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American Society for Microbiology honors Richard W. Castenholz

... Castenholz, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Center for ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Oregon. ... the world expert in the field of cyanobacterial ecology and systematics." His research has led to global ... Imre Friedmann, Ph.D., and created the Center for ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Castenholz is the ...

City rats loyal to their 'hoods, scientists discover

... published this week in the journal Molecular ecology finds the same is as true for rats as for ... the joint NSF-National Institutes of Health ecology of Infectious Diseases program. Baltimore's ... of Johns Hopkins, who co-authored the Molecular ecology paper with other researchers from Johns Hopkins ...

U of Minnesota research reveals critical role of evolutionary processes in species coexistence

... Minnesota, addressing long-standing conflicts in ecology and evolutionary science, has provided key ... The work, published in the May issue of ecology Letters , was conducted by a subgroup of ... of boundaries between classical community ecology and biogeography has been key to recent progress ...

Texas-sized tract of single-celled clones

... on cover of the March issue of Molecular ecology . Some large organisms like aspen trees and ... Sciences and chair of Rice's Department of ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Studies of clonal ... Owen Gilbert, a Rice graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology. "There are thought to ...

Reversing ecology reveals ancient environments

... biochemical environment of organisms and learn ecology from the genomic data on a large scale," ... found in soils. The complicated and intricate ecology of these systems should now be accessible given ... "is that we now know there is a way to learn ecology from genomic data, and we can do this on a very ...

Biologists solve mystery of black wolves

... species," said Robert Wayne, a UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and co-author of the ... and Bridgett vonHoldt, a UCLA graduate student of ecology and evolutionary biology who works in Wayne's ... with diverse backgrounds in conservation biology, ecology and molecular genetics. The collaboration ...

New movement models tested at the Smithsonian in Panama

... are lacking. In a special feature on Movement ecology in the journal Proceedings of the National ... associate professor of Evolution, Systematics and ecology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. To ... that affect their survival." The Movement ecology special feature also includes links to Movebank, ...

Ecological impact of African cities

... in the current issue of the African Journal of ecology . She says "A hundred years ago 95% of the ... extent." But there is little research on the ecology of cities "Africa is famous for its wildlife and the ecology of places such as the Serengeti are familiar to ...

Making the ultimate family sacrifice

... Rice's Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and colleagues examined ... Rice's Harry C. and Olga K. Wiess Professor of ecology and Evolutionary Biology and chair of the Department of ecology and Evolutionary Biology, said, "Cooperation is ...

Ocean growing more acidic faster than once thought

... the lead author of the study and Professor of ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. ... said Catherine Pfister, Associate Professor of ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago and a ... was at the University of Chicago's Department of ecology and Evolution but is currently at Harvard ...

Yale journal finds nanomaterials may have large environmental footprint

... in a special issue of the Journal of Industrial ecology . Hatice Şengl and colleagues at the ... and regulation of nanotechnology Industrial ecology is a field that examines the opportunities for ... chemistry and pollution prevention, industrial ecology takes a broad and deliberate view of ...

New CU-Boulder study shows diversity decreases chances of parasitic disease

... and disease," said Johnson of CU-Boulder's ecology and evolutionary biology department. Published in the October issue of ecology Letters, the study has implications for the ... by the tree frogs." Co-authors on the ecology Letters study included Richard Hartson from the ...

Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners

... Brazilian, Dr. De Moraes earned her B.Sc. in ecology from the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. ... research and teaching responsibilities in insect ecology and biological control of invasive species. Much ... Award from the International Society of Chemical ecology (ISCE), and he is a past president of ISCE and a ...

Entomological Society of America names new Fellows for 2008

... management of the southern pine beetle, landscape ecology of feral Africanized honey bees, risk-rating ... of olfaction in insect behavior, and the chemical ecology of insect-host interactions. He has served as ... received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in zoology and ecology from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in ...

Southern Sierra Science Symposium planned for Visalia

... Resource Science with a specialty in fire ecology in 1972. From 1972 through 1993 he was employed ... and then was an assistant professor of forest ecology at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo from 1997-2000. From ... on 3 occasions. CURRENT SCIENCE IN FOREST ecology AND MANAGEMENT OF SIERRAN FORESTS Malcolm North ...

New book further supports controversial theory of 'Man the Hunted'

... for years to debunk that theory. An expert in the ecology and social structure of primates, Sussman does extensive fieldwork in primate behavior and ecology in Costa Rica, Guyana, Madagascar and Mauritius. ... "The Origins and Nature of Sociality," "Primate ecology and Social Structure," and "The Biological Basis ...

Signals from the Atlantic salmon highway

... Maine in 1997 and have learned much about salmon ecology in the estuaries and bays of the Gulf of Maine," ... Array are a great tool to examine the marine ecology of such an uncommon fish in a large marine ... designed to look at the emigration survival and ecology of smolts of different hatchery origins, such as ...

ESA to feature wide range of UW-Madison presentations

... will highlight the interdisciplinary nature of ecology and linking research with education. A wide range ... and land use changes are reshaping the state's ecology and environment. Edited by UW-Madison botany ... call home? In 1992, forest and wildlife ecology professor David Mladenoff began identifying and ...

Saving our bees

... The session, titled "The Landscape-Scale ecology of Pollinators and Pollination," will include ... the fields of computer science, mathematics and ecology from institutions in the U.S., Europe and Asia. ... approach to understand the landscape-scale ecology of native bumblebees. He and his colleagues ...

2 Springer authors win important awards from the Ecological Society of America

... on August 4, 2008. Monica Turner, professor of ecology in the Department of Zoology at the University of ... textbook on landscape ecology, Landscape ecology in Theory and Practice which she published ... Landscapes (2005), Learning Landscape ecology (first edition in 2002) and Quantitative ...

Training future scientists at the Ecological Society of America's 93rd Annual Meeting

... as a series in ESA's journal Frontiers in ecology and the Environment. A hands-on workshop ... The Society's educational program, Strategies for ecology Education, Development and Sustainability ... from established ecological researchers, ecology graduate student and SEEDS alumni students. The ...

Ecological Society of America announces 2008 award recipients

... establish two scientific journals, Evolutionary ecology and Evolutionary ecology Research , and become an advocate and ... ecologist for meritorious contributions to ecology with the expectation of continued outstanding ...

The 12th International Behavioral Ecology Congress held at Cornell University, Aug. 10-14

... WHAT: 12th International Behavioral ecology Congress WHEN: August 10-14, 2008 WHERE: ... by the International Society for Behavioral ecology ITHACA, N.Y. Journalists are welcome to attend the 12th International Behavioral ecology Congress, hosted by the International Society for ...

Ecological globalization

... In the June 2008 Special Issue of Frontiers in ecology and the Environment, titled Continental-scale ecology in an increasingly connected world, ecologists ... to go next. The authors agree that field ecology studies should focus on long-term sampling ...

UC biology prof traces his roots to the first Earth Day

... in the Department of Entomology and Applied ecology at the University of Delaware in Newark. That ... was a biology major at Albion College, and took ecology as his last class in his senior year. The course ... dam-reservoir-floodplain project. Uetz has taught ecology at UC, conducts behavioral and ecological ...

Harold Mooney wins prestigious Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

... Achievement for his work in helping to transform ecology into a global discipline. The prize is awarded ... of the Award for Scientific Research in ecology and Conservation Biology by the Banco Bilbao ... he received the 2007 Ramn Margalef Prize for ecology and Environmental Sciences from the Autonomous ...

Studying rivers for clues to global carbon cycle

... carbon and rivers sounds more like ecology than engineering. But such problems require work ... so we have to put fluid mechanics, transport, ecology and microbiology together to find this overall ... who study how dead leaves and soil drive stream ecology and who come from as far away as Spain and ...

