Navigation Links
SDSU researchers to study China's national treasure
Date:10/26/2012

San Diego State University researchers will lead a study of one of China's national treasures and endangered species: The Guizhou snub-nosed monkey, often called the golden monkey.

As part of a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation, student researchers from SDSU's departments of geography, biology and educational technology will travel this month to the Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve, home to the monkey known for its golden fur, to examine the effect of payments for ecosystem services.

SDSU researchers and colleagues from the University of North Carolina will study the practice of offering incentives to landholders in exchange for managing and maintaining their land and the effect it has on the conservation efforts of the golden monkey reserve.

Payments for ecosystem services have been in practice for several decades, but little is known about what environmental and socio-demographic changes they may have initiated and whether such changes will be sustainable in the future.

A passion for protecting

Li An, SDSU geography professor and the project's principal investigator, is a Chinese native and has long been intrigued with his country's endangered species.

This will be one of his many ventures into the Fanjingshan reserve to study these mysterious creatures, their habitat and the local indigenous people.

"In China, the endangered golden monkey is a symbol for conservation and the environment," An said. "If we learn more about the effectiveness of ecosystem payments, we can better understand what it takes to sustain environments, local people's livelihoods and endangered species such as these."

The project will use several components, including satellite imagery and cameras, to monitor the monkeys' movements and interactions. Interviews and surveys of local Chinese people will help the researchers understand the community's interactions with the monkeys.


'/>"/>
Contact: Natalia Van Stralen
Natalia.vanstralen@sdsu.edu
619-594-2585
San Diego State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Exercise boosts satisfaction with life, researchers find
2. UC Davis researchers develop new drug delivery system for bladder cancer using nanoparticles
3. Far from random, evolution follows a predictable genetic pattern, Princeton researchers find
4. USF researchers identify gene mutation linked to old age hearing loss
5. USDA scientists collaborate with global researchers to advance the mapping of the barley genome
6. Danish researchers release ground-breaking knowledge about calcium pumps in cells
7. CU-Boulder researchers uncover new target for cancer research
8. Columbia researchers report novel approach for single molecule electronic DNA sequencing
9. Researchers develop new stamping process to pattern biomolecules at high resolution
10. Mount Sinai researchers awarded Provocative Questions grant from National Cancer Institute
11. RUB researchers clarify catalysis mechanism of cell growth protein Ras
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/22/2014)... DENVER , Dec. 22, 2014  The 2014 Holiday ... industry as Acuity Market Intelligence reports that the long ... Acuity forecasts that intensifying demand for smart phones, tablets, ... a global market of 2.5 billion users with nearly ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... 18, 2014  23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today ... in genetic ancestry of individuals from across the ... more than four hundred years ago, the United ... peoples from different continents. This study illuminates how American history ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014 The Defense Logistics Agency ... detect and prevent counterfeit microcircuits from entering into its ... an in-house microcircuit anti-counterfeit initiative dubbed DNA marking. The ... increasing their reliability throughout the supply chain. The new ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):First Season of Holiday Shopping with Mobile Biometric Payments Wraps Up With a Present for Biometrics Industry: A Rosy Forecast for More Than 2 Billion Users of 4.8 Billion Mobile Biometric Devices by 2020 223andMe 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 4Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 2Defense Logistics Agency Launches DNA Marking Capability to Strengthen Microcircuit Supply Chain 3
... BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Studying self-replicating genetic units, called ... pathogenic soil bacteria -- the crown-gall-disease-causing microorganism ... showing how freeloading, mutant derivatives of these plasmids ... heavy-lifting of initiating infection in plant hosts. The ...
... (GIS) Associate Director of Genomic Technologies, Dr Yijun RUAN, ... configuration, revealing how genes interact/communicate and influence each other, ... other. This discovery is crucial in understanding how human ... transcription regulation and coordination takes place in human cells. ...
... Spotted salamanders exposed to contaminated roadside ponds are ... paper in Scientific Reports. This study provides the first ... negative effects of roads apparently by evolving rapidly. ... a host of contaminants from road runoff. Chief among ...
Cached Biology News:Bacterial plasmids -- the freeloading and the heavy-lifters -- balance the high price of disease 2Singapore scientists lead in 3D mapping of human genome to help understand human diseases 2Road runoff spurring spotted salamander evolution 2
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 The report ... by Product Type & Provider Type - Global Advancements, ... market with an in-depth analysis and forecasting of revenues. ... spread through 221 pages and in-depth TOC on “Service ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014  Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ... disease, announced today that the Company closed its ... Investment Management, Jack W. Schuler , Birchview ... were $10.5 million, before offering expenses.  The proceeds ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 2014 GMO corn cases filed across the ... the process of being consolidated in a Kansas federal court ... AG MIR 162 Corn Litigation, MDL No. 2591 in the ... of the Syngenta GMO corn multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... MD (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 On ... H.R. 83, the Omnibus and Continuing Resolution Appropriations Act ... a condition eligible to receive funding through the Congressionally ... of Defense (DoD). The Hydrocephalus Association (HA), working in ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Service Quality Management Market worth $2.1 Billion & Telco Customer Experience Management Market worth $2.3 Billion by 2019 – New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 2Vermillion Announces Closing of Equity Financing 3Carey Danis & Lowe Reports on Syngenta GMO Corn Transfer Order 2Rare Brain Condition Now Eligible for Department of Defense Research Dollars 2
... world leader in clinical,solutions for radiation therapy and ... technology to implement clinical treatments with,Volumetric Modulated Arc ... in Europe, the way has been cleared for ... Hospital Vienna in Austria to treat cancer using,Elekta,s ...
... KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 18 In response to the,recent ... of,class action lawsuits, CellCyte Genetics Corporation (the "Company") (OTC,Bulletin ... merit and,will be shown to be so in a ... international law firm of Duane Morris LLP as its ...
... /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Vasogen Inc.,(NASDAQ: VSGN ; TSX:VAS) ... journal, will publish an article entitled ,Results ... failure (ACCLAIM,trial): a placebo-controlled randomised trial, in ... The article describes the results from,Vasogen,s 2,400-patient ...
Cached Biology Technology:Elekta Announces First Two Clinical Sites Using VMAT Cancer Treatment Capability 2Elekta Announces First Two Clinical Sites Using VMAT Cancer Treatment Capability 3CellCyte Genetics Corp. Responds to Plaintiff Law Firm Press Releases 2CellCyte Genetics Corp. Responds to Plaintiff Law Firm Press Releases 3The Lancet Publishes Vasogen's ACCLAIM Results 2The Lancet Publishes Vasogen's ACCLAIM Results 3The Lancet Publishes Vasogen's ACCLAIM Results 4The Lancet Publishes Vasogen's ACCLAIM Results 5
... Ocean Optics LIBS2000+ Spectrometers (sold separately) in ... Ablation Chamber to offer numerous configuration options ... features include a high-power 1064 nm Nd:YAG ... X-Y sample positioning, laser spot diameter control ...
... Kodak Molecular Imaging Systems offer an ... life science researchers to conveniently capture ... tissues, organs and whole animals with ... localization of molecular signals that are ...
... Cleanroom-grade vinyl curtains or ... powder-coated steel support frame to ... cleanroom that meets cleanliness to ... HEPA filter/fan units, lights, and ...
... first high-density serum biomarker chip to profile ... An antibody chip containing 120 human cancer ... enables biomarker discovery scientists to study panels ... of therapy and the likelihood of recurrence ...
Biology Products: