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EPFL scientists develop new optical nanotube sensors using synthetic biology - News-Medical.net


News-Medical.net
EPFL scientists have developed new nanotube biosensors using synthetic biology, which improves their sensing capabilities in complex biofluids, such as blood and urine. The study is published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. Biosensors are ...

Workshop on 'Role of Birds in Forest Ecology' held - Daily Excelsior


Daily Excelsior
Excelsior Correspondent. JAMMU, July 21: In connection with ongoing tree planting season and celebration of Vanmahotsava, Department of Ecology, Environment and Remote Sensing in collaboration with J&K Forest Department here today organised a ...

In Darwin's Footsteps | Dream SUP Trip to Galapagos Islands - SUP Magazine


SUP Magazine
A remote sanctuary of unique flora and fauna, lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, there's no lack of charm and interest for travellers, as SUP surfer Alexis Deniel, his girlfriend Melanie and I discovered when we visited the distinctive travel ...

Remote Sensing Phenology

Sioux Falls, South Dakota - United States

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 not impossible, to detect from the ground. And, because data collection by satellite sensors can be standardized, the data are reliably objective. Remotely sensed phenological data are useful for assessing crop conditions, drought severity, and wildfire risk as well as tracking invasive species, infectious diseases, and insect pests. Because phenological events are sensitive to climate variation, these data also represent a powerful tool for documenting phenological trends over time and detecting the impacts of climate change on ecosystems at multiple scales.

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Remote Environmental Assessment Laboratory
United States

Aims to investigate the relationship between in field sensors and the laboratory where the data is used by analysts for assessing environmental status and health.

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

Phenology Web Links
United States

Directory of information and websites providing floral calendars and sequence of bloom.

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).

United States

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
United Kingdom

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.