Navigation Links
UF researcher tests powerful new tool to advance ecology, conservation
Date:11/28/2012

nal ecological study, including historical insight often missing from scientists' knowledge of ecosystems, Miller said.

"A major challenge for wildlife conservation and management has been that biologists can only work in the present researchers can only start from when they began collecting data," Miller said. "If someone wants to develop a piece of land, for example, there may only be time for a few years of data collection, and we know as ecologists that such limited observations aren't enough to capture the full complexities of an ecosystem. This research shows we can go into the past, essentially using bones to travel through time and learn about generations of wildlife that were previously lost to science."

A popular hunting species, male elk grow to 700 pounds, shedding their more than 30-pound antlers annually. Miller used standardized bone surveys on 40 five-eighth-mile-long plots in the northern range of Yellowstone Park to identify wintering grounds by antler accumulations and calving grounds by the appearance of newborn skeletons.

"Bones are not randomly scattered across a landscape," Miller said. "Where a bone is found is often as biologically informative as which species it's from. As we investigate the quality of these geographic data, we're discovering that this is a gold mine of information."

Although the study represents a narrow test case, the strong correlation between how bones are distributed across Yellowstone Park and known patterns in how elk use the landscape shows this low-impact survey technique may be useful for understanding other areas, including poorly known or fragile ecosystems, Miller said.

Anna Behrensmeyer, vertebrate paleontology curator at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, uses bone surveys in East Africa for understanding the area's mammal populations and how bones become part of the fossil record. She said the study of taphonomy, the processes aff
'/>"/>

Contact: Joshua Miller
josh.miller@uc.edu
513-556-6704
University of Florida
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
2. UC Santa Barbara researchers discover genetic link between visual pathways of hydras and humans
3. Study jointly led by UCSB researcher supports theory of extraterrestrial impact
4. U of Alberta researcher steps closer to understand autoimmune diseases
5. Researchers attempt to solve problems of antibiotic resistance and bee deaths in one
6. UNH researchers find African farmers need better climate change data to improve farming practices
7. Ottawa researchers to lead world-first clinical trial of stem cell therapy for septic shock
8. Researchers uncover molecular pathway through which common yeast becomes fungal pathogen
9. Researchers print live cells with a standard inkjet printer
10. Columbia Engineering and Penn researchers increase speed of single-molecule measurements
11. Researchers reveal how a single gene mutation leads to uncontrolled obesity
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/10/2015)... 10, 2015  NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... a biometric authentication company focused on the growing ... wallet has been named the "Number One Best ... Rethink Modern ( http://www.rethinkmodern.com/ ) is a ... home and lifestyle that have a unique function or ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... , March 3, 2015 Cryoport, ... of advanced cryogenic logistics solutions for the ... stem cells, cell lines, clinical research organizations, ... today announced the expansion of its relationship ... ("Fred Hutch") Clinical Research Division with ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... 2, 2015   Neurotechnology , a provider of ... SentiGaze Software Development Kit (SDK). The SentiGaze ... use off-the-shelf webcams to track eye movements and generate ... monitor. Heatmaps can be used for applications such as ... advertising. The SDK can also be used to develop ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Named Number One Best Tech Gift for 2015 by Rethink Modern 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Named Number One Best Tech Gift for 2015 by Rethink Modern 3NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Named Number One Best Tech Gift for 2015 by Rethink Modern 4Cryoport, Inc. Expands Support of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division 2Cryoport, Inc. Expands Support of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division 3Neurotechnology Releases SentiGaze SDK for Eye Movement Tracking Using Ordinary Webcams 2Neurotechnology Releases SentiGaze SDK for Eye Movement Tracking Using Ordinary Webcams 3
... can cause congenital heart defects has been identified by a ... discovery could lead to new treatments for those affected by ... Princeton researchers focused on identifying and studying the gene in ... with other groups studying the genetics of mice and people. ...
... Parascript, LLC, the image analysis and pattern recognition ... Xpert was awarded best performance for forensic signature ... in Handwriting Recognition (ICFHR2010) in Kolkata, India, held ... seven participants representing a total of 10 offline ...
... insects and pathogens continue to become established in US forests ... a study published in the December 2010 issue of ... Juliann E. Aukema of the National Center for Ecological Analysis ... are being newly detected in US forests at a rate ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists find gene linked to congenital heart defect 2Scientists find gene linked to congenital heart defect 3Scientists find gene linked to congenital heart defect 4Parascript SignatureXpert Wins Forensic Signature Verification Competition 2Forest pests accumulating despite regulations 2
(Date:3/26/2015)... , March 26, 2015 PAREXEL ... global clinical research organization , announced ... definitive agreement to acquire all of the ... a leading provider of specialized pharmacovigilance services, ... the collection, detection, assessment, monitoring, and prevention ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... pharmaceutical market is one of the most attractive ... absolute size, plus a growing economy and increasing government ... Monitor International. The Russian market is set to grow ... with growth estimates around 10-15% annually reaching an approximate ... About Green Cross Green Cross provides total ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... , March 25, 2015  S&P Capital ... Factual Stock Report coverage on Abattis Bioceuticals ... ATTBF; CSE: ATT): is a specialty biotechnology company ... cultivating, licensing and marketing proprietary ingredients, bio-similar compounds, ... in North America . The ...
(Date:3/25/2015)... March 25, 2015  Point-of-Care Partners, a leading ... firm, has launched the ePrescribing State Law Capsule ... of ePrescribing regulatory requirements in all 50 states ... landscape continues to change rapidly, so we have ... industry, and ultimately patients, need," said Tony ...
Breaking Biology Technology:PAREXEL Announces Execution of Definitive Agreement to Acquire Quantum Solutions India, Strengthening Leadership In Pharmacovigilance Services 2PAREXEL Announces Execution of Definitive Agreement to Acquire Quantum Solutions India, Strengthening Leadership In Pharmacovigilance Services 3PAREXEL Announces Execution of Definitive Agreement to Acquire Quantum Solutions India, Strengthening Leadership In Pharmacovigilance Services 4S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 2S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 3S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 4S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on Abattis Bioceuticals Corp. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 5Point-of-Care Partners Launches the ePrescribing State Law Capsule 2
... COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 11 BP and Martek Biosciences Corporation (Nasdaq: ... Development Agreement (JDA) to work on the production of microbial oils ... operational capabilities to advance the development of a step-change technology for ... Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Martek and BP ...
... , QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna Zentaris Inc. ... biopharmaceutical company focused on endocrinology and oncology, today reported financial and ... ended June 30, 2009. , , , ... - Two poster presentations at the American Association of Cancer, ...
... , SANTA MONICA, Calif. and LAS VEGAS, ... one of the largest umbilical cord blood stem cell preservation companies ... the life saving potential of stem cells to families nationwide and ... square foot facility in Las Vegas for conversion into a state-of-the-art ...
Cached Biology Technology:BP and Martek Biosciences Enter a Joint Development Agreement to Deliver Advanced Biodiesels 2BP and Martek Biosciences Enter a Joint Development Agreement to Deliver Advanced Biodiesels 3BP and Martek Biosciences Enter a Joint Development Agreement to Deliver Advanced Biodiesels 4AEterna Zentaris Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial and Operating Results 2AEterna Zentaris Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial and Operating Results 3AEterna Zentaris Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial and Operating Results 4AEterna Zentaris Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial and Operating Results 5AEterna Zentaris Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial and Operating Results 6AEterna Zentaris Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial and Operating Results 7AEterna Zentaris Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial and Operating Results 8Cord Blood America New Las Vegas Stem Cell Laboratory Scheduled for Opening in 4th Quarter 2009 2Cord Blood America New Las Vegas Stem Cell Laboratory Scheduled for Opening in 4th Quarter 2009 3
...
Rad 50 Immunogen: c-terminal mRad 50 (604 amino acids). Storage: 4 C...
...
... enhancements when used as directed, The ... designed to amplify the desired signal detected by Western ... with low expression., Membrane Enhancement Solution ... membrane; 1x solution; 250 ml, Membrane ...
Biology Products: