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Same mutation aided evolution in many fish species, Stanford study finds

... undergraduate Guadalupe Villarreal Jr.; technical managers at the Stanford Human Genome Center Mark Dickson, Jane Grimwood and Jeremy Schmutz; and Richard Myers, PhD, professor of genetics. ...

New online portal merges vast data on Gulf of Maine ecosystem

...it available for the first time, enabling resource managers and scientific researchers to combine and analyze information in unprecedented ways, creating new insights into the Gulf of Maine's ecology. Launched today by the Gulf of Maine Area program of the Census of Marine Life, the Dynamic Atlas of the Gulf...

Finding hidden invaders in a Hawaiian rain forest

...and private organizations. Scientists and resource managers from Carnegie, Stanford University, the U.S. Natio...dscape." "These findings are valuable to resource managers on two levels," remarked Tim Tunison, Chief of Resource Management of the Hawaii Volcanoes National ...

Scripps scientists find potential for catastrophic shifts in Pacific ecosystems

... processes such as El Niño events to environmental managers charged with overseeing and sustaining ecosystem resources such as fisheries. Surprisingly, it relates to many disciplines involving complex webs of mutually interacting parts, such as ecosystems and world financial markets, which have the potential ...

Major new UNC-based drinking water study suggests pregnancy fears may be overstated

...o not plan to make policy recommendations to water managers and municipalities, he said. If possible, future comparable studies ought to include methods for determining actual exposures to purification byproducts more accurately. "We also looked at exposure to these chemicals in relation to preterm births an...

Scientists discover global pattern of big fish diversity in open oceans

...ve provided by this paper will encourage fisheries managers to move out of a single species and single location mindset, addressing management decisions in a larger context that recognizes our cumulative and rapid impact on the ocean system. The good news, say these scientists, is that there is hope for the ...

Assessing the Amazon River's sensitivity to deforestation

... is to human activities and can provide government managers and civil society with a tool for analyzing the costs and benefits of different land-use policies and help plan future settlement, land use and conservation priorities." "This third phase is particularly exciting because we are now combining what we...

New complete muscle grown in the lab

...ace and medicine. The majority of the founders and managers of Israel's high-tech companies are alumni. Based in New York City, the American Technion Society is the leading American organization supporting higher education in Israel, with 17 offices around the country. ...

Crisis in African fish supplies looms, experts warn Africa leaders

...ystem to monitor these impacts will help fisheries managers and other decision-makers strengthen the role of fish in providing food and nutrition security. ...

Leptin-signaling Protein Maintains Normal Body Weight And Energy Balance In Mice

...ystem to monitor these impacts will help fisheries managers and other decision-makers strengthen the role of fish in providing food and nutrition security. ...

Research suggests fitness of Florida panthers improved by limited breeding with Texas animals

...ts had been removed from the wilds, since wildlife managers "wanted to keep outside genetic exposure to a minimum," Pimm said. Beginning in 1992, researchers also briefly captured kittens and inserted microchips into them to track their whereabouts and fates. Of the 118 purebred and 54 hybrid kittens that r...

Elusive salamanders have role in developing new sampling models

...salamanders can help installation natural resource managers apply effective conservation strategies for this s...of the ongoing challenge faced by natural resource managers to balance resource use and resource preservation." ...

Beach pollution is worst during new and full moon

... full moon. The findings could help beachgoers and managers better assess the potential risk of swimming. The...e of immediate practical use to swimmers and beach managers alike, according to Boehm. "The general public can use the phase of the moon and the tide stage to a...

Oysters: The natural way to protect our shores

...e a useful shoreline stabilization tool to coastal managers under low energy environments." ...

Researchers: Treated wood poses long-term threat

...ructures in the next 40 years. That suggests that managers may want to carefully consider what should be the final resting place for CCA-treated wood that has been taken out of service, Townsend said. "These estimates provide decision-makers with information that helps them decide whether or not CCA-treated...

Deep treasure to be found in Oculina Bank

...t important habitats are will help researchers and managers determine those areas that need the greatest protection, and those that might require less protection, " says Reed. Another important focus of the expedition will be to assess populations of snappers and groupers and choose sections of the reef for...

Cattle grazing may help rather than hurt endangered species

...uatic environments disappear. "Consequently, land managers can play an important role in climate change impacts, i.e. they can exacerbate or ameliorate, the local impacts of global change." Pyke adds. Conservationists may find that grazing is not always a negative factor, and it presents real opportunities ...

Satellites show Amazon parks, indigenous reserves stop forest clearing

...re." While previous studies had queried park managers about reserve performance, this study is the first to evaluate the effectiveness of tropical protected areas against forest clearing using quantitative analysis of satellite data. The group used satellite-based maps of land cover and fire occurrence ...

NASA study solves ocean plant mystery

...on around the world much more accurately. Resource managers will become more knowledgeable about where carbon is going and the impact of recreational, industrial or commercial processes that use or produce carbon. Researchers better understand the Earth as an ecosystem, and can incorporate these findings in f...

Creating a window on 'oceans in motion'

Scientists and resource managers could soon have a highly detailed picture of marine conditions and the migrations of fish and ocean animals throughout the world, according to international experts convening a landmark conference in Canada June 27-30. Academics, scientists and tech...

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