Harold Mooney and Peter Raven, winners of the BBVA Foundation Award for Conservation Biology

... the scheme. The Award for Scientific Research in ecology and Conservation Biology, comprising 500,000 ... BBVA FOUNDATION AWARD FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN ecology AND CONSERVATION BIOLOGY The international ... BBVA Foundation Award for Scientific Research in ecology and Conservation Biology have granted the award ...

Univ. of Arizona receives $2.5 million to study Amazon forests and climate change

... course in Brazil's Amazon forest about tropical ecology and biogeochemistry, conduct related experiments ... an assistant professor in UA's department of ecology and evolutionary biology. "The purpose of ... Director Travis Huxman, an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology; Brian Enquist, ...

UC-Riverside partners with Chinese university to address China's environmental problems

... new center: the CAU-UCR International Center for ecology and Sustainability. Located in Beijing, China, ... in ecosystem management. The issues of ecology and sustainability facing China today are massive ... said Bai-lian (Larry) Li , a professor of ecology in UCRs Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, ...

Book on weeds and invasive plants discusses how to manage them using ecological approaches

... them, are addressed in a newly revised book, ecology of Weeds and Invasive Plants: Relationship to ... in various environments and an overview of their ecology and evolution. Its focus is the biological ... by Wiley in 1987, described principles of ecology and explained the relationships of weeds to ...

Which came first, the moth or the cactus?

... happened, and Holland, assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, spends several months ... "I have always been interested in the community ecology of mutualism -- the larger puzzle -- and this ... up spending a decade working on the population ecology of mutualisms, a prerequisite for then ...

Venomous sea snakes play heads or tails with their predators

... believing they have two heads, claims research published today in Marine ecology . The discovery, made by Dr Arne Redsted Rasmussen and Dr Johan ... two loads of deadly venom. Apart from the Yellow-lipped Sea Krait the ecology of sea snakes has largely gone understudied, due mainly to their off-shore ...

Restoring a natural root signal helps to fight a major corn pest

... collaboration between researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical ecology and the University of Neuchtel in Switzerland, together with contributions ... the group of Jonathan Gershenzon at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical ecology in Jena he had already contributed to a key discovery four years ago by ...

'Shifting Sands' highlights past, present and future of Maryland coastal bays ecosystem

... Shifting Sands leads the reader through the history, setting, context and ecology of these waterways, their islands and mainland watershed. "By ... Bay), as well as management activities, history, setting, context and ecology of these fragile lagoons. ...

The value of variation: Ecologists consider the causes and consequences

... of Tennessee, Knoxville, July 27-29. Population and Community ecology Consequences of Intraspecific Niche Variation is the topic of a NIMBioS ... usually separate fields, we hope to initiate a new field of mathematical ecology that melds genetics, evolution, and dynamic foraging behavior into ...

Climate change may spell demise of key salt marsh constituent

... migratory waterfowl. Gedan and her adviser, Mark Bertness, chair of the ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Brown, decided to find out how global warming may affect pannes. In a series of experiments published in ecology Letters , the pair subjected plots of forb pannes to air as much as 3.3 ...

New theory gives more precise estimates of large-scale biodiversity

... new way of estimating species richness reported this month in the journal ecology Letters by University of California, Berkeley, ecologist John Harte and ... plot or within an acre, but a major problem in conservation biology and ecology is estimating the diversity of biota at very large spatial scales, such as ...

Ecological Society of America announces 2009 award recipients

... of theory, experiment and observation to bridge the fields of community ecology and quantitative genetics. Odum Education Award: Christine Flanagan ... P. Odum award, which recognizes an ecologist for outstanding work in ecology education. Through teaching, outreach, and mentoring activities, ...

Mate selection: How does she know he'll take care of the kids?

... for parenting, according to Natasha Kelly , a graduate student in ecology and evolutionary biology at Yale and lead author of the study. The ... provide," said senior author Suzanne Alonzo , assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Yale. "The qualifier in this case is where ...
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