Wolf reintroduction proposed in Scottish Highland test case
In Yellowstone National Park in the U.S., the reintroduction of wolves after decades of absence is now allowing willow, aspen and cottonwood
trees to thrive once again in some places, instead of being eaten as young shoots by elk. This is helping to control stream erosion. The interactive w...
DOE JGI releases expanded version of Phytozome.net
....0 release of Phytozome now spans fourteen plant genomes, including eight that have been sequenced at the DOE JGI:
Populus trichocarpa , the black cottonwood
tree, the first tree sequenced and being explored as a feedstock for a new generation of cellulosic biofuels.
Sorghum bicolor, a drought-tolerant ...
Story tips From the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory -- May 2009
... Fred Strohl, (865) 574-4165; email@example.com ]
BIOENERGY -- Nature at work . . .
In one of the largest experiments of its kind, thousands of cottonwood
cuttings planted in common gardens in British Columbia, Oregon and California will help scientists determine which strains are best suited for cellulo...
Entomological Society of America names 2008 award winners
...ocation behavior, adult host choice and performance, and interactions between larval abundance and soil microbiota. His M.S. work was on management of cottonwood
leaf beetle in plantation-grown poplars. From 2000, he worked for the USDA Forest Service as the lead technician on a large-scale tree produc...
Story tips from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, August 2008
... BIOENERGY -- Natural selection . . .
By examining natural variation among cottonwood
trees in nature, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory hope to develop a strategy to maximize production of ethanol from cellulosic biomass. Thr...
UNH researchers test sediment-scrubbing technology in NH river
...l river and its proximity to UNH make it an ideal laboratory. They plan to compare the performance of the mats in the Cocheco to those they've laid in cottonwood
Bay in Grand Prairie, Texas, adjacent to the Dallas National Air Station, in a demonstration funded by the Department of Defense's Strategic Environme...
The first tree genome is published: Poplar holds promise as renewable bioenergy resource
... cover of tomorrow's edition of the journal Science.
The article, highlighting the analysis of the first complete DNA sequence of a tree, the black cottonwood
or Populus trichocarpa, lays the groundwork that may lead to the development of trees as an ideal "feedstock" for a new generation of biofuels such as...
Cougar predation key to ecosystem health
...ease, leading to severe ecological damage, loss of cottonwood
trees, eroding streambanks, and declining biodiver...e, growing and ravenous deer populations ate young cottonwood
trees almost as quickly as they sprouted, robbing ... in this watershed have nearly 50 times more young cottonwood
trees as well as thriving populations of flowers, ...
It's all in the genes
...gically," Whitham said. The foundation, or key, species in this case is the cottonwood
tree, which is the first tree to have all its genes sequenced, or mapped.
...rian forest, according to Whitham. Tannins affect the decomposition rate of cottonwood
leaves, which in turn affects the fertility of soils, which affects the mic...