Navigation Links
New study will predict how trees will adapt to rapid climate change
Date:1/29/2013

Since the climate began warming at the end of the last Ice Age, trees have had thousands of years to adapt to a warmer climate. But how will forests adapt to the rapid pace of current climate change? The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant to Drs. Stephen Keller, Andrew Elmore, Matthew Fitzpatrick, David Nelson, and Cathlyn Stylinski from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory to study climate adaptation in forest trees and predict the areas where trees are most and least adapted to changing climates in the future.

"We're in a period of warming that is rapid relative to what species have experienced in the past," said lead researcher Stephen Keller. "Trees may not have the time required to develop new genetic mutations that could help them gradually adapt to the changing climate. Whether tree populations will persist in an area or not has a lot to do with whether the right genetic variations for adaptation to future climates are already present, and where they occur across the landscape."

The study will focus on balsam poplar, an important species in North America's northern forests, where climate change is expected to be especially strong. By sequencing the DNA of hundreds of trees, the researchers will identify genes that are responsible for traits that could ensure survival as the climate changes, especially as spring occurs earlier and summer becomes warmer. This genetic information will be combined with high-resolution satellite maps of the forest's growing season and spatial modeling techniques to identify and map populations of forest trees that are adapted for growth under different climate conditions.

The researchers will pinpoint areas where the trees will face the most significant risk to provide insight into the health of the forests and their ability to grow in the face of a changing environment. This knowledge will allow them to predict region
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
apelsinsky@umces.edu
410-330-1389
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Clemson University researchers to study oil and gas operations impact on Gulf Coast pelicans
2. New study shows stable fisher population in the Southern Sierra Nevada
3. Study of human specimen collections in the US offers first look at their huge diversity
4. BUSM study shows potential of differentiated iPS cells in cell therapy without immune rejection
5. Virginia Tech computer scientists develop new way to study molecular networks
6. Bioengineer studying how to send drugs to lungs through nanotechnology
7. Plants adapt to drought but limits are looming, study finds
8. TGen, Scottsdale Healthcare study shows drug combination extends pancreatic cancer patient survival
9. Study: Viral reactivation a likely link between stress and heart disease
10. Study: Odd biochemistry yields lethal bacterial protein
11. Study finds linchpin of skin response to UVA light
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New study will predict how trees will adapt to rapid climate change
(Date:9/19/2014)... unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University ... both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual ... robots made from soft, flexible materials. , With ... and other advances in manufacturing technology, soft robotics ... principles drawn from conventional rigid robot design, but ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... fairness did not evolve for the sake of fairness ... of continued cooperation, so say Frans de Waal, PhD, ... about inequity aversion (IA), which is defined as a ... in Science . , Their conclusion comes ... to address their hypothesis that it is the evolution ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... new study shows that legume plants regulate their ... molecules that are transmitted through the plant structure ... number of bacteria-holding nodules in the roots. This ... National Institute for Basic Biology, the Graduate University ... for Sustainable Resource Science in Japan. , ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Soft robotics 'toolkit' features everything a robot-maker needs 2Evolution of responses to (un)fairness 2Evolution of responses to (un)fairness 3For legume plants, a new route from shoot to root 2
... published in the Nov. 20 edition of Heredity ... of the evolution of separate sexes, a theory that ... These early stages are not completely understood because the ... titillating separate-sex state too long ago for scientists to ...
... CHICAGO -- The body,s immune system hates strangers. When ... it. This is the problem when people with ... islet cells from a donor pancreas produce robust amounts ... from insulin therapy. However, the immune system tries to ...
... population, and turning research into commercial enterprises, will ... million) investment announced today by the Engineering and ... (TSB) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research ... two new centres in areas where world-class scientific ...
Cached Biology News:Two from one: Pitt research maps out evolution of genders from hermaphroditic ancestors 2Researcher tricks immune system in diabetic mice 2£20 million to fight virtual crime and treat our ageing population 2£20 million to fight virtual crime and treat our ageing population 3
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014  Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR ... the analgesic profiles of a series of the ... molecules. The preclinical research candidates were created using ... The analgesic properties of kappa receptor agonism ... Kappa opioid receptors are expressed in the ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Florida , September 19, 2014 ... release latest developments, patents and results of studies and ... Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY ), ... Corporation (NASDAQ: CELG ) and Arena Pharmaceuticals ... a leader in developing prodrug therapeutics for the treatment ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Minnesota (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 ... related food industries will gather October 5–8, 2014, ... the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode ... feature the work of food scientists, chemists, microbiologists, ... control, and food production management. To date, 1,000 ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Massachusetts , September 19, 2014 ... the 53rd European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) Meeting  ... of science and medical research in the field of ... Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany , today ... Innovation (GGI) for 2014. The awards were announced during ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Nektar Presents Positive Preclinical Data on Oral, Peripherally-Acting Kappa Agonist Molecules at 2014 American Academy of Pain Management Meeting 2Nektar Presents Positive Preclinical Data on Oral, Peripherally-Acting Kappa Agonist Molecules at 2014 American Academy of Pain Management Meeting 3Nektar Presents Positive Preclinical Data on Oral, Peripherally-Acting Kappa Agonist Molecules at 2014 American Academy of Pain Management Meeting 4Nektar Presents Positive Preclinical Data on Oral, Peripherally-Acting Kappa Agonist Molecules at 2014 American Academy of Pain Management Meeting 5Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 2Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 3Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 4Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 5Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 6Biotech Companies Pushing Sector Higher With Recent Therapeutic Advancements & Patent Approvals - Company Wins Summary Judgment For Prodrug Patent 7Latest Research on Cereal Grain Quality, Health Benefits and Food Production to be Presented During the AACC International Annual Meeting 2Latest Research on Cereal Grain Quality, Health Benefits and Food Production to be Presented During the AACC International Annual Meeting 3EMD Serono Awards Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI) for the First Time 2EMD Serono Awards Grant for Growth Innovation (GGI) for the First Time 3
... NVAX ) today announced that the Company will ... II human clinical trial in,healthy adult subjects of Novavax,s seasonal ... 11, 2008. , The ... Officer,Dr. Rahul Singhvi and other members of senior management, including ...
... ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 8 Building on its ... Health today,launched the Pyxis(R) MedStation(R) 4000 and an ... actionable,recommendations to help improve medication safety. , ... 4000 automated medication dispensing system,offers new features that ...
... 8 Interleukin Genetics, Inc. (Amex: ILI ), ... as Vice President, Marketing. Mr. Walker will be responsible ... reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Lewis H. Bender. ... well as 20 years of industry-related experience. , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Novavax to Present Seasonal Influenza Data Results in an Investor Conference Call on December 11, 2008 2Cardinal Health Launches Pyxis(R) MedStation(R) 4000; Introduces Industry-First Service to Interpret Dispensing and Infusion Data 2Cardinal Health Launches Pyxis(R) MedStation(R) 4000; Introduces Industry-First Service to Interpret Dispensing and Infusion Data 3Interleukin Genetics Appoints Todd Anthony Walker as Vice President, Marketing 2Interleukin Genetics Appoints Todd Anthony Walker as Vice President, Marketing 3
Human Norrin Biotinylated Affinity Purified PAb Protein Family: Other Growth Factors, Other Wnt-related Molecules...
Human VASA Biotinylated Affinity Purified PAb...
Immunogen: Synthetic Peptide: C N(185) D G T E F G G S I Y Q K(197) Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
interferon-related developmental regulator 2...
Biology Products: