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Warmer environment means shorter lives for cold-blooded animals

... temperature is the dominant factor controlling geographic variation of lifespan within species. "We were ... While one might expect that local adaptations or geographic variations in predator and food abundance would ... way in which life history, population dynamics, geographic patterns, and other ecological processes scale ...

New Report Just Published: World Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers Market Report

... 2015): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by geographic Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and ... for Solid State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers by geographic Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific ... for Solid-State, Fiber, Gas and Dye Lasers by geographic Region - North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific ...

Geographic profiling applied to track hunting patterns of white sharks in South Africa

... from the United States and Canada are using geographic profiling -- a criminal investigation tool used ... online publication of the journal.The study uses geographic profiling for the first time in the marine ... In addition to applications in law enforcement, geographic profiling has also been applied to studies of the ...

Tall tale of giant stingray circles the globe

... Project," a joint venture with the National geographic Society which aims to find, study, and protect ... on January 28, 2009 as part of the National geographic expedition, is truly the world's largest ... in an upcoming documentary airing on the National geographic Channel. "Surprisingly, we caught the stingray ...

NASA-funded carbon dioxide map of US released on Google Earth

... can display fossil fuel emissions by the hour, geographic region, and fuel type. A science team led by ... online viewing tool for content that spans broad geographic areas. "The release of the Vulcan inventory on ... atmospheric carbon dioxide with the accuracy and geographic coverage required to improve estimates of the ...

'Stroke Belt' deaths tied to non-traditional risk factors

... and the University of Vermont underscores that geographic and racial differences are not the sole reasons ... death rate. The data is from UAB's Reasons for geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study, ... factors common to stroke screening. "We found geographic and racial differences are useful in predicting ...

USGS Science Picks

... These are not typos; they are just four of the geographic names gleaned from literature dating back to 13th ... 269 modern named glaciers. The publication geographic Names of Iceland's Glaciers: Historic and Modern ... and ground photographs, satellite images, maps, geographic coordinates, and bibliographic citations for the ...

Smithsonian puts tropical eastern Pacific shore fishes online

... This is the most complete record of the geographic distributions and biology of an entire fauna of ... can be generated in color or in black and white. geographic range size can be calculated on the basis of ... Nature recently organized two workshops using the geographic databases in this online system to examine the ...

Smithsonian puts tropical Eastern-Pacific shore fishes online

... This is the most complete record of the geographic distributions and biology of an entire fauna of ... can be generated in color or in black and white. geographic range size can be calculated on the basis of ... Nature recently organized two workshops using the geographic databases in this online system to examine the ...

Scripps study sets high economic value on threatened Mexican mangroves

... and Aquaculture Commission (CONAPESCA). The geographic information was derived from several sources, ... the inland parts of the forests to document the geographic bearings of the extent of mangrove trees. ... and 1981. The researchers weighed economic, geographic and ecological factors and determined that a ...

U-M researchers release most detailed global study of genetic variation

... ancestry to an individual population within a geographic region. While previous studies have found that broad-scale geographic ancestry could be successfully traced, the new ... possible to use genomics to refine the geographic position of an individual's ancestors with more ...

Threatened birds may be rarer than geographic range maps suggest

... geographic range maps that allow conservationists to ... Watson of Britains Oxford University evaluated geographic range overestimation and its potential ecological ... for tropical species, which have much smaller geographic ranges, smaller population sizes, are more ...

Dinosaur from Sahara ate like a 'mesozoic cow'

... be unveiled Thursday, Nov. 15, at the National geographic Society. Found in the Sahara by National geographic Explorer-in-Residence Paul Sereno, paleontologist ... article in the December 2007 issue of National geographic magazine, Extreme Dinosaurs. Serenos research ...

'Time-sharing' tropical birds key to evolutionary mystery

... in the same place. Others believe that a geographic barrier such as a mountain or a river is required ... new species generally emerge as a result of a geographic barrier such as a mountain range or river, ... within the same location, where there are no geographic barriers to gene flow. The evidence for this ...

From Jack the Ripper to great white sharks

... Using the same methods used in criminology, the authors demonstrate how geographic profiling, a mathematical technique usually used to hunt serial criminals, ... foraging, and especially predation" says Dr Steven Le Comber, an expert on geographic profiling at the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary, ...

Conservationists seek to identify prime stopover sites for migrating birds

... fieldwork conducted by the volunteers will help verify a model that uses geographic information systems technology to select optimal resting locations based ... They're declining fast, and in biological terms, incredibly fast." The geographic scope of the study extends from the south shore of Lake Ontario from east ...

Google Earth aids discovery of early African mammal fossils

... listings for local air dates). "Wild Chronicles" is produced by National geographic Television and presented by WLIW21 in association with WNET.ORG. The ... jaws and some additional teeth. Recently, with funding from National geographic Society, Gunnell, Miller, U-M assistant research scientist William Sanders ...

Young dinosaurs roamed together, died together

... said Paul Sereno, professor at the University of Chicago and National geographic Explorer-in-Residence. "These youngsters were roaming around on their ... Acta Palaeontologica Polonica , and the work was funded by the National geographic Society and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. "Finding a mired ...

New book expands field data available on orangutans

... of Sumatra and Borneo, but the comparative approach in Orangutans: geographic Variation in Behavioral Ecology and Conservation provides a theoretical ... What we are trying to do is not only preserve numbers, but also take geographic variation into account." The book points out not only differences ...

Biodiversity itself begets a species cascade, researchers say

... in a relatively short time period. In addition, it is not irrelevant that geographic barriers appear not to have been directly involved in species divergence ... Evolutionary divergence, he explained, tends to be associated with geographic isolation. If fruit flies don't make an impressive example of ...

Avian flu becoming more resistant to antiviral drugs, says University of Colorado study

... research on the mutations, combined with molecular evolution tests and a geographic visualization technique using Google Earth, "provides a framework for ... ecology and evolutionary biology department. By projecting genetic and geographic information onto the interactive globe, users can "fly" around the planet ...

Study shows competition, not climate change, led to Neanderthal extinction

... study the impact of climate change on biodiversity. This method uses geographic locations of archaeological sites dated by radiocarbon, in conjunction ... not occur, and Neanderthal disappearance occurs at a point when we see the geographic expansion of the ecological niche occupied by modern humans during GI8. ...

EPA teams with National Geographic Society and World Resources Institute to map ecosystem services

... Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is collaborating with the National geographic Society and the World Resources Institute to develop tools that will help ... the Office of Research and Development will collaborate with the National geographic Society to develop better ways to map ecosystem services and communicate ...

Genetic evidence for avian influenza movement from Asia to North America via wild birds

... The role of migratory birds in moving the highly pathogenic virus to other geographic areas has been a subject of debate among scientists. Disagreement has ... that takes place between continents, provided the right species and geographic locations are sampled," said John Pearce, a research wildlife biologist ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- July 9, 2008

... twang, poisonous snakes produce venom that differs distinctly from one geographic area to another, the first study of the "snake venomics" of one of the ... that venom collected from snakes of the same species from different geographic locations can differ in terms of their biological effects and symptoms on ...

Life on the edge: To disperse, or become extinct?

... student Emily Darling and PhD student Karen Samis, Dr. Eckert studied the geographic distribution and dispersal biology of Abronia umbellata (pink sand ... coastal dunes of North America. By surveying plants throughout the 2000-km geographic range, and measuring seed dispersal with a wind tunnel in the Faculty of ...

MBL awards journalism fellowships

... Senior Writer, Sacramento Bee Christine Dell'Amore, Editor, National geographic News Leslie Dodson, Freelance Science Correspondent, NBC WeatherPlus ... Richard Morgan, Freelance Jason Orfanon*, Producer, National geographic Television Wade Rawlins, Environmental Reporter, The News & Observer ...

