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Book review: Evolution of the Learning Brain - TES News


TES News
In Evolution of the Learning Brain, Howard-Jones provides an accessible introduction to the evolution of the nervous system and brain – hoping, perhaps, to provide readers with a more accurate model of how the brain learns. Channelling the spirit of ...

Levers and zippers in the cell's 'customs' - EurekAlert (press release)


EurekAlert (press release)
The details are published in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology. "To carry out the study, we used as a model a potassium channel named Shaker, together with mutagenesis, electrophysiology, fluorescence techniques, molecular dynamics simulations and ...

Zebrafish for Toxicology Testing, Dietary Intervention for Pulmonary Injury & In Vitro Screening Featured in ToxSci - Newswise (press release)


Newswise (press release)
Newswise — Zebrafish have become an increasingly important model for toxicological studies, and the May 2018 issue of Toxicological Sciences, features a historical perspective and contemporary review of their use in toxicology as part of the year-long ...

Phenology Model Database

Davis - United States

Contains descriptive information about the phenologies of plants, pests and beneficials, mostly focusing on those that are important in Californian agriculture.

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    Botany - Phenology

  • Description:

    Research Models: Insects, Mites, Diseases, Plants, and Beneficials--from UC IPM
    Menu of research models of insects, mites, diseases, plants, and beneficial organisms, from UC IPM.

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Generic Model Organism Database Construction Set
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Collection of interoperable open source software components for visualizing, annotation and managing data.

Decoding Model: A Symmetrical Model of Color Vision
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Paper describing the new model and the evolution of color vision.

Phenology Web Links
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Directory of information and websites providing floral calendars and sequence of bloom.

Remote Sensing Phenology
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Remote Sensing Phenology uses satellites to track seasonal changes in vegetation on regional, continental, and global scales. Because the most frequently used satellite sensors for monitoring phenological events have relatively large "footprints" on the land surface, they gather data about entire ecosystems or regions rather than individual species. Remote sensing phenology can reveal broad-scale phenological trends that would be difficult, if no

National Phenology Network
United States

The USA-NPN's National Coordinating Office (NCO) guides the development of the Network, facilitates communication between scientists, land managers, policy-makers, and the public who are interested in assessing the effects of global change on natural ecological systems. Staff members work for the US Geological Survey, The University of Arizona and The Wildlife Society. Nature's Notebook gathers information on plant and animal phenology across

USA National Phenology Network
United States

The USA National Phenology Network serves science and society by promoting broad understanding of plant and animal phenology and its relationship with environmental change. The Network is a consortium of individuals and organizations that collect, share, and use phenology data, models, and related information.

North American Bird Phenology Program
United States

Phenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, or phenophases, such as leafing and flowering of plants, maturation of agricultural crops, emergence of insects, and migration of birds. Many of these events are sensitive to climatic variation and change, and are simple to observe and record. The North American Bird Phenology Program, part of the USA-National Phenology Network, was a network of volunteer observers who rec

Northeast Regional Phenology Network (NE-RPN)
United States

The Northeast Regional Phenology Network (NE-RPN) is a cooperative network designed to coordinate phenological monitoring, facilitate data sharing and synthesize phenology data from the northeastern US and eastern Canada. We encourage the partcipation of researchers and citizen scientists alike. NE-RPN is an affiliate of the USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN).

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Phenology is a segment of ecology focusing on the study of periodic plant and animal life-cycle events that are influenced by climate and seasonal change in the environment. Skunks emerging from winter dens, sandhill cranes trumpeting their return, and seeds ripening are all examples of annual phenological events. Phenology is derived from the Greek word phaino meaning to show or appear, indicating its principal concern with the dates of first oc

Life history of Phenology expert Robert Marsham
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Educational site celebrating the tricentenary of the birth of Phenology expert Robert Marsham and his extraordinary innovative work which was a precursor of modern arboriculture.