Navigation Links
World will miss 2010 target to stem biodiversity loss, experts say
Date:10/11/2009

if breached, will make global change impacts difficult to control, and slow and expensive to reverse.

  • Biodiversity and carbon: How biodiversity loss impacts rates of natural carbon sequestration and carbon cycling on land and in the ocean. Efforts are underway to understand how levels of biodiversity correspond to atmospheric carbon levels throughout Earth's history in order to better predict the impact of biodiversity on today's rising carbon dioxide concentrations. Other scientists will warn that bioenergy and artificial carbon sequestration projects should be preceded by greater understanding of the environmental pressures these will create.

    With respect to biodiversity and human health, scientist Peter Daszak of the US-based Wildlife Trust, says the emergence of new human diseases from wildlife such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, Ebola, and H5N1 avian influenza is a significant threat not just to public health and conservation but also the global economy.

    Such deadly diseases impede wildlife conservation as pressure builds to eradicate reservoir populations and cause disruption to agriculture and trade, tourism and other key economies.

    "The single outbreak of SARS cost US $30-50 billion and a truly pandemic H5N1 avian flu outbreak would cost an estimated US$300-800 billion," says Dr. Daszak.

    He argues that disease emergence and spread can be predicted based on human environmental and demographic changes that underlie the emergence of these diseases.

    "Such studies may ultimately allow us to identify the likely region of origin of the next zoonosis and provide strategies to prevent disease emergence and spread."

    The conference will conclude with a major plenary, chaired by leading expert Lijbert Brussaard, of Wageningen University, The Netherlands, on ways to reconcile the competing Millennium Development Goals of protecting biodiversity, reducing world hunger and alleviating poverty.

    "Ecosyst
    '/>"/>


  • Contact: Terry Collins
    terrycollins@rogers.com
    416-538-8712
    Diversitas
    Source:Eurekalert

    Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

    Related biology news :

    1. BIO-key(R) International to Exhibit at Oracle(R) OpenWorld
    2. Scientists take step toward simple and portable tuberculosis tests for developing world
    3. CSI in a virtual world: New grant furthers NC States work in forensic science
    4. Going green on hold: Man-made activities can affect blue haze, worlds weather
    5. World-first sustainable racing car to take on Formula 3 at Brands Hatch
    6. The real world of a forensic scientist
    7. Worlds largest marine protected areas sign partnership agreement
    8. Reportlinker Adds World Dynamic Signature Verification Market Report
    9. Qatar home to world-class biomedical research program
    10. Time to tap climate change-combating potential of the worlds ecosystems
    11. World-first swine-flu vaccine trial reveals one dose provides strong immune response
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:7/30/2014)... Chemical Society (ACS) announced today that David L. Kaplan, ... Biomaterials Science & Engineering as editor-in-chief. With the ... new journal will feature high-quality research in the rapidly ... naturally derived materials that interact with living or biological ... reflects the tremendous growth in the field of biomaterials ...
    (Date:7/30/2014)... distance between two points is a straight line, and ... taking the familiar axiom to heart. , Though ... intense, with each racing for the chance to fertilize ... form cooperative groups that allow them to take a ... study, conducted by Heidi Fisher, a post-doctoral student working ...
    (Date:7/30/2014)... A group of researchers from the University of Helsinki ... experimentally to reproduce in mice morphological changes which have ... gradual modifications in the embryonic development of mice teeth, ... morphologically are very similar to those observed in the ... millions of years ago. , To modify the ...
    Breaking Biology News(10 mins):ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering: Brand-new journal launches in 2015, names editor 2When cooperation counts 2When cooperation counts 3Scientists reproduce evolutionary changes by manipulating embryonic development of mice 2
    ... Oregon State University has invented a way to use spent ... medical supplies, food and other products an advance that ... into a valued commodity. The technology, if widely implemented, ... United States to create a revenue stream of $10 million ...
    ... University of Notre Dame, The Nature Conservancy, and Central Michigan ... the Great Lakes in a study published in the ... "The good news is that we have found no evidence ... despite extensive surveys in Southern Lake Michigan and parts of ...
    ... with their marriage gain weight in the early years ... for various health problems related to being overweight. ... marital satisfaction and weight gain, according to psychologist Andrea ... Southern Methodist University in Dallas. "On average, spouses ...
    Cached Biology News:Invention could make spent nuclear fuel useful for irradiation purposes 2Notre Dame study finds Asian carp DNA not widespread in the Great Lakes 2Marriage can threaten health: Study finds satisfied newlyweds more likely to gain weight 2
    (Date:7/30/2014)... BROOK, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... APDN), (Twitter: @APDN), a biotechnology firm that provides DNA-based ... Michael E. Hogan, Ph.D. Vice President of Life Sciences, ... mid-September. , Dr. Hogan will lead APDN’s ... form business relationships with biotech and healthcare customers, provide ...
    (Date:7/30/2014)... Fla. , July 30, 2014  Dyadic ... biotechnology company whose patented and proprietary technologies are ... and other proteins for the bioenergy, bio-based chemical, ... appointment of Thomas "Tom" Dubinski as Vice President ... for leading the financial and information technology operations ...
    (Date:7/30/2014)... Edwardsville, IL (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... Dr. Arun Athmanathan will present his findings on ... of Energy conference this week in Washington, D.C. ... Department of Energy conference is a testament to ... Director John Caupert said. “Thanks to the foresight ...
    (Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 LayerBio, Inc., an MIT ... its first round of seed financing from friends and ... efforts to develop a novel sustained-release product for ophthalmology. ... investors and their commitment to this important work," said ... is one of many areas in which innovations in ...
    Breaking Biology Technology:Dr. Michael E. Hogan, Ph.D., Joins Applied DNA Sciences as Vice President, Life Sciences 2Dr. Michael E. Hogan, Ph.D., Joins Applied DNA Sciences as Vice President, Life Sciences 3Thomas Dubinski joins Dyadic as Chief Financial Officer 2Thomas Dubinski joins Dyadic as Chief Financial Officer 3Thomas Dubinski joins Dyadic as Chief Financial Officer 4NCERC at SIUE Researcher Takes Stage at Department of Energy Conference 2NCERC at SIUE Researcher Takes Stage at Department of Energy Conference 3
    ... - Eagle Technology Inc. , the company whose ... Museum , is extending its market reach with a ... management solutions provider based here, acquired Equipsoft Corp. ... this week. , ,"Equipsoft offers a complementary product line. ...
    ... Wis. - To differentiate himself from other presidential ... is casting himself as the candidate of new ideas ... ways to accelerate the adoption of electronic health records ... the Wisconsin Biotechnology and Medical Device Association . ...
    ... I gave a luncheon speech to the Chicago Bar Association ... Century." At that time, many who attended thought ... much faith in it. My argument was that the horse-and-buggy ... out. Municipalities would have to become more creative to seek ...
    Cached Biology Technology:Eagle Technology acquires some synergy 2Tommy Thompson says capital needed for electronic health records 2Tommy Thompson says capital needed for electronic health records 3Tommy Thompson says capital needed for electronic health records 4Creativity, innovation extend to municipalities 2Creativity, innovation extend to municipalities 3Creativity, innovation extend to municipalities 4
    ... and Cost effective - Utilizes hands-off homogenization through ... No grinding - Extract DNA without hand ... between samples , Robust tubes - ... homogenize without tube breakage , Flexible ...
    ... Degranulation, the secretion of cytoplasmic granules, ... inflammatory response of leukocytes (e.g. basophils, ... addition to histamine, these secretory granules ... cytokines, chemokines, and many proteases (Hallgren, ...
    ... youll be telling others after you read your ... One look at the table of contents of ... interaction will tell you immediately that this is ... your personal protein chemistry library. You will want ...
    ... McCoy and his coworkers reported ... in vitro cultivation of Novikoff ... performed using,Basal Medium 5A and ... new medium known as McCoy's ...
    Biology Products: