ecologist News

  • Ecologists use oceanographic data to predict future climate change

    Earth scientists are attempting to predict the future impacts of climate change by reconstructing the past behavior of Arctic climate and ocean circulation. In a November special issue of the journal Ecology, a group of scientists report that if current patterns of change in the Arctic and North Atlantic Oceans continue, alterations of ocean circulation could occur on a global scale, with ...

  • Leading Atmospheric Science Researcher and Forest Ecologist, Beverly Law, Joins Picarro`s Scientific Advisory Board

    Picarro, the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, announced today the addition of Professor Beverly Law to the company's Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Law serves as the lead investigator on several key measurement and modeling research initiatives examining variations in terrestrial carbon sources and sinks resulting from climate changes ...


    By Picarro, Inc

  • Wind Power: Integral Ecologists Present New Approach to Assessing Wildlife Risk from Wind Turbines

    Harnessing wind power involves many factors that can affect the siting of wind energy facilities, including potential adverse effects on wildlife. These potential wildlife impacts are primarily associated with habitat disruption and mortality of birds and bats due to turbine strikes. Impacts on wildlife are most readily assessed by simple enumeration of the incidents of wildlife encounters over ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • Integral Continues to Expand Commitment to Ecological Certification

    Reflecting Integral’s corporate commitment to the core values of technical proficiency and high ethical standards, three Integral ecologists were recently awarded certification or recertification by the Ecological Society of America (ESA). Numbering more than 10,000 members, ESA is an international science organization dedicated to establishing high professional standards for ecologists ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • Does the public’s view of invasive alien species differ from the professionals’?

    Key differences between public and professional opinions on invasive alien species (IAS) are highlighted by a recent UK study. Its authors recommend clearer, open discussion of the harm caused by IAS and human responsibility for their spread. Understanding public opinion regarding IAS is vital; in the past, public response to proposed IAS management has delayed action, occasionally even to the ...

  • Integral Principal Judi Durda Elected to Ecological Society of America Certification Board

    Integral Principal Ms. Judi Durda, Certified Senior Ecologist, Ecological Society of America (ESA), has been elected to the Board of Professional Certification for ESA, the country’s primary professional organization of ecologists. ESA members comprise more than 10,000 scientists worldwide. As a board member, Ms. Durda will oversee professional certification of ecologists both in the United ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • Taking a Molecular Approach to Conserving Freshwater Biodiversity

    Molecular ecologists have a key role to play in setting priorities for the conservation of aquatic biodiversity, according to a recent review paper published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Sciences. By applying DNA sequencing and related tools, molecular ecologists can collaborate with other ecologists, especially in the fields of species distribution modelling and conservation ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Proceed with caution on disease eradication

    In a recent editorial entitled Eradicating disease: an ambitious but energising goal, David Dickson offers an in-depth perspective on disease eradication, and he is correct in saying that eradication strategies, though important, will be challenging. One key reason is that we do not yet fully understand disease patterns. And new or re-emerging diseases will only add more complexity that could ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • Red and green certificates

    Poland has the following power stations: 6 biomass-fired power stations with total power of 238 MW, 74 biogas-fired power stations with total power of 36 MW, 104 wind farms with total power of 152 MW, hydroelectricity stations with total power of 1082 MW, 18 co-incineration installations. Wind farms are developing at the fastest pace despite protests from ecologists and people living close to ...


  • NIWA scientists working under the ice in Antarctica

    NIWA marine ecologists, including specialist divers, are heading south shortly for the second stage in a range of experiments that take place under the ice in Antarctica. The experiments involve divers placing specially made chambers on the underside of the ice at Granite Harbour to measure the effects of ocean acidification and warming on sea ice flora and fauna. In two weeks time, an ...

  • NIWA scientists working under the ice in Antarctica

    NIWA marine ecologists, including specialist divers, are heading south shortly for the second stage in a range of experiments that take place under the ice in Antarctica. The experiments involve divers placing specially made chambers on the underside of the ice at Granite Harbour to measure the effects of ocean acidification and warming on sea ice flora and fauna. In two weeks time, an ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Novel Approach to Identifying Environmental Management Priorities to be Presented at NCASI Meeting

    Integral ecologist Damian Preziosi will be presenting a paper at the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) Northern Regional Meeting to be held May 12–13, 2010 in Portland, Maine. His paper, titled “What Matters? Approaches for Identifying Environmental Management Priorities at the Watershed-Scale” will be presented during the Water Quality technical session on ...


    By Integral Consulting Inc.

  • USGS Undertakes Additional Studies of Reef Damage in Gulf of Mexico to Assess Cause

    A team of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and academic scientists are analyzing samples of coral and surrounding sediments from an area damaged near the Deepwater Horizon site in the Gulf of Mexico. These samples, collected in December, are being used to investigate how and why the corals on these reefs died. The cruise revisited MC 338, the site where dead and dying coral were found covered by 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 ...

  • Biodiversity Vital for Clean Streams

    The first study to rigorously show how biodiversity improves water quality has been published in Nature. It offers proof that the more species a habitat holds, the faster pollutants are removed from the water. Brad Cardinale, an ecologist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, is now developing his research from artificial lab-based environments to field-based streams. Cardinale used 150 ...

  • Biodiversity may clean up water

    Conserving biodiversity could help shield waterways against nitrogen pollution, says a study that showed how streams with more species are better at removing excess nutrients from water. The findings imply that developing countries that keep rivers and lakes species-rich could save money on ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Hatfield Provides Land Cover Mapping for the Government of Botswana

    As part of the National Development Plan 10, the Government of Botswana embarked on the production of a national land cover/land use mapping for the entire country at scale 1:50 000. Hatfield Consultants is supporting the Botswana Department of Surveys and Mapping (DSM) to produce the land cover/land use data for Kgalagadi and Ghanzi Districts – these two districts alone cover an area of ...


    By Hatfield Consultants Ltd.

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