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Public trust doctrine could aid management of US oceans

DURHAM, N.C. -- Since Congress lifted a moratorium on offshore drilling last year, federal lawmakers have grappled with the issue of how best to regulate U.S. ocean waters to allow oil, wave and wind energy development, while sustainably managing critical fisheries and marine animal habitats. ...

Pest management specialist Charles Summers wins prestigious Woodworth Award

A University of California entomologist whose career spans 39 years in the pest management of field and vegetable crops, is the winner of the prestigious Charles W. Woodworth Award from the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America. Charles "Charlie" Summers, stationed at the UC ...

Research synthesis shines light on several management options after fires in diverse ecosystems

Portland, Ore. March 19, 2009. No single decision-support system exists for selecting alternatives for postfire management. That thesis is what a recently released report on management after fire hinges upon. The publication, Effects of Timber Harvest Following Wildfire in Western North America, ...

Ecological insect pest management for Guam

University of Guam scientist Dr. G. V. P. Reddy has been awarded a $60,000 grant from the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) program of the US Department of Agriculture. Dr. Reddy, a chemical ecologist and entomologist, has over 25 years of experience in entomological research a...

Organizational Change Management for Sustainability: The Harvard Case Study

It takes much more than the appropriate technology to create a sustainable green environment and organizational culture. Learn about the challenges of such a transformation at the Technology and Society Forum presentation by Leith Sharp on Wednesday, March 25 from 3-4:30 pm in NJIT's Campus Center...

Long-term study of orchard ground cover management systems

ITHACA, NY - Orchard floor and groundcover management is important to fruit growers, affecting the efficiency of orchard operations, fruit tree performance, and soil quality. Herbicide-treated tree rows with mowed grass "drive lanes" are the most widely used orchard groundcover management syste...

Preventing rangeland erosion: Developing better management practices in Iran

Madison, WI, February 9, 2009 -- The rangelands of Iran have one of the world's longest history of agriculture development, with a deep tradition of technological developments and knowledge of the soil that has produced centuries of fertile crops. Currently, however, new pressures to feed an incre...

Almond pest management team to receive major award at ESA meeting

DAVIS--A University of California team that developed a successful insect pest management program for almond growers, leading to significant pesticide reduction, will be honored at the Entomological Society of America (ESA) annual meeting, Nov. 16-19 in Reno. The seven-member Almond Pest Mana...

Case Western Reserve University project ties soil conservation and river management together

CLEVELAND Sediment in rivers comes from erosion of the landscape as well as the erosion and collapse of the banks themselves. Just how much each source contributes to a river and how it affects the flow and path of that river is the subject of research by Peter Whiting, professor of geological ...

Indiana U researchers launch social networking and research management tool for scientists

INDIANAPOLIS Indiana University researchers have introduced Laboratree, a web-based solution to the complex problems of scientific collaboration. Designed to streamline research and enhance collaborative social networking for the science community, Laboratree will enable scientists to securely...

BIO-key(R) Announces Emergency Alert and Management Solutions for Schools and Campuses

MobileSRO(TM) and MobileCampus(TM) Wireless Data Communications Link School Security, Administration and Faculty WALL, N.J., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIO-key International Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BKYI), a leader in finger-based biometric identification and wireless pu...

Sun Microsystems and Aware, Inc. Announce Integration of Aware's BioSP with Sun Identity Management Solutions

Collaboration delivers a comprehensive next-generation identity management platform, complete with biometric enrollment, authentication, data formatting, and background check connectivity BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sun Microsystems, Inc. and Aware, Inc. (Nasd...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: UN experts

Current coastal management practices are ineffective and their continuation endangers ecosystems that support the economies on which over half the worlds population depend, United Nations University experts warn in a new report offering a major prescription for sweeping change. In a blunt asses...

Coastal management cooperation, enforcement key to avoid pending crisis for millions: U.N. experts

Current coastal management practices are ineffective and their continuation endangers ecosystems that support the economies on which over half the worlds population depend, United Nations University experts warn in a new report offering a major prescription for sweeping change. In a blunt asses...

Crop management strategies key to a healthy Gulf, planet

OAK RIDGE, Tenn., April 21, 2008 Improved management of crops and perennials could go a long way toward alleviating the problem of hypoxia, which claims thousands of fish, shrimp and shellfish in the Gulf of Mexico each spring. An assessment by a team led by Virginia Dale of Oak Ridge National...

Gypsy moth management made more efficient, cost-effective

A computer model that provides land managers with a more efficient and cost-effective approach for controlling gypsy moths and other invasive pests has been created by biologists at Penn State University and the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Gypsy moths, which were introduced to ...

Multiple resource management is focus of new technical report

PORTLAND, Ore. March 6, 2008. Forests can serve society in numerous waysby providing timber, habitat for fish and wildlife, and recreational opportunities, for example. Management of these multiple resources is a primary mission of the USDA Forest Service. In May 2007, the agency co-sponsored a bi...

Can Dungeness crab and eelgrass help improve management of our marine resources?

Putting theory into practice to manage complex and closely linked social and ecological systems along our coasts is a challenge, but one NOAA researcher Anne Guerry says can be addressed by a new approach to managing the value of our ocean resources. Guerry will discuss the use of ecosystem se...

DOE JGI releases a new version of its metagenome data management and analysis system

WALNUT CREEK, CA--Targeting its ever-expanding user community, the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI) has released an upgraded version of the IMG/M metagenome data management and analysis system, accessible to the public at http://img.jgi.doe.gov/m . IMG/M provides tool...

Fishermen and UCSB scientists explore ways to improve management of California spiny lobsters

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) Unique, collaborative ways to manage fisheries are emerging in Southern California. Currently the California spiny lobster is being scrutinized as Californians evaluate the first five years of marine reserves in the Channel Islands area. An innovative collaboration ha...

United Water, in partnership with Stevens, wins Management Innovation Award

HOBOKEN, N.J. The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) held its annual conference, Oct. 8, 2007, during which NAWC President Bob Iacullo presented the 2007 Management Innovation Awards. This annual competition provides member companies the opportunity to share innovative approaches to i...

Accu-Time Systems, Inc. Announces Launch of Next Generation Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions: Global Series(TM)

ELLINGTON, Conn., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Accu-Time Systems, Inc., the leading manufacturer of workforce management, time and attendance, and security access products, today announced the launch of its next generation Human Capital Management (HCM) solution, Maximus(TM) - a member of the Global...

Resilience concepts poised to aid management of coastal marine ecosystems

The January 2008 issue of BioScience includes a special section entitled Managing for Resilience in Coastal Marine Ecosystems. The four articles in the section highlight different aspects of attempts to incorporate modern concepts from mathematical ecology into ecosystem-based management of coasta...

RAND study finds evidence disease management programs

Disease management programs that help guide the care of patients with chronic health problems appear to improve the quality of health care, but there is little evidence that such efforts actually save money, according to a study issued today by the RAND Corporation. The RAND Health study review...

Latest Integrated Microbial Genomes data management system update release

WALNUT CREEK, CA--Version 2.4 of the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data management system, a resource provided to the scientific community for microbial genome data analysis, has now been released. Hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), IMG has built a popul...

Manure management reduces levels of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance genes

MADISON, WI, November 26, 2007- Antibiotic resistance is a growing human health concern. Researchers around the globe have found antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals to be present in surface waters and sediments, municipal wastewater, animal manure lagoons, and underlying groundwater. In a recent...

Secure Services Corp. Achieves Milestone in United States Identity Protection with the Launch of the SSC SHAPE Card Management Solution

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Secure Services Corp. (SSC), a leader in developing unique solutions for secure information and communication has achieved a milestone within the United States. SSC has successfully integrated their Secure Health and Privacy Environment (SHAPE) Smart...

Mosaic Intelligent Video Management System: Video Surveillance Just Got Smarter

TOMBALL, Texas, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Mosaic Global Solutions, LLC ( http://www.mosaicgs.com ), a leading provider of enterprise IP security products and solutions, has just released the Mosaic Intelligent Video Management System (IVMS). This is no ordinary enterprise-class network video rec...

Upgraded IMG 2.3 Data Management System released by DOE JGI to eager user community

WALNUT CREEK, CA -- A powerful set of computational tools established to ease the visualization and exploration of genomes flooding the public domain is now available in IMG Version 2.3 -- the Integrated Microbial Genomes (IMG) data management system hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint G...

Central targets may hinder wider waste management objectives

Government priorities can drive local waste partnerships towards the achievement of central targets and efficiency savings rather than wider sustainable waste management objectives, a study funded by the Economic and Social Research Council shows. Reducing levels of waste and disposing of it in...

Supply Chain Council Partners With APICS The Association for Operations Management

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supply Chain Council (SCC) announced today it has joined forces with APICS The Association for Operations Management to offer a unique new program that will enhance the skills and knowledge of supply chain and operations management professionals. ...

Supply Chain Council Partners With APICS The Association for Operations Management

WASHINGTON, May 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supply Chain Council (SCC) announced today it has joined forces with APICS The Association for Operations Management to offer a unique new program that will enhance the skills and knowledge of supply chain and operations management professionals. ...

Publication sets guidelines across cancer therapies: Ensuring the best in patient management

Reston, Va. Now, for the first time, experts have compiled a comprehensive overview of the literature regarding the usefulness of PET imaging for the treatment of several cancers. Personalizing Cancer Therapy with FDG PET: From RECIST to PERCISTa compilation of results of therapeutic regimens ac...

Long-lasting nerve block could change pain management

Researchers at Children's Hospital Boston have developed a slow-release anesthetic drug-delivery system that could potentially revolutionize treatment of pain during and after surgery, and may also have a large impact on chronic pain management. In NIH-funded work, they used specially designed fat...

Understanding phosphorus in soils is vital to proper management

MADISON, WI, FEBRUARY 2, 2009--Phosphorus is one of the key nutrients that can cause algal blooms and related water quality problems in lakes, rivers, and estuaries worldwide. Phosphorus entering waters originates from a variety of sources. Agricultural land receiving long term applications of o...

First-ever socioeconomic study on coral reefs points to challenges of coastal resource management

Washington --- A first of its kind study, "Socioeconomic Conditions Along the World's Tropical Coasts: 2008," reports on the social and economic ramifications of healthy coral reefs in 27 tropical nations and points to the inability of coastal managers to effectively implement decades-old recomme...

Book breaks new ground in the study of economics and forest threats management

Asheville, NC The U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) today announced the publication of The Economics of Forest Disturbances: Wildfires, Storms, and Invasive Species . Edited by three SRS scientists, the book offers a synthesis of new approaches to understanding the economics of...

Ecology, economics and soil societies brief Congress on post-wildfire resource management

On Wednesday, 9 July, three prominent scientific societies sponsored briefings on Capitol Hill to inform lawmakers about how to manage natural areas after they have been impacted by wildfire. Jointly sponsored by the Ecological Society of America (ESA), Council on Food, Agricultural and Resource E...

Wiley-Blackwell to launch Journal of Flood Risk Management

Oxford, United Kingdom May 2, 2008 Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. today announced the launch of Journal of Flood Risk Management. Published in partnership with the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Ma...

Scientists outline novel approach to ecosystem management

Traditional ecosystems in which communities of plants and animals have co-evolved and are interdependent are increasingly rare, due to human-induced ecosystem changes. As a result, historical assessments of ecosystem health are often inaccurate. A team of scientists present a new approach to mana...
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