News tagged with geographic information systems

Want to save tigers? Better have your numbers straight

A new book co-edited by tiger biologist Dr. Ullas Karanth of (WCS) Wildlife Conservation Society and Dr. James Nichols, an Emeritus statistical ecologist from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), provides an authoritative ...

dateDec 13, 2017 in Ecology
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Urban butterflies under threat of extinction

According to an EPFL study, butterflies living in urban areas face the threat of consanguinity and potential extinction. The research drew on the fields of genetics and urban development to quantify the trend across an entire ...

dateAug 21, 2017 in Ecology
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Crowd mapping Geneva Canton's soundscape

EPFL is asking Android users who visit or live in Geneva Canton to record the sounds around them with a special app. The data will be used to create a sound map, which will provide researchers with information on the quality ...

dateFeb 02, 2017 in Environment
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Banana waste as a source of bioenergy

Researchers from the Agro-Energy Group at Universidad Polit├ęcnica de Madrid (UPM) have used geographic information systems to assess the potential use of the residual biomass of bananas produced in the province of El Oro ...

dateMay 19, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Eagle-eye view to inform crop frost management

Discovering the wavelengths that can best capture the devastating impact of a frost event on broadacre crops could provide WA farmers with another tool to fight back against this common but destructive event.

dateDec 02, 2015 in Ecology
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