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2011-11-11 01:43:28

The magnitude and depth of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill will require an unprecedented effort to determine the extent and severity of ecological damage and to develop restoration plans for affected areas in the Gulf of Mexico, says an interim report by the National Research Council.  A broad approach that focuses on repairing ecosystem processes -- such as fisheries production -- in addition to replacing natural resources damaged by the spill could offer more options for restoring the...

2011-11-04 22:54:14

Experts warn some payment mechanisms to support ecosystems services may be environmentally harmful, different measures needed Over the past 50 years, 60 percent of all ecosystem services have declined as a direct result of the conversion of land to the production of foods, fuels and fibers. "This should come as no surprise," say seven of the world's leading environmental scientists, who met to collectively to study the pitfalls of utilizing markets to induce people to take account of...

2011-09-21 06:59:14

National Science Foundation Grants Awarded for Research on Coupled Natural and Human Systems Water quality and environmental health in Botswana; wetlands in a working landscape; the collapse of the ancient Maya and what that has to tell us about society and environmental change today. These and other projects that address how humans and the environment interact are the focus of $21 million in National Science Foundation (NSF) grants to scientists, engineers and educators across the...

2011-08-31 20:04:56

Message from the 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration The delegates of the Society for Ecological Restoration´s 4th World Conference on Ecological Restoration (SER2011) congratulate the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for their practical and forward looking Strategic Plan 2011-2020, including Targets 14 and 15 in which the Parties have agreed that by 2020, ecosystems of particular importance to water security, human health, and sustainable livelihoods...

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2011-07-15 07:40:00

The worldwide decline of top predators, or "consumers", such as wolves, sharks and lions, is threatening to drive other species to extinction, an international team of 24 scientists reported on Thursday. The research shows for the first time the critical importance that large animals have within the world's ecosystem. "Until recently, large apex consumers were ubiquitous across the globe and had been for millions of years. The loss of these animals may be humankind's most pervasive influence...

2011-06-27 16:30:00

Private landowners gain new revenue source by protecting, restoring imperiled ecosystems MADISON, Wis., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ecosystem market experts from Environmental Defense Fund will address a conference by the American Forest Foundation and World Resources Institute to examine success factors in ecosystem markets, a fast-growing opportunity for private landowners to gain a new revenue source by protecting and restoring imperiled ecosystems. The goal of the...

2011-04-08 00:00:00

Allows Companies to Make Better Business Decisions by Valuing Ecosystem Services GENEVA, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released the Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV), an innovative framework designed to enhance business understanding of the benefits and value of ecosystem services like fresh water, food, fiber and natural hazard protection. This first-of-its-kind framework enables companies to...

2011-04-05 00:00:29

Executive service provides integrated insight into the events, issues, and technologies impacting the entire mobile communications industry Sterling, VA (PRWEB) April 04, 2011 Current Analysis, Inc., the market leader in competitive response solutions for providers of IT and telecommunications solutions, equipment, and services, announced the launch of its new Mobile Ecosystem service today. The service, which provides integrated insight into the events, issues, and technologies affecting...

2011-04-02 01:47:35

Planting short rotation energy crops on England's unused agricultural land could produce enough biomass to meet renewable energy targets without disrupting the food industry or the environment, according to research led by Professor Gail Taylor from the University of Southampton. The study, funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), is a rare investigation into energy crop supply which looks at the potential of planting short rotation coppice (poplar and willow) in England, taking into...

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...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.