Ecological Monitoring News

  • Flying lab on a bird

    Jobst Technologies GmbH, a company of Innovative Sensor Technology IST AG based in Freiburg, Germany, is partner in the project FlyMiBird with € 1.52 million funding from Max Planck Society in Munich. Subject of the project with the full title “Microfluidic Lab-on-a-Bird transmitter for the hormone level monitoring of free-moving birds”, ...

  • Tinytag Radio System latest: new Plus Radio Ethernet Receiver

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Plus Radio Ethernet Receiver as part of our Tinytag Radio Data Logging System. A Tinytag radio receiver connects a network of radio data loggers monitoring environmental conditions in an area and the computer managing the system. The new Ethernet receiver plugs directly ...


    By Gemini Data Loggers Ltd

  • IFCB in new Long-Term Ecological Research Site

    Imaging FlowCytobot samplers (IFCBs) manufactured by McLane will be installed in a new Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site off the Northeast coast of the United States. LTER programs focus attention on specific sites representing major ecosystem types, and undertake long-term assessments of populations, communities, and the physical environment. ...

  • AUG Secures Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Project Under BCIP

    A.U.G. Signals Ltd (AUG), one of the leading experts in intelligent sensor systems and signal processing, today announced its new pilot project with Parks Canada under the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) for the wildlife monitoring in the Glacier National Park, between Revelstoke and Golden, British Columbia. During this project, AUG will deploy its multi-sensor SENTINEL system on the ...


    By A.U.G. Signals Ltd.

  • Emerging ecological risk trends you should keep in mind in 2017

    In late 2016, the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry hosted one of the world’s most comprehensive conferences dedicated to environmental risk management. It’s the leading forum for scientists, industry and institutions engaged in the study of environmental contamination, management, ecological risk and research and development related to natural resources. Technical ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • 100 years in the service of wildlife - Taronga Zoo in Sydney

    Taronga Zoo in Sydney celebrates its centenary in 2016. Its most popular attractions include the lively inhabitants of its many salt water tanks. ProMinent technology guarantees the very best quality of water and thus also optimum living conditions. Water quality as a success factor With its numerous attractions, the city of Sydney on the east coast of Australia is a magnet for ...

  • Technical Leadership in Ecological Risk Assessment

    A leader in environmental and ecological risk assessment, CH2M maintains a strong technical presence at leading environmental forums including the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), one of the world’s most comprehensive conferences dedicated to environmental risk management being held November 6-10, in Orlando, Florida. Our technical experts’ ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Indigenous peoples and local communities key in combatting illegal wildlife trade

    Involving and supporting Indigenous peoples and local communities in the fight against wildlife trafficking is essential, yet often overlooked, writes Rosie Cooney, Chair of IUCN’s Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group, following ...

  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Marine protistan ecology and evolution

    This position has a duration of one year, with a possible extension depending on job performance and funding. Microbes play fundamental roles in all ocean ecology. Our primary focus is on eukaryotic phytoplankton, and variations in the communities of bacteria, archaea and heterotrophic eukaryotes, as well as viruses, that accompany different phytoplankton taxa. To investigate these complex ...

  • Conservation in the UAE

    WKC Group conducts a capture and relocation programme for the Critically Endangered Persian Wonder Gecko following the findings of a Terrestrial Ecology Survey. The findings of the Terrestrial Ecology Survey undertaken for a proposed road alignment highlighted the presence of the Arabian IUCN Red List, Critically ...


    By WKC Group

  • inCTRL and Universidade Nova de Lisboa co-chair workshop at NRR in Denver

    Dr. Adrian Oehmen (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and Dr. Leiv Rieger (inCTRL Solutions) co-chair a workshop at the WEF/IWA Nutrient Removal & Recovery conference in Denver July 10-13, on “NRR: Art, Practice, and Gaps from Biotechnology to Engineering“. New techniques and related ...


    By inCTRL Solutions Inc.

  • Northwest Green Chemistry and Washington State Department Of Ecology To Offer Training On Quick Chemical Assessment Tool

    Northwest Green Chemistry and the Washington State Department of Ecology are presenting a four-part webinar series introducing and providing training on the Quick Chemical Assessment Tool (QCAT). QCAT allows users to evaluate chemical ingredients and provides alternative chemical recommendations. During the webinar, users will be given ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Bayer Announces That It Will Not Submit Voluntary Cancellation Requests for Flubendiamide

    Significant issues concerning the scope of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to cancel conditional registrations are raised by recent events concerning flubendiamide products sold in the U.S. by BayerCrop Science LP (Bayer) under the trade name Belt. Bayer announced on February 5, 2016, that it will not comply with EPA’s request that Bayer ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New Radio Regulations protect vital meteorological radio frequencies

    Radio frequencies which are vital for weather forecasts, disaster warnings and climate monitoring will remain available to the meteorological community and protected from interference from other applications thanks to decisions taken by the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15). The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) today welcomed the outcome of WRC-15, which revised and updated ...

  • State, feds won`t pursue $92M more in `89 Exxon Valdez spill

    The state and federal governments have decided not to pursue $92 million in additional damages from Exxon Mobil Corp., citing the recovery of ducks and sea otters in Alaska's Prince William Sound following a devastating oil spill more than two decades ago. In a court filing made on Wednesday, government attorneys said patches of lingering oil that ...


    By Associated Press

  • Collecting data to explore the ecological threat of nanomaterials

    The overall ecological impact of 10 engineered nanomaterials has been modelled for the first time using toxicity data from multiple living species. These models will allow researchers to assess the effect nanomaterials may have on both ecosystems and people. Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are small-scale substances measuring less than 100 nm in at least one dimension. They are increasingly used ...

  • Can the Dutch National Ecological Network meet its goals?

    Ecological networks connect areas of habitat to prevent biodiversity loss and have been established across Europe. The ambitious Dutch National Ecological Network aims to span 728 500 hectares by 2025. In this study, researchers explored the feasibility of this goal in the context of climate and policy changes. Biodiversity loss continues worldwide. Ecological networks aim to halt this process ...

  • Federal government to step up bird flu monitoring this fall

    The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a pair of plans aimed at minimizing the impacts on domestic poultry flocks if any bird flu viruses return or mutate in migrating ...


    By Associated Press

  • Invasive species: monitoring system aims to protect vulnerable Antarctic

    Better monitoring is needed to safeguard the Antarctic against threats posed by invasive alien species, according to a new study. The authors developed ‘the Antarctic Biological Invasions Indicator’ (ABII) to help generate data for tracking trends in alien invasions and the measures taken to prevent them. Invasive alien species are a leading threat to biodiversity. Currently, there ...

  • Drones can be used to study birds without affecting their behaviour — with some precautions

    Drones — unmanned aerial vehicles — may be used in close proximity to bird populations without causing disturbance, finds a new study. Drones hold the potential to monitor species and areas that are difficult to reach. The authors advise that, when used with caution, drones could become a valuable tool in the monitoring of species, particularly in protected areas. Drones are ...

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