Navigation Links
Weeds are vital to the existence of farmland species, study finds
Date:9/29/2011

ts."

The team of researchers converted seed counts into mass and energy estimates; they found that shed seeds and berries available on a single organic farm have can produce a staggering 560 gigajoules of energy.

Dr Evans added: "We show that an increase in farm management intensity can lead to a decline of up to 19% in overall seed biomass and energy, which is presumably why agricultural intensification causes many farmland birds to suffer a 'hunger-gap' in mid-winter. Non-farmed habitats such as woodlands and hedgerows are important for seed resources, but we also show that some farmed areas are too".

The team predicted that increased farming intensity can have large cascading effects throughout an entire ecosystem, which can indirectly affect animals associated with the seeds.

The scientists conclude that farmers can maintain or enhance biodiversity by appropriately managing uncultivated, semi-natural habitats such as hedgerows and woodlands but that even small changes to cropped areas, such as allowing some weed species to grow, could have a huge impact on the quantity and variety of seeds available on the farm and the animals that feed on them. They suggest that rather than focussing limited conservation resources on a small number of charismatic species such as birds, an alternative approach is to understand and manage the complex network of species interactions on farms and to explore ways of incorporating this into policy.


'/>"/>

Contact: Claire Mulley
c.mulley@hull.ac.uk
01-482-466-943
University of Hull
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New national poll: 89 percent of women said mammograms vital to their health
2. Ancestry plays vital role in nutrition and disease, study shows
3. Protein identified as enemy of vital tumor suppressor PTEN
4. Patients journey format drives new edition of vital student nurse manual
5. Revitalizing Cancer Clinical Trials -- March 21 symposium
6. Vital funding for childrens brain tumor research
7. Protein and microRNA block cellular transition vital to metastasis
8. Samples of vital human tumor tissue irradiated with ions for the first time
9. Additional cardiac testing vital for patients with anxiety and depression
10. Sunglasses Rival Lotions as Vital for Safety
11. Lung stem cells vital to lung repair associated with poor cancer prognosis when found in tumor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/25/2014)... Interrupting blood supply to an arm or a leg before ... surgery, according to a new study. "During heart ... heart to be able to operate on it. After some ... to produce energy because it doesn,t get oxygen. When we ... as an arm or a leg, the body prepares for ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... News) -- Not getting the right amount of sleep ... study suggests. Those who sleep less or more ... may be more prone to developing the chronic condition, ... study authors concluded that duration and quality of sleep ... inflammatory bowel diseases. "Both short and long durations ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... large influx of international aid is needed, and soon, ... of deaths from the widening Ebola crisis, a team ... specially designed mathematical model, the researchers looked at the ... populated county of hard-hit Liberia -- Montserrado County, home ... said that if international aid isn,t delivered to Liberia ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. ... developed that spot increased risks for certain cancers, one might ... screened. But a new study suggests that, at least ... found out their genes doubled their risk of colon cancer ... get screened. "It didn,t make any difference, not at ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 At ... and uncertainty among parents and athletes at all levels, ... working to change the current discussion where two powerful ... are evidence-based therapies that result in full recoveries every ... to one based in fact and research, UPMC and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study 2Health News:Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study 2Health News:Experts Predict 'Catastrophic' Ebola Epidemic in West Africa if Aid Delayed 2Health News:Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior 2Health News:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable 2Health News:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable 3Health News:University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Launches Initiative to Emphasize Concussions Are Treatable 4
... S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and ... launch National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) with events// April ... are expected to participate in NIIW by sponsoring activities ... ,CDC and HHS will collaborate with state ...