Long lost sisters

... numbers and did the essential statistical analysis for the National geographic Society's Genographic Project, said the team was trying to understand the ... of the Genographic Project and Explorer-in-Residence at the National geographic Society, said, "This new study illustrates the extraordinary power of ...

Dawn of human matrilineal diversity

... areas, including the world beyond Africa. Dr. Spencer Wells, National geographic Explorer-in-Residence and Director of the Genographic Project, said: This ... Paleontologist Meave Leakey, Genographic Advisory Board member, National geographic Explorer in Residence and Research Professor, Stony Brook University, ...

FISH-BOL: NOAA researchers help build a global reference library of DNA barcodes

... reasons, from documenting the biodiversity of poorly sampled species and geographic areas to understanding populations and managing global fisheries in a ... As an electronic database, FISH-BOL contains DNA barcodes, images and geographic information of examined specimens, as well as linkages to the voucher ...

AAAS announces winners of 2007 AAAS Science Journalism Awards

... just informative, but moving. Christine DellAmore, an editor at National geographic News, said the producers determination to portray Julian as an authentic ... hit the whale on one side. Catherine Hughes, a senior editor for National geographic Kids magazine, said the story met all the criteria. The mystery is an ...

Soil, conservation experts to reflect on Hurricane Katrina disaster

... Chris Renschler of the University of Buffalo and National Center for geographic Information and Analysis will address the potential of integrated natural ... a tool for managing natural disasters. Field studies, remote sensing, geographic Information Systems and process-based environmental models are ...

Scientists discover Amazon river is 11 million years old

... coast. The origin of the Amazon river is a defining moment: a new ecosystem came into being at the same time as the uplifting Andes formed a geographic divide." The study was published in the scientific journal, Geology , in July 2009. ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MIRTEC With the 2009 Award for Automated Optical Inspection Product Innovation of the Year

... leading edge optics and laser inspection technology, an award winning global support organization, a diversified customer base, and an expanded geographic presence. It is no surprise that despite difficult economic conditions, MIRTEC has recorded triple digit growth in global sales revenue, which ...

A global model for the origin of species independent of geographical isolation

... New England Complex Systems Institute, have collaborated and found a way to settle the debate which deals with the origin of species independent of geographic isolation. They demonstrated, using a computer model, how diverse species can arise from the arrangement of organisms across an area, without any ...

$20 million NIH grant to transform clinical research at UIC

... peers to move basic science findings more quickly into clinical trial and community settings." The center provides a Web-based as well as a geographic single point-of-access for investigators -- including a match-making service to identify potential new collaborations. To provide support for ...

Explosive growth of life on Earth fueled by early greening of planet

... infiltrated into coastal ground waters and mixed with marine pore fluids. During sea level drops, these coastal mixing zones are dragged over vast geographic regions of the flooded continents of the Neoproterozoic," Knauth said. "Vast areas of limestone can form in these mixed pore fluids." All of which ...

Evolution: Crabs go deep to avoid hot water

... higher sea surface temperatures further south prevent them from reproducing successfully and spreading," said Dr Thatje. In order to leave this geographic bottleneck and spread around the world, the shallow water ancestors of current deep-sea groups had to go deep and adapt to the challenges of life in ...

Troubled waters: Low Apalachicola River flow may hurt gulf fisheries

... shelf areas as nursery habitat. "This work shows that variations in the river flow can have implications on marine ecosystems over a much broader geographic region, namely much of the continental shelf extending out several hundred miles," Morey said. "This now suggests that there might be a link between ...

Sands of Gobi Desert yield new species of nut-cracking dinosaur

... of dinosaurs most famous for their nut-cracking habits, is remarkable," said Paul Sereno, a paleontologist at the University of Chicago and National geographic Explorer-in-Residence. Sereno and two colleagues from the People's Republic of China announce their discovery June 17 in the Proceedings of the ...
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