respond less strongly and emerge later. Such a mismatch in timing could severely impact both bees and plants, and the productivity of many agricultural crops.

A local outdoor laboratory

DeVan became interested in climate change and the ecological role of bees after majoring in environmental studies and ecology at the University of Tennessee. "I find bees really interesting, and there are a lot of good questions that haven't been asked," she says. Pursuing her PhD in biology at NJIT has given her the opportunity to ask some critical questions and to work with Bunker, who is also very much interested in researching the ecological interdependence between plants and other organisms.

Looking at areas relatively close to NJIT that might be suitable as research sites, DeVan found that Morristown National Historical Park at Jockey Hollow has a substantial bee community including cavity-nest
'/>"/>

Contact: Tanya Klein
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. UTSA anthropologist honored for contributions researching primates in Africa
2. New method for researching understudied malaria-spreading mosquitoes
3. Beckers Spine Review Releases List of 50 Spine Surgeons & Specialists Researching Biologics for Spine Treatments
4. Student named universitys first Lawrence scholar, researching at national laboratory
5. Commonly used herbicides seen as threat to endangered butterflies
6. Genetic survey of endangered Antarctic blue whales shows surprising diversity
7. New iPad, iPhone app helps mariners avoid endangered right whales
8. Endangered bats find sanctuary in Israeli ghost bunkers
9. First-ever release of endangered burying beetles in Missouri
10. Movement patterns of endangered turtle vary from Pacific to Atlantic
11. NOAA researchers see dramatic decline of endangered white abalone
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Researching an endangered relationship
(Date:12/19/2014)... Calif. , Dec. 18, 2014  23andMe, Inc., the leading ... that pinpoints fine-scale differences in genetic ancestry of individuals from ... Since immigrants first arrived more than four hundred years ago, ... a meeting place for peoples from different continents. This study ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 15, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button ... offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... the iPhone 5S, Samsung introduces for the first time ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... YORK , Dec. 15, 2014  HITLAB SM ... (GCP) audit to confirm its adherence to current U.S. ... HITLAB to conduct regulated smart device and smart phone ... and research quality. "HITLAB is determined to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):23andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 323andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 4Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2HITLAB Completes GCP Audit for FDA Smart Device & App Compliance 2
... mythological beliefs. Some cultures prize them for their supposed ... dagger handles or good luck charms. But new research ... explaining how the horn gets its distinctive curve and ... about the structural materials that form the horn and ...
... an organism invest energy in a few large offspring ... The American Naturalist, Michael Angilletta (Indiana State University), Chris ... of California, Berkeley) used a new statistical approach that ... approach they hope will shed light on many evolutionary ...
... California, San Diego biologists shows that invasive Argentine ants ... foe, a finding that helps to explain why these ... In the December issue of the journal Molecular Ecology, ... among Argentine ants in the field. In California, ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists crack rhino horn riddle 2Invasive ants territorial when neighbors are not kin 2Invasive ants territorial when neighbors are not kin 3
(Date:1/22/2015)... zFlo Motion , a US leader ... exciting product from a new partner. STT-Systems has ... past 15 years, with offerings in the optical-motion capture, 3D ... system (inertial measurement unit), iSen, is opening eyes around the ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Selexis SA, a serial innovation company ... (RCBs) used for drug discovery to commercial manufacturing, announced ... Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data packages. The NGS ... by ensuring the integrity of the gene, validation of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... DIEGO , Jan. 22, 2015   Cypher ... and Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM ), ... development agreement for next generation noninvasive prenatal tests ... genome interpretation technology, called Mantis™, to advance analysis ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... focused on advanced wound care, announces that AMNIOEXCEL® ... have been added to the Premier, Inc. Regenerative ... opportunity for the AMNIOEXCEL® and AMNIOMATRIX® product lines, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:3D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2Selexis Generated Research Cell Banks Now Fully Sequenced Using Next-Generation Sequencing 2Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 2Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 3Cypher Genomics and Sequenom Announce Development Agreement 4Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 2Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 3Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 4Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 5
... ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM ) today announced that ... investment conferences. , Vincent Milano, president and chief ... 20th Annual Healthcare Conference at 4:30 P.M. EST on ... held at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City. , ...
... 50/50 joint venture agreement signed with Hunan, Biopharmaceutical ... manufacturing facility, - Biologics: 23% growth in sales and to ... of KINLYTIC(TM) thrombolytic, agent for pulmonary embolism, ... under, agreement, - Dr. Mark ...
... DNDN ) today announced that management will present at the following upcoming ... New York City, Tuesday, November 10, 2009, ... Phoenix, Arizona, Friday, November 13, 2009, ... Conference, New York City, Tuesday, November 17, ...
Cached Biology Technology:ViroPharma to Present at Three November Healthcare Conferences 2Microbix Biosystems Provides a Corporate Update 2Microbix Biosystems Provides a Corporate Update 3Microbix Biosystems Provides a Corporate Update 4Microbix Biosystems Provides a Corporate Update 5Microbix Biosystems Provides a Corporate Update 6Microbix Biosystems Provides a Corporate Update 7
8 different frozen tissues are mounted on positively charged glass slides...
... Kit is optimized for the ... of ready-to-use dsRNA for RNAi ... MEGAscript RNAi Kit is based ... technol-ogy and includes reagents for ...
...
... VSO LF (Low Flow) offers the same benefits ... for applications where control is critical or flow ... valve automates the flow of gas in proportion ... DC current or pulse width modulation; closed loop ...
Biology Products: