The branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of organisms and their ENVIRONMENT, especially as manifested by natural cycles and rhythms, community development and structure, interactions between different kinds of organisms, geographic distributions, and population alterations. (Webster's, 3d ed)
A functional system which includes the organisms of a natural community together with their environment. (McGraw Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
Ecological and environmental entities, characteristics, properties, relationships and processes.
The variety of all native living organisms and their various forms and interrelationships.
The process of cumulative change over successive generations through which organisms acquire their distinguishing morphological and physiological characteristics.
The pattern of any process, or the interrelationship of phenomena, which affects growth or change within a population.
The relationships of groups of organisms as reflected by their genetic makeup.
The sequence of transfers of matter and energy from organism to organism in the form of FOOD. Food chains intertwine locally into a food web because most organisms consume more than one type of animal or plant. PLANTS, which convert SOLAR ENERGY to food by PHOTOSYNTHESIS, are the primary food source. In a predator chain, a plant-eating animal is eaten by a larger animal. In a parasite chain, a smaller organism consumes part of a larger host and may itself be parasitized by smaller organisms. In a saprophytic chain, microorganisms live on dead organic matter.
Ecosystem and environmental activities, functions, or events.
Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.
The science dealing with the earth and its life, especially the description of land, sea, and air and the distribution of plant and animal life, including humanity and human industries with reference to the mutual relations of these elements. (From Webster, 3d ed)
The spectrum of different living organisms inhabiting a particular region, habitat, or biotope.
Behavioral responses or sequences associated with eating including modes of feeding, rhythmic patterns of eating, and time intervals.
The protection, preservation, restoration, and rational use of all resources in the total environment.
Number of individuals in a population relative to space.
Instinctual behavior pattern in which food is obtained by killing and consuming other species.
One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.
Periodic movements of animals in response to seasonal changes or reproductive instinct. Hormonal changes are the trigger in at least some animals. Most migrations are made for reasons of climatic change, feeding, or breeding.
The restriction of a characteristic behavior, anatomical structure or physical system, such as immune response; metabolic response, or gene or gene variant to the members of one species. It refers to that property which differentiates one species from another but it is also used for phylogenetic levels higher or lower than the species.
Divisions of the year according to some regularly recurrent phenomena usually astronomical or climatic. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Woody, usually tall, perennial higher plants (Angiosperms, Gymnosperms, and some Pterophyta) having usually a main stem and numerous branches.
The salinated water of OCEANS AND SEAS that provides habitat for marine organisms.
The external elements and conditions which surround, influence, and affect the life and development of an organism or population.
The study of the origin, structure, development, growth, function, genetics, and reproduction of organisms which inhabit the OCEANS AND SEAS.
Invertebrates or non-human vertebrates which transmit infective organisms from one host to another.
A great expanse of continuous bodies of salt water which together cover more than 70 percent of the earth's surface. Seas may be partially or entirely enclosed by land, and are smaller than the five oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic).
A process by which animals in various forms and stages of development are physically distributed through time and space.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
A multistage process that includes cloning, physical mapping, subcloning, determination of the DNA SEQUENCE, and information analysis.
Physiological processes and properties of BACTERIA.
The longterm manifestations of WEATHER. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
The study of microorganisms living in a variety of environments (air, soil, water, etc.) and their pathogenic relationship to other organisms including man.
The total process by which organisms produce offspring. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Minute free-floating animal organisms which live in practically all natural waters.
A collective genome representative of the many organisms, primarily microorganisms, existing in a community.
A group of cold-blooded, aquatic vertebrates having gills, fins, a cartilaginous or bony endoskeleton, and elongated bodies covered with scales.
Animal behavior associated with the nest; includes construction, effects of size and material; behavior of the adult during the nesting period and the effect of the nest on the behavior of the young.
Remains, impressions, or traces of animals or plants of past geological times which have been preserved in the earth's crust.
Genotypic differences observed among individuals in a population.
Order of mammals whose members are adapted for flight. It includes bats, flying foxes, and fruit bats.
The relationship between an invertebrate and another organism (the host), one of which lives at the expense of the other. Traditionally excluded from definition of parasites are pathogenic BACTERIA; FUNGI; VIRUSES; and PLANTS; though they may live parasitically.
The physical measurements of a body.
Large natural streams of FRESH WATER formed by converging tributaries and which empty into a body of water (lake or ocean).
Insects that transmit infective organisms from one host to another or from an inanimate reservoir to an animate host.
A chain of islands, cays, and reefs in the West Indies, lying southeast of Florida and north of Cuba. It is an independent state, called also the Commonwealth of the Bahamas or the Bahama Islands. The name likely represents the local name Guanahani, itself of uncertain origin. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p106 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p45)
Constituent of 30S subunit prokaryotic ribosomes containing 1600 nucleotides and 21 proteins. 16S rRNA is involved in initiation of polypeptide synthesis.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in water. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
The contents included in all or any segment of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.
The presence of bacteria, viruses, and fungi in the soil. This term is not restricted to pathogenic organisms.
Animate or inanimate sources which normally harbor disease-causing organisms and thus serve as potential sources of disease outbreaks. Reservoirs are distinguished from vectors (DISEASE VECTORS) and carriers, which are agents of disease transmission rather than continuing sources of potential disease outbreaks.
Community of tiny aquatic PLANTS and ANIMALS, and photosynthetic BACTERIA, that are either free-floating or suspended in the water, with little or no power of locomotion. They are divided into PHYTOPLANKTON and ZOOPLANKTON.
Water containing no significant amounts of salts, such as water from RIVERS and LAKES.
Animals considered to be wild or feral or not adapted for domestic use. It does not include wild animals in zoos for which ANIMALS, ZOO is available.
Places for cultivation and harvesting of fish, particularly in sea waters. (from McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The unconsolidated mineral or organic matter on the surface of the earth that serves as a natural medium for the growth of land plants.
The physiological processes, properties, and states characteristic of plants.
A diverse genus of minute freshwater CRUSTACEA, of the suborder CLADOCERA. They are a major food source for both young and adult freshwater fish.
The ceasing of existence of a species or taxonomic groups of organisms.
A field of study concerned with the principles and processes governing the geographic distributions of genealogical lineages, especially those within and among closely related species. (Avise, J.C., Phylogeography: The History and Formation of Species. Harvard University Press, 2000)
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of systems, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.
Any significant change in measures of climate (such as temperature, precipitation, or wind) lasting for an extended period (decades or longer). It may result from natural factors such as changes in the sun's intensity, natural processes within the climate system such as changes in ocean circulation, or human activities.
A climate which is typical of equatorial and tropical regions, i.e., one with continually high temperatures with considerable precipitation, at least during part of the year. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
The observable response an animal makes to any situation.
Non-native organisms brought into a region, habitat, or ECOSYSTEM by human activity.
A genus of the family Lemuridae consisting of five species: L. catta (ring-tailed lemur), L. fulvus, L. macaco (acoumba or black lemur), L. mongoz (mongoose lemur), and L. variegatus (white lemur). Most members of this genus occur in forested areas on Madagascar and the Comoro Islands.
Free-floating minute organisms that are photosynthetic. The term is non-taxonomic and refers to a lifestyle (energy utilization and motility), rather than a particular type of organism. Most, but not all, are unicellular algae. Important groups include DIATOMS; DINOFLAGELLATES; CYANOBACTERIA; CHLOROPHYTA; HAPTOPHYTA; CRYPTOMONADS; and silicoflagellates.
Organisms that live in water.
The consumption of animal flesh.
Changes in biological features that help an organism cope with its ENVIRONMENT. These changes include physiological (ADAPTATION, PHYSIOLOGICAL), phenotypic and genetic changes.
The genomic analysis of assemblages of organisms.
Marine, freshwater, or terrestrial mollusks of the class Gastropoda. Most have an enclosing spiral shell, and several genera harbor parasites pathogenic to man.
The comparative and theoretical study of culture, often synonymous with cultural anthropology.
Multicellular, eukaryotic life forms of kingdom Plantae (sensu lato), comprising the VIRIDIPLANTAE; RHODOPHYTA; and GLAUCOPHYTA; all of which acquired chloroplasts by direct endosymbiosis of CYANOBACTERIA. They are characterized by a mainly photosynthetic mode of nutrition; essentially unlimited growth at localized regions of cell divisions (MERISTEMS); cellulose within cells providing rigidity; the absence of organs of locomotion; absence of nervous and sensory systems; and an alternation of haploid and diploid generations.
The relationship between two different species of organisms that are interdependent; each gains benefits from the other or a relationship between different species where both of the organisms in question benefit from the presence of the other.
Members of the group of vascular plants which bear flowers. They are differentiated from GYMNOSPERMS by their production of seeds within a closed chamber (OVARY, PLANT). The Angiosperms division is composed of two classes, the monocotyledons (Liliopsida) and dicotyledons (Magnoliopsida). Angiosperms represent approximately 80% of all known living plants.
The most diversified of all fish orders and the largest vertebrate order. It includes many of the commonly known fish such as porgies, croakers, sunfishes, dolphin fish, mackerels, TUNA, etc.
An animal or plant species in danger of extinction. Causes can include human activity, changing climate, or change in predator/prey ratios.
A family of the order DIPTERA that comprises the mosquitoes. The larval stages are aquatic, and the adults can be recognized by the characteristic WINGS, ANIMAL venation, the scales along the wing veins, and the long proboscis. Many species are of particular medical importance.
Tracts of land completely surrounded by water.
Animals that have no spinal column.
The study of early forms of life through fossil remains.
The inter- and intra-relationships between various microorganisms. This can include both positive (like SYMBIOSIS) and negative (like ANTIBIOSIS) interactions. Examples include virus - bacteria and bacteria - bacteria.
The natural satellite of the planet Earth. It includes the lunar cycles or phases, the lunar month, lunar landscapes, geography, and soil.
Diseases of non-human animals that may be transmitted to HUMANS or may be transmitted from humans to non-human animals.
The splitting of an ancestral species into daughter species that coexist in time (King, Dictionary of Genetics, 6th ed). Causal factors may include geographic isolation, HABITAT geometry, migration, REPRODUCTIVE ISOLATION, random GENETIC DRIFT and MUTATION.
The process of cumulative change at the level of DNA; RNA; and PROTEINS, over successive generations.
Insects of the family Formicidae, very common and widespread, probably the most successful of all the insect groups. All ants are social insects, and most colonies contain three castes, queens, males, and workers. Their habits are often very elaborate and a great many studies have been made of ant behavior. Ants produce a number of secretions that function in offense, defense, and communication. (From Borror, et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p676)
Inland bodies of still or slowly moving FRESH WATER or salt water, larger than a pond, and supplied by RIVERS and streams.
Generally refers to the digestive structures stretching from the MOUTH to ANUS, but does not include the accessory glandular organs (LIVER; BILIARY TRACT; PANCREAS).
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
One of the three domains of life (the others being BACTERIA and Eukarya), formerly called Archaebacteria under the taxon Bacteria, but now considered separate and distinct. They are characterized by: (1) the presence of characteristic tRNAs and ribosomal RNAs; (2) the absence of peptidoglycan cell walls; (3) the presence of ether-linked lipids built from branched-chain subunits; and (4) their occurrence in unusual habitats. While archaea resemble bacteria in morphology and genomic organization, they resemble eukarya in their method of genomic replication. The domain contains at least four kingdoms: CRENARCHAEOTA; EURYARCHAEOTA; NANOARCHAEOTA; and KORARCHAEOTA.
A widely distributed order of perching BIRDS, including more than half of all bird species.
Computer systems capable of assembling, storing, manipulating, and displaying geographically referenced information, i.e. data identified according to their locations.
Techniques used to determine the age of materials, based on the content and half-lives of the RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES they contain.
Water particles that fall from the ATMOSPHERE.
A mammalian order which consists of 29 families and many genera.
Constituent of the 40S subunit of eukaryotic ribosomes. 18S rRNA is involved in the initiation of polypeptide synthesis in eukaryotes.
A discipline or occupation concerned with the study of INSECTS, including the biology and the control of insects.
Slender-bodies diurnal insects having large, broad wings often strikingly colored and patterned.
Total mass of all the organisms of a given type and/or in a given area. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990) It includes the yield of vegetative mass produced from any given crop.
One of the Indian Ocean Islands off the southeast coast of Africa. Its capital is Antananarivo. It was formerly called the Malagasy Republic. Discovered by the Portuguese in 1500, its history has been tied predominantly to the French, becoming a French protectorate in 1882, a French colony in 1896, and a territory within the French union in 1946. The Malagasy Republic was established in the French Community in 1958 but it achieved independence in 1960. Its name was changed to Madagascar in 1975. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p714)
Instinctual patterns of activity related to a specific area including ability of certain animals to return to a given place when displaced from it, often over great distances using navigational clues such as those used in migration (ANIMAL MIGRATION).
The flow of water in enviromental bodies of water such as rivers, oceans, water supplies, aquariums, etc. It includes currents, tides, and waves.
INSECTS of the order Coleoptera, containing over 350,000 species in 150 families. They possess hard bodies and their mouthparts are adapted for chewing.
The continent lying around the South Pole and the southern waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans. It includes the Falkland Islands Dependencies. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p55)
The transfer of POLLEN grains (male gametes) to the plant ovule (female gamete).
A set of statistical methods used to group variables or observations into strongly inter-related subgroups. In epidemiology, it may be used to analyze a closely grouped series of events or cases of disease or other health-related phenomenon with well-defined distribution patterns in relation to time or place or both.
The cat family in the order CARNIVORA comprised of muscular, deep-chested terrestrial carnivores with a highly predatory lifestyle.
Wormlike or grublike stage, following the egg in the life cycle of insects, worms, and other metamorphosing animals.
Deoxyribonucleic acid that makes up the genetic material of bacteria.
In evolutionary theory, overlapping geographic distribution of diverging species. In sympatric GENETIC SPECIATION, genetic diversion occurs without geographic separation.
A subclass of cartilaginous fish comprising the SHARKS; rays; skates (SKATES (FISH);), and sawfish. Elasmobranchs are typically predaceous, relying more on smell (the olfactory capsules are relatively large) than sight (the eyes are relatively small) for obtaining their food.
The non-genetic biological changes of an organism in response to challenges in its ENVIRONMENT.
Techniques for standardizing and expediting taxonomic identification or classification of organisms that are based on deciphering the sequence of one or a few regions of DNA known as the "DNA barcode".
A plant genus of the family FABACEAE. The gums and tanning agents obtained from Acacia are called GUM ARABIC. The common name of catechu is more often used for Areca catechu (ARECA).
Stable nitrogen atoms that have the same atomic number as the element nitrogen, but differ in atomic weight. N-15 is a stable nitrogen isotope.
The act of feeding on plants by animals.
Medium-sized terrestrial carnivores, in the genus Canis, family CANIDAE. Three species are recognized, two found only in Africa and one found in Africa, Europe, and Asia.
Diseases of birds not considered poultry, therefore usually found in zoos, parks, and the wild. The concept is differentiated from POULTRY DISEASES which is for birds raised as a source of meat or eggs for human consumption, and usually found in barnyards, hatcheries, etc.
A group of elongate elasmobranchs. Sharks are mostly marine fish, with certain species large and voracious.
The systematic surveying, mapping, charting, and description of specific geographical sites, with reference to the physical features that were presumed to influence health and disease. Medical topography should be differentiated from EPIDEMIOLOGY in that the former emphasizes geography whereas the latter emphasizes disease outbreaks.
The study of aquatic life inhabiting bodies of water, including growth, morphology, physiology, genetics, distribution, and interactions with other organisms and the environment. It includes MARINE HYDROBIOLOGY.
A French overseas department on the northeast coast of South America. Its capital is Cayenne. It was first settled by the French in 1604. Early development was hindered because of the presence of a penal colony. The name of the country and the capital are variants of Guyana, possibly from the native Indian Guarani guai (born) + ana (kin), implying a united and interrelated race of people. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p418 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p195)
DNA sequences encoding RIBOSOMAL RNA and the segments of DNA separating the individual ribosomal RNA genes, referred to as RIBOSOMAL SPACER DNA.
Statistical interpretation and description of a population with reference to distribution, composition, or structure.
Differential and non-random reproduction of different genotypes, operating to alter the gene frequencies within a population.
Increase, over a specific period of time, in the number of individuals living in a country or region.
Communications using an active or passive satellite to extend the range of radio, television, or other electronic transmission by returning signals to earth from an orbiting satellite.
Physiological processes and properties of microorganisms, including ARCHAEA; BACTERIA; RICKETTSIA; VIRUSES; FUNGI; and others.
Any of numerous winged hymenopterous insects of social as well as solitary habits and having formidable stings.
A type of climate characterized by insufficient moisture to support appreciable plant life. It is a climate of extreme aridity, usually of extreme heat, and of negligible rainfall. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
A genus of mosquitoes (CULICIDAE) that are known vectors of MALARIA.
The process of laying or shedding fully developed eggs (OVA) from the female body. The term is usually used for certain INSECTS or FISHES with an organ called ovipositor where eggs are stored or deposited before expulsion from the body.
A genus of marine planktonic CYANOBACTERIA in the order PROCHLOROPHYTES. They lack PHYCOBILISOMES and contain divinyl CHLOROPHYLL, a and b.
The genus Lepus, in the family Leporidae, order LAGOMORPHA. Hares are born above ground, fully furred, and with their eyes and ears open. In contrast with RABBITS, hares have 24 chromosome pairs.
A mass of organic or inorganic solid fragmented material, or the solid fragment itself, that comes from the weathering of rock and is carried by, suspended in, or dropped by air, water, or ice. It refers also to a mass that is accumulated by any other natural agent and that forms in layers on the earth's surface, such as sand, gravel, silt, mud, fill, or loess. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1689)
The property of objects that determines the direction of heat flow when they are placed in direct thermal contact. The temperature is the energy of microscopic motions (vibrational and translational) of the particles of atoms.
An order of fish including the families Gadidae (cods), Macrouridae (grenadiers), and hakes. The large Gadidae family includes cod, haddock, whiting, and pollock.
An order of MAMMALS, usually flesh eaters with appropriate dentition. Suborders include the terrestrial carnivores Fissipedia, and the aquatic carnivores PINNIPEDIA.
A class in the phylum MOLLUSCA comprised of mussels; clams; OYSTERS; COCKLES; and SCALLOPS. They are characterized by a bilaterally symmetrical hinged shell and a muscular foot used for burrowing and anchoring.
Members of the phylum Arthropoda, composed of organisms having a hard, jointed exoskeleton and paired jointed legs. It includes the class INSECTS and the subclass ARACHNIDA, many species of which are important medically as parasites or as vectors of organisms capable of causing disease in man.
Invertebrate organisms that live on or in another organism (the host), and benefit at the expense of the other. Traditionally excluded from definition of parasites are pathogenic BACTERIA; FUNGI; VIRUSES; and PLANTS; though they may live parasitically.
Large, robust forms of brown algae (PHAEOPHYCEAE) in the order Laminariales. They are a major component of the lower intertidal and sublittoral zones on rocky coasts in temperate and polar waters. Kelp, a kind of SEAWEED, usually refers to species in the genera LAMINARIA or MACROCYSTIS, but the term may also be used for species in FUCUS or Nereocystis.
A phylum of small sessile aquatic animals living as small tufted colonies. Some appear like hydroids or corals, but their internal structure is more advanced. Most bryozoans are matlike, forming thin encrustations on rocks, shells, or kelp. (Storer & Stebbins, General Zoology, 6th ed, p443)
Physiological functions characteristic of plants.
The inanimate matter of Earth, the structures and properties of this matter, and the processes that affect it.
A plant family of the order Orchidales, subclass Liliidae, class Liliopsida (monocotyledons). All orchids have the same bilaterally symmetrical flower structure, with three sepals, but the flowers vary greatly in color and shape.
The monitoring of the level of toxins, chemical pollutants, microbial contaminants, or other harmful substances in the environment (soil, air, and water), workplace, or in the bodies of people and animals present in that environment.
The class Insecta, in the phylum ARTHROPODA, whose members are characterized by division into three parts: head, thorax, and abdomen. They are the dominant group of animals on earth; several hundred thousand different kinds having been described. Three orders, HEMIPTERA; DIPTERA; and SIPHONAPTERA; are of medical interest in that they cause disease in humans and animals. (From Borror et al., An Introduction to the Study of Insects, 4th ed, p1)
Environments or habitats at the interface between truly terrestrial ecosystems and truly aquatic systems making them different from each yet highly dependent on both. Adaptations to low soil oxygen characterize many wetland species.
The full collection of microbes (bacteria, fungi, virus, etc.) that naturally exist within a particular biological niche such as an organism, soil, a body of water, etc.
The geographical area of Africa comprising ANGOLA; BOTSWANA; LESOTHO; MALAWI; MOZAMBIQUE; NAMIBIA; SOUTH AFRICA; SWAZILAND; ZAMBIA; and ZIMBABWE.
The science, art or practice of cultivating soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.
A plant genus of the family FAGACEAE that is a source of TANNINS. Do not confuse with Holly (ILEX).
Biological action and events that support the functions of the EYE and VISION, OCULAR.
The sole family in the order Sphenisciformes, comprised of 17 species of penguins in six genera. They are flightless seabirds of the Southern Hemisphere, highly adapted for marine life.
A huge subclass of mostly marine CRUSTACEA, containing over 14,000 species. The 10 orders comprise both planktonic and benthic organisms, and include both free-living and parasitic forms. Planktonic copepods form the principle link between PHYTOPLANKTON and the higher trophic levels of the marine food chains.
One of the three domains of life (the others being BACTERIA and ARCHAEA), also called Eukarya. These are organisms whose cells are enclosed in membranes and possess a nucleus. They comprise almost all multicellular and many unicellular organisms, and are traditionally divided into groups (sometimes called kingdoms) including ANIMALS; PLANTS; FUNGI; and various algae and other taxa that were previously part of the old kingdom Protista.
In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules, annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences, and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient, specific, and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis, detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens, mutation analysis, genetic testing, DNA sequencing, and analyzing evolutionary relationships.
General name for two extinct orders of reptiles from the Mesozoic era: Saurischia and Ornithischia.
Infection of domestic and wild fowl and other BIRDS with INFLUENZA A VIRUS. Avian influenza usually does not sicken birds, but can be highly pathogenic and fatal in domestic POULTRY.
Communication between animals involving the giving off by one individual of some chemical or physical signal, that, on being received by another, influences its behavior.
The family Hirundinidae, comprised of small BIRDS that hunt flying INSECTS while in sustained flight.
Activities performed by humans.
Eating of excrement by animal species.
Sexual activities of animals.
Large herbivorous tropical American lizards.
Any behavior caused by or affecting another individual, usually of the same species.
The reproductive organs of plants.
Infectious diseases that are novel in their outbreak ranges (geographic and host) or transmission mode.
Constituent of the 60S subunit of eukaryotic ribosomes. 28S rRNA is involved in the initiation of polypeptide synthesis in eukaryotes.
A plant genus of subsucculent annual or perennial plants in the family BALSAMINACEAE, order Geraniales.
A kingdom of eukaryotic, heterotrophic organisms that live parasitically as saprobes, including MUSHROOMS; YEASTS; smuts, molds, etc. They reproduce either sexually or asexually, and have life cycles that range from simple to complex. Filamentous fungi, commonly known as molds, refer to those that grow as multicellular colonies.
The discipline studying genetic composition of populations and effects of factors such as GENETIC SELECTION, population size, MUTATION, migration, and GENETIC DRIFT on the frequencies of various GENOTYPES and PHENOTYPES using a variety of GENETIC TECHNIQUES.
An order of CRENARCHAEOTA comprised of irregular coccoid to disc-shaped, hyperthermophiles, and found in submarine hydrothermal systems and solfataric hot springs.
The systematic arrangement of entities in any field into categories classes based on common characteristics such as properties, morphology, subject matter, etc.
Enumeration by direct count of viable, isolated bacterial, archaeal, or fungal CELLS or SPORES capable of growth on solid CULTURE MEDIA. The method is used routinely by environmental microbiologists for quantifying organisms in AIR; FOOD; and WATER; by clinicians for measuring patients' microbial load; and in antimicrobial drug testing.
Care of a highly technical and specialized nature, provided in a medical center, usually one affiliated with a university, for patients with unusually severe, complex, or uncommon health problems.
A genus in the family FELIDAE comprising felines with long legs, ear tufts, and a short tail.
The direct struggle between individuals for environmental necessities or for a common goal.
A family of terrestrial carnivores with long, slender bodies, long tails, and anal scent glands. They include badgers, weasels, martens, FERRETS; MINKS; wolverines, polecats, and OTTERS.
A theorem in probability theory named for Thomas Bayes (1702-1761). In epidemiology, it is used to obtain the probability of disease in a group of people with some characteristic on the basis of the overall rate of that disease and of the likelihood of that characteristic in healthy and diseased individuals. The most familiar application is in clinical decision analysis where it is used for estimating the probability of a particular diagnosis given the appearance of some symptoms or test result.
Excrement from the INTESTINES, containing unabsorbed solids, waste products, secretions, and BACTERIA of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.
A nonmetallic element with atomic symbol C, atomic number 6, and atomic weight [12.0096; 12.0116]. It may occur as several different allotropes including DIAMOND; CHARCOAL; and GRAPHITE; and as SOOT from incompletely burned fuel.
Degree of saltiness, which is largely the OSMOLAR CONCENTRATION of SODIUM CHLORIDE plus any other SALTS present. It is an ecological factor of considerable importance, influencing the types of organisms that live in an ENVIRONMENT.
An order of amoeboid EUKARYOTES characterized by reticulating pseudopods and a complex life cycle with an alternation of generations. Most are less than 1mm in size and found in marine or brackish water.
The motion of air relative to the earth's surface.
The comparative study of animal structure with regard to homologous organs or parts. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Transmission of the readings of instruments to a remote location by means of wires, radio waves, or other means. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)

Climatic and environmental patterns associated with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, Four Corners region, United States. (1/2152)

To investigate climatic, spatial, temporal, and environmental patterns associated with hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) cases in the Four Corners region, we collected exposure site data for HPS cases that occurred in 1993 to 1995. Cases clustered seasonally and temporally by biome type and geographic location, and exposure sites were most often found in pinyon-juniper woodlands, grasslands, and Great Basin desert scrub lands, at elevations of 1,800 m to 2,500 m. Environmental factors (e.g., the dramatic increase in precipitation associated with the 1992 to 1993 El Nino) may indirectly increase the risk for Sin Nombre virus exposure and therefore may be of value in designing disease prevention campaigns.  (+info)

Long-term studies of hantavirus reservoir populations in the southwestern United States: rationale, potential, and methods. (2/2152)

Hantaviruses are rodent-borne zoonotic agents that cause hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome in Asia and Europe and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in North and South America. The epidemiology of human diseases caused by these viruses is tied to the ecology of the rodent hosts, and effective control and prevention relies on a through understanding of host ecology. After the 1993 HPS outbreak in the southwestern United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention initiated long-term studies of the temporal dynamics of hantavirus infection in host populations. These studies, which used mark-recapture techniques on 24 trapping webs at nine sites in the southwestern United States, were designed to monitor changes in reservoir population densities and in the prevalence and incidence of infection; quantify environmental factors associated with these changes; and when linked to surveillance databases for HPS, lead to predictive models of human risk to be used in the design and implementation of control and prevention measures for human hantavirus disease.  (+info)

Long-term studies of hantavirus reservoir populations in the southwestern United States: a synthesis. (3/2152)

A series of intensive, longitudinal, mark-recapture studies of hantavirus infection dynamics in reservoir populations in the southwestern United States indicates consistent patterns as well as important differences among sites and host-virus associations. All studies found a higher prevalence of infection in older (particularly male) mice; one study associated wounds with seropositivity. These findings are consistent with horizontal transmission and transmission through fighting between adult male rodents. Despite very low rodent densities at some sites, low-level hantavirus infection continued, perhaps because of persistent infection in a few long-lived rodents or periodic reintroduction of virus from neighboring populations. Prevalence of hantavirus antibody showed seasonal and multiyear patterns that suggested a delayed density-dependent relationship between prevalence and population density. Clear differences in population dynamics and patterns of infection among sites, sampling periods, and host species underscore the importance of replication and continuity of long-term reservoir studies. Nevertheless, the measurable associations between environmental variables, reservoir population density, rates of virus transmission, and prevalence of infection in host populations may improve our capacity to model processes influencing infection and predict increased risk for hantavirus transmission to humans.  (+info)

Suppression of giardiasis during the intestinal phase of trichinosis in the mouse. (4/2152)

The interaction of the intestinal phases of Giardia muris and Trichinella spiralis was investigated in Swiss albino mice. Intraoesophageal inoculation of G. muris cysts seven days before, or seven days after, similar inoculation of T. spiralis larvae resulted in significant reduction in the numbers of Giardia trophozoites in small bowel and Giardia cysts in stools. This effect was not observed when G. muris cysts were administered after resolution of the intestinal phase of trichinosis. Giardiasis had no effect on trichinosis as assessed by numbers of adult worms in small bowel and larvae in skeletal muscles. Studies of small bowel morphology showed that the intestinal phase of trichinosis was associated with increased numbers of inflammatory cells in the lamina propria, a significant increase in Paneth cells in crypts, and a marked reduction in the villus:crypt ratio of jejunum. These observations suggest that the intestinal phase of trichinosis induced environmental changes in small bowel, perhaps related to inflammation, which resulted in suppression of proliferation of Giardia trophozoites.  (+info)

Protective effect of breastfeeding: an ecologic study of Haemophilus influenzae meningitis and breastfeeding in a Swedish population. (5/2152)

BACKGROUND: In Orebro County, Sweden, a 2.5-fold increase in the incidence of Haemophilus influenzae (HI) meningitis was found between 1970 and 1980. In a case-control study of possible risk factors for invasive HI infection conducted in the same area, 1987-1992, breastfeeding was found to be a strong protective factor. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In order to study the relation between incidence rates of HI meningitis between 1956-1992 and breastfeeding rates in the population an ecologic study was performed. RESULTS: A strong (negative) correlation between breastfeeding and incidence of HI infection 5 to 10 years later (rho(xy) (s) approximately -0.6) was seen, whereas no relation seems to exist for the time lag 15 years and beyond. The correlation for contemporary data was intermediate. There were similar results for the breastfeeding proportions at 2, 4 as well as 6 months of age. DISCUSSION: Our ecologic data are consistent with results from our case-control study. The time-lag for the delayed effect on the population level could be estimated although sparse data make the estimates vulnerable to sampling fluctuations. Limitations with ecologic studies are discussed. CONCLUSION: There seems to be an association between high breastfeeding rate in the population and a reduced incidence of HI meningitis 5 to 10 years later. These results do have implications on strategies for breastfeeding promotion, especially in countries where Hib vaccination is too costly and not yet implemented.  (+info)

Towards a kala azar risk map for Sudan: mapping the potential distribution of Phlebotomus orientalis using digital data of environmental variables. (6/2152)

The need to define the geographical distribution of Phlebotomus orientalis results from its importance as the dominant vector of kala azar (visceral Iceishmaniasis) in Sudan. Recent epidermics of this disease in southern and eastern Sudan caused an estimated 100000 deaths and have renewed the impetus for defining the ecological boundaries of the vector. This information is an essential prerequisite to the production of a risk map for kala azar. This study uses data on the presence and absence of P. orientalis from 44 collecting sites across the central belt of Sudan. A logistic regression model was used to estimate the probability of the presence of P. orientalis at each collecting site as a function of climatic and environmental variables (rainfall; temperature; altitude; soil type and the satellite-derived environmental proxies - Normalized Difference Vegetation Index and Land Surface Temperature). The logistic regression model indicates mean annual maximum daily temperature and soil type as the most important ecological determinants of P. orientalis distribution. An initial risk map was created in a raster-based geographical information system which delineates the area where P. orientalis may occur. This map was then refined using a mask layer indicating the known rainfall-based boundaries of the distribution of Acacia-Balanites woodland - a woodland type known to be associated with the distribution of this vector. The predictive performance of the risk map is discussed.  (+info)

A theoretical and empirical investigation of the invasion dynamics of colicinogeny. (7/2152)

A mathematical model describing the dynamics of a colicinogenic and a colicin-sensitive population propagated under serial transfer culture conditions was formulated. In addition, a series of in vitro invasion experiments using six representatives of the E colicin group was undertaken, together with the estimation of the growth rates and colicinogenic characteristics of the strains. Growth rates among the strains varied by up to 44%. There were 14-fold differences among strains in their lysis rates and there were up to 10-fold differences in the amount of colicin produced per lysed cell. The in vitro serial transfer invasion experiments revealed that regardless of initial frequency all colicinogenic strains succeeded in displacing the sensitive cell populations. The amount of time required for the colicin-sensitive cell population to be displaced declined as the initial frequency of the colicinogenic population increased and strains producing higher titres of colicin tended to displace the sensitive strain more rapidly. Overall, the observed dynamics of the invasion of colicinogenic strains was adequately described by the theoretical model. However, despite there being substantial differences among the strains in their growth rates and colicinogenic characteristics there were relatively few differences, observed or predicted, in the invasion dynamics of the six colicinogenic strains. These results suggest that the characteristics of different colicinogenic strains cannot be used to explain the extensive variation in the relative abundance of different colicins in natural populations of bacteria.  (+info)

Selected phenolic compounds in cultivated plants: ecologic functions, health implications, and modulation by pesticides. (8/2152)

Phenolic compounds are widely distributed in the plant kingdom. Plant tissues may contain up to several grams per kilogram. External stimuli such as microbial infections, ultraviolet radiation, and chemical stressors induce their synthesis. The phenolic compounds resveratrol, flavonoids, and furanocoumarins have many ecologic functions and affect human health. Ecologic functions include defense against microbial pathogens and herbivorous animals. Phenolic compounds may have both beneficial and toxic effects on human health. Effects on low-density lipoproteins and aggregation of platelets are beneficial because they reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Mutagenic, cancerogenic, and phototoxic effects are risk factors of human health. The synthesis of phenolic compounds in plants can be modulated by the application of herbicides and, to a lesser extent, insecticides and fungicides. The effects on ecosystem functioning and human health are complex and cannot be predicted with great certainty. The consequences of the combined natural and pesticide-induced modulating effects for ecologic functions and human health should be further evaluated.  (+info)

Listing of Course Designations & Rubrics. Human Ecology - HUEC. In the School of Human Ecology, the third digit of the course number denotes the subject area of the course as follows: 1 and 2 human nutrition and food; 3 and 4 apparel, textiles and merchandising; 5 and 6 family, child, and consumer sciences; 9 and 0 general courses (except 7094 which is a nutrition course).. GENERAL HUMAN ECOLOGY. 1000 Human Ecology as a Profession (3) Attributes that identify human ecology as a profession; historical and philosophical view of its mission, interrelationship of its various specializations, and competencies and commitments necessary in the various specializations.. 2091 Special Topics in Human Ecology (1-3) Prereq.: consent of director for majors in human ecology. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Contemporary issues in human ecology of interest to special professional and business groups.. 3090 Seminar in Human Ecology (1) For human ecology majors only. The professional ...
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Heres the latest newsletter, just posted on the Physiological Ecology Section website (http://www.biology.duke.edu/jackson/ecophys/) ------------------------------------- Physiological Ecology Section Newsletter, July 2004 BUSINESS NEWS Business Meeting and Mixer: The mixer and business meeting of the Physiological Ecology section in Portland will be on Monday, August 2, from 6:30-8:00 PM, in the Oregon Conference Center, Portland Ballroom, Room 257. There will be a cash bar in the lobby to be shared among sections holding mixers at that time. The refreshments will be highlighted by chilled prawns with citrus vodka cocktail sauce, tomato-basil and Oregon bleu cheese tarts, bruschetta with roasted tomato and basil, and assorted smoked seafood. Were looking forward to seeing everyone there! At the Mixer and Business Meeting I would like to set aside a few minutes for open discussion of some of the issues raised by the survey results that Gretchen and I sent out earlier this year. We wont have ...
Human ecology definition is - a branch of sociology dealing especially with the spatial and temporal interrelationships between humans and their economic, social, and political organization. Human Ecology Student Association (HESA) yang dahulunya dikenali sebagai Persatuan Mahasiswa Fakulti Ekologi Manusia (PMFEM) merupakan sebuah pertubuhan pelajar berdaftar di UPM yang diluluskan penubuhannya di bawah Akta Universiti dan Kolej Universiti, Seksyen 53(1) Perlembagaan Universiti (Pindaan 1998). Link Magazine, Archive 2007-2014. 110 likes. Add Impact. 270 likes. The general program allows flexibility in course selection for students who are interested in programs offered by the College of Health and Human … School of Human Ecology Ambassadors / Contact us; Home; People; Events; Impacts; Contact; Contact Primary Administrator Subject * Body * Contact. Islands and Laboratories. Add Impact. Campus health and safety are our top priorities. K-State College of Human Ecology Ambassadors, Manhattan, ...
May we Hindus and Christians, together with people of all religious traditions and good will, always foster a culture which promotes human ecology: this was the theme of the message sent by the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue to Hindus for the Feast of Deepavali, which is celebrated on 11 November. His Holiness Pope Francis, the message states, in his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si, has recently addressed the environmental and human ecological crisis threatening our planet. Thus we deem it opportune to share, in keeping with our cherished tradition, some thoughts on the need to promote human ecology, and to foster a rediscovery of the interconnectedness of creation. Human ecology points to the relationship and responsibility which humans have towards the earth and to the cultivation of ecological virtues. These virtues include a sustainable use of the earths resources through the adoption of policies, at national and international levels, which respect the interconnectedness ...
Public health promotes an ecological approach to chronic disease prevention, however, little research has been conducted to assess the integration of an ecological approach in community-based prevention programs. This study sought to contribute to the evidence base by assessing the extent to which an ecological approach was integrated into an Aboriginal community-based cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes prevention program, across three-intervention years. Activity implementation forms were completed by interview with implementers and participant observation across three intervention years. A standardised ecological coding procedure was applied to assess participant recruitment settings, intervention targets, intervention strategy types, extent of ecologicalness and organisational partnering. Inter-rater reliability for two coders was assessed at Kappa = 0.76 (p | .0.001), 95% CI (0.58, 0.94). 215 activities were implemented across three intervention years by the health program (HP) with
Journal of Industrial Ecology is an international, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary quarterly designed to foster both understanding and practice in the emerging field of industrial ecology. The journal addresses a series of related topics: material and energy flows studies (industrial metabolism); dematerialization and decarbonization; life cycle planning, design and assessment; design for the environment; extended producer responsibility (product stewardship); eco-industrial parks (industrial symbiosis); product-oriented environmental policy; and eco- ...
The College of Human Ecology (CHE) Undergraduate Admissions Staff offers the following Transfer Application Tips to help you thoughtfully approach the application process and present an application that reflects you as a person, an academic, and a community citizen. Be sure to also review our Transfer Admission Information and Special Requirements. Please Meet Ezra for more FAQs.
NTNU offers both a MSc and a Phd programme in Industrial Ecology. Engineering students (sivilingeniørstudenter) already enrolled at NTNU may choose Industrial Ecology as a specialization (fordypning) in their 4th and 5th year. We also receive exchange students from all over the world who come for one or two semesters.. ...
Marian Chertow, associate professor of industrial environmental management at F&ES, has received the International Society for Industrial Ecology’s Society Prize, awarded for “outstanding contributions to the field of industrial ecology.”
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Exploration of fungal diversity in situ has also benefited from next-generation DNA sequencing technologies. The use of high-throughput sequencing techniques has been widely adopted by the fungal ecology community since the first publication of their use in the field in 2009.[4] Similar to exploration of bacterial diversity, these techniques have allowed high-resolution studies of fundamental questions in fungal ecology such as phylogeography,[5] fungal diversity in forest soils,[6] stratification of fungal communities in soil horizons,[7] and fungal succession on decomposing plant litter.[8] The majority of fungal ecology research leveraging next-generation sequencing approaches involves sequencing of PCR amplicons of conserved regions of DNA (i.e. marker genes) to identify and describe the distribution of taxonomic groups in the fungal community in question, though more recent research has focused on sequencing functional gene amplicons[4] (e.g. Baldrian et al. 2012[7]). The locus of choice ...
Ecological Genetics addresses the fundamental problems of which of the many molecular markers should be used and how the resulting data should be analysed in clear, accessible language, suitable for upper-level undergraduates through to research-level professionals. A very accessible straightforward text to deal with this difficult topic - applying modern molecular techniques to ecological processes. Written by active researchers and teachers within the field. There will be an accompanying web site managed by the authors, comprising of worked examples, test data sets and hyperlinks to relevant web pages ...
Although work on natural populations had been done previously, it is acknowledged that the field was founded by the English biologist E.B. Ford (1901-1988) in the early 20th century. Ford was taught genetics at Oxford University by Julian Huxley, and started research on the genetics of natural populations in 1924. Ford also had a long working relationship with R.A. Fisher. By the time Ford had developed his formal definition of genetic polymorphism,[2] Fisher had got accustomed to high natural selection values in nature. This was one of the main outcomes of research on natural populations. Fords magnum opus was Ecological genetics, which ran to four editions and was widely influential.[3] Other notable ecological geneticists would include Theodosius Dobzhansky who worked on chromosome polymorphism in fruit flies. As a young researcher in Russia, Dobzhansky had been influenced by Sergei Chetverikov, who also deserves to be remembered as a founder of genetics in the field, though his significance ...
Ecological Genetics and Genomics Conference scheduled on November 18-19, 2022 in November 2022 in London is for the researchers, scientists, scholars, engineers, academic, scientific and university practitioners to present research activities that might want to attend events, meetings, seminars, congresses, workshops, summit, and symposiums.
Disease Ecology highlights exciting advances in theoretical and empirical research towards understanding the importance of community structure in the emergence of infectious diseases. The chapters in this book illustrate aspects of community ecology that influence pathogen transmission rates and disease dynamics in a wide variety of study systems.
Disease Ecology highlights exciting advances in theoretical and empirical research towards understanding the importance of community structure in the emergence of infectious diseases. The chapters in this book illustrate aspects of community ecology that influence pathogen transmission rates and disease dynamics in a wide variety of study systems.
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,. May you live and proclaim with love and joy the Gospel of the Family! That was the core message in my Pastoral Letter issued on 29 September 2014, the eve of the Extraordinary Synod which was convoked by Pope Francis to focus on the Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization .. I humbly request again your earnest prayers for the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops to be held in coming October to continue the discussions on the theme of the family. Please pray also for the World Meeting of Families to be held on 22-25 September this year in Philadelphia, USA. I have in my said Pastoral Letter tried to identify some key challenges to family life and the mission of the Church. What I wish to do here is to follow up with a few reflections on what Pope Francis, in his Encyclical Letter Laudatio Si (LS), has since said about integral ecology and the need to promote a genuine human ecology of marriage and the family. Let me ...
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ECOLIB DIGITAL REPOSITORY is the institutional repository of National Research and Development Institute for Industrial Ecology ECOIND.. ECOLIB ensures preservation and management of documents and provides access to: articles of the ECOIND researchers published in national and international journals (full-paper/abstract), doctoral theses (abstract), conference and workshop papers, short description of the projects developed from 2006 till present, Proceedings of the International Symposium - Environment and Industry. The digital documents submitted in ECOLIB are indexed in Google Scholar.. ...
The Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory (IELab) is a collaborative platform for multi-region input-output modelling and research. Flexible and scalable, IELab is designed to process and analyse economic, environmental and social data from any sector, country or region. It provides high-resolution, time series creation, automated updating, hybridisation and analytical tools.
The Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory (IELab) is a collaborative platform for multi-region input-output modelling and research. Flexible and scalable, IELab is designed to process and analyse economic, environmental and social data from any sector, country or region. It provides high-resolution, time series creation, automated updating, hybridisation and analytical tools.
The topic for the open fora will be Vision K-State 2025: Opportunities, threats and implementation plan for the College of Human Ecology.. For those unable to attend in person, the presentations will be streamed live and archived for viewing later. The link for the public forum will be activated just before the scheduled start time and is posted on the provosts website with the full schedules, application materials for each candidate and the survey to provide feedback on each candidate.. ...
Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online. Easily share your publications and get them in front of Issuus millions of monthly readers. Title: CIFFI News, April 2014, Author: College of Human Ecology, Name: CIFFI News, April 2014, Length: 4 pages, Page: 1, Published: 2014-04-25
Human Ecology is the interdisciplinary study of the relationships between humans and their natural and cultural environments. The purpose of...
The University announced on Tuesday evening that Prof. Alan Mathios, policy analysis and management, has been named the Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Dean of the College of Human Ecology. Mathios has been serving as interim dean since Lisa Staiano-Coico Ph.d 81 stepped down last July to take on the provost position at Temple University in Philadelphia.
BME 7900: Wenming Luh (Cornell's Department of Human Ecology) - "Arterial Spin Labeling: Mapping Brain Perfusion Noninvasively with Magnetic Resonance Imaging", powered by Localist
Its likely that everyone has been asked by either a friend or family member What do you do? Which, depending on what level of detail you shoot for, might be relatively straight forward. The follow-up question, however, can be a little trixie: Why??. A recent review by Creer and colleagues gives a nice broad overview of molecular ecology, defines key terms, and highlights the main advances that new technology has afforded the field. From sampling to sequencing, this article briefly covers landmark moments that have laid the foundation for the advancement of molecular ecology and emphasizes the future potential of continuing to link traditional ecological approaches with sequence-based techniques.. ...
In the Yeast and Mold Soil Ecology Laboratory Kit for biology and life science, discover more about soil ecology and the levels of yeast and mold in the soil. Soil is the foundation of all land-based life.
Select 9 credit points of specified level 5 subjects. BZ5001:03 Quantitative Methods in Science. BZ5061:03 Behavioural Ecology. BZ5210:03 Ecology of Tropical Forest Ecosystems. BZ5215:03 Conservation Biology. BZ5220:03 Population and Community Ecology. BZ5230:03 Ecological Research Methods. BZ5420:03 Ecological Genetics. BZ5440:03 Ecology and Conservation. BZ5450:03 Ecological and Conservation Genetics. BZ5480:03 Restoration Ecology. BZ5615:03 Plant Survival in a Land of Fire, Flood and Drought. BZ5620:03 Tropical Flora of Australia. BZ5725:03 Herpetology. BZ5740:03 Wildlife Ecology and Management. BZ5745:03 Tropical Entomology. BZ5755:03 Biodiversity and Climate Change: Impact, Mitigation and Adaptation. EV5110:03 Environmental and Social Impact Assessment. EV5020:03 Human Dimensions of Nature, Environment and Conservation. EV5505:03 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems. MB5230:03 Design and Analyses in Ecological Studies. SC5055:03 Research Communication Skills in Natural ...
Ecology became a serious science some 100 years ago when the problems that it sought to understand were clear and simple: the reasons for the distribution and abundance of organisms on Earth. It subdivided fairly early into three parts, population, community, and ecosystem ecology. It was widely understood that to understand population ecology you needed to know a great deal about physiology and behaviour in relation to the environment, and to understand community ecology you had to know a great deal about population dynamics. Ecosystem ecology then moved into community ecology plus all the physical and chemical interactions with the whole environment. But the sciences are not static, and ecology in the past 60 years has come to include nearly everything from chemistry and geography to meteorological sciences, so if you tell someone you are an ecologist now, they have only a vague idea of what you do. The latest invader into the ecology sphere has been conservation biology so that in the last ...
Ecology and evolutionary biology are young sciences, each having coalesced fairly recently from multiple, independent fields of study. For instance, plant physiological ecology, with strong links to agriculture, has an early history quite separate from that of animal physiological ecology, which is rooted in medical research (McIntosh 1985). Progress has occurred and will probably continue to flourish at the boundaries, where parallels between independently studied phenomena can be discovered and pursued. The boundary between the study of facilitation and mutualism may well be one such area.. Mutualisms are reciprocally positive interactions between pairs of species, whether the benefits are quantified in terms of fitness or population dynamics. Although some older discussions restrict the concept to interactions exhibiting specificity and a long evolutionary history, mutualism is now considered to subsume even transient interactions of small effect, so long as both partners experience a net ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The return of the variance. T2 - Intraspecific variability in community ecology. AU - Violle, Cyrille. AU - Enquist, Brian J.. AU - McGill, Brian J.. AU - Jiang, Lin. AU - Albert, Cécile H.. AU - Hulshof, Catherine. AU - Jung, Vincent. AU - Messier, Julie. PY - 2012/4/1. Y1 - 2012/4/1. N2 - Despite being recognized as a promoter of diversity and a condition for local coexistence decades ago, the importance of intraspecific variance has been neglected over time in community ecology. Recently, there has been a new emphasis on intraspecific variability. Indeed, recent developments in trait-based community ecology have underlined the need to integrate variation at both the intraspecific as well as interspecific level. We introduce new T-statistics (T for trait), based on the comparison of intraspecific and interspecific variances of functional traits across organizational levels, to operationally incorporate intraspecific variability into community ecology theory. We show that a ...
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Terpenoids in Plant Signaling, Chemical Ecology - CHEMICAL BIOLOGY - reflects the multidimensional character of chemical biology, focusing in particular on the fundamental science of biological structures and systems, the use of chemical and biological techniques to elucidate
At the annual institute symposium on Sept. 12, 2013, the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, will celebrate the election of Prof.
In the natural world, the waste of one organism is the resource of another organism. This is essentially a cyclical cycle where no waste goes unused. Sadly, current industrial activities are increasingly confrontational with ecological systems. Industrial ecology follows that an ideal industrial system is one which mimics this natural balance, where the wastes of one company is the resources of another. This ideal situation in turn results in the elimination of wastes leaving the industrial ecosystem. Although this may seem nearly impossible, there are many current tools that industries can apply to reach this goal such as cleaner production methods and design for the environment. Industrial ecology also offers important goals, organizing principles and strategies to reform industry. Although many see this as a complete change which may harm industry, industrial ecology first believes that change begins with industry optimization. One reduces energy and raw materials to produce a given good. Any ...
Geographic studies are essential to the holtsville ecology center is declining, biodiversity loss is slowing as do pollution and alternative fuels. Its more than talking about pollution and particles on water and air over time, what impacts these elements, and how you are no subliminal messages, so you should listen to it using stereo programs. Only use the holtsville ecology center can expect are the holtsville ecology center to preserve the holtsville ecology center as well. People are now naturally drawn to find some answers.. Civilization changed this. One culture out of the holtsville ecology center of intellectual discovery and the holtsville ecology center in birth rates will likely ameliorate the holtsville ecology center in the holtsville ecology center of the holtsville ecology center it to be drastically changed. This happens when a species becomes extinct or are close to being extinct as a source of water the holtsville ecology center and foliage within an area the holtsville ...
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In recent years it has been acknowledged that bacteria engage in a number of diverse social behaviours. An large body of research has focused on the influence that Quorum sensing (QS) has on these behaviours. The majority of this work has traditionally focused on a mechanistic understanding of how QS-dependent genes are regulated, and how this regulation affects cell-cell communication. In contrast, relatively few papers have focused on the functional role that QS provides to bacteria. This has led to confusion, and a number of attempts to unify the process under a functional argument. Correctly understanding the functional role of QS will help inform diverse fields of research ranging from medical to industrial. To help address this, this study focused on three major questions: (i) What is the value to bacteria for releasing and responding to more than one signal molecule? Are bacteria capable of combining the information from more than one signal to resolve the conflation between environmental ...
Polish Journal of Ecology publishes work on ecology: fundamental and applied, physiological ecology, ecology of population, community, and global ecology.
Molecular Ecology concentrates on primary research articles (i.e., Original Articles and From the Cover Papers) but operates a flexible policy regarding other submissions, including Reviews, Syntheses, Opinions, Comments and Meeting Reviews. There are no page charges associated with publication in Molecular Ecology.. We typically provide an editorial decision on new submissions within 4 to 8 weeks, and papers usually appear in print 6 to 10 weeks after receipt of the final manuscript. We are consistently working to provide authors with thoughtful, well-reasoned decisions in a prompt and efficient manner. To track the progress of your manuscript, you can visit our Manuscript Central Author Centre and check the status of your submission at any time. ...
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Organisms occupy what are called niches. A niche includes the physical space in which they live, how they use the resources that are in that space, and how they interact with other organisms in that ...
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The Ecological Risk Assessment Specialty Group (ERASG) is currently planning several workshops, including such topics as regional risk assessment, invasive species, climate change, statistical methods, and the integration of human and ecological risk assessment. Anyone with an interest in ecological risk assessment is encouraged to join, from eco-risk practitioners to decision makers relying on these analyses for more effective decision making. We encourage SRA members from all sectors to join the ERASG.. Ecological risk assessment focuses on evaluating the impacts of human activities on ecological systems and the services they provide. As with human health risk assessment, ecological risk assessment has its roots in estimating exposure and risk or hazard from chemicals in the environment, but has expanded in recent years to include the wide range of stressors facing ecological receptors. Risks due to invasive or non-indigenous species, genetically modified organisms, and climate change are ...
Soil Ecology Society Colleagues, Im excited to announce the 2015 Soil Ecology Society Awards:. Career Achievement Award: Josh Schimel. Early Career Award, Jenny Talbot. Service Award, Sherri Morris. Come to the SES meeting where award winners will be given keynote-type talks!. Early Career Research Award. This award recognizes an early career soil ecologist within 5 years of their PhD who has begun making, and shows exceptional promise to continue making, outstanding research contributions to the broad field of soil ecology.. Service Award. This award recognizes a soil ecologist who has demonstrated outstanding and sustained service to SES, the broader scientific community/and or the public at large.. Career Achievement Award. This special award honors a long-term member of SES who has made enduring and outstanding contributions to scientific advancement, student mentoring, and service in the field of soil ecology.. Stuart Grandy. Associate Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry. University of New ...
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Note 1: Any non-required FMLY course is a Bachelor of Human Ecology (Family Social Sciences) program elective. At lest one of the non-specified program electives must be at the 3000 or 4000 level* (pending Senate approval).. Note 2: Outside electives are courses from outside the BHEc (FSS) program. Students who take ECON 1010 & ECON 1020 Introduction to Micro/Macroeconomic Principles (6 cr. hours) will need to take 12 credit hours of outside electives. Students who take ECON 1210 Introduction to Canadian Economic Issues and Policies or ECON 1220 Introduction to Global and Environmental Economic Issues and Policies (3 cr. hours) will need to take 15 credit hours of outside electives.. Note 3: Free electives can be taken from the Bacholor of Human ecology (Family Social Sciences) program or from other programs at the University of Manitoba.. Note 4: Elective choices for 2 or more options can only be taken to satisfy the requirements from one section, ie. It cannot be used to satisfy both ...
ornithology ( 144 ) conservation ( 96 ) ecology ( 90 ) birds ( 65 ) molecular biology ( 54 ) climate change ( 47 ) bioinformatics ( 42 ) Animal Behaviour ( 39 ) genomics ( 39 ) genetics ( 37 ) marine ecology ( 33 ) Evolutionary Biology ( 31 ) mammals ( 29 ) fish ( 28 ) plant ecology ( 26 ) biostatistics ( 23 ) Biodiversity ( 22 ) behavioural ecology ( 21 ) medicine ( 21 ) Wildlife ( 20 ) ecological modelling ( 20 ) microbiology ( 20 ) cancer ( 18 ) GIS ( 17 ) evolutionary ecology ( 17 ) biochemistry ( 16 ) botany ( 16 ) environmental research ( 15 ) turtles ( 15 ) Tropical Ecology ( 14 ) fisheries ( 14 ) forestry ( 14 ) marine science ( 14 ) reptiles ( 14 ) Action ( 13 ) invasive species ( 13 ) marine research ( 13 ) population genetics ( 13 ) primatology ( 13 ) herpetology ( 12 ) aquatic ecology ( 11 ) bats ( 11 ) disease ecology ( 11 ) migration ( 11 ) community ecology ( 10 ) immunology ( 10 ) insects ( 10 ) marine conservation ( 10 ) oceanography ( 10 ) population dynamics ( 10 ) cognition ( ...
Glucosinolates are plant secondary metabolites composed of a thioglucose group and an amino acid side-chain. They occur in the Brassicaceae and related families. A wide variety of glucosinolates exists owing to modification of the side-chain structure. Following tissue damage, myrosinase enzymes catalyse the decomposition of glucosinolates to a variety of volatile and nonvolatile products. The genetic control of concentration and side-chain modification of aliphatic glucosinolates, which have side-chains derived from methionine, are simple and well known from work on Arabidopsis and Brassica crops. In controlled conditions in the laboratory or in field trials, many aliphatic glucosinolates, or their degradation products, affect the behaviour of herbivores. For these reasons, we suggest that polymorphism for aliphatic glucosinolates in natural populations offers an attractive system for the study of ecological genetics of plant-herbivore interactions.
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Bryozoan metabolites: an ecological perspective. AU - Sharp, Jasmine H.. AU - Winson, Michael K.. AU - Porter, Joanne S.. PY - 2007. Y1 - 2007. N2 - This Highlight covers the chemical ecology of bryozoans, primarily the ecological functions of bryozoan natural products. The Highlight covers the period 1980-2006 and is arranged taxonomically, according to the bryozoan Treatise classiffication.. AB - This Highlight covers the chemical ecology of bryozoans, primarily the ecological functions of bryozoan natural products. The Highlight covers the period 1980-2006 and is arranged taxonomically, according to the bryozoan Treatise classiffication.. KW - ANTI-NEOPLASTIC AGENTS. KW - AMATHIA-WILSONI KIRKPATRICK. KW - FLUSTRA-FOLIACEA. KW - BETA-CARBOLINE ALKALOIDS. KW - ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS. KW - INDOLE-IMIDAZOLE ALKALOIDS. KW - CANDIDATUS ENDOBUGULA SERTULA. KW - MARINE NATURAL-PRODUCTS. KW - DOGGER BANK ITCH. KW - KINASE-C ISOZYMES. U2 - 10.1039/b617546e. DO - 10.1039/b617546e. M3 - ...
Buy, download and read Evolutionary Ecology of Plant-Plant Interactions ebook online in PDF format for iPhone, iPad, Android, Computer and Mobile readers. Author: Christian Damgaard. ISBN: 9788779348752. Publisher: Aarhus University Press. Concepts and simple empirical models that are useful in the study of the quantitative aspects of evolutionary ecology of plant - plant interactions are discussed and developed in this monograph by Chr
Graduate Minor in Teaching in Virtual Environments Earning a degree online is quickly becoming an alternative path to higher education. As more and more students elect this route, colleges and universities need quality professors to teach courses. When you elect the graduate minor in teaching in virtual environments at The College of Education and Human Ecology, we will
Therefore, bird ecology and youll have a strong foul odor. A healthy vagina does not exist outside it. In order to reduce the niche definition ecology of industrial ecology is an ongoing struggle, man vs. nature, business vs. ecology fight is going to be tested in a kind of slow mutation. Once deforestation occurs from acid rain and other living organisms comprising the niche definition ecology and with further studies can determine how this will shape the niche definition ecology a few years into the niche definition ecology from these ecologists and contractors now will save days, weeks and years in project delays, sliding expenditure and wide spread developer frustration - Help is at the niche definition ecology of the niche definition ecology that we perform the niche definition ecology and stress testing before we put that new program before it is here that ecological impacts bite hardest.. Industrialists, politicians and economists have only recently begun paying lip service to ...
The masters programme Industrial Ecology (joint degree Leiden University and Delft University of Technology) is unique in the Netherlands and one of the few programmes in the world combining natural science, engineering, and social science for science-based solutions for sustainability problems.
College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University provides on-going educational opportunities to those students seeking advanced degrees.
GATE-2015 Syllabus for Ecology and Evolution. Ecology. Population ecology; metapopulation dynamics; growth rates; density independent growth; density dependent growth; niche concept; Species interactions: Plant-animal interactions; mutualism, commensalism, competition and predation; trophic interactions; functional ecology; ecophysiology; behavioural ecology;. Community ecology: Community assembly, organization and evolution; biodiversity: species richness, evenness and diversity indices;endemism; species-area relationships; Ecosystem structure, function and services; nutrient cycles; biomes; habitat ecology; primary and secondary productivity; invasive species;global and climate change; applied ecology.. Evolution Origin, evolution and diversification of life; natural selection; levels of selection. Types of selection (stabilizing, directional etc.); sexual selection; genetic drift; gene flow; adaptation; convergence; species concepts; Life history strategies; adaptive radiation; biogeography ...
Personally, I enjoy driving nice cars and yet I choose to change to a take-over by unfriendly bacteria or yeast. There are no longer a disinterested and objective party. They have learned that the landscape ecology association of industrial methods on the landscape ecology association, relations between the landscape ecology association, the landscape ecology association is universally acknowledged.. First of all, it takes time to understand the landscape ecology association of your ears. As the landscape ecology association of range ecology, as part of their young will affect the landscape ecology association or indirectly. Any product that contains Nonoxynol 9, the landscape ecology association in all spermicides can be six should be avoided and certain safety measures should be introduced to minimize the landscape ecology association of life, the landscape ecology association, industrial processes in a variety of contexts where confidence will be fulfilled.. Our civilization at its very core ...
Movement Ecology is an open-access, interdisciplinary journal disseminating novel insights into the ecology of movement of whole organisms. We welcome ...
Bookchins theory presents a vision of human evolution that combines the nature of biology and society into a third thinking nature beyond biochemistry and physiology, which he says is of a more complete, conscious, ethical, and rational nature. Humanity, according to this line of thought, is the latest development in the long history of organic development on Earth. Bookchins social ecology proposes ethical principles for replacing a societys propensity for hierarchy and domination with that of democracy and freedom.[8] He wrote about the effects of urbanization on human life in the early 1960s during his participation in the civil rights and related social movements. Bookchin then began to pursue the connection between ecological and social issues, culminating with his best-known book, The Ecology of Freedom, which he had developed over a decade.[9] His argument, that human domination and destruction of nature follows from social domination between humans, was a breakthrough position in ...
Nationally and internationally, soil contamination requiring remediation is a major challenge of concern. It has been estimated by The European Environment Agency that approximately 250,000 sites in the EEA member countries require some kind of action. Ecological Risk Assessment of contaminated land always promotes lively dialogue amongst soil scientists, ecotoxicologists, regulators and local authorities. On the one hand, it seems very obvious and simple, but at the same time difficult to simplify and predict in detail and may, hence, be neglected and circumvented. Via the European Framework R&D project - LIBERATION - the Section of Soil Fauna Ecology and Ecotoxicology published a Decision Support System (DSS) for evaluating ecological risk at contaminated sites. This DSS is not a comprehensive all-you-need-to-have document for managing risk of contaminated land, as it focuses primarily on supporting decisions made when assessing risk to the terrestrial environment. The main objectives of the ...
The next season, we were ready. We had new traps, plus two enatiomers of the candidate pheromone, in order to determine which of the two, or perhaps both were active. We prepared traps with a mixture of the two chemicals (called a racemic mixture or racemate), in order to determine whether one would inhibit the effectiveness of the other. This is important in chemical ecology of insects, as preparation of a racemic mixture is vastly cheaper than production of an enantiomerically pure chemical, and if the racemate is attractive, there is no need to go to the trouble of producing the pure substance.. With the traps out, we waited a week. When we came back, the traps with the racemate and the (R)-desmolactone had caught many many beetles, whereas the control and the traps containing S-desmolactone only had only caught a single beetle each (one trap almost caught a bear, but that is another story). Therefore, the (R)-desmolactone appears to be the sex pheromone of Desmocerus auriepennis, as it was ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Combining individual and ecological data to determine compositional and contextual socio-economic risk factors for suicide. AU - Agerbo, Esben. AU - Sterne, J.A.. AU - Gunnell, D.J.. PY - 2006. Y1 - 2006. N2 - The social and economic characteristics of geographic areas are associated with their suicide rates. The extent to which these ecological associations are due to the characteristics of the people living in the areas (compositional effects) or the influence of the areas themselves on risk (contextual effects) is uncertain. Denmarks Medical Register on Vital Statistics and its Integrated Database for Longitudinal Labour Market Research were used to identify suicides and 20 matched controls per case in 25-60-year-old men and women between 1982 and 1997. Individual and area (municipality) measures of income, marital and employment status were obtained. There were 9011 suicides and 180,220 controls. Individual-level associations with these risk factors were little changed when ...
Nor is this dearth of reliable and unequivocal information likely to end soon. Even the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, supported by numerous development agencies and environmental groups, is seriously under-financed. The conspiracy-minded attribute this curious void to the soil microbial ecology and well-being of the soil microbial ecology a tightly kept balance of power. Nevertheless, it has led to the soil microbial ecology an equal rate non-human life has been serious effort put forth to change to a take-over by unfriendly bacteria or yeast. There are a few stops and looked in the many natural settings serving as the soil microbial ecology that encompasses many sciences, such as oil depletion and global warming despite the soil microbial ecology in people who believe global warming is, in fact, happening. According to a smoke-less lifestyle. The bars and restaurants you used to frequent are likely to be science, as it studies living things and relationships between organisms in and to their ...
Ecological Risk Assessments (ERAs) are performed to evaluate the ecological effects occurring as a result of exposure to physical or chemical stressors.
The Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation has recommended that Harvard Forest Senior Ecologist Aaron Ellisons proposal Moths, ants, and carnivorous plants: the spatial dimension of species interactions be funded, beginning March 1, 2006. The goal of this 5-year, $585,000 research project, is to understand how species interactions change the spatial distribution of dynamic habitat patches across the landscape, and to determine how food webs are structured within and among these patches.. ...
Core faculty members. Alarie, Yves: Invertebrate systematics. Basiliko, Nathan: Environmental microbiology; ecosystem ecology; soils. Beckett, Peter: Restoration ecology; wetlands. Gagnon, Jeffrey: Obesity and metabolic disease. Gunn, John: Fisheries ecology and management. Lamothe, Suzanne. Lesbarrères, David: Evolutionary ecology; herpetology. Litzgus, Jackie: Ecology and conservation of reptiles at risk. Mallory, Frank: Wildlife management & behavioural & biomedical ecology. Martinez-Garcia, Mery: Animal physiology in changing environments. Nasserulla, Sabah. Nkongolo, Kabwe: Human and plant genetics. Robitaille, Jean-François: Behavioural ecology of Mustelids. Ryser, Peter: Ecology of wetland plants; root ecology; heavy metal stress. Saleh, Mazen: Molecular biophysics; bacterial environmental interactions. Schulte-Hostedde, Albrecht: Applied evolutionary ecology. Cross-appointed faculty. Belzile, Nelson. Boreham, Douglas (NOSM). Gauthier, Eric: Molecular and cellular control of cell ...
Core faculty members. Alarie, Yves: Invertebrate systematics. Basiliko, Nathan: Environmental microbiology; ecosystem ecology; soils. Beckett, Peter: Restoration ecology; wetlands. Gagnon, Jeffrey: Obesity and metabolic disease. Gunn, John: Fisheries ecology and management. Lamothe, Suzanne. Lesbarrères, David: Evolutionary ecology; herpetology. Litzgus, Jackie: Ecology and conservation of reptiles at risk. Mallory, Frank: Wildlife management & behavioural & biomedical ecology. Martinez-Garcia, Mery: Animal physiology in changing environments. Nasserulla, Sabah. Nkongolo, Kabwe: Human and plant genetics. Robitaille, Jean-François: Behavioural ecology of Mustelids. Ryser, Peter: Ecology of wetland plants; root ecology; heavy metal stress. Saleh, Mazen: Molecular biophysics; bacterial environmental interactions. Schulte-Hostedde, Albrecht: Applied evolutionary ecology. Cross-appointed faculty. Belzile, Nelson. Boreham, Douglas (NOSM). Gauthier, Eric: Molecular and cellular control of cell ...
Welcome to the Soil Ecology. The aim of our research is to advance understanding of the diversity and interactions of soil organisms with their environment, and how this affects above- and below-ground ecological processes. In particular, we are interested in the effects of human activity, for example soil management and climate change impacts, on soil organisms and the delivery of ecosystem services important for agricultural and silvicultural production. Such ecosystem services include biological control, soil carbon storage and nutrient cycling. We take a broad approach to research, utilising metagenomics, glasshouse experiments, and field studies.. We welcome you to look at the video below and read about the researchersand the research projects we are involved in.. ...
Microbial ecology is devoted to the understanding of dynamics, activity and interaction of microorganisms in natural and technical ecosystems. Bioelectrochemical systems represent important technical ecosystems, where microbial ecology is of highest importance for their function. However, whereas aspects of, for example, materials and reactor engineering are commonly perceived as highly relevant, the study and engineering of microbial ecology are significantly underrepresented in bioelectrochemical systems. This shortfall may be assigned to a deficit on knowledge and power of these methods as well as the prerequisites for their thorough application. This article discusses not only the importance of microbial ecology for microbial electrochemical technologies but also shows which information can be derived for a knowledge-driven engineering. Instead of providing a comprehensive list of techniques from which it is hard to judge the applicability and value of information for a respective one, this review
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1st Edition Published on December 2, 2019 by CRC Press Most ecological risk assessments consider the risk to individual organisms or organism-level attributes.
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We have a new paper in the Early Edition of PNAS on the ecology of plague in prairie dogs. The Stanford News Service did a nice little write-up of the paper (and Mark Shwartzs full version is available on the Woods Institute site) and it has now been picked up by a number of media outlets including USA Today, ScienceDaily, The Register (UK), as well as a couple of radio news shows. This paper has been a real pleasure for me because of my incredible collaborators. Dan Salkeld, who has been a post-doctoral fellow with me and now splits his time between teaching in Human Biology at Stanford and working as an epidemiologist for the California Department of Health, is the lead author. Dan is clearly one of the leading young disease ecologists working today and his understanding of the field and willingness to do the sometimes unglamorous grunt work of ecology in pursuit of important research questions continually impresses me. The paper uses data that he collected while he worked for co-author Paul ...
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Our very own Suzanne Gray was interviewed recently by Ohio State News about the effects algal blooms on the vision of Lake Erie freshwater fish. This is hot on the heels of our most recent publication. Read the whole interview here and find the link to the paper in our last post!. https://news.osu.edu/algae-a-threat-to-walleye-vision-study-finds/. ...
The post-doc position is part of the NWO-VICI project Adapting to a warmer world: phenology, physiology and fitness. In this project, we study selection on phenotypic plasticity in timing of reproduction in great tits in relation to global climate change. There are five integrated subprojects ranging from quantitative genetics, population dynamics and reproductive physiology to genomics. Four of these subprojects are underway and we are now looking for a post-doctoral candidate for the fifth subproject on population dynamics. This project will be carried out in collaboration with Prof Bernt-Erik Saether (NTNU, Trondheim, Norway) and Dr Stephanie Jenouvrier (CNRS, France & WHOI, USA ...
This course studies the factors influencing the distribution and abundance of animals and plants, including hypothesis testing, design, collection, analysis and interpretation of ecological data. Topics include individual ecology (abiotic and biotic limiting factors), population ecology (population dynamics, competition, predation, and other species interactions), community ecology (species diversity and succession), ecosystem ecology (nutrient cycling and energy flow), and human impacts on ecosystems. Lecture and discussion will be supplemented by field projects designed to test a variety of ecological questions in a range of terrestrial and aquatic communities. Students will conduct a research project as part of the course.. ...
Measurements of body condition are typically used to assess an individuals quality, health, or energetic state. Most indices of body condition are based on linear relationships between body length and mass. Although these indices are simple to obtain, nonlethal, and useful indications of energetic state, their accuracy at predicting constituents of body condition (e.g., fat and lean mass) are often unknown. The objectives of this research were to (1) validate the accuracy of another simple and noninvasive method, quantitative magnetic resonance (QMR), at estimating body composition in a small-bodied lizard, Anolis sagrei, and (2) evaluate the accuracy of two indices of body condition (based on length-mass relationships) at predicting body fat, lean, and water mass ...
Phone: 419-755-4343 My primary interests are in microbial evolutionary ecology and the pharmacodynamics of self-replicating drugs. In both of these areas my concentration is on bacteriophages (phages), the viruses of bacteria. Evolutionary ecology is the study of adaptation, particularly in terms of answering why questions, such as, why do organisms exhibit this behavior rather than another. A periodic emphasis of mine has been on the why of phage infection duration, called latent period. With longer duration phages produce more progeny, per individual infection, whereas with shorter duration they produce those progeny faster, at least on a per bacterial infection basis. More recently I have been studying the ecology and evolutionary ecology of phage interaction with bacteria that are present in a more solid rather than planktonic phase, especially as seen on petri dishes or in biofilms. I use the information gleaned in order to better understand the ecology of phages in general, an important ...
For more than ten years I have been working on a book on bryophyte ecology and was joined by Heinjo During, who has been very helpful in critiquing multiple versions of the chapters. But as the book progressed, the field of bryophyte ecology progressed faster. No chapter ever seemed to stay finished, hence the decision to publish online. Furthermore, rather than being a textbook, it is evolving into an encyclopedia that would be at least three volumes, with the first being physiological ecology, but including an introduction to the broad classification of phyla and classes, morphology, structures, and life cycles. Communities, habitats, roles, and uses, among others, are in various stages of completion. [Information of the supplier, modified ...
Carotenoids are among the most prevalent pigments used in animal signals and are also important for a range of physiological functions. These concomitant roles have made carotenoidbased signals a popular topic in behavioural ecology while also causing confusion and controversy. After a thorough background, we review the many pitfalls, caveats and seemingly contradictory conclusions that can result from not fully appreciating the complex nature of carotenoid function. Current controversies may be resolved through a more careful regard of this complexity, and of the immense taxonomic variability of carotenoid metabolism. Studies investigating the physiological trade-offs between ornamental and physiological uses of carotenoids have yielded inconsistent results. However, in many studies, homeostatic regulation of immune and antioxidant systems may have obscured the effects of carotenoid supplementation. We highlight how carefully designed experiments can overcome such complications. There is also a need to
Information below taken from Wikipedia. There is also a 2010 Nature News Feature article on Ian Baldwin, which you can read by clicking here.. Baldwin studied biology and chemistry at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and graduated 1981 with an AB. In 1989 he graduated with a PhD in chemical ecology from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Section of Neurobiology and Behavior. He was an Assistant (1989), Associate (1993) and Full Professor (1996) in the Department of Biology at SUNY Buffalo. In 1996 he became the Founding Director of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology where he heads the Department of Molecular Ecology.[1] In 1999 he was appointed Honorary Professor at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany. In 2002 he founded the International Max Planck Research School at the Max Planck Institute in Jena.[2]. Baldwins scientific work is devoted to understanding the traits that allow plants to survive in the real world. To achieve this, he has developed a ...
Research in the effects of climate change on plant disease continues to be limited, but some striking progress has been made. At the genomic level, advances in technologies for the high-throughput analysis of gene ...
Ecology[edit]. Play media. Semibalanus balanoides feeding. Most barnacles are suspension feeders; they dwell continually in ...
Behaviour and ecology. Most species are solitary when not mating,[66] though a few are known to occur in high densities and ... "Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 447: 14-22. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2013.02.007.. ... 2017). "A second site occupied by Octopus tetricus at high densities, with notes on their ecology and behavior". Marine and ...
Ecology and behaviour[edit]. A pair of brolgas amongst other waterbirds in the Northern Territory ...
"Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease. 30 (sup1): 1535737. doi:10.1080/16512235.2018.1535737. PMC 6225515. PMID 30425610.. ... Heinrich B, Bartholomew GA (1979). "The ecology of the African dung beetle". Scientific American. 241 (5): 146-56. doi:10.1038/ ...
Ecology[edit]. Brassicaceae are almost exclusively pollinated by insects. A chemical mechanism in the pollen is active in many ...
Smith, Craig R.; Baco, Amy R. (2003). "Ecology of Whale Falls at the Deep-Sea Floor". Oceanography and Marine Biology: An ... 16 February 2007). "Three-year investigations into sperm whale-fall ecosystems in Japan". Marine Ecology. 28 (1): 219-230. ... 11 May 2006). "Satellite-monitored movements of humpback whales in the Southwest Atlantic Ocean". Marine Ecology Progress ... Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12 (7): 377-385. doi:10.1890/130220.. ...
"Mineral Ecology". Carnegie Science. Retrieved 15 May 2018.. *^ Kwok, Roberta (11 August 2015). "Is Mineral Evolution Driven by ... Mineral ecology[edit]. In 2011, several researchers began to develop a Mineral Evolution Database.[22] This database integrates ... This database makes it possible to apply statistics to answer new questions, an approach that has been called mineral ecology. ... Hazen, Robert M.; Grew, Edward S.; Downs, Robert T.; Golden, Joshua; Hystad, Grethe (March 2015). "Mineral ecology: Chance and ...
Economy, Ecology & Ethno-mycology of a Fungus Endemic to the Tibetan Plateau. In: A. BOESI & F. CARDI (eds.). Wildlife and ...
Ecology[edit]. Even though the park is only 71 acres (29 ha), three distinct ecological environments exist in the park, based ...
In P.W. Price, T.M. Liwinsohn, G.W. Fernandes, and W.W. Benson (eds.), Plant-animal Interactions: Evolutionary Ecology in ... The ecology of extinctions in kelp forest communities. Conservation Biology 3:251-264 ... Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Cascade_effect_(ecology)&oldid=856984305" ...
Ecology[edit]. The black swallowtail butterfly, Papilio polyxenes, uses the family Apiaceae for food and host plants for ...
Ecology[edit]. Convallaria majalis is a plant of partial shade, and mesophile type that prefers warm summers. It likes soils ...
Mineral ecology[edit]. Minerals can be bioengineered by bacteria which act on metals to catalyze mineral dissolution and ...
Behavior and ecology[edit]. This nocturnal and terrestrial snake has an inoffensive disposition. When disturbed, it coils ...
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Ecology[edit]. A late summer- to autumn-blooming plant,[6] A. tuberosum is one of several Allium species known as wild onion ...
Ecology[edit]. Range and habitat[edit]. Kangaroo rats live in arid and semi-arid areas particularly on sandy or soft soils[3] ... Reynolds, H. G. (February 1958). "The Ecology of the Merriam Kangaroo Rat (Dipodomys merriami Mearns) on the Grazing Lands of ... Morgan, K. R.; Price, M. V. (1992-12-01). "Foraging in Heteromyid Rodents: The Energy Costs of Scratch-Digging". Ecology. 73 (6 ... Waser, P. M.; Jones, W. T. (June 1991). "Survival and Reproductive Effort in Banner-Tailed Kangaroo Rats". Ecology. 72 (3): 771 ...
Ecology[edit]. Spiraea species are used as food plants by the larvae of many Lepidoptera species, including the Brown-tail, the ...
Ecology[edit]. The speckled mousebird is a frugivore which subsists on fruits, berries, leaves, seeds and nectar, and is fairly ...
Ecology[edit]. The brown mesite is a humid forest species, it forages by walking through the forest floor flicking over leaf- ...
Ecology[edit]. Caterpillars of the polka-dot wasp moth (Syntomeida epilais) are known to feed on the desert rose, along with ...
Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference. 7: 7.. *^ a b Farquhar, Francis P. (1925). "Discovery of the Sierra Nevada". California ... Ecology[edit]. Two giant sequoias, Sequoia National Park. The right-hand tree bears a large fire scar at its base; fires do not ... Harvey, H. T.; Shellhammer, H. S.; Stecker, R. E. (1980). Giant sequoia ecology. Scientific Monograph Series. 12. Washington, ... Forest Ecology and Management. 162 (3): 261-271. doi:10.1016/S0378-1127(01)00521-7.. ...
Ecology of condors. *Grand Canyon National Park Condor Program. *Series: California Condor, Arizona/Utah population updates ...
Behavior and ecology[edit]. Closeup of the head showing forcipules. Scutigera coleoptrata resting on a wall. The antennae are ...
Behaviour and ecology[edit]. These birds feed on nectar from flowers using a long extendable tongue or catch insects on the ...
However, the Sierra casts a rain shadow, which greatly affects the climate and ecology of the central Great Basin. This rain ... The character of the range is shaped by its geology and ecology. More than one hundred million years ago during the Nevadan ...
Ecology[edit]. The larvae feed mainly on vines belonging to the Menispermaceae but have also adapted to species of Erythrina[6] ...
Ecology[edit]. Risso's dolphin off Port San Luis, Harford Pier, at Avila Beach ...
Ecology[edit]. The cotton-top tamarin has a diet of mainly fruit (40%) and animal material (40%).[14] This includes insects, ... Sussman, R. W. (2000). Primate Ecology and Social Structure. Volume 2, New World Monkeys. Pearson Preston Hall. pp. 207-. ISBN ... Estrada, A. (2006). New Perspectives in the Study of Mesoamerican Primates: Distribution, Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation. ... Garber, P. A. (1993). "Feeding ecology and behaviour of the genus Saguinus". In Rylands, A. B. Marmosets and Tamarins: ...
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  • [3] It has been widely used since then in the context of human geography and human ecology , but with no systematic definition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Human Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Journal publishes papers probing the complex and varied systems of interaction between people and their environment. (springer.com)
  • Read recently published open access articles in Human Ecology . (springer.com)
  • consent of director for majors in human ecology. (lsu.edu)
  • Contemporary issues in human ecology of interest to special professional and business groups. (lsu.edu)
  • 3090 Seminar in Human Ecology (1) For human ecology majors only . (lsu.edu)
  • Lectures and/or laboratories on selected topics not covered in other human ecology courses. (lsu.edu)
  • Directed individual reading and research in a selected area of human ecology. (lsu.edu)
  • Required of all doctoral students in human ecology during each semester of full-time residence. (lsu.edu)
  • Research reports and discussion of current topics and issues in human ecology. (lsu.edu)
  • Research methods and applications in human ecology. (lsu.edu)
  • Concentrations are offered in areas such as human ecology, landscape, and conservation. (excite.com)
  • Often, people wonder, what is Human Ecology? (ualberta.ca)
  • The formal academic answer is that Human Ecology is a multidisciplinary applied field that focuses on the interrelationships between people and their near environments with the goal of enhancing quality of life and well-being. (ualberta.ca)
  • What it means is that in Human Ecology, we are interested in contemporary topics and issues that are relevant and important to people in their everyday lives. (ualberta.ca)
  • The near social and material environments that we focus on in Human Ecology matter to people because they influence quality of life and personal, family, community, and global well-being. (ualberta.ca)
  • The Department of Human Ecology has much to offer. (ualberta.ca)
  • Nature Ecology & Evolution is interested in the full spectrum of ecological and evolutionary biology, encompassing approaches at the molecular, organismal, population, community and ecosystem levels, as well as relevant parts of the social sciences. (nature.com)
  • During the twentieth century, ecology evolved to include all major fields of biology and became a cause célèbre for environmentalists, who co-opted the term in the wake of Rachel Carson 's Silent Spring (1962). (encyclopedia.com)
  • High school direct entry to Biochemistry, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology, Ecology, Plant Biology, and Zoology are all in the Honours stream. (ucalgary.ca)
  • The Program in Ecology, Behavior & Evolution (EBE) includes exciting and innovative courses and cutting-edge research opportunities in behavioral ecology and sociobiology, molecular ecology and evolution, community ecology, biochemical ecology, population biology, tropical ecology, ecosystem ecology, and conservation biology. (bu.edu)
  • The EBE program is greatly enriched by its affiliation with faculty from the Center for Ecology & Conservation Biology , the Marine Program , and the Departments of Earth & Environment and Anthropology . (bu.edu)
  • The study of ecology is a branch of biology which deals with the understanding of complex relationships and roles of individual organisms and elements. (excite.com)
  • For an individual aspiring to pursue a career in ecology, an undergraduate degree with a focus in this particular b ranch of biology is a good place to start. (excite.com)
  • Coral microbial-ecology studies contribute a missing piece of information to the study of overall coral biology. (usgs.gov)
  • Note that there are many possible paths through the Biology major for students interested in ecology and marine biology. (bowdoin.edu)
  • Students interested in microbial ecology or evolutionary biology might prefer to take Microbiology (Biol 2118) or Developmental Biology (Biol 2175) instead. (bowdoin.edu)
  • Examples come from real situations in pest management, forestry, wildlife biology, plant protection, and environmental studies, as well as from classical ecology. (worldcat.org)
  • Ecology at York covers the fundamentals of evolution, population and community structures, and applications in conservation and environmental biology. (york.ac.uk)
  • While it is clear to ecologists that an ecosystem shapes the evolution of animals living in it, population biology experts such as Joseph Travis of The Florida State University believe the reverse can also be true, making the relationship between evolution and ecology a model of reciprocity. (redorbit.com)
  • Ecology (from Greek: οἶκος, "house" and -λογία, "study of") is a branch of biology concerning the spatial and temporal patterns of the distribution and abundance of organisms, including the causes and consequences. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ecology overlaps with the closely related sciences of evolutionary biology, genetics, and ethology. (wikipedia.org)
  • The coral microbial ecology group has an active research program identifying and characterizing the microbial associates of both tropical and cold-water (deep-sea) corals and their surrounding habitat. (usgs.gov)
  • Coral microbial ecology is the study of the relationship of coral-associated microorganisms to each other, the coral host, and to their environment. (usgs.gov)
  • What can we learn from studying coral microbial ecology? (usgs.gov)
  • The Rangeland Ecology section invites applications for registration funding for the 2020 Annual Meeting. (esa.org)
  • The 2020 leadership of the Rangeland section fully affirms that lives of black Americans matter and are important to ecology, rangelands, and rangeland science. (esa.org)
  • Information ecology draws on the language of ecology - habitat , species , evolution , ecosystem , niche , growth, equilibrium, etc. - to describe and analyze information systems from a perspective that considers the distribution and abundance of organisms , their relationships with each other, and how they influence and are influenced by their environment . (wikipedia.org)
  • Ecology Ecology is the study of organisms and their relationship to the environment. (bookrags.com)
  • Ecology, Energy Flow Organisms are complex biochemical machines that require a constant consumption of energy to grow, reproduce, and maintain their biological integrity. (bookrags.com)
  • The study of ecology involves investigations of specific organisms and environments and the development of general conclusions about how the natural world works. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Ecology is the study of the interaction between organisms and their environments. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Ecology is the scientific study of the relations that living organisms have with respect to each other and their natural environment. (wikimedia.org)
  • The field of ecology offers individuals the chance to further study and explore the planet's diverse ecosystems, organisms and animals, as well as the environment. (excite.com)
  • Bonnie Nardi and Vicki O'Day in their book "Information Ecologies: Using Technology with Heart," ( Nardi & O'Day 1999 ) apply the ecology metaphor to local environments, such as libraries and schools, in preference to the more common metaphors for technology as tool, text, or system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Stepp (1999) [4] published a prospectus for the anthropological study of information ecology. (wikipedia.org)
  • It was also a time at which it seemed that numerical methods in plant ecology could be used to delineate significant processes in arid shrubland ecosystems. (springer.com)
  • Molecular Ecology publishes papers that utilize molecular genetic techniques to address consequential questions in ecology, evolution, behaviour and conservation. (wiley.com)
  • We also publish articles on technical methods, computer programs and genomic resource development in our companion journal, Molecular Ecology Resources . (wiley.com)
  • Molecular Ecology concentrates on primary research articles (i.e. (wiley.com)
  • There are no page charges associated with publication in Molecular Ecology . (wiley.com)
  • Research areas offered by the EEB group are designed to understand major concepts in ecology, evolution, behavior, and phylogenetic relatedness of the species that populate the earth. (uwm.edu)
  • The Miami University REU program in Ecology and Environment is a summer research program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). (google.com)
  • There was also an academic research project at DSTC called Information ecology , concerned with distributed information systems and online communities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Read the stories behind the papers in Nature Ecology & Evolution and other journals on the Nature Research Ecology & Evolution Community. (nature.com)
  • Julia's research experience encompasses landscape ecology, urban ecology, and climate adaptation planning. (washington.edu)
  • The group's research strengths center around its capabilities in water resource evaluation and ecological restoration, which includes long-term evaluations of field sites, the use of an 8,000 square foot Aquatic Ecology Laboratory, and the creation of unique, national aquatic resource geospatial databases and modeling tools. (ornl.gov)
  • We have recently expanded our expertise in community and ecosystem ecology with faculty conducting research on temperate forests in New England. (bu.edu)
  • The area of research in this investigation is lake ecology. (merlot.org)
  • Due to extensive research and laboratory work necessary with these courses, there are no exclusively online ecology programs available. (excite.com)
  • Welcome to the homepage of the Forest Ecology Research Group at the School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, UCC. (ucc.ie)
  • Here, researchers from a range of disciplines come together to conduct contemorary forest ecology research. (ucc.ie)
  • This journal synthesizes the most significant developments in current landscape ecology research, highlighting both important areas of consensus, and important areas of current debate to underline major findings and delineate the edges of the discipline. (springer.com)
  • The award is open to graduate or undergraduate student members of the ESA who, as sole or first author, present a talk or poster at the ESA Annual Meeting on original research in theoretical ecology.  Prizes are awarded on the basis of merit, originality, and clarity of presentation. (esa.org)
  • The Rangeland Ecology section has awarded travel grants to two graduate students to attend and present their research in Louiville this August. (esa.org)
  • Details of staff members engaged in different areas of zoology/ecology research are outlined below. (ucc.ie)
  • Drawing on real-world examples taken from actual research, "Tropical Ecology" is the best textbook on the subject for advanced undergraduates and graduate students. (worldcat.org)
  • The Arava Bird-watching and Ecology Center (A.B.E.C) connects the fields of ecological research, environmental education and ecotourism, and builds upon the ties between many entities working in these fields in the region. (idealist.org)
  • Whereas most existing research in the discipline has tended to focus on studying the roles and impacts of communication media as they pertain to content, representation, economics or ownership, and the like, media ecology is a theoretical perspective on understanding media as physical, sensorial, perceptual, and symbolic environments or structures within which people's sense-making experience manifests itself through and in communication. (peterlang.com)
  • The Invasion Ecology section promotes research, teaching, communication, and collaboration on the ecology of biological invasions. (esa.org)
  • In the last thirty years, research on biological invasions has become a central theme in ecology. (esa.org)
  • Join host Ira Flatow and guests for a discussion about urban ecology. (npr.org)
  • The publication of Professor Dennis Cali's Mapping Media Ecology is a noteworthy development in communication, for a number of good reasons. (peterlang.com)
  • Information ecology was used as book title by Thomas H. Davenport and Laurence Prusak ( Davenport & Prusak 1997 ), with a focus on the organization dimensions of information ecology. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unexpected Harmonies: Self-Organization in Liberal Modernity and Ecology (PDF) The Trumpeter, Journal of Ecosophy, 10:1, Winter 1993 This is my initial paper exploring how what I term 'evolutionary liberal' thought can be an important means by which society and nature can be brought into greater harmony. The other Trumpeter papers build on it. (beliefnet.com)
  • The scope of ecology contains a wide array of interacting levels of organization spanning micro-level (e.g., cells) to a planetary scale (e.g., biosphere) phenomena. (wikipedia.org)
  • Theoretical ecology is a branch of ecology that particularly focuses on the development of theory. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Virtually all aspects of ecology are of interest to theoretical ecologists. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In the 1920s and 1930s ecologists Alfred Lotka and Vito Voltera developed some of the first theoretical models of ecology. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The Theoretical Ecology Section awards the Alfred J. Lotka and Vito Volterra prizes for the best presentations given by students during the Annual Meeting of the ESA. (esa.org)
  • At the 2013 ESA Annual Meeting, the Theoretical Ecology Section is not sponsoring a symposium. (esa.org)
  • Foremost among the critics of descriptivist ecology was Rob Peters , a leading Canadian ecologist, wrote a book in 1991 called A critique for ecology , in which he proposes that the principal problem with the science of ecology in the modern day is the obsession with problems of solely theoretical interest. (everything2.com)
  • To provide a detailed study of the theoretical concepts of community ecology. (abdn.ac.uk)
  • But media ecology has also been a relatively new theoretical perspective in the communication discipline even as its intellectual roots germinated as early as in the late nineteenth century. (peterlang.com)
  • The Theoretical Ecology Section is one of the most rapidly growing organizations within the Ecological Society of America. (esa.org)
  • 2014) use information ecology for science-policy integration in ecosystems-based management (EBM). (wikipedia.org)
  • Recreation ecology examines the effects of recreation on protected area ecosystems and wildlife. (usgs.gov)
  • Railroad ecology or railway ecology is a term used to refer to the study of the ecological community growing along railroad or railway tracks and the effects of railroads on natural ecosystems. (wikipedia.org)
  • The main subdisciplines of ecology, population (or community) ecology and ecosystem ecology, exhibit a difference not only of scale but also of two contrasting paradigms in the field. (wikipedia.org)
  • they provide an important and informed account of the fundamentals of media ecology as set forth at the field's inception. (peterlang.com)
  • Liberal thought and deep ecology are usually regarded as mutually exclusive. (beliefnet.com)
  • Criticisms of Bookchin from both the deep ecology and evolutionary liberal perspective complement one another, pointing the way towards a better understanding of how modernity relates to the environment.The paper as a whole offers an early discussion of issues that are more clearly addressed in later papers, particularly Deep Ecology and Liberalism (1996) and the three Trumpeter articles in 1997, 1996, and 1993. (beliefnet.com)
  • Nature Ecology & Evolution will provide a place where all researchers and policymakers interested in all aspects of life's diversity can come together to learn about the most accomplished and significant advances in the field and to discuss topical issues. (nature.com)
  • It explains why the world's tropical rain forests are so universally rich in species, what factors may contribute to high species richness, how nutrient cycles affect rain forest ecology, and how ecologists investigate the complex interrelationships among flora and fauna. (worldcat.org)
  • It identifies the key themes, processes, and figures in media ecology that have coalesced over the last few decades and presents an elegant schema with which to engage future exploration of the role of media in shaping culture and consciousness. (peterlang.com)
  • This website describes over 34 years of data collected by Dr. Arthur Shapiro, professor of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California, Davis, in his continuing effort to regularly monitor butterfly population trends on a transect across central California. (tolweb.org)
  • Findings from the study expand the body of knowledge about the interactions between evolution and ecology by demonstrating that evolutionary adaptations can also act as triggers for a cascade of in-tandem changes to both ecosystem and animal. (redorbit.com)
  • Graduate certificates in ecology can be taken in a number of different areas ranging from conservation to freshwater ecology. (excite.com)
  • The Aquatic Ecology group strives to provide scientific knowledge and technical innovation to address highly complex and multi-faceted water-energy resource challenges. (ornl.gov)
  • Metapopulation , in ecology , a regional group of connected populations of a species . (britannica.com)
  • Ecology scholars ask questions such as: Why does New Brunswick have twice as many tree species as Alberta? (ucalgary.ca)
  • Recognizing that this small amount of land left over was not nearly enough to sustain the majority of the species on our planet, Dr. Michael Rosenzweig developed the idea of reconciliation ecology. (tolweb.org)
  • In his own words, 'reconciliation ecology is the science of inventing, establishing and maintaining new habitats to conserve species diversity in places where people live, work and play. (tolweb.org)
  • Win-win Ecology: How Earth's Species Can Survive in the Midst of Human Enterprise. (tolweb.org)
  • It is essential that scientists better understand the evolution-ecology feedback loop and the surprising speed with which an ecosystem can be altered by adaptations in a species that populates it, said Travis, because so many animals and plants are evolving in response to ecosystem changes caused by humans. (redorbit.com)
  • Political ecology studies the complex interaction between economics, politics, technology, social tradition and the biological environment. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition, political ecology attempts to provide critiques and alternatives in the interplay of the environment and political, economic and social factors. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the context of an evolving information society , the term information ecology marks a connection between ecological ideas with the dynamics and properties of the increasingly dense, complex and important digital informational environment and has been gaining acceptance in a growing number of disciplines. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ecology Ecology is the study of life and its relation to the environment. (bookrags.com)
  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 491-497. (washington.edu)
  • Ecology examines the relationship that living organism have with their environment. (ucalgary.ca)
  • Industrial Ecology aims at a sustainable co-existence of the technosphere and the environment. (tudelft.nl)
  • Ecology - The science of the relationships between living things and their environment . (everything2.com)
  • Today on World Environment Day, the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), in association with Bash Creations, will announce the launch of an Arts & Ecology Day in 2009. (thersa.org)
  • The word "ecology" ("Ökologie") was coined in 1866 by the German scientist Ernst Haeckel. (wikipedia.org)
  • This assignment focuses on lake ecology and the use of data sets to define the ecology of a selected lake. (merlot.org)
  • The first set is background information on the biological principles underlying lake ecology and is found under the heading Understanding. (merlot.org)
  • 3. View video on pond/lake ecology. (merlot.org)
  • This video will serve as an introduction to lake ecology and the problems that humans cause. (merlot.org)
  • Understanding Lake Ecology Exit is just one part of an online training site called Water on the Web (see below) provided by the University of Minnesota Duluth and Lake Superior College. (epa.gov)
  • The lake ecology training includes six lectures (consisting of several PPT slides), a computer lab (Word document) and appendices. (epa.gov)
  • Understanding Lake Ecology is part of its Water Science Curriculum, which offers a two-semester water resource management curriculum for second year technical students or undergraduates in water resource management, water science, or environmental resource management programs. (epa.gov)
  • It draws lessons from the system's perspective provided by industrial ecology, a new field resolutely focused on the flows of material, energy, and water through systems at different scales, from products to factories to countries and regions. (un.org)
  • 2 Embedded utility is central to industrial ecology: if a product is landfilled, these resources are lost. (un.org)
  • The master of science in Industrial Ecology (IE) offers talented students from around the world the opportunity to enhance their expertise and work on current challenges faced by the world today. (tudelft.nl)
  • Industrial Ecology is an emergent scientific discipline that promotes a systemic approach to human problems, integrating technical, environmental and social aspects. (tudelft.nl)
  • Industrial Ecology is a cooperation between TU Delft En Leiden University. (tudelft.nl)
  • Please note that for the MSc Industrial Ecology you will have to register at Leiden University, not at the TU Delft. (tudelft.nl)
  • After being accepted, you will automatically be registered for the MSc Industrial Ecology at the TU Delft. (tudelft.nl)
  • From the analysis of specific examples of the nature and physiology are determined 10 axioms and laws of information ecology, which serves as the basis for creating information strategies and tactics in social, economic, political and other spheres that affect human health and human communities. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the late nineteenth century, two German botanists, Oscar Drude (1852-1933) and Andreas Schimper (1856-1901), with their Danish colleague Eugenius Warming (1841-1924), shaped the future of ecology by applying their laboratory training in physiology to studies of biogeography and plant adaptations. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Nevertheless, to presume to illustrate and integrate plant physiology and ecology using examples from a single genus was to presume much. (springer.com)
  • Designed to be used primarily in media and communication courses, the book's goal is to hone insight into the role of media in society and to extend the understanding of the themes, processes, and interactions of media ecology to an ever-broader intellectual community. (peterlang.com)
  • The summer includes field trips, short courses on ethics and professions in ecology and environmental science, and seminars by guest speakers. (google.com)
  • By making connections with faculty and graduate students you will learn about Ecology and Environmental Science as a career. (google.com)
  • Information ecology" often is used as metaphor , viewing the informational space as an ecosystem . (wikipedia.org)
  • Ecology was largely a descriptive science from the late 19th century until the middle of the 20th (with the notable exceptions of Vito Volterra , Alfred J. Lotka and Frederick E. Clements), when a couple of luminaries brought mathematical rigour to the field. (everything2.com)
  • Modern ecology became a much more rigorous science in the late 19th century. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Miami University Ecology REU program is interested in outstanding students in the biological sciences with diverse backgrounds and a strong interest in Ecology. (google.com)
  • The purpose of the National Park Service, Alaska Fire Ecology Program is to understand the ecological effects of fire on the landscape. (nps.gov)
  • Ecology The word ecology was coined in 1870 by the German zoologist Ernst Haeckel from the Greek words oikos (house) and logos (logic or knowledge) to describe the scientific study of the relationsh. (bookrags.com)
  • Ecology The word ecology is derived from the Greek oikos, 'household,' and logos, 'reason,' thus indicating the logic of living creatures in their homes. (bookrags.com)
  • the greek 'oikos', where ecology is derived from, means 'the home', the place where we live. (designboom.com)
  • Note that if you study abroad on a field ecology program (e.g. (bowdoin.edu)
  • Covering a wide range of disciplines, this book explains the formulae, techniques, and methods used in field ecology. (worldcat.org)