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2011-08-01 10:42:54

Long-awaited, continent-wide network of environmental observing sites gets off the ground Scientists, policy-makers and others will soon have access to information critical to understanding the effects of environmental change across the North American continent, through the National Science Foundation (NSF)'s National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON). NSF has funded construction of the $434 million observatory with $12.5 million in fiscal year 2011 funds. The award highlights more than a...

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2009-04-09 08:58:34

Result in findings on spread of infectious diseases; decline and recovery of endangered species; biodiversity of old-growth forest ecosystems North America's biological field stations have long been home to a rich legacy of research results, scientists say, making them important places for serendipitous discoveries in the biological and environmental sciences. In a paper published in the April issue of the journal BioScience, researchers affiliated with the National Science Foundation's (NSF)...

2008-08-04 06:00:19

By Mark Vierthaler, Journal-World, Lawrence, Kan. Aug. 4--No one is quite sure how the world's ecosystems are changing. A new program, however, is aiming to fix that. Nature preserves at Kansas University and Kansas State University are potential candidates for a fledgling observation network on how global changes affect the Earth's ecosystem. Leonard Krishtalka, a professor in KU's department of ecology and evolutionary biology and director of the Natural History Museum and...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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