Navigation Links
Study puts freshwater biodiversity on the map for planners and policymakers
Date:10/19/2013

MADISON When it comes to economic growth and environmental impacts, it can seem like Newton's third law of motion is the rule for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction and that in most cases, the economy prospers and the environment suffers.

A team of UW-Madison researchers is hoping to help change that narrative and add a little ecology to economic decision making by forecasting how future policies regarding urban development and agricultural cultivation may impact aquatic ecosystems, which harbor astounding amounts of biodiversity and provide humans with vital goods and services.

"The idea is to see what future land use changes may look like under different policies, and think about where potential threats to freshwater would be most severe," says Sebastin Martinuzzi, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "We are not trying to predict the 'true' future, but rather to visualize potential economic trends and their environmental consequences."

Martinuzzi, who works in Professor Volker Radeloff's lab in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, is lead author of a report entitled "Land Use Change and Freshwater Conservation," published Oct. 15 in the journal "Global Change Biology." In the study, a team of UW ecologists and collaborating economists mapped out various economic development scenarios and connected them to impacts on freshwater species diversity across the United States.

Every acre of crops put into production and each paved cul-de-sac in a new subdivision can change how water moves across the land, its temperature, and the levels of sediment and pollutants flowing into downstream freshwater ecosystems.

Using computer modeling and GIS mapping, Martinuzzi and the team developed four different scenarios to help illustrate future human endeavors. In their models, the researchers found that the news isn't all bad. Crop cover is actually projecte
'/>"/>

Contact: Sebastián Martinuzzi
martinuzzi@wisc.edu
608-262-5447
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
2. Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study
3. New study will help protect vulnerable birds from impacts of climate change
4. Study jointly led by UCSB researcher supports theory of extraterrestrial impact
5. BYU study: Using a gun in bear encounters doesnt make you safer
6. 15-year study: When it comes to creating wetlands, Mother Nature is in charge
7. Pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark extract) shown to improve menopause symptoms in new study
8. Crystal structure of archael chromatin clarified in new study
9. EU-funded study underlines importance of Congo Basin for global climate and biodiversity
10. University of Houston study shows BP oil spill hurt marshes, but recovery possible
11. Study demonstrates cells can acquire new functions through transcriptional regulatory network
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/15/2014)... , Nov. 13, 2014  While we may still ... Doctor McCoy used in "Star Trek" to gain instant access ... designed to work with smartphones and tablets for monitoring and ... the healthcare world. This may seem a tad Orwellian to ... to adopt some of these technological opportunities into their healthcare ...
(Date:11/7/2014)... , Nov. 7, 2014  In conjunction with the ... Police Departments, The Community Foundation of the Verdugos has ... DNA JUSTICE PROJECT," a $250,000 initiative to keep the ... phase. In its first six months of existence, the Lab ... evidence support for local law enforcement. "Because our ...
(Date:11/6/2014)... Insilico Medicine, Inc, a Baltimore-based bioinformatics company focused ... announced a research collaboration with the international leader ... (OTC: CSBR). , "There are many companies utilizing ... Oncology,s TumorGraft technology is unique in a way ... generating vast amounts of valuable data. Our bioinformatic ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 2Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 3Americans May Be Ready for a Brave New World of Healthcare 4Community Foundation Of The Verdugos Unveils Campaign To Fund Glendale-Burbank DNA Justice Project 2Insilico Medicine, Inc announces research collaboration with Champions Oncology, Inc 2
... understanding of the link between low birth weights and ... are "programmed" to eat more because they develop less ... food intake, according to an article published today in ... by a team of researchers at Los Angeles Biomedical ...
... The sensory cells in the retina of the mammalian eye ... downstream interneurons to the retinal ganglion cells which, in turn, ... each other in such a way that the individual ganglion ... visual field known as the receptive field. Some ganglion cells ...
... Walnut Creek, CA Researchers from all over the ... for the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute ... the fields of clean energy generation and the environment. ... of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and microbial ecologist ...
Cached Biology News:Study provides explanation for connection between low birth weight and obesity later in life 2New microscope decodes complex eye circuitry 2New microscope decodes complex eye circuitry 3
(Date:11/22/2014)... The “Chiral Chromatography Columns Market by type (Empty, ... by Application [GC, LC (HPLC, UHPLC, Flash Chromatography, ... and studies the major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, ... Rest of the World. , Browse 90 market ... pages and in-depth TOC on “Chiral Chromatography Columns ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , Todd Martensen se une ... Rodríguez es elegid vicepresidente senior de desarrollo empresarial y responsable ... para comenzar de forma rápida la comercialización de su sistema ... Europa   , KLOX Technologies Inc. ... nombramientos: Todd Martensen ha sido contratado ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... Author Matthew J. Pallamary’s second short ... Side” published as a tribute to his mentor ... Short Story” category of the 2014 USA Best ... of USA Book News, said this year’s contest yielded ... Simon & Schuster, Penguin, John Wiley & Sons, Houghton ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... November 20, 2014 BlueInGreen, LLC ... Solutions, LLC (Pinnacle), and PCI, Inc., leading suppliers ... they have been selected to provide a new ... Arkansas Paul R. Noland Wastewater Treatment. The ... HyDOZ® gas dissolution technology, Pinnacle Ozone’s ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Chiral Chromatography Columns Market worth $87.8 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Chiral Chromatography Columns Market worth $87.8 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Chiral Chromatography Columns Market worth $87.8 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Chiral Chromatography Columns Market worth $87.8 Million by 2018 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 5KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 2KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 3KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 4KLOX Technologies anuncia sus nombramientos ejecutivos 5Mystic Ink 's Short Story Collection “A Short Walk to the Other Side” Honoring Ray Bradbury Praised As Award-Winning Finalist In USA Best Book Awards 2Mystic Ink 's Short Story Collection “A Short Walk to the Other Side” Honoring Ray Bradbury Praised As Award-Winning Finalist In USA Best Book Awards 3Mystic Ink 's Short Story Collection “A Short Walk to the Other Side” Honoring Ray Bradbury Praised As Award-Winning Finalist In USA Best Book Awards 4City of Fayetteville Leads Nation with Innovative Ozone Technology 2City of Fayetteville Leads Nation with Innovative Ozone Technology 3City of Fayetteville Leads Nation with Innovative Ozone Technology 4
... of the American Association for Cancer Research --SEATTLE and ... DNDN ) presented today data from its ... Phase 3 study suggesting that PROVENGE(R) (sipuleucel-T) induces long-term ... maintained following boosting. The results of the study also ...
... remarkable new invention from Tel Aviv University a network ... will foil even the most determined intruder. Scattered ... the floor of a bank, the dewdrops are a completely ... of property. , Prof. Yoram Shapira and his Tel Aviv ...
... Calif., April 17 Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... letter, dated April 14, 2009, from the Listing Qualifications ... that it does not comply with the $10.0 million ... NASDAQ Global Market set forth in NASDAQ Marketplace Rule ...
Cached Biology Technology:Dendreon Announces Data on PROVENGE Potency and Long-Term Immune Responses in Androgen-Dependent Prostate Cancer 2Dendreon Announces Data on PROVENGE Potency and Long-Term Immune Responses in Androgen-Dependent Prostate Cancer 3Dendreon Announces Data on PROVENGE Potency and Long-Term Immune Responses in Androgen-Dependent Prostate Cancer 4Dendreon Announces Data on PROVENGE Potency and Long-Term Immune Responses in Androgen-Dependent Prostate Cancer 5Intruder alert: Tel Aviv University's 'Smart Dew' will find you! 2Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Receives NASDAQ Notification 2Sunesis Pharmaceuticals Receives NASDAQ Notification 3
Collected from 8-12 week-old New Zealand or Californian rabbits.,Supplied in lyophilized form....
...
... overlays are commonly used in ... "DNA grade" agaroses either contain ... insect cells or lack the ... good overlays. Novagen's BacPlaque Agarose ...
DL-Dithiothreitol (Clelands Reagent) ,PROTEASE FREE!! ,Molecular Biology Grade ,PRODUCT MUST SHIP NEXT DAY DURING HOT SUMMER MONTHS. ,C 4 H 10 O 2 S 2 ,Molecular Weight: 154.25 ,CAS RN: [27565-...
Biology Products: