Navigation Links
Southern Rocky Mountain pikas holding their own, says new CU-Boulder assessment
Date:8/31/2011

ngs in Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming, but most locations were not specific enough for scientific use. The team eventually narrowed down the historical sites of pikas to 69 specific places known to have been occupied at some point before 1980, using tools like GPS to help pinpoint the geographical accuracy of each individual site.

Members of the rabbit family, the conspicuous pikas can be seen scurrying about rocky debris known as talus in alpine and subalpine regions of the Rockies, emitting their signature, high-pitched squeaks. Instead of hibernating, pikas cache huge amounts of plants and flowers known as hay piles under large rocks that sustain them through the long winters.

The CU team used data from Oregon State University's PRISM Climate Group to compile local climate information from 1908 to 2007 for the 69 historical pika sites in the Southern Rockies. The information produced estimates of monthly precipitation and minimum and maximum temperatures. The team confirmed the presence of pikas at each site either visually, by their distinctive squeaks, or by evidence of fresh pika hay piles cached under rocks in the study areas.

Sites visited early in the 2008 field season that lacked fresh pika signs were revisited in late October and early November for re-evaluation, Erb said. In places where pikas were still absent, researchers searched rock slopes up to two miles in all directions in an attempt to locate pika populations.

Volunteers have helped gather similar data on pikas through the PikaNET program, the Front Range Pika Project and the New Mexico Pika Monitoring Project. Such volunteer projects are organized through collaborations between CU-Boulder, the Colorado Division of Wildlife, the Denver Zoo, Rocky Mountain Wild, Colorado State University, the Mountain Studies Institute in Silverton, Colo., the San Juan Public Lands Center headquartered in Durango, Colo., and the Seventh Generation Institute in Santa F
'/>"/>

Contact: Liesl Erb
liesl.erb@colorado.edu
303-859-7803
University of Colorado at Boulder
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Virginia Tech leads study to improve food security in southern Appalachia
2. Southern US states lag in reducing death rates from colorectal cancer
3. Antarctic krill help to fertilize Southern Ocean with iron
4. Study reveals most biologically rich island in Southern Ocean
5. New study predicts risk of wetland habitat loss in southern United States
6. Forest Service unveils first comprehensive forecast on southern forests
7. Book details viability of wood to energy market in southern wildland-urban interface areas
8. Virginia Tech shares in grant to study effects of climate change on southern pine forests
9. Natural reforestation in southern Pyrenees favors orchid
10. King crab distributions limited by temperature in the Southern Ocean
11. Renewable energy research center to be established in southern Israel
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Southern Rocky Mountain pikas holding their own, says new CU-Boulder assessment
(Date:8/29/2014)... surprising discoveries about the body,s initial responses to ... team found that specialized cells in the intestine ... invasion and are the source of gut inflammation ... , Though aimed at the presence of ... that provides a barrier to protect the body ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Scientists at the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging ... UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, have found ... longest-lived rodent, the naked mole rat. , They ... mole rats protects and alters the activity of the ... , The factor also protects proteasome function in human, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... MISSOULA Until recently, little has been known about ... An international team of scientists, one of whom is ... breakthrough by showing that genes controlling the development of ... for rabbit domestication., The study was published Aug. 28 ... genetic questions. It is online at http://www.sciencemag.org/ ., ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):The early cost of HIV 2Factor in naked mole rat's cells enhances protein integrity 2New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits 2New research reveals how wild rabbits were genetically transformed into tame rabbits 3
... Kenji Shimada have received a four-year, $1.3 million grant ... tools for cryosurgery, which is the destruction of undesired ... At present, minimally invasive cryosurgery, such as ... the shape of long hypodermic needles with a cooling ...
... international group of anthropologists offers a new theory about the ... impact it had. Published the week of Dec. 7 ... , the study, co-authored by Gayle Fritz, Ph.D., professor of ... Louis, and colleagues*, suggests that maize was passed from group ...
... of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Center for Metabolic Bone ... Distinguished Service to Clinical Pathology from the American Society ... a professor in the UAB Department of Pathology, is ... clinical pathology training. McDonald helped author the current highest ...
Cached Biology News:Carnegie Mellon researchers receive grant 2The impact of the diffusion of maize to the Southwestern United States 2UAB bone center director wins distinguished service award from clinical pathology society 2
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 Earlier this month, a ... partnership with the U.S. Air Force on the performance ... indicated that this type of fuel made from mustard ... be important to America’s Eco friendly future. In fact, ... mandate to become independent of foreign oil over the ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Whitehouse Laboratories is excited to announce ... PTI Inspection Systems that will enable it ... art leak testing method development and validation programs using ... As part of this agreement, Whitehouse Labs has taken ... Instrument developed and manufactured by PTI. The HVLD ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 Rhythm, a biopharmaceutical ... genetic deficiencies that result in metabolic disorders, announced today ... S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) ... of its common stock. The number of shares to ... have not yet been determined. Citigroup and ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... 2014   MSC , a healthcare performance improvement ... the appointment of Mary Beth Loesch to ... of experience preparing companies for rapid growth and market ... President of Corporate Development and Healthcare. In that role, ... as well as corporate strategy and marketing. Previously, Loesch ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Can Small Farmers and a New Seed Based Biofuel “Green” the World? Major Universities and Even the U.S. Air Force Seem to Think So 2Can Small Farmers and a New Seed Based Biofuel “Green” the World? Major Universities and Even the U.S. Air Force Seem to Think So 3Can Small Farmers and a New Seed Based Biofuel “Green” the World? Major Universities and Even the U.S. Air Force Seem to Think So 4Can Small Farmers and a New Seed Based Biofuel “Green” the World? Major Universities and Even the U.S. Air Force Seem to Think So 5Whitehouse Labs Renews Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 2Whitehouse Labs Renews Partnership with PTI Inspection Systems 3Rhythm Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering 2MSC names Mary Beth Loesch President and CEO 2
... to determine whether therapy after childbirth for women with von ... Willebrand disease is needed and for how long, ... is providing,a $1.2 million grant to fund a first-of-its kind, ... determining optimal prophylaxis,treatment for postpartum women with von Willebrand disease ...
... Mass., Aug. 18 Logical Therapeutics, Inc., ... medicines that treat,diseases associated with poorly controlled ... Phase 1b randomized controlled multi-dose,safety and pharmacokinetics ... The study, which was conducted from December, ...
... Global Pharmacology Space and Drug Target Knowledge Databases ... Related to Nuclear Receptors and ... leading provider of,knowledge management solutions that accelerate life sciences ... knowledge,databases. The new offerings include knowledge databases for the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Video: CSL Behring Provides $1.2M Grant for World's First Study of Postpartum Women with VWD, Common Bleeding Disorder 2Video: CSL Behring Provides $1.2M Grant for World's First Study of Postpartum Women with VWD, Common Bleeding Disorder 3Video: CSL Behring Provides $1.2M Grant for World's First Study of Postpartum Women with VWD, Common Bleeding Disorder 4Logical Therapeutics Inc. Announces Results of Phase 1b Clinical Study of its Naproxen Prodrug 2Aureus Pharma Releases New Unified Knowledge Database 2
6B9...
Request Info...
Taq DNA Polymerase (T. aquaticus), 250 units. For PCR and other procedures requiring DNA polymerase activity at elevated temperatures. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals, Modifying Enzyme...
... 5 units/µL ,• High specific activity and ... an 'A' overhang ,• Processes ... very high activity in primer extension and ... quality of the enzyme, each lot has ...
Biology Products: