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Red List overlooks island species

... they are all based on continental species, not island ones", the author of the study published in the ... Given the difference between continental and island ecosystems, the scientist says there is a "clear ... are distributed according to the size of the island itself, "and are often found at lower ...

UNH researcher receives presidential environmental award

... Refuge in Charlestown, R.I. Led by the Rhode island Coastal Resources Management Council and the U.S. ... Great Bay, Short is no stranger to the Rhode island coastal ponds. "The award meant a great deal to ... for my master's degree at the University of Rhode island back in the '70s," he says. ...

CU-Boulder study shows 53 million-year-old high Arctic mammals wintered in darkness

... pounds each lived on what is today Ellesmere island near Greenland on a summer diet of flowering ... of three varieties of mammals from Ellesmere island -- a hippo-like, semi-aquatic creature known as ... machines, Eberle said. On central Ellesmere island in today's high Arctic -- a polar desert that ...

URI receives $18 million grant to strengthen biomedical research capacity in Rhode Island

... R.I. May 20, 2009 The University of Rhode island has been awarded a five-year, $18 million grant ... among researchers at URI, Brown University, Rhode island College, Providence College, Salve Regina ... reaches out to the Community College of Rhode island for student training. "Collaborative, ...

Voyages of discovery or necessity?

... natives who colonized New Zealand, Easter island and, possibly, Hawaii in the 11th to 15th ... of people left paradise? Teina Rongo, a Cook island Maori from Rarotonga and a Ph.D. student at the ... options but to leave once the staple diet of an island nation became poisonous. "Our approach ...

First jaguar photo taken at Smithsonian Research Station in Panama

... Barro Colorado island in Panama, home of the Smithsonian Tropical ... estate in the western hemisphere. Although the island has been a mecca for biologists for nearly 90 years, no one has ever photographed an elusive island visitor, the jaguaruntil now. Montclair State ...

K-State using Second Life island to help high school students learn earth science

... A mysterious island that moves through time. Travelers in search of ... Missouri at Kansas City, designed TerraWorld, an island in Second Life, to help students learn geology in ... on the Web site. The avatars' locations on the island are monitored, which lets the teacher see if ...

UC Riverside researcher names lichen after President Barack Obama

... doing a survey for lichen diversity on Santa Rosa island in California," said Kerry Knudsen, the lichen ... and deer both of which were introduced to the island it is expected to fully recover." Lichens, ... of lichens and plants unique to Santa Rosa island may have disappeared, without ever being known to ...

April 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... mammothsImplications for the isolation of Wrangel island Laura Arppe et al., Dept. of Geology, P.O. Box ... A population of mammoths became trapped on the island during rising sea levels at the end of the last glacial age. The isolation of the island from the mainland is interpreted by Arppe et al. ...

You don't call, you don't write: Connectivity in marine fish populations

... than 500 potential clownfish parents from Kimbe island and 400 newly settled juveniles from Kimbe island and surrounding marine reserves. Astonishingly, ... he and his colleagues have performed around Kimbe island is custom made for addressing fundamental ...

UK robot sub searches for signs of melting 60 km into an Antarctic ice shelf cavity

... glacier. Autosub has been exploring Pine island Glacier, a floating extension of the West ... and accelerating over recent decades. Pine island Glacier is in the Amundsen Sea, part of the South ... on the project, Stan Jacobs, is studying the Pine island Glacier with International Polar Year (IPY) ...

Sea Grant awards $820,000 for research under EPA's Long Island Sound study

... and New York have awarded nearly $820,000 in Long island Sound Study research grants to five projects that ... serious threats to the ecological health of Long island Sound, a water body designated by the ... to resource managers throughout the Long island Sound watershed. Several projects will ...

Ocean islands fuel productivity and carbon sequestration through natural iron fertilization

... soil on Crozet for winds to carry iron from the island to the deep water where the bloom occurs. While ... the hypothesis that the iron was coming from the island itself and the iron-rich sediments in the shallow ... demonstrated that the source of the iron was the island and the sediments in the shallow water around it ...

Dune and dirty: Hurricane teaches lessons through ecosystem research

... several ecosystem research projects on Galveston island when the 2008 hurricane season began in June ... several ecosystem research projects on Galveston island when the 2008 hurricane season began. Then he ... locations," he said. "If we covered a barrier island such as Galveston with concrete, you could say it ...

URI researchers help score knockout punch on birch tree pest

... other institutions, the University of Rhode island has scored a knockout. The birch leafminer, an ... and monitoring the introduction in Rhode island over the last 20 years. The program consisted of ... states. "We have not seen any damage in Rhode island in four years," Casagrande said, "and it is ...

Rhode Island Hospital simulation center examines benefits and applications of medical simulation

... physicians and simulation experts from Rhode island Hospital discuss the benefits of advanced medical ... and Opportunities for Emergency Medicine." Rhode island Hospital physicians Marc Shapiro, MD, and Gregory ... and staff from the simulation center at Rhode island Hospital involved in developing the recently ...

Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital expand national children's study to Bristol County

... we have in Southeastern New England between Rhode island and Massachusetts, but it also provides tangible ... Study has a broad base of supporters in Rhode island and Massachusetts, including the congressional ... Children's Study is fantastic news for Rhode island and Bristol County. This landmark national study ...

Brown tree snake could mean Guam will lose more than its birds

... nearly every native bird species on the Pacific island of Guam. A variety of other damage has been ... controlling insects that feed on plants. Guam, an island 30 miles long and 5 to 15 miles wide about 3,800 ... or false elder, trees on Guam and the nearby island of Saipan, which does not have brown tree snakes. ...

Smithsonian coral biodiversity survey of Panama's Pearl Islands

... in the Gulf of Chiriqui is 74, whereas near Cao island Biological Reserve, Costa Rica's hot spot, there ... concern for the fragility of the archipelago and island ecosystem functions. Whatever you do to an island affects the others. It's a chain-reaction." The ...

Search for salt tolerant grasses aims to improve roadside plantings

... Her aim, with funding from the Rhode island Department of Transportation, was to identify a ... we use in our lawns and along the roads in Rhode island aren't adapted to salt, and they don't adapt over ... Brown said that the "salt zone" for Rhode island highways is from 5 to 20 feet from the edge of ...

Estimation of isolation times in the Drosophila simulans complex

... of the cosmopolitan species, D. simulans, and two island endemics, D. mauritiana and D. sechellia. A ... is the initial isolation time (t) of each island species. In a study published on June 17, ... Shannon McDermott provide evidence that both island species were isolated at about the same time, ...

Project succeeding to relocate Caspian terns

... counted 9,900 pairs of nesting terns on East Sand island near the mouth of the Columbia River which ... 1990s, the Corps relocated the terns to East Sand island from another Columbia River location 16 miles upstream Rice island after an OSU-led research team discovered the ...

UCR-led research team uses tiny wasp to wipe out major agricultural pest in Tahiti

... , a major agricultural pest, from the island of Tahiti and several other French Polynesian ... December 2005, the wasp had colonized the entire island of Tahiti, and glassy-winged sharpshooters ... 1999, is also proving to be a nuisance in Easter island (arrived 2005) and the Cook Islands (arrived ...

Rare North Island brown kiwi hatches at the Smithsonian's National Zoo

... one of the worlds most endangered speciesa North island brown kiwihatched at the Smithsonians National ... kiwi and all are unique to New Zealand. The North island brown species of kiwi is the national bird of New ... skills they need to survive. The North island brown kiwi species is classified as endangered by ...

Rats on islands disrupt ecosystems from land to sea, researchers find

... Kurle, who led the study. "When you're on an island with rats, there are so few birds it's silent, in ... Croll and Tershy are also the cofounders of island Conservation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of island ecosystems. For the ...

World's largest marine protected area created in Pacific Ocean

... Virginia (Feb. 14, 2008) The small Pacific island nation of Kiribati has become a global ... of Kiribati, which comprises three distinct island groups (Gilbert Islands, Phoenix Islands and Line ... of this amazing marine protected area by a small island nation in the Pacific represents a commitment of ...

A helping hand from the grandparents

... over more than 20 years on a population on Cousin island in the Seychelles has revealed that, as in ... warbler, co-operative breeding occurs because the island is full and many birds cannot find suitable ... rats. Today there are roughly 350 birds on Cousin island alone, with more than 2000 birds now inhabiting ...

US-French research team to barcode an entire ecosystem

... about 12 miles west of Tahiti, is a tropical island that soon will emerge as a model ecosystem, ... a whole system approach to investigating how island food webs respond to disturbance, such as when ... The number of species on the 51-square-mile island of Moorea is small compared with that on larger ...

Fire, ice, and invasion

... examine human-caused extinctions on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. Paleoecological studies from around ... effects of human colonization on islands. island histories reveal that hunting and landscape ... herbivores, plants, and diseases. On the island of Kauai, conventional conservation tactics focus ...

First-ever study: lack of critical lubricant causes wear in joints

... if successful. Gregory Jay, M.D, a Rhode island Hospital emergency physician and an associate ... prevent wear in the joints. Through Rhode island Hospital, Jay has filed two patents on the ... a biotech company formed out of Rhode island Hospital. The Massaschusetts-based business is ...

Birth of an iceberg

... breaking away of a giant iceberg from the Pine island Glacier in West Antarctica. Spanning 34 km in ... between September 2006 and October 2007. The Pine island Glacier is visible stretching from the right of the image to the centre. The tongue of Pine island is shown moving inland between September 2006 and ...

New study sheds light on Galápagos hawk evolutionary history

... used DNA sequences from feather lice to study how island populations of their host, the Galpagos Hawk ... had a great deal of trouble understanding how the island populations of the hawk were related to one ... save Darwins archipelago from the fate of similar island systems. As part of this effort Patricia Parker, ...

North America's northernmost lake affected by global warming

... Hunt Lake, a body of water located on a small island north of Ellesmere island in the Canadian Arctic, has undergone major ... the world in Inuktitut) National Park, Ward Hunt island is completely surrounded by ice. The lake itself ...

Ancient whale fall from California's Ao Nuevo Island one of youngest, most complete known

... elephant seal rookery on California's A o Nuevo island turns out to be the youngest example on the ... - in fact, the fossil whale from Ao Nuevo island was no longer than a VW bug," said Nick Pyenson, ... fall. A visit by Pyenson and Haasl to Ao Nuevo island in January 2007 showed that the whale came from ...

Ancient whale fall from California's Año Nuevo Island one of youngest, most complete known

... elephant seal rookery on California's A o Nuevo island turns out to be the youngest example on the ... - in fact, the fossil whale from Ao Nuevo island was no longer than a VW bug," said Nick Pyenson, ... fall. A visit by Pyenson and Haasl to Ao Nuevo island in January 2007 showed that the whale came from ...

Highest ever winter water temperatures recorded

... recent days using satellite data, and ocean measurements made near Maria island on Tasmania's east coast. CSIRO oceanographers Katy Hill, David Griffin ... salinity and nutrients have been collected monthly just east of Maria island since 1944, showing how the influence of both the EAC and Leeuwin Current ...

New guide to tropical seedlings: Essential to climate change research

... for the first time in the new field guide, "Seedlings of Barro Colorado island and the Neotropics," published in July 2009 by Cornell University Press. ... of a novel, large scale forest-monitoring plot on Barro Colorado island in 1980. Botanists are in the midst of their 16th annual seedling census, ...

Stanford scientists find heat-tolerant coral reefs that may resist climate change

... Tom Oliver, now a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford, traveled to Ofu island in American Samoa. Ofu, a tropical coral reef marine reserve, has remained healthy despite gradually warming waters. The island offered the perfect laboratory setting, Oliver said, with numerous corals ...

Bull's-eye electrode helps interpret thoughts, deliver stimulus to aid paralyzed, epileptic patients

... A unique electrode developed for non-invasive use by a University of Rhode island biomedical engineer is showing promising results in helping to interpret ... Besio's NIH grant, along with an additional $15,000 grant from the Rhode island Foundation, will also be used to determine if the electrical stimulation ...

The evolutionary foundation of genomic imprinting in lower vertebrates

... has shown that, as mammalian Igf2 CpG island, goldfish Igf2 CpG island has a parental differentially methylated region (DMR). These results ... Their results showed that, as mammalian Igf2 CpG island, goldfish Igf2 CpG island was a parental differentially methylated region that was hypermethylated ...
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