ecological system News

  • Ecological globalization

    Ecosystems are constantly exchanging materials through the movement of air in the atmosphere, the flow of water in rivers and the migration of animals across the landscape. People, however, have also established themselves as another major driver of connectivity among ecosystems. In the June 2008 Special Issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, titled “Continental-scale ecology in an ...

  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Stream Ecology

    The Allen Lab at the University of Oklahoma is recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow  to work on research projects related to the geographical ecology of stream and river systems. Dan Allen is one 3 new faculty hired as a part of a cluster hire in Geographical Ecology (including physiological geographical ecologist ...

  • Testing ecological toxicity in rivers

    Water quality in rivers is commonly classified according to its physical and chemical properties, but this may not fully describe its biological health. Polish researchers have tested a new method of water assessment, which looks at the toxicity to organisms of not just water, but also sediment and floodplain soil samples. This provides a more complete picture of a river's health and may help ...

  • Coordinating cross-border ecological networks

    Establishing ecological networks across national boundaries is recognised as essential to supporting biodiversity. New research in Germany has indicated that these networks could be improved through greater exchange of knowledge and better links with land planning. An ecological network is a set of ecosystems that are linked into large enough areas to host high levels of wildlife. These networks ...

  • Ecological Catastrophe Overwhelms the Strait of Kerch

    A 'colossal' ecological catastrophe is growing even larger in the Strait of Kerch where at least 10 oil tankers and cargo ships loaded with sulfur were wrecked in a fierce storm on November 11. At least six sailors died in the wreckage. Now the storm in the Strait of Kerch is getting stronger, so it is not possible to stop the flow of oil into the sea and organize its collection and removal. ...

  • Research and Markets: Freshwater Ecology. Edition No. 2. Aquatic Ecology

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/277dn8/freshwater) has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "Freshwater Ecology. Edition No. 2. Aquatic Ecology" to their offering. The Second Edition of Freshwater Ecology is broad, up-to-date treatment of everything ...


  • Cultivating Resilience in the Face of Ecological Change

    In the past decade, approximately 200–300 million people have been seriously affected by natural disasters or technological accidents each year—a staggering figure that is bound to only increase in the coming decades. It is becoming clear that a failure to make political systems pay attention to climate challenges might lead to massive population displacements. In State of the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Atkins appointed to national ecology framework

    The Environment Agency has contracted Atkins to provide expert ecological advice in freshwater ecology and conservation management across England and Wales. Atkins, the UK’s largest engineering design consultancy, has been appointed to the national Ecological Services Framework Lot 1 which relates to aquatic and terrestrial ecology. This continues its longstanding relationship with the Agency ...


    By Atkins

  • World is facing an ecological ‘credit crunch’

    The world is heading for an ecological credit crunch as human demands on the world's natural resources reach nearly a third more than earth can sustain. That is the stark warning contained in the latest edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report, the leading statement of the planet’s health. It shows that species and wildlife continue to decline, and around 50 countries are slipping into a state of ...


    By WWF UK

  • Global Ecology Corp. Releases Mobile PureWater System(TM) Demonstration Video

    Global Ecology Corporation (PINKSHEETS: GLEC) announced today the release of the video of its successful demonstration of its Mobile PureWater System (MPWS). The company filmed the operation of the MPWS during a well-attended live demonstration of the most recent addition to its portfolio of life saving technology. The video is being used in the company's marketing efforts. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mobile GIS for coastal ecology and Wetland investigation

    SuperGeo Technologies develops a mobile GIS application for investigating the ecological environment in Hsiang-Shan Wetland, Taiwan. Using the collected data, analysts can effectively predict the impacts on the environment from economical development and meanwhile monitor the carrying capacity of development. Hsiang-Shan Wetland is ...

  • Slick Sleuth™ Helping to Protect an Invaluable Ecological Reserve

    Huntington Beach California is home to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. It is a 300 acre coastal sanctuary for wildlife and migratory birds, including the endangered California Least Tern. ...


    By InterOcean Systems

  • WIKI tool promotes ecological river restoration in Europe

    Policy makers, river restoration practitioners and other stakeholders now have a new online tool at their disposal, providing them with hundreds of river restoration case studies. Created by Wetlands International and partners for the promotion of ecological river restoration in Europe, this River WIKI database holds over 300 river restoration case ...


    By Wetlands International

  • UBC `ecological footprint` creators honoured at Rio+20

    Two pioneering UBC researchers who developed the "ecological footprint" concept have won the prestigious Blue Planet Award for Sustainability, valued at nearly $645,000 CDN, at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Brazil. The award, one of the world's premier environmental prizes, recognizes William Rees, a professor emeritus at the UBC School of Community and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Assistant or Associate Professor, Environmental Sciences/Coastal Ecology

    The University of Virginia's Department of Environmental Sciences invites applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor position in Coastal Ecology. We seek candidates dedicated to our mission and passionate about research and teaching in a world-class institution. We wish to hire an outstanding scientist who will thrive in an interdisciplinary department with hydrologists, atmospheric ...

  • Ecological approach used to remediate former mining site

    Cleanup of the inactive Burlington Mine site in Boulder County, CO, was initiated in 2003 as a voluntary cleanup overseen by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) pursuant to the Colorado Voluntary Cleanup Redevelopment Act of 1994. An ecological approach was used to improve downstream water quality, reduce surface- and ground-water interaction with contaminated ...

  • Ecological risk assessment framework for contaminants in soil

    The environmental and conservation regulators launched the ecological risk assessment (ERA) framework and technical guidance in London on 15th October 2008. The long-awaited methodology assesses risks to ecosystems from land contamination, an area of environmental assessment that has so far largely been ignored in the UK. The ERA methodology is applicable to any land quality assessment that ...


    By ENVIRON

  • US Ecology Idaho Facility Receives Esteemed OSHA

     US Ecology, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECOL), a leading provider of hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal services, announced today that its subsidiary, US Ecology Idaho, Inc., located in Grand View, Idaho, has been recertified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a "Star" worksite within the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The esteemed recognition and five-year ...


    By US Ecology, Inc.

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