News tagged with aridity

Did humans create the Sahara Desert?

New research investigating the transition of the Sahara from a lush, green landscape 10,000 years ago to the arid conditions found today, suggests that humans may have played an active role in its desertification.

dateMar 14, 2017 in Environment
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Climate change threatens hotspots of genetic diversity

(Phys.org) —Past climates shaped the current hotspots of genetic diversity for the grey long-eared bat, one of the UK's rarest mammals, but future climate change threatens these biodiversity hotspots, according to researchers ...

dateAug 01, 2013 in Ecology
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Decoding the genome of the camel

By sequencing the genome of a Bactrian camel, researchers at the Vetmeduni Vienna have made a significant contribution to population genetic research on camels. The study has laid the foundation for future scientific work ...

dateMay 28, 2013 in Biotechnology
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