News tagged with quality

How seeds recognise the seasons

Scientists at the University of York have played a key role in new research into the way 'mother' plants use their memory of the seasons to teach their seeds the most advantageous time to germinate.

Dec 16, 2014
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Getting the best out of citizen scientists

Can "citizen science" ever be as effective as the real thing? At the joint meeting of the British Ecological Society and the Société Française d'Ecologie, Earthwatch scientists will share their experience of harnessing ...

Dec 12, 2014
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Sampling rivers for genes rather than organisms

Effective environmental management depends on a detailed knowledge of the distribution of species. But taxonomists are in short supply, and some species can be difficult to identify, even for experts. Eawag, ...

Dec 11, 2014
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Chesapeake Bay region streams are warming

The majority of streams in the Chesapeake Bay region are warming, and that increase appears to be driven largely by rising air temperatures. These findings are based on new U.S. Geological Survey research ...

Dec 08, 2014
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