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2013-05-29 09:39:41

A new study, published 28 May in the open access journal PLOS Biology, has revealed the potential importance of rare species in the functioning of highly diverse ecosystems. Using data from three very different ecosystems–coral reefs, tropical forests and alpine meadows–a team of researchers led by David Mouillot at the University of Montpellier 2, France, has shown that it is primarily the rare species, rather than the more common ones, that have distinct traits involved in...

2011-04-01 10:30:00

BOSTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas H. Kunz, Warren Distinguished Professor and director of Boston University's Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, and a team of researchers, including Elizabeth Braun de Torrez, graduate student in BU's Department of Biology; Dana M. Bauer, assistant professor in BU's Department of Geography and Environment; Tatyana Lobova, assistant professor in Old Dominion University's Department of Biology; and Theodore H. Fleming, emeritus...

2010-11-15 06:45:00

Getting a bird's eye view of North Atlantic right whales in a bid to save them from extinction; Charleston, S.C. survey flights from November 15, 2010 through April 15, 2011; St. Simon's Island, Ga. Survey flights from December 31, 2010 through March 31, 2011 NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EcoHealth Alliance (formerly Wildlife Trust), is gearing up for the organization's annual aerial surveys for the protection of endangered North Atlantic right whales. For the fourth...

2010-11-09 06:00:00

A first-of-its-kind red list of globally threatened ecosystems has the potential to complement the policy successes of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, according to a recent article led by EcoHealth Alliance's Jon Paul Rodriguez NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent article by a group of 21 scientists led by Jon Paul Rodriguez, a local conservation partner of EcoHealth Alliance, formerly known as Wildlife Trust, sheds light on the urgent need for...

2010-10-27 19:30:00

SARS, H1N1 and other pandemic diseases that jump from animals to humans are on the rise, and predicting and tracking the emergence of new diseases is crucial to saving lives; EcoHealth Alliance scientists are actively working in many countries to identify potential infectious disease threats through viral discovery SAN DIEGO, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a speech presented today at the TEDMED 2010 Conference in San Diego, Calif., Peter Daszak, a leading disease ecologist...

2010-09-21 07:00:00

Building on its strong history in conservation, and central role in conservation medicine, EcoHealth Alliance defines the intersection between local wildlife conservation and global health research. NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wildlife Trust, a non-profit international conservation organization dedicated to protecting wildlife and safeguarding human and animal health, today announced that the organization will be re-branded with a new name and tagline: EcoHealth...


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  • To talk saucily.
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This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.