... Brodie Campbell are still in shock and grief over the ... have reportedly brought in grief counselors to help students deal ... student at his school- Dr. Charles Best Secondary School in ... has now confirmed the reason of death as bacterial meningitis. ...
... losing its forests to over-exploitation, will get help in ... which signed up the// country as a member this ... Analysis (IIASA), Austria - a non-governmental research organization that ... the context of global change - has said it ...
... Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has developed artificial testis, ... genitals.// ,Doctors at the premier referral hospital ... such problems, achieving 100 percent success. ,"We ... patients with not a single case of rejection. From ...
... scam burst into the open in Paris, Dr. Brian ... three months by the// Californian state authorities. ... Area Laboratory Co-Operative that allegedly provided steroids to top ... five years' probation and ordered to undergo a psychiatric ...
... too serious a matter to be left in the hands of ... the care of labour department officials. At least such// seems to ... that agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ... than with the safety of the workers themselves. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:National Infant Immunization Week Urges Parents to Vaccinate On Time 2Health News:India to Protect Its Forests With the Aid of Austrian NGO 2Health News:Artificial Testis Developed by AIIMS a Boon to Suffering Patients 2Health News:US Psychiatrist Suspended from Practicing Medicine for Involvement in Doping Scam 2Health News:US Psychiatrist Suspended from Practicing Medicine for Involvement in Doping Scam 3Health News:Overseeing Agency Indifferent to Workplace Safety in US 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014 InVivo Therapeutics ... MA is revolutionizing spinal cord injury (SCI) ... been shown to outperform in tissue regrowth in the ... scaffold.  Made from an FDA approved polymer, the scaffold ... it harmless to the human body. NVIV has recently ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 22, 2014 WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 ... available at: http://bit.ly/1yStiU9 SPEAKERS: Visionary ... Visionary Innovation Research Group Senior Research Analyst ... materials, nanobots and flexible electronics are among ... our lives in the coming decades. These ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSEMKT: PVCT) specializes in developing ... for cancer, is designed for injection into solid tumors ... focus is on melanoma, breast cancer and cancers of ... PV-10 as a therapy for metastatic melanoma, and of ... psoriasis. This summer, the Company signed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 3Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 2Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 3Futuristic Technologies That Will Transform Our World Beyond 2030 4Provectus Biopharmaceuticals Looks at the Asian Markets: Analyst Coverage by Small Cap Traders 2
... 8 , - Glivec(R) (imatinib) ... KIT (CD117)-Positive Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours,(GIST), who are at Significant Risk ... - Use of Glivec(R) After Surgery Significantly Reduces Risk ... After Surgery, 50% of patients Will Experience Their,Cancer Returning Within ...
... guidance regarding strategic transaction processSAN DIEGO, May 7 ... ANX ) today announced results from its bioequivalence ... determined to have comparable overall safety as Taxotere(R), ... groups in severe toxicities. However, pharmacokinetic equivalence, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Glivec(R) is the First Adjuvant Treatment Approved in the UK to Delay Return of Gastrointestinal Cancer After Surgery 2Glivec(R) is the First Adjuvant Treatment Approved in the UK to Delay Return of Gastrointestinal Cancer After Surgery 3Glivec(R) is the First Adjuvant Treatment Approved in the UK to Delay Return of Gastrointestinal Cancer After Surgery 4Glivec(R) is the First Adjuvant Treatment Approved in the UK to Delay Return of Gastrointestinal Cancer After Surgery 5Glivec(R) is the First Adjuvant Treatment Approved in the UK to Delay Return of Gastrointestinal Cancer After Surgery 6ADVENTRX Announces Results From ANX-514 Bioequivalence Study 2ADVENTRX Announces Results From ANX-514 Bioequivalence Study 3ADVENTRX Announces Results From ANX-514 Bioequivalence Study 4ADVENTRX Announces Results From ANX-514 Bioequivalence Study 5
View Mex-3 is designed for out-patient surgery, hospital rounds and house calls....
Headlight module is mounted on UltraLite Plus headband or sweatband....
It is a magnifying headlight perfect for all applications and procedures where clear magnification and a natural white light increase accuracy and productivity....
It is a magnifying headlight perfect for all applications and procedures where clear magnification and a natural white light increase accuracy and productivity....
Medicine Products: