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2014-05-26 10:50:10

KU Leuven A team of Belgian biologists led by researchers at KU Leuven has provided the first genetic evidence that rapid evolution can help non-native plant species spread in new environments. Using samples of centuries-old herbaria and DNA analysis, the researchers reconstructed the genetic adaptations undergone by the Pyrenean rocket prior to its rapid spread in Belgium. The Pyrenean rocket (Sisymbrium austriacum subsp. Chrysanthum) is a plant that grows in the mountains of southern...

2013-01-24 09:54:20

An increase in temperatures due to climate change could mean that the Andorran ski resorts have a shorter season in the future, especially in lower areas. A study undertaken by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the Andorran Sustainability Observatory has analyzed the specific case of the Pyrenean country and predicted that financial losses could come close to 50 million euros. SINC. 22 de enero de 2013 One of the major challenges when studying climate change effects is to...

2012-09-10 23:01:01

Experienced endurance sport-touring motorcyclists encouraged to participate. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) September 10, 2012 The Motomarathon Association, in partnership with Ayres Adventures Premium Motorcycle Tours, has set its first international Motomarathon for May 4-15, 2013 in the Pyrenees Mountains of northern Spain. Experienced endurance sport-touring riders and long-distance motorcyclists are encouraged to participate. The 2013 Ayres-Pyrenees Motomarathon will start and end in Barcelona,...

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2011-05-31 09:42:19

A European research team, with Spanish participation, has described two new beetle species measuring two millimeters in length. The coleoptera (beetles) were found in streams in the Pyrenees and Pre-Pyrenees mountains (from Gipuzkoa to Girona) and in the Sierra de la Demanda mountains (Burgos). Experts had previously thought that they belonged to another European species. "These species, which have a restricted range, had been confused with another European species with a more extensive...

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2010-12-01 11:18:31

A 13-year study has been key to understanding how and why an orchid species (Cypripedium calceolus), which is endangered in some countries in Europe, is surviving and recovering in the Pyrenees. The results suggest that the abandonment of farming and grazing, which is enabling reforestation to take place, is benefiting this orchid. Populations of species at the edges of their distribution areas, as is the case with the 'lady's slipper' orchid (Cypripedium calceolus) on the southern side of...

2010-07-26 22:45:58

A BBVA Foundation research project identifies the bacteria arriving daily from the Sahara Desert Every day, millions of microorganisms reach Spain from the Sahara Desert and the Sahel region "“ by flying. Louis Pasteur demonstrated back in 1861 that germs can move through the air, but it was only recently discovered that bacteria, funguses and viruses can travel thousands of kilometers stuck onto dust particles. Satellite images show clouds that come close to the size of the Iberian...

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2010-03-09 10:32:05

Researchers from the Center for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) have demonstrated, using a map of the potential distribution, the alpine marmot's capacity for adaptation in the fields of the Pyrenees. Its quick proliferation makes it a successful example of species introduction. At the end of the Pleistocene (10,000 years ago), the increase in temperatures brought an end to the alpine marmot (Marmota marmota) in the...

2010-03-01 07:50:00

HOUSTON, March 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apache Corporation (NYSE, Nasdaq: APA) today announced that its subsidiary, Apache PVG Pty Ltd, has commenced oil production from the Pyrenees development in production license WA-42-L in the Exmouth Basin offshore Western Australia. Production from the Crosby, Ravensworth and Stickle wells processed through the floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel at Pyrenees is expected to be brought on in phases, with approximately half...

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2009-02-01 13:55:00

A Spanish mountain goat, the Pyrenean Ibex, was formally confirmed as extinct in 2000 when the last one of its kind was discovered dead. Before the animal was found dead, scientists reserved skin samples of the animal, a kind of ibex that habituates in the mountains, in liquid nitrogen. Using the DNA from the skin samples, the scientists replaced the genetic matter in eggs from a domestic goat, to create genetic copy a female Pyrenean ibex. This is the first occasion that an extinct...


Latest Pyrenees Reference Libraries

Blonde d’Aquitaine Cattle
2014-07-12 10:17:57

The Blonde d’Aquitaine is a popular breed of beef cattle that originated in Aquitaine, France. It is found mainly in the Garonne valley and the Pyrenees. It was developed by crossing local breeds, the Garonnais, the Quercy and the Blonde des Pyrenees. In the late 1900s, the breed was imported to other parts of Europe as well as Canada, Australia and the United States where large populations of the breed is found. The breed is muscular, hardy and lean. The bone structure is light but...

Cones of a Mountain pine, Pinus mugo
2014-02-26 09:53:40

Mountain pine (Pinus mugo) is found in the mountains of Central Europe. The mountain pine is a short, stubby, slow growing tree. The mountain pine can be found in the Alps, northern Apennines and the Balkan Peninsula mountains. The pine grows at altitudes of 3,281-7,218 feet. The mountain pine may also be found growing at 656 feet in Germany and Poland and as high as 8,858 feet in Bulgaria and in the Pyrenees. The mountain pine is also considered an invasive species and has spread in the high...

Pyrenean Chamois, Rupicapra pyrenaica
2012-10-12 12:22:51

The Pyrenean chamois (Rupicapra pyrenaica), also known as the izard or isard in the French language, is a species of goat-antelope that can be found in the Cantabrian Mountains, the Apennine Mountains, and the Pyrenees. It will reside in habitats at an elevation of up to 9,842 feet. It holds three subspecies. The Pyrenean chamois is small, reaching an average height of 2.6 feet at the shoulder. Both males and females grow backward curving horns that reach an average length of 7.8 inches. The...

2012-06-15 02:59:32

Symbol: ORPY Group: Monocot Family: Liliaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I Distribution: OrnithogalumpyrenaicumL. distribution:USA(WV) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons...

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2008-05-24 22:47:09

The Great Pyrenees is a large guard dog, used for protecting livestock. The breed is related to several other white European sheepdogs and has been used for thousands of years by the Basque people. The breed once served as the official dog of the royal French court. It was also used during World War II to haul artillery over the Pyrenean Mountain range back and forth between France and Spain. The Great Pyrenees weighs from 85 to 125 pounds. Besides its size, its thick white coat is another...

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