Navigation Links
Surviving the revolution, easier than withstanding human use and abuse
Date:8/11/2008

Inwood Hill Park survived the drastic modifications of Revolutionary War patriots, but preserving this last bastion of large-growth, mature trees in New York City is difficult with the proliferation of invasive species and hard human use, according to biologists. They suggest the situation warrants a plan in collaboration with those studying the park.

"Performing plantings is a never-ending process unless the causes of plant losses are understood and addressed," says Robert Loeb, associate professor of biology and forestry, Penn State DuBois campus. "Considering what is known about past species changes in Inwood Park and other New York City parks, the New York City Parks Department Natural Resources Group ecological restoration efforts would benefit from structured, scientific research on plantings survival through partnerships with scientists who have studied the ecology of New York City parks."

Inwood Hill Park, located in uptown Manhattan north of Dyckman Street on the Hudson River and the Harlem Ship Canal, (formerly Spuyten Duyvil) runs east to Payson and Seaman avenues and comprises 196 acres of hilly forest and a small salt marsh. Native Americans lived in the nearby caves before European occupation. Under the Dutch, Jan Dyckman farmed this part of New Amsterdam and planted apple orchards.

Both British and American forces controlled the area at various times during the Revolutionary War and both, to protect troops, practiced vegetation clearing. After the war, in the first half of the 19th century, estate owners replanted with locally available indigenous plants. In the later half of the 19th century, non-native plants became available and estate owners used them.

Loeb and Judith M. Fitzgerald, lecturer in biology, Lehman College, divided the park into sections and surveyed the vegetation. They compared their findings with those surveys that exist from as early as 1867 and reported them in the most recent issue of the
'/>"/>

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Now is Africas turn for a green revolution, global experts say
2. Cystic fibrosis patients may breathe easier, thanks to bioengineered antimicrobials
3. GBIF making the search for biodiversity research resources easier
4. Gene discovery made easier with powerful new networking technique
5. Clinical trial that may help patients breathe easier begins at Central DuPage Hospital
6. Researchers find way to make tumor cells easier to destroy
7. Magnet Lab researchers make observing cell functions easier
8. Telescope embedded in glasses lens promises to make driving easier for visually impaired
9. Gene regulation, not just genes, is what sets humans apart
10. Antioxidant overload may underlie a heritable human disease
11. Facial attraction -- choice of sexual partner shaped the human face
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... has successfully replicated one of the crucial steps in ... sunlight which could manufacture hydrogen as a fuel. , ... an exciting prospect to use them to create hydrogen, ... Hingorani, from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational ... Hydrogen offers potential as a zero-carbon replacement for petroleum ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... itself resulting in severe abdominal pain, vomiting and systemic ... are diagnosed with the disease resulting in 1000 deaths. ... to intravenous fluid and nutritional support. , Dr ... led the research, said "The major causes of pancreatitis ... alcohol intake combined with a high fat diet. In ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... a study of 158 pregnant teenagers in Rochester, NY, ... intentional consumption of ice, cornstarch, vacuum dust, baby powder ... Cornell study. , Moreover, such teens had significantly lower ... eat nonfood substances. , Pregnant teens, regardless of pica, ... lead to iron deficiency and anemia. Low iron in ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Water and sunlight the formula for sustainable fuel 2Insulin offers new hope for the treatment of acute pancreatitis 2Pica in pregnant teens linked to low iron 2
... the behaviors of individual cells and the functions and ... the complex interactions of cell clusters have not been ... Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS) Center to ... the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the Georgia ...
... From how massive humpbacks glide through the sea with ease ... Harvard have excavated the equations behind a variety of complex ... Michael Brenner, working closely with a team of Harvard evolutionary ... most famous icon of evolution: the beaks of Darwin,s finches. ...
... industrialized countries have easy access to healthy food and nutritional ... because new research from Tel Aviv University suggests that magnesium, ... even more critical than previously thought for the neurons of ... MIT, the research started as a part of a post-doctoral ...
Cached Biology News:$25M NSF center established to investigate the creation of biological machines 2$25M NSF center established to investigate the creation of biological machines 3$25M NSF center established to investigate the creation of biological machines 4Simple math explains dramatic beak shape variation in Darwin's finches 2Simple math explains dramatic beak shape variation in Darwin's finches 3Remember magnesium if you want to remember 2
(Date:8/21/2014)... international research team including DESY scientists has observed tiny ... team reports in the journal Science that ... inside the nanodroplets. It is the first time that ... larger samples of what is known as superfluid helium, ... our best expectations," says Andrey Vilesov of the University ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... COLD SPRING, N.Y. , Aug. 21, 2014 ... today the launch of their Nutraceutical "TELO-20 for ... first and only Telomere-lengthening supplement in the world ... the ends of every chromosome in the body. ... the world,s leading experts in Telomere Science and ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 2014 OTC Markets Group Inc. ... biotechnology company, on its approval to list on ... OTCQX®, the best marketplace for established U.S. and ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110118/MM31963LOGO ... of its growth strategy and achievement of this ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Bulgaria (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 ... released today by Ontotext . Now the ... semantic analysis of structured and unstructured data is available ... the cost of enterprise technology. Organizations that do not ... for data management can use S4 since there is ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Scientists observe quantum vortices in cold helium droplets 2Telomere Biosciences Announces: TELO-20 for Dogs, the World's First Telomere-Lengthening Supplement for Dogs, to Promote Healthy Aging and Longevity 2Telomere Biosciences Announces: TELO-20 for Dogs, the World's First Telomere-Lengthening Supplement for Dogs, to Promote Healthy Aging and Longevity 3OTC Markets Group Congratulates Immune Pharmaceuticals on NASDAQ Listing 2Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 2Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 3Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 4
... , BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 21 ... company developing novel, proprietary antibodies for the treatment of cancer, ... a phase 1 dose-escalation clinical study for BiTE antibody MT110, ... tumors. The interim data(1) were presented at the Multidisciplinary ...
... , , , ... 21 Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC ), a leader ... and treatment of coronary and peripheral artery disease, announced today its ... Francisco, CA from September 21-25. Volcano programming for TCT includes a ...
... ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 21 Brennen Medical, LLC, ... device to Davol Inc., a subsidiary of C.R. Bard, Inc. ... of the hernia products business of Brennen Medical, LLC. This ... in soft tissue repair including hernia and abdominal wall reconstruction. , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Micromet Reports Interim Data from Phase 1 Study of BiTE Antibody MT110 for the Treatment of Solid Tumors 2Micromet Reports Interim Data from Phase 1 Study of BiTE Antibody MT110 for the Treatment of Solid Tumors 3Micromet Reports Interim Data from Phase 1 Study of BiTE Antibody MT110 for the Treatment of Solid Tumors 4Volcano Corporation Announces Schedule of Events for the 2009 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference 2Volcano Corporation Announces Schedule of Events for the 2009 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference 3Volcano Corporation Announces Schedule of Events for the 2009 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference 4Volcano Corporation Announces Schedule of Events for the 2009 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference 5Volcano Corporation Announces Schedule of Events for the 2009 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) Conference 6Brennen Medical Announces Sale of XenMatrix(R) 2
Mouse Activin RIB/ALK-4 MAb (Clone 207304)...
Normal human serum, single donor...
... SYBR Green, TaqMan, LNA spiked TaqMan, MethyLight, ... specific primers are designed by avoiding cross ... results. Primer efficiency is enhanced by avoiding ... the Mfold server. Beacon Designer can be ...
Agar, 5 lb. Bacteriological.Moisture: < 10%, ash: < 6.5%. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals, Ultrapure Biochemicals ....
Biology Products: