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Camera Traps Catch Eye of the Tiger

...Island of Sumatra. WWF scientists are using camera traps to help conduct presence/absence surveys that will...rees." This is the first time WWF has used camera traps to study tigers in Indonesia. In July 2004, field staff began handing out questionnaires to find out...

Radio-tracking associated with 'dramatic shift' in water vole sex ratio

... sites vole numbers had been monitored using small traps baited with apple and carrot during 2002 and 2003, voles being released after counting. However, Moorhouse and Macdonald had also fitted radio-collars to 38 of the voles caught at the Norfolk site for in-depth study of the voles' movements. Accordin...

Alien woodwasp, threat to US pine trees, found in N.Y.

...usands of bark beetles caught in routine screening traps set by the New York State Cooperative Agricultural...are carrying out a large dragnet, setting multiple traps in places they suspect the woodwasp may be doing its destructive work. The effort is widespread beca...

Retroviral resistance gene found

...rafficking of the viral preintegration complex and traps the viral DNA in the cytoplasm. We hope that learning more about this transport machinery might reveal a new target for antiviral drugs in the treatment of HIV-1 disease." ...

'Sinkers' provide missing piece in deep-sea puzzle

...s have used funnel-like collectors called sediment traps to measure how much food sinks down to the seafloo...ound that the amount of food collected in sediment traps is significantly less than the amount of food being consumed by animals on the seafloor. Over the y...

India's smoking gun: Dino-killing eruptions

...esearchers have combined already known ages of the traps gathered from radiometric dating with magnetic fie...enet. The entire volcanic episode that created the traps took place over about one million years. The source of the massive lava flows is thought to have bee...

Deep treasure to be found in Oculina Bank

... where the use of bottom trawling, longlines, fish traps and anchoring by fishing vessels was prohibited. In 2000, the Coral HAPC was expanded to 300 square miles and now extends from Fort Pierce to Cape Canaveral. The original 92 square-mile area, now known as the Oculina Experimental Closed Area, has f...

Leading lampreys to slaughter: Pheromone for scourge of Great Lakes identified

...eromone to replace the poison by luring lamprey to traps and sterilizing the males, the researchers said. U...sen. "Capture rates are up six-fold." Most lamprey traps have been simple, rather ineffective devices, but now the attractants have opened up many new possib...

Jefferson scientists identify gene defect leading to abnormal skin development and cancer

...eromone to replace the poison by luring lamprey to traps and sterilizing the males, the researchers said. U...sen. "Capture rates are up six-fold." Most lamprey traps have been simple, rather ineffective devices, but now the attractants have opened up many new possib...

First wolverine radio-collared in Pacific Northwest

... that we will collar additional individuals in the traps we've set." Rohrer and Fitkin will continue to monitor three wolverine traps placed before snowfall in locations where wolverines had previously been detected. The log-cabin-sty...

Scientists make first step towards 'holy grail' of crystallography

... rational that the porous structure of a material, traps the protein molecules, and encourages them to crystallise. They tested the theory using BioGlass, a substance developed by Imperial's material scientists, as a scaffold to trap and encourage the growth of protein crystals. BioGlass is a porous mater...

Study shows hope for ridding lakes of clawed invader

...ever, has been intensive during six years with 280 traps seeded around the lake. Baited with beef liver, the traps snare both native and rusty crayfish, but the natives, Carpenter explains, are returned to the lake....

Giant deep-sea tubeworm's meal ticket comes in as a skin infection

...ned. By collecting the giant worms'tiny spawn from traps laid on the oceanfloor, oceanographers have shown ...g, just-settled larvae andjuveniles. They left the traps at the bottomnear an active hydrothermal vent and returnedthe next season to collect them, bring the...

WWF captures first-ever photo of wild rhino on Borneo

...hoto of one just a few months after placing camera traps in the area is extraordinary." The rhinos in Sab...and keep poachers away. The team set up the camera traps in February. Camera traps are remotely activated by infrared triggers when animals walk by. "These ...

Fire ant-attacking fly spreading rapidly in Texas

...ng in 1999 with BFL in central Austin. The small traps capture fire ants first by luring them in with ant...isturbed mound. The flies follow the ants into the traps and then become stuck on strips of flypaper when they take a break from attacking their victims. Res...

Ground spider diversity studied in research project

...ound in Brazos County. Henderson set out pitfall traps ?made of plastic cups, funnels and animal-safe antifreeze ?to collect the spiders. A variety of sites ?including upland woods, post oak woodlands and an area disturbed by a high level of human activity ?were chosen. The collected samples are being ...

Edge density key to controlling gypsy moth spread

...rest service data from more than 100,000 pheromone traps set along the expanding gypsy moth population front for their theoretical model. The pheromone trap data were collected from 1988 to 2004. They used a theoretical model to show how an interaction between negative population growth at low densities...

Siberian lakes burp 'time-bomb' greenhouse gas

...ane bubbling trapped in the ice. By placing bubble traps over these spots and under the water the researchers could get daily measurements of the volume of methane released by the bubbles. Walter will continue her work on methane for her UAF International Polar Year post-doctoral project which will provid...

Microbes compete with animals for food by making it stink

...nsumers than fresher meat, researchers baited crab traps with menhaden -- a fish typically used for bait --... and the rest for two days. They also baited other traps with freshly thawed menhaden, which contained relatively few microbes. Then they set the traps in th...

Yale biologists 'trick' viruses into extinction

...production and alleviating disease. "Ecological traps for viruses might arise naturally, or could be engineered by adding viral binding sites to cells that disallow virus reproduction," said senior author Turner. "We proved the concept using a non-human virus, and variants of the bacteria cells it infe...

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