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Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

Scientists exploring the remote highlands of eastern Suriname discovered 24 species believed to be new to science, including a frog with florescent purple markings and other amphibians, fish and insects. Presented in a report made public today, the findings from a 2005 expedition ...

Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America

...lete because many of the species are restricted to remote and isolated mountain tops or other inaccessible areas. Some species included in the study now are believed to be extinct because of habitat degradation and possibly other causes such as climate change. A recent global assessment of amphibians foun...

Small, self-controlled planes combine plant pathology and engineering

...t advantages over a sampling aircraft operated via remote control,” Schmale explained. “First, the autonomous UAVs maintain a very precise sampling path. We can establish a GPS waypoint in the center of an agricultural field, and the autonomous plane can circle around the waypoint at a set altitude, with ab...

Prey not hard-wired to fear predators

...st changes in climate or disease may alter our big remote wild landscapes, but so do the actions of conservationists and public agencies by restoring ecosystems to bring native carnivores back to where they once thrived.” said Dr. Berger. Berger’s study, which looked at 19 areas including the Russian Fa...

Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life

...el Laurence M. Gould to reach their targets in the remote Weddell Sea, an arm of the Southern Atlantic Ocean that cuts into the Antarctic continent southeast of Cape Horn. The icebergs in the study were up to a dozen miles long and more than 120 feet high, with one extending nearly 1,000 feet into the depth...

Want to save polar bears? Follow the ice

...nks in size. To that end, the project will utilize remote sensing satellite imagery on sea ice extent and concentration since 1978 to form a picture of polar bear habitat history as well as where this habitat most likely remain in the future under global warming projections. When combined with meteorologica...

Technique monitors thousands of molecules simultaneously

...e tools and manpower necessary for the task to the remote regions it was built in on the scale necessary was "a logistical nightmare." Getting 12,000 electrodes per square centimeter to selectively do your chemical bidding is Moeller's logistical nightmare. How do you get chemical reactions to happen at j...

Discovery of new cave millipedes casts light on Arizona cave ecology

...veloping methods for detecting caves using thermal remote sensing imagery. Once procedures are developed, these techniques ultimately will be used to find caves on Mars. He is also studying extreme cave-adapted life forms by characterizing their habitats to determine how they exist in the nutrient-starved c...

Tibetan antelope slowly recovering, WCS says

...from a recent 1,000-mile expedition across Tibet's remote Chang Tang region, Wildlife Conservation Society (...led a black market and widespread poaching in this remote area. In the mid 1990s, Schaller estimated that perhaps 75,000 chiru remained in the wild, with as ...

Paper challenges 1491 Amazonian population theories

...ish-born paleo-ecologist who travels to extremely remote rain forest locations to collect core samples from ancient lakes. He then analyzes those samples for pollen and charcoal and thus is able to conclude with a high degree of accuracy the extent of human settlement in that region. "What we do say is ...

Cambodian vulture nests offer hope for species

Working in the remote forests of Cambodia, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) have just discovered Southeast Asia's only known breeding colony of slender-billed vultures, one of the world's most threatened bird species. Found in heavily fores...

Woman's Day and For Womens of Science

...und in a number of fish-eating wildlife species in remote areas of the planet. The actual socioeconomic costs of mercury pollution are probably much greater than estimated because existing economic analyses don't consider mercury's impacts on ecosystems and wildlife. The concentration of methylmercury ...

Mercury contamination of fish warrants worldwide public warning

...und in a number of fish-eating wildlife species in remote areas of the planet. The actual socioeconomic costs of mercury pollution are probably much greater than estimated because existing economic analyses don't consider mercury's impacts on ecosystems and wildlife. The concentration of methylmercury ...

Remote sheep population resists genetic drift

...establish a herd of mouflon for sport hunting on a remote island in the Indian Ocean 50 years ago has inadvertently created a laboratory for genetic researchers and led to a surprising discovery. A mouflon population, bred over dozens of generations from a single male and female pair transplanted to Haute ...

Massive coral death attributed to earthquake

...tes. This gives some hope that coral reefs in this remote region can return to their previous condition and provide local communities with the resources they need to prosper. The recovery process will be enhanced by management that encourages sustainable uses of these ecosystems and the protection of critic...

Cancer-killing invention also harvests stem cells

... circulation, it flow through the bloodstream to a remote organ, then leaves the bloodstream and forms a secondary tumor. This is how cancer spreads. He put these facts together with one more, very important fact: the selectins grab onto a specific carbohydrate on the surfaces of white blood cells, stem ...

UF scientists discover new genus of frogmouth bird in Solomon Islands

...ata. "This discovery underscores that birds on remote Pacific islands are still poorly known, scientifically speaking," Steadman said. "Without the help of local hunters, we probably would have overlooked the frogmouth." Originally, the bird was misclassified as a subspecies of the Australian Marbled...

The origin of the brain lies in a worm

...inherited the organisation of their CNS from their remote common ancestors." The findings provide strong evidence for a theory that was first put forward by zoologist Anton Dohrn in 1875. It states that vertebrate and annelid CNS are of common descent and vertebrates have turned themselves upside down thr...

Mother knows best: Plant knowledge key to childhood health in remote Amazon

In a remote area of the Amazon, globalization is threatening t...or a tiny fraction of consumption. "Like other remote rural populations around the world, the Tsimane' must rely on their ability to exploit natural resou...

Pacific Rim researchers to collaborate on distributed bioinformatics analysis of avian flu

...a, support medical informatics, and even assist in remote diagnosis." UC San Diego will lead the one-year project, with more than $350,000 in funding from the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), part of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC). TATRC invest...

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