Climate change effects on imperiled Sierra frog examined
Climate change can have significant impacts on high-elevation lakes and imperiled
Sierra Nevada Yellow-legged frogs that depend upon them, according to U.S. Forest Service and University of California, Berkeley, scientists.
Their findings appear in the current issue of the journal " Herpetologic...
Long-lived deep-sea fishes imperiled by technology, overfishing
Many commercially prized fish from the depths of the world's oceans are severely threatened by over-fishing and the species' ability to recover is constrained by the fishes' long lifespans and low reproductive success, a panel of experts said today at the annual meeting of the American Association ...
Rules proposed to save the world's coral reefs
... An international team of scientists has proposed a set of basic rules to help save the world's imperiled
coral reefs from ultimate destruction.
Their proposal is being unveiled at the World Ocean Conference 2009 in Manado, Indonesia, where leaders of s...
UIC biologists use DNA to study migration of threatened whale sharks
... Whale sharks -- giants of the fish world that strike terror only among tiny creatures like the plankton and krill they eat -- are imperiled
by over-fishing of the species in parts of its ocean range.
That threat is underscored in a new study from geneticists led by Jennifer Schmidt, Uni...
Taking the pulse of our planet
...ese patterns, caused by climate change or other factors, can significantly affect human economies and health. In some areas, such changes have already imperiled
species, such as in the disappearance of some wildflowers from near Walden Pond, home of the famed 19th-century naturalist Henry David Thoreau.
Smithsonian scientists receive coveted BBVA Ecology and Conservation Award
... political strategies to stem the tide of tropical deforestation.
"Laurance and Lovejoy, a dynamic scientific team, promote conservation research in imperiled
tropical forests in the Amazon and worldwide, catalyzing the efforts of countless others to achieve conservation goals," said Cristin Samper, director...
A BBVA Foundation project comes up with a system enabling detection of cetacean hearing loss
...United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands and the United States have taken part in this BBVA Foundation project.
Cetaceans rank among the world's most imperiled
species, due, among other reasons, to the noise produced by artificial sound sources. A number of problems have recently come to light which bear a di...
Northwest climate change is target of $3.2M in grants to University of Oregon
...es were once widespread in this part of the Northwest but through a variety of reasons it is estimated that only about 2 percent still exist. They are imperiled
ecosystems as are the species within them. On top of that we have climate change to deal with. This study is about biodiversity, and how these already...
Silent streams? Escalating endangerment for North American freshwater fish
...pacts on aquatic ecosystems," noted Howard Jelks, a USGS researcher and the senior author of the paper.
Degree of Trouble
Of fish on the 1989 imperiled
list, 89 percent are either still listed with the same conservation status or have become even more at risk. Only 11 percent improved in status or wer...
Spanish researchers discover significant leatherback turtle nesting beaches in the Caribbean
...ith a similarly high birth success rate. It is also an exceptional model of ancestral co-existence with a positive conservation impact for a seriously imperiled
The results of this study confirm the Central American Caribbean as the world's fourth largest nesting zone for the leatherback turtle aft...