Posts Tagged ‘extinction’

Shark Trouble

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
sharks, skates, rays, cartilaginous, fish, Dave Ebert, endangered, extinction, threatened, IUCN

A new study says sharks and rays are in trouble globally.

Shark Survivors

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
sharks, extinction

Ancient sharks survived the mass extinction event.

Fragmentation and Extinction

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
thailand, habitats, fragmentation, habitat, extinction, mammals, invasive, rats, species

How does habitat fragmentation affect extinction rates?

Undoing Extinction

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
passenger, pigoen, birds, de-extinction, extinction, genetic engineering, DNA, jack dumbacher, revive, restore

Scientists are trying to revive and restore a tragically lost species, the passenger pigeon.

New Chytrid

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
chytrid, bd, bs, dave blackburn, frogs, salamanders, amphibians, disease, extinction, fungus

When researchers found fire salamanders in the Netherlands dying at a rapid rate from a skin fungus, they thought the infection looked familiar.

Whooping Crane Migration

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
birds, whoopers, whooping, cranes, migrations, usgs, usda, extinction, rebound, captive breeding

Humans are learning a lot about whooping crane migration behavior from a distance.

Tracking the Spread of Disease

Monday, May 20th, 2013
frogs, chytrid, Bd, Vance Vredenburg, San Francisco State, amphibians, clawed, African, pregnancy, golden gate park, fungus, disease, extinction

Local researchers, using Academy collections, are tracking the spread of the deadly disease killing amphibians worldwide.

Synthetic Biology and Wildlife

Friday, April 12th, 2013
ecosystems, habitats, sustainability, conservation, synthetic, biology, terry gosliner, plos, extinction

Can synthetic biology save wildlife?

Pinpointing Date of Impact

Friday, February 8th, 2013
extinction, dinosaurs, impact, asteroids, comets, craters, paleontology, argon, dating, geochronology, uc berkeley,

New dating techniques have brought the impact and mass extinction events within a “gnat’s eyebrow.”

What is Life Worth?

Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Dr. Richard Bartlett

What is the value of the 100 most threatened species on the planet?

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