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How healthy is that marsh? Biologists count parasites

...ative plants, the biologists believe that wetlands managers will have a tool for gauging restoration success a... Hechinger hopes to produce a manual for resources managers that will explain how to collect snails, identify the trematodes inside them, and then translate thi...

Even a little cooling helps after cardiac arrest

...ative plants, the biologists believe that wetlands managers will have a tool for gauging restoration success a... Hechinger hopes to produce a manual for resources managers that will explain how to collect snails, identify the trematodes inside them, and then translate thi...

UGA researchers find that hunting can increase the severity of wildlife disease epidemics

...ase outbreaks. Their results suggest that wildlife managers and health officials use caution when considering hunting or culling as a means to manage diseases as diverse as rabies, tuberculosis and even avian influenza. "One consequence of hunting that we show in this paper is that it can increase the proba...

African wetland managers armed with new technology

...etworks hinder the conservation efforts of wetland managers and water authorities. In support of all African countries participating in the project, GlobWetland ?which is funded by ESA's Data User Element (DUE) ?hosted a five-day training seminar, developed jointly by Wetlands International and Vexcel, last...

Cougar predation key to ecosystem health

...nce of wolves in the American West ?may cause land managers to reconsider the importance of predatory species ...eer and wolves affect elk ?continue to mount, land managers may have to acknowledge the potentially enormous impact of these grazing animals on other ecosystem ...

Save the whales? Sure, but how many?

...e populations' ?the goal commonly used by wildlife managers that aims to have self-sustaining populations ?sho...sent, can provide the examples that scientists and managers need. 'Having animals acting like animals in the fullest sense, seems the standard conservationist...

Stormy days ahead for coral reefs

...." This understanding, in turn, can be used by managers to better understand how the world’s coral reefs m...ay. "The predictive tool we have developed allows managers to assess the vulnerability of their reefs to extreme wave events," says Dr. Madin. "The ability to ...

Serengeti patrols cut poaching of buffalo, elephants, rhinos

...h-per-unit-of-effort technique used for decades by managers to estimate fish abundance and set fishing limits. Estimates are based on a ratio comparing the number of fish caught in an area with the total number of hours of fishing ?the unit-of-effort ?by all the vessels in that area. In the Serengeti, whi...

Coral reefs are increasingly vulnerable to angry oceans

...ms or tsunamis." The researchers explained that managers can use this information to better understand how ... "The predictive tool we have developed allows managers to assess the vulnerability of their reefs to extreme wave events," said Madin. "The ability to esti...

Researchers examine why food tastes bad to chemotherapy recipients

...ravel around the U.S. to educate utility staff and managers on how to use sensory analysis to detect changes in water quality. She is also a co-developer of three odor-testing methods for the daily monitoring of raw and untreated water. Now she is hoping to work with medical personnel as she, Duncan, and Lee...

Coral stress 'like never in history'

...efs have survived devastation in the past ?so that managers can help them continue to survive into the future....

The first tree genome is published: Poplar holds promise as renewable bioenergy resource

.... In addition, poplar and related plants are vital managers of atmospheric carbon. Trees store captured carbon dioxide in their leaves, branches, stems, and roots. This natural process provides opportunities to improve carbon removal from the air by producing trees that effectively shuttle and store more car...

Detecting microalgae in coastal waters

...ealth risks. To protect their communities, coastal managers must monitor and characterize algal populations that change quickly over space and time. In vogue are fluorescence-based optical monitors that 'see' chlorophyll a, a plant pigment that is present in all algal species. However, these tools are less ef...

Shrinking ponds signal warmer, dryer Alaska

...gical Research program at UAF. "It will allow land managers to stop speculating about possible water body loss and begin to address the implications of this loss." Using black and white aerial photographs from the 1950s, color infrared aerial photographs from 1978-1982, and digital images from the Landsat s...

NASA satellite data helps assess the health of Florida's coral reef

...ida Reef Resilience Program bring scientists, reef managers and the community together to develop strategies that improve the health of reefs while enhancing the economies dependent on their success. Continued monitoring of coral reefs with the aid of sophisticated data from NASA satellites will help identi...

Seagrass ecosystems at a 'global crisis'

...ence. "The fate of seagrasses can provide resource managers advance signs of deteriorating ecological conditio..." "This report is a call to the world’s coastal managers that we need to do more to protect seagrass habitat," said co-author Dr. Tim Carruthers of the Unive...

NASA snow data helps maintain nation's largest, oldest bison herd

...g of snowpack conditions on winter ranges provides managers a measure of how quickly a snow-covered area becomes clear during the spring melting period. We now have a much better idea when to release wild bison and expect winter ranges to become accessible for the bison during the critical late winter period....

Human preference for other species could determine whether they survive

...of their popularity it has been difficult for park managers to remove them. Likewise, while groups of conservationists gather on weekends to pull invasive English ivy from trees and shrubs on public lands, some homeowners continue to plant the attractive vine in their yards, where it can spread to the wild. ...

How to manage forests in hurricane impact zones

...oped an adaptive strategy to help natural resource managers in the southeastern United States both prepare for...ajor hurricane. Forest owners and natural resource managers need strategies to deal with hurricane damage to coastal forests." In early fall 2005, Hurricane...

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