Navigation Links
Long-term research reveals causes and consequences of environmental change
Date:4/5/2012

WASHINGTON, D.C., APRIL 6, 2012As global temperatures rise, the most threatened ecosystems are those that depend on a season of snow and ice, scientists from the nation's Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network say."The vulnerability of cool, wet areas to climate change is striking," says Julia Jones, a lead author in a special issue of the journal BioScience released today featuring results from more than 30 years of LTER, a program of the National Science Foundation (NSF).

In semi-arid regions like the southwestern United States, mountain snowpacks are the dominant source of water for human consumption and irrigation. Research by Jones and her colleagues shows that as average temperatures increase in these snowy ecosystems, a significant amount of stream water is lost to the atmosphere. The study involves more than thirty years of data from 19 forested watersheds across the country. All of the study sites provide water to major agricultural areas and to medium and large cities.

But, like many long-term studies, this one revealed a surprise. Water flow only decreased in the research sites with winter snow and ice. Jones explains, "Streams in dry forested ecosystems seem more resilient to warming. These ecosystems conserve more water as the climate warms, keeping streamflow within expected bounds."

A range of factors can impact watersheds, from human influence past and present, to El Nio climate oscillations. "Long-term records are finally long enough to begin to separate the effects of each," Jones points out. "This research shows both the vulnerability and resilience of headwater streams. Such nuanced insights are crucial to effective management of public water supplies."

Surprising and transformative results are common in LTER, which comprises 26 sites in North America, Puerto Rico, the island of Moorea, and Antarctica. The network has amas
'/>"/>

Contact: Thomas O. McOwiti
tmcowiti@LTERnet.edu
505-277-2638
University of New Mexico, Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Ocean microbe communities changing, but long-term environmental impact is unclear
2. Long-term study shows acid pollution in rain decreased with emissions
3. ONR maps long-term investment for future Naval requirements
4. 3-D long-term bone marrow culture to analyze stromal cell biological function
5. March of Dimes honors researcher who linked maternal obesity to a babys long-term health
6. Glucocorticoid treatment may prevent long-term damage to joints
7. Earth: 9/11s lingering effects: Tracking the long-term impact of the dust
8. Plenary speakers address challenges in the delivery of sustained antiretroviral therapy in developing countries, call for social scientists to take their place at the HIV/AIDS policy-making table, and stress the need for a long-term response to AIDS
9. LSUHSC conducts landmark study of mid, long-term health effects of oil exposure
10. The long-term fiscal impact of funding cuts for IVF in Denmark
11. Targeted adalimumab treatment can optimize long-term outcomes for patients with early RA
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Long-term research reveals causes and consequences of environmental change
(Date:6/17/2015)... June 17, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... today announced that Xiaomi, one of the world,s ... ClearPad ® family of capacitive touchscreen ... circuits (DDICs) for its latest smartphones, the Xiaomi ... for full in-cell display solutions and DDICs in ...
(Date:6/16/2015)... 2015 Fingerprint Cards (FPC) raises the ... will amount to at least 340 MSEK to that it ... increase in market growth and orders received the revenue guidance ... revenue for 2015 will exceed 1,500 MSEK to an updated ... MSEK. Due to receipt of orders of touch ...
(Date:6/11/2015)... 11, 2015 Daon, a global leader ... its IdentityX Mobile Authentication Platform v4.0 has been ... is an industry consortium launched in 2013 to ... stronger authentication.  In order to receive certification, a ... series of tests that measure compliance and ensure ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics Touchscreen and Display Driver IC Solutions Power Xiaomi's Latest Flagship Smartphones 2Synaptics Touchscreen and Display Driver IC Solutions Power Xiaomi's Latest Flagship Smartphones 3Fingerprint Cards Raises the Revenue Guidance for Q2 2015 and for the Full Year 2015 2Fingerprint Cards Raises the Revenue Guidance for Q2 2015 and for the Full Year 2015 3Daon's IdentityX Mobile Authentication Platform One of First Products to be Certified by FIDO Alliance 2
... employs RNA, a tiny chemical cousin of DNA, to turn ... nudging a gene awake would help alleviate disease, researchers at ... which is being developed by UT Southwestern scientists, also is ... role that genes play in human health. , ...
... act as a linchpin in the body’s weight-regulating system, playing ... fat storage, sugar use, energy balance and weight, University of ... far too early to say how this protein could be ... obesity, the finding gives scientists an important system to target ...
... than 2,000 samples after researchers at Baylor College of ... chromosomal microarray analysis to look for potential genetic abnormalities ... in detecting abnormalities in individual chromosomes, according to a ... Library of Science ONE. , "Chromosomal microarray analysis is ...
Cached Biology News:Novel laboratory technique nudges genes into activity 2Novel laboratory technique nudges genes into activity 3Major link in brain-obesity puzzle found 2Major link in brain-obesity puzzle found 3Major link in brain-obesity puzzle found 4Chromosomal microarray analysis proves accurate 2
(Date:7/2/2015)... , ... July 03, 2015 , ... Cuvettes have been used in countless labs for ... to find the cuvette they needed. As expected, this was a daunting and tiring ... wrong part because they were not able to navigate the complex catalog structure. , Now ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... Sleepless nights will become obsolete as Luzi , a sophisticated smart ... June 23. Sound sleepers and the sleep deprived both will love Luzi for its ... integration of the Bluetooth speaker, alarm clock and ability to charge various devices, including ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... 2015   Decision Resources Group finds ... Otezla are its oral administration, alternative mechanism of ... surveyed rheumatologists. Otezla was the first oral therapy ... active psoriatic arthritis in the United ... includes conventional oral treatments including disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... 2015  Axovant Sciences Ltd. (NYSE:  AXON), a ... of dementia, today announced that the company will ... 5:45 p.m. EDT following its presentation of RVT-101 ... 2015 (AAIC). The event will ... Lawrence Friedhoff , Chief Development Officer, will ...
Breaking Biology Technology:New Cuvette E-Commerce Website Launched by FireflySci 2Luzi Smart Lamp Recently Launched Indiegogo Campaign 2Luzi Smart Lamp Recently Launched Indiegogo Campaign 3Surveyed Rheumatologists Report That Otezla's Oral Administration is its Single Greatest Advantage Over Currently Available Treatment Options 2Surveyed Rheumatologists Report That Otezla's Oral Administration is its Single Greatest Advantage Over Currently Available Treatment Options 3Axovant Sciences To Host Investor Briefing And Live Webcast During AAIC 2015 Meeting 2Axovant Sciences To Host Investor Briefing And Live Webcast During AAIC 2015 Meeting 3
... Calif., March 26 Pharsight,Corporation (Nasdaq: PHST ), ... for optimizing clinical drug,development announced today that it will ... Vegas Investor Conference on April 2, 2008 at the ... William,Frederick, Senior Vice President and CFO, will be presenting ...
... Scientific,Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today announced the ... at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography,and Interventions SCAI ... of Cardiology ACC/i2 Summit, which runs from March ... presented at ACC for the TAXUS(R) paclitaxel-eluting,coronary stent ...
... ... and New Zealand, LAVAL, QC, March 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... and its commercial,pharmaceutical partner Inovail Pty Ltd ("Inovail"), announce ... Australia and New,Zealand. Neptune foresees this market entry as ...
Cached Biology Technology:Pharsight to Present at B. Riley & Co. 9th Annual Las Vegas Investor Conference 2Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for ACC 2008 2Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for ACC 2008 3Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for ACC 2008 4Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for ACC 2008 5Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for ACC 2008 6Neptune Technologies expands into medicinal markets in Asia Pacific 2Neptune Technologies expands into medicinal markets in Asia Pacific 3
SYBR Green Nucleic Acid Dye...
... TUNEL-based assay kit provides complete components including ... detection of DNA fragmentation in cultured cells ... in the procedure provides greater sensitivity than ... analyzed by flow cytometry. The kit works ...
... Continuous flow of media and other fluid ... lab space, The speed of each individual ... flow set points, are exactly maintained. ... with variable tube types, which allows flow ...
Fujifilm Pictro-Color Process for sharp, clear reproduction comparable to silver-halide photography. Photorealistic 400 dpi quality. A4 and A5 output....
Biology Products: