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Meet the Ocellated Turkey

Nature Conservancy - Science

Meet the ocellated turkey. Additionally, published research is often based on observational data from birds inhabiting protected areas that are habituated to humans and may not be representative of wild counterparts. . An ocellated turkey male.

Meet the Man Who Got Stung for Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

Schmidt might be called the King of Sting: He’s spent much of his career researching bees, wasps and ants, including the chemical make-up of their venom. But it is Schmidt’s descriptions that really stand out: think Stephen King meets Wine Spectator tasting notes. “I

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Seattle Voters, meet Democracy Vouchers

Sightline Daily

Come over and meet my favorite council candidate, and bring your vouchers!” Sightline Institute researches the best practices in public policy for a sustainable Pacific Northwest.

Meet the NatureNet Science Fellows: Sanaz Vahidinia

Nature Conservancy - Science

From studying the galactic mysteries of the Milky Way to dissecting Pacific ocean mollusks that can grow to the size of a large Samsonite (at up to about 1.4M, think checked baggage, not carry-on) – it’s definitely not the typical research arc for an astrophysicist with a Ph.D.

NatureNet Science Research Update: Nanotechnology

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Sea Turtles of St. Croix: Research Benefits Nesting Beaches

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’m here to learn more about this research program that could provide a blueprint for protecting sea turtle nesting beaches. Our first night, we load Lewis’ car with gear and head out into the night to join volunteer turtle researchers. A green sea turtle nests on St. Croix.

Nature as Normal: Our Lead Scientist’s Research Agenda

Nature Conservancy - Science

That’s why I’m spending this year as lead scientist for The Nature Conservancy focusing my research on uncovering the hidden connections between people and nature (and fleshing out some of the intriguing connections we need to know more about).

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Molecular Science Meets Muddy Boots Ecology in Kenya

Nature Conservancy - Science

Meet the NatureNet Science Fellows: Tyler Kartzinel. Meet More NatureNet Fellows. Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Wilfred Odadi. Forensic analysis of animal dung.

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Camera Trap Meets Studio Lighting: Stunning Images and the Story Behind Them

Nature Conservancy - Science

Conservation Research Fellow at the University of Wyoming. Armstrong’s salmon research reveals there’s a lot more going on in a river than meets the eye at first glance – a world of feast and famine that escapes the eye. This is not your usual backyard camera trapping.

Meet the 2014 NatureNet Science Fellows

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy’s Galbadrakh (Gala) Davaa (at left), director of conservation for the Conservancy’s Mongolia program, watches wildlife with herder Nanzaddorj Namkhai, a volunteer ranger at the Ugtam Nature Reserve on the vast Mongolian grasslands.

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New Research on the Remarkable Binge-Eating Bull Trout

Nature Conservancy - Science

Meet one of the champion binge eaters of the world: bull trout. New research just published in the Journal of Animal Ecology reveals the remarkable eating habits of bull trout at Chilko Lake, British Columbia. It’s just the latest research on the intricacies of the salmon migration.

Meet up in Tel Aviv for riveting chat on revenue-stage FoodTech startups

Green Prophet

Then hightail it to a special meet up to hear how an innovator took his initial food tech concept and nurtured it to fruition. Could you be in Tel Aviv next week? Can you follow a focused and fast-paced discussion delivered in Hebrew?

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Of “Pizzlies” and Goose Dinners: The Latest Research on Polar Bears

Nature Conservancy - Science

Be that as it may, polar bears continue to draw the attention of reporters, non-profits and researchers. But in the past year, there’s been even more media attention, debate and intrigue around polar bear research. Bear Meets Goose. Researching the Future.

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Michael Pennino

Nature Conservancy - Science

The NatureNet Fellowship gives me the opportunity to continue research and really explore ways to improve both urban water quality and urban quality of life using stormwater management. Michael Pennino, NatureNet Science Fellow 2014. Photo Courtesy of Michael Pennino.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Daniel Karp

Nature Conservancy - Science

Karp’s research — which he did as a doctoral student at Stanford University and was just published in the journal Ecology Letters — finds that leaving bits of native forest habitat for borer-eating birds near the coffee plantations can reduce borer infestations by 50 percent.

Visit Israel’s Agritech and meet flux – for feeding the world on drought

Green Prophet

Meet this startup at Israel’s agricultural world expo of the year April 28 to 30. flux creates an operating system to power vertical, smart farms everywhere.

Insect farms to meet feed demand for animals, and us?

Green Prophet

PROteINSECT, an EU-funded project investigating how flies can help meet future demands for protein, conducted breeding trials and found that one hectare of land could produce at least 150 tons of insect protein per year. World population is projected to reach 9 billion by 2050.

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Yellow Spring Beauty: Meet the Rare Wildflower of New Jersey

Conservancy Talk

Hammond dutifully reported her discovery to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, which researched the flower and categorized it as another color form of the common Spring Beauty. By Jim Wright Hammond’s Yellow Spring Beauty ( Claytonia virginica var.

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Haoran Yang

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Murray’s Lab at the University of Pennsylvania , Yang’s research is focused on developing nanostructures for “thermoelectric energy conversion,” which is, as he explains, essentially “the direct conversion of waste heat to electricity through a class of semiconductor materials.”.

Seattle Candidates, meet Democracy Vouchers

Sightline Daily

Go meet voters and ask for their vouchers. You spend your time meeting voters, listen to their concerns, ask for their support, and collect their vouchers. In short, almost everyone you meet will be a prospective donor to your campaign. Sightline Institute researches the best practices in public policy for a sustainable Pacific Northwest. Would you run for office, if you didn’t have to raise big money from one percenters to do it?

Blue Carbon, Cocoa Agroforestry, & Bioacoustics: Meet the The 2017 Science Impact Project Class

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy’s Science Impact Project draws together Conservancy scientists from around the world to implement relevant, impactful research projects that advance our on-the-ground conservation efforts. Ideas Research Science Impact Project

Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Won-Hee Ryu

Nature Conservancy - Science

Ryu is excited to continue his research under the auspices of the NatureNet Fellowship. Our world faces unprecedented demands for food, water and energy — and meeting these demands without exacerbating climate change and degrading natural systems is the human challenge of our generation.

US Researchers Clean Waste Water & Create Energy in One Generator

Green Prophet

Researchers from Pennsylvania State University have developed technology that treats waste water and generates energy at the same time – two priorities for Middle Eastern municipalities. Where fresh water and salt water meet.

Seattle Government, Meet Democracy Vouchers

Sightline Daily

Walk into any city office, in Seattle or anywhere, knock on a door and ask the person you meet what she or he works on. Sightline Institute researches the best practices in public policy for a sustainable Pacific Northwest. Monopoly by Mark Strozier used under CC BY 2.0

South Korea Will Not Allow Research Whaling

Eccorazzi

An unidentified official said the president and prime minister made the determination at a meeting Tuesday. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News

EPA: Research Grants, Fellowship and SBIR Listserv

Environmental Economics

From the EPA's climate change website : Sign up for EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research listserv to receive announcements on new grant, Fellowship, and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding opportunities, upcoming research meetings and webinars, and special announcements.

The Incredible Shrinking Bison, an Unexpected Impact of Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

As the climate warms, bison in North America are likely to shrink , as documented in research published by Joseph Craine and colleagues. Bison need to meet their nutritional needs within the bounds of that reserve. To analyze bison diets, researchers first needed fecal samples.

When New Embraces Old: Part 1, the Journey

The Alien Next Door

UofT has spawned major research achievements such as the discovery of insulin, the creation of the first electronic heart pacemaker, the single lung transplant and the discovery of the gene responsible for the most severe form of Alzheimer's disease.

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The Verdict is In: We Can Grow Safe Food and Conserve Nature at the Same Time

Nature Conservancy - Science

The researchers analyzed roughly 250,000 tests of produce, irrigation waters and rodents conducted by industry and academics on 295 farms in the U.S., The researchers combined the findings with detailed land-use maps to identify the particular landscapes surrounding agricultural fields.

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Can Gray Infrastructure Be Green?

Conservancy Talk

At the same time, the New Climate Economy Report estimates that we will need an additional US$90 trillion in infrastructure investments in the next 30 years to meet basic human needs and achieve the Sustainable Development goals. Renowned biologist, philosopher and naturalist Edward O.

Raising Cranes: Can Grain Fields Save a Bird?

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’m hiding where the two land types meet and my lens is poking out of the blind. Birds & Birding Agriculture Birds ResearchHaving my camera on the water in the dark makes me nervous, but I trust the man with the paddle.

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Wiring Up the Caribbean: Designing Marine Protected Areas for Coral Reef Connectivity

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They might be able to travel for 10 kilometers, or even up to 100 kilometers if the conditions are right,” says Eric Treml , a marine biologist at the University of Melbourne and co-author on the research. Ideas Coral Reefs Marine Oceans Protected Areas Research

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The Battles of Song Sparrows: How a Scientific Outsider Changed How We Study Birds

Nature Conservancy - Science

How did Nice find herself at the top of the research world while staying at home raising a family? Nice was determined to continue conducting scientific research. Albert Hochbaum from the book Research is a Passion with Me.

Call for Applications: NatureNet Science Fellows

Nature Conservancy - Science

Now in its fifth year, the Conservancy’s NatureNet Science Fellows program is specifically designed to broaden conservation science and research in ways that tackle climate change — our world’s most pressing challenge — head on. Meet the 2014 NatureNet Science Fellows.

Research experience for undergraduates

Environmental Economics

There will be an AERE-sponsored session on this topic at the Southern Economic Association meetings in November. Here The journal originated from efforts to help students understand and appreciate the research and publication process behind the journal articles they regularly read in classes.  Here is an example of, what I consider, best practices from Colby College.

A Surprising Look at Crow Family Life

Nature Conservancy - Science

Our greatest insights into this question come from a research team working in Europe with carrion crows. The researchers presented two possible explanations for the difference between the two study sites. Birds & Birding Birding Birds Research

Research project for the large classroom

Environmental Economics

I organized a "research experience for undergraduates" session at the SEA meetings this year. I was inspired to include some sort of research activity in any and all classes I teach. I had to figure out how to implement a research project in a large classroom.

Why do Coastal Communities Invest in Nature? It’s Not Science.

Nature Conservancy - Science

Living Shorelines: The Space Where Engineering Meets Science. But, as conservationists often find out, research results alone are not enough to convince communities to invest in nature. Ideas Ecosystem Services Natural Infrastructure Nature + People Oceans Research

A place in the country: meet the new woodlanders

Green (Living) Review

You must meet Robert Cunningham – he’s tremendous,” says Kathy Harris, pausing to touch the huge trunk of a venerable beech tree. If you go down to the woods today. you might find a school, a photographer’s studio, or a carpenter’s workshop.

The American Woodcock, And Why We Should Be Cutting More Trees

Nature Conservancy - Science

If you provide the broad palette of habitats that woodcock require, you are also likely meeting the needs of species that at least use some fraction of this palette. What’s emerging from this body of research is a more nuanced view of the habitat needs of songbirds.

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