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Biologists rediscover endangered frog population

... history expedition both rediscovered the rare mountain yellow-legged frog in the San Jacinto Wilderness ... a deadly pathogen called the chytrid fungus. The mountain yellow-legged frog is one of three frogs or toads ... had estimated there were about 122 adult mountain yellow-legged frogs in the wild. USGS and San ...

Climate change driving Michigan mammals north

... valuable for long-term comparisons. The Huron mountain Club, an 18,000-acre tract of pristine forest in ... to carry out field work. The non-profit Huron mountain Wildlife Foundation has funded three animal ... studies. Combining trapping data from Huron mountain Club and other locations with museum material and ...

Geoscientists meet to discuss Rocky Mountain geology

... soon for the 61st Annual Meeting of the Rocky mountain Section of the Geological Society of America, ... Earthquake-Hazard Characterization in the Rocky mountain Region * Topics in this session include ... hazard and risk mitigation across the Rocky mountain region. * Geologic Hazards in the ...

UC Davis launches 'One Health' care for wild mountain gorillas and human neighbors

... Packard Foundation, UC Davis will establish the mountain Gorilla One Health Program in the School of ... The new program will partner with the existing mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project, begun in 1986, to ... director Kirsten Gilardi, who will lead the mountain Gorilla One Health Program. "We are proud to ...

Study assesses impact of fish stocking on aquatic insects

... impact fish stocking has on aquatic insects in mountain lakes can be rapidly reversed by removing ... management practices now in use in California mountain lakes where fish do not naturally occur. The research has value because the vast majority of mountain lakes in the western United States have been ...

Study finds hemlock trees dying rapidly, affecting forest carbon cycle

... an important role in the ecology and hydrology of mountain ecosystems. Hemlock forests provide critical ... required by trout and other aquatic organisms in mountain streams. Scientists conducted the study in ... facility and experimental forest in the Nantahala mountain Range of western North Carolina. ...

Mountain caribou's ancient ancestry revealed

... The declining mountain caribou populations of Canada's southern Rockies ... group describe how Alberta and British Columbia's mountain caribou populations are remnants of blending ... change into the future." An analysis of mountain caribou DNA and 10 years of tracking the ...

The global impact of climate change on biodiversity

... and smaller. And because most of the top of the mountain is bare rock, they may not be able to find ... The new survey involved climbing the mountain and catching moths up to an elevation of 3,675 ... that the moths are now found higher on the mountain than previously. There is a more positive ...

January-February GSA Bulletin media highlights

... are statistically indistinguishable from the Ox mountain samples, suggesting that the moraines were ... termed shoshonites, are a common feature of many mountain belts, including the Absaroka Range of Wyoming. ... volcanic rocks form and their relationship to mountain building processes is disputed. Unusual features ...

Dirty snow causes early runoff in Cascades, Rockies

... early, a new study finds. How pollution affects a mountain range's natural water reservoirs is important for ... states at a scale that predicted impacts along mountain ranges. They found that soot warms up the snow ... Cascade, and other western United States mountain ranges. They modeled how soot from diesel ...

Italy's geologic history becomes a personal tale in Walter Alvarez's new book

... reminders of St. Francis of Assisi throughout the mountain range. "If you spend time in that part of ... limestone in the Apennines, and over near Pisa, a mountain made of pure white marble, the marble ... plate known as Adria, which carried the mountain chain, collided with the European continent, ...

December 2008 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... mineral discoveries, to Earth's highest coastal mountain range, a newly discovered extension of the Nile ... Southeast Alaska is the Earth's highest coastal mountain range, with peaks exceeding 5500 meters. Due to ... latitude, and proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the mountain rage is mostly covered by ice. The thick ice ...

Escherichia coli bacteria transferring between humans and mountain gorillas

... Uganda November 24, 2008 A new study finds that mountain gorillas are at increased risk of acquiring ... of digestive system bacteria between humans, mountain gorillas and domestic animals with overlapping ... show that even in well-managed situations, mountain gorillas may be at increased risk of pathogen ...

Acid soils in Slovakia tell somber tale

... the impacts of nitrogen deposition in Rocky mountain National Park for 26 years. "The Rocky Mountains ... "The effects of nitrogen deposition in Rocky mountain National Park are just beginning to be observed, ... middle of the effects spectrum, she added. Rocky mountain and Tatra National Parks are sister parks, with ...

Sedimentary records link Himalayan erosion rates and monsoon intensity through time

... also influenced the evolution of the Himalaya mountain chain, the world's highest. The climate over ... said Hodges. "We cannot begin to fully understand mountain building without appreciating the roles of the hydrosphere and atmosphere in the evolution of mountain ranges." But Hodges cautions that the results ...

'Himalaya -- Changing Landscapes' photo exhibition draws attention to the impacts of climate change

... impacts of climate change on the world's highest mountain range, the Himalayas. mountain geographer Alton Byers has revisited many of the ... change and of the new challenges facing the mountain people. The stunning repeat panorama views of ...

White Mountain Research Station to host climate change conference

... The University of California White mountain Research Station, U.S. Forest Service Pacific ... Church at 205 North Fowler St. The White mountain Research Station invites interested scientists ... of scientific abstracts, visit the White mountain Research Station website at ...

Understanding the functions of diversity

... 2001. This Research Unit is studying both natural mountain forests and mountain forest regions that have been disturbed by human ... and ways of improving the living situation of the mountain people in the Andes. The Collaborative Research ...

Pioneering landscape-scale research releases first findings

... western Ponderosa pine ecosystems. The Blacks mountain Interdisciplinary Research team includes U.S. ... Interior Ponderosa PineFirst Findings from Blacks mountain Interdisciplinary Research. The research is ... of about 250 acres each in the 10,000-acre Blacks mountain Experimental Forest in Northern Californias ...

Sierra Nevada rose to current height earlier than thought, say Stanford geologists

... for understanding the geologic history of the mountain range but for modeling ancient global climates. ... ashes that are present on either side of the mountain range, we can directly compare what the water ... flow," Mulch said. "If you just stay behind the mountain range, you see the effect of the rain shadow, but ...

World's oldest living tree discovered in Sweden

... regarded as a relative newcomer in the Swedish mountain region. Our results have shown the complete ... spruce is one of the oldest known trees in the mountain range, says Leif Kullman, Professor of Physical ... was made under the crown of a spruce in Fulu mountain in Dalarna. Scientists found four generations of ...

Preliminary DNA analysis completed on California wolverine

... scientists. Geneticists with the agencys Rocky mountain Research Station recently began analyzing ... conservation genetics team leader at the Rocky mountain Research Station. He said haplotype A is not ... animals origin will be conducted by the Rocky mountain Research Station and independent labs, Schwartz ...

UBC discovery unlocks tree genetics, gives new hope for pine beetle defense

... repel insects such as British Columbias notorious mountain pine beetles. Bohlmann and his research ... and Genome Alberta is funding to investigate the mountain pine beetle infestation at the genomic level. ... in North America and Europe. In B.C., the mountain pine beetle epidemic has killed about 40 per cent ...

Stanford researchers say climate change will significantly increase impending bird extinctions

... Where do you go when you've reached the top of a mountain and you can't go back down? It's a question ... matter of simple geometry. The circumference of a mountain is typically smaller near the summit than at its ... down at the base. And once the summit of a mountain becomes too hot for a species or its preferred ...

Canada provides $1.4M for removal of hazardous trees from provincial recreation sites

... The number of dead and dying trees left by the mountain pine beetle infestation is having a serious ... to address this public safety issue, the federal mountain Pine Beetle Program is committed to funding a ... 2007. Canadas New Government announced the mountain Pine Beetle Program in January 2007, pledging a ...

Mountain pine beetle: Canada's new government delivers

... today announced that Canadas New Governments mountain Pine Beetle Program will deliver more than $2.8 ... beetle-killed timber is a major objective of the mountain Pine Beetle Program. Of the funding announced ... areas. Canadas New Government launched the mountain Pine Beetle Program in January 2007, pledging a ...

New theory gives more precise estimates of large-scale biodiversity

... Ask biologists how many species live in a pond, a grassland, a mountain range or on the entire planet, and the answers get increasingly vague. ... thoroughly studied on both the small and large scale - the Western Ghats mountain range of India overlooking the Arabian Sea. A "biodiversity hotspot" of ...

US-Mexico border wall could threaten wildlife species

... sheep, including populations in the northern Sonora desert. He says mountain ranges act like habitat islands and thus bighorn populations are ... drought and other weather extremes, and predation. We've seen one or two mountain lions knock down populations of sheep once they get a taste for mutton." ...

Stanford's Woods Institute awards new round of Environmental Venture Projects

... environmental challenges, from the desert grasslands of Australia to the mountain meadows of California. Thirty-three EVP grants have been awarded ... acres of irrigated farmland. At the headwaters of the watershed are mountain meadows that buffer floodwaters and store and release groundwater, but ...

Scientists urge global action to preserve water supplies for billions worldwide

... Melting glaciers, weakening monsoon rains, less mountain snowpack and other effects of a warmer climate will lead to significant ... supply. Representatives from Nepal reported on the dangerous spread of mountain moraines, masses of debris left by retreating glaciers, which have become ...

Origins of wolverine in California genetically verified

... Tahoe National Forest in February 2008 is most closely related to Rocky mountain populations, according to a team of 10 federal, state and university ... reach the national forest if it naturally dispersed from the nearest Rocky mountain population. He said if the wolverine was accidentally or deliberately ...

Field stations foster serendipitous discoveries in environmental, biological sciences

... use of organochlorine pesticides, based on monitoring studies at Hawk mountain Sanctuary near Kempton, Pa. An understanding of and ability to forecast ... virus. Documentation of the precipitous decline of bald eagles at Hawk mountain Sanctuary set the stage for Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, changing U.S. ...

Geologists map rocks to soak CO2 from air

... the report shows that most such rocks are found in and around coastal mountain ranges, with the greatest concentrations in California, Oregon and ... uses, and the mines were closed. Mine tailings left behind, at Belvidere mountain in Vermont and various sites in California, provide a ready supply of ...

Landscape-scale treatment promising for slowing beetle spread

... mountain pine beetles devastating lodgepole pine stands across the West might best ... steep terrain. "Verbenone flakes gave significant protection from mountain pine beetles when applied to low to moderate beetle populations," said ...

Tellme Enters Automotive Market

... mountain VIEW, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In its first automotive engagement, ... and is used by more than 40 million people every month. Headquartered in mountain View, Calif., Tellme is a Microsoft subsidiary. (1) "Automotive ...

Wonderful cheese is all in the culture

... microbes on the French cheese Reblochon. One of France's great mountain cheeses, Reblochon is a 'smear-ripened' cheese where the surface of the ... Reblochon a soft, creamy, brie-like cheese is made in the Savoy mountain region of France. Using samples from three different farmhouses, the ...

Study confirms amphibians' ability to predict changes in biodiversity

... region also influences how quickly the types of animals change. Given a mountain of a certain size, the researchers found, the amphibian and bird communities change more quickly if one is climbing a mountain in the tropics than in a temperate region. "There are more species in ...

Smithsonian perspective: Biodiversity in a warmer world

... species range change: In a range analysis for plants and insects on a mountain slope in Costa Rica, Colwell et al. show that a 3.2˚ C increase in ... ranges may contract dangerously as they are pushed further and further up mountain slopes. To provide the proper perspective for this work Svenning, who ...

October 2008 GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY media highlights

... at, or at least near, the site of the original precipitation. However, mountain rivers can carry water hundreds or even thousands of kilometers away from ... floor off southwestern Australia and find evidence that a large submarine mountain range, the Naturaliste Plateau, is a fragment of an older supercontinent ...

Studying volcanoes with balloons

... flight lasted for just under two hours before the balloon crashed into the mountain north of the launch site. Durant and Watson spent the next three hours scouring the jungle on steep mountain slopes before finally locating the balloon, mostly intact. The next ...
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