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Deal locally with climate change impact


March 21st, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Think globally, but act locally when studying about plants, animals and the impact of global warming, advise researchers.Policy makers have been pressing biologists to dissect how ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Invasive plants can be good for eco-change


February 13th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) Contrary to prevailing belief, invasive plant species - introduced by humans - can also have positive ecological effects, new research has revealed. Tomás Carlo, assistant professor of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Conservation targets too small to stop extinction


October 14th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): A new study indicates that conservation biologists are setting their minimum population size targets too low to prevent extinction.The study, by University of Adelaide and Macquarie University scientists, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bigfoot’s favorite haunts revealed


July 7th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): A team of scientists has applied ecological niche modelling to predict the mythical Bigfoot's favorite haunts in the United States.Conservation biologists often need to predict where rare species ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Policies required to prevent biofuel output from causing ecological disaster


October 10th, 2008 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) Early preventive policies regarding biofuels' output would go a long way in minimising its unintentional side effects like fertiliser and pesticide pollution, soil erosion, fouling of waterways and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

DNA from sharks” teeth may help protect the endangered species


August 12th, 2008 - 3:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 12 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new technique that can analyze DNA from sharks'' teeth, which would help conservation biologists to study endangered species of the poorly understood fish. Until ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Chemical isotope analysis reconstructs last months of cougars life


August 11th, 2008 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 11 (ANI): A new study has enabled to reconstruct the last months of a cougars life by analyzing the chemical isotopes in its claw, a technique that could help ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Tourists in wildlife reserves scaring away native carnivores


July 22nd, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): A new study by conservation biologists from the University of California, Berkeley, has indicated that allowing public access in wildlife reserves can scare off the native carnivore ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Extinction risks for endangered species underestimated due to math glitch


July 3rd, 2008 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new study has indicated that extinction risks for natural populations of endangered species are likely being underestimated by as much as 100-fold because of a mathematical ... Read more...

Posted in World |

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