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Duke study disputes idea that trees can 'relocate'quickly in response to climate change

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      Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2004 18:07:01 -0400
      Subject: [P&C] Duke study disputes idea that trees can 'relocate'quickly
      in response to climate change
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      Public Release: 1-Aug-2004
      Ecological Society of America 89th Annual Meeting
      Duke study disputes idea that trees can 'relocate'quickly in response to
      climate change
      In a study with implications for how North American trees might respond
      to a changing climate, molecular information collected by Duke University
      researchers refutes a widely accepted theory that many of the continent's
      tree species migrated rapidly from the deep South as glaciers retreated
      at the end of the last Ice Age.

      Contact: Monte Basgall
      Duke University

      Public Release: 1-Aug-2004
      Ecological Society of America 89th Annual Meeting
      Warmer weather, human disturbances interact to change forests
      While a rapidly changing climate may alter the composition of northern
      Wisconsin's forests, disturbances such as logging also will play a
      critical role in how these sylvan ecosystems change over time.

      Contact: Robert Scheller
      University of Wisconsin-Madison

      Public Release: 1-Aug-2004
      Ecological Society of America 89th Annual Meeting
      New England forests at greater risk from air pollution
      When it comes to forests, air pollution is not an equal opportunity
      hazard. While dirty air spreads across large areas of the New England
      region, it's more scattered in the southeastern part of the United

      Contact: Susan Will-Wolf
      University of Wisconsin-Madison

      Public Release: 30-Jul-2004
      New study to investigate demise of coral reef ecosystems
      Scientists are embarking on a project which will explore how global
      warming is devastating one of the world's most diverse ecosystems, coral
      Leverhulme Trust

      Contact: Dr. Nicholas Polunin
      University of Newcastle upon Tyne

      Public Release: 29-Jul-2004
      Geophysical Research Letters
      AGU journal highlights - 29 July 2004
      In this edition: Evidence for unique particle distribution in noctilucent
      clouds; Special section on San Andreas Fault Observatory project;
      Plumbing the depths of the San Andreas Fault; Solar variation may drive
      geomagnetic cycles; Creating artificial high-altitude auroras; Strong El
      Nino makes a good test for circulation models; Blackout reveals power
      plant pollution; Spring increase in Arctic cloudiness; Revised estimate
      for water volume through ocean straits; and Revising noise limits for
      ocean studies.

      Contact: Harvey Leifert
      American Geophysical Union

      Public Release: 29-Jul-2004
      Monsoons, North American style: NCAR helps probe the Southwest's summer
      From Mazatl´┐Żn to Tucson, the National Center for Atmospheric Research
      (NCAR) is analyzing moisture-laden skies as part of the largest study yet
      of the North American Monsoon, the summer rains that affect dryland
      farming, ranching, and wildfire control across the southwest United
      States and northwest Mexico.

      Contact: Anatta, NCAR Media Relations
      National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for
      Atmospheric Research

      Public Release: 28-Jul-2004
      American Society of Plant Biologists
      Plant gene discovery could enhance plant growth, reduce fertilizer needs
      and phosphate pollution
      Scientists at the Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research at Cornell
      University have uncovered the genes that enable plants to interact with
      beneficial soil dwelling fungi and to access phosphate delivered to the
      roots by these fungi -- a first step, they say, toward enhancing the
      beneficial relationship for crop plants , while reducing fertilizer use
      and phosphate pollution in the environment.
      National Science Foundation Plant Genome Program, Samuel Roberts Noble

      Contact: Brian Hyps
      American Society of Plant Biologists

      Public Release: 27-Jul-2004
      Third International Scientific Conference of the LBA
      NASA plays key role in largest environmental experiment in history
      Researchers from around the globe participating in the world's largest
      environmental science experiment, the Large- Scale Biosphere Atmosphere
      Experiment in Amazonia (LBA), will, fittingly, convene in Brazil this

      Contact: Krishna Ramanujan
      NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center--EOS Project Science Office

      Public Release: 27-Jul-2004
      Ocean study explores link with Australian and Indonesian rainfall
      Scientists are investigating fluctuations in the flow of warm waters from
      the western Pacific Ocean draining through the Indonesian Archipelago
      into the Indian Ocean north of Australia.

      Contact: Craig Macaulay
      CSIRO Australia

      Public Release: 26-Jul-2004
      Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting 2004
      American Journal of Botany
      Springtime blooms seen earlier now than in the past, say Boston
      University biologists
      Taking something of a back-to-the-future approach, biologists from Boston
      University have looked into the past to find that flowering plants
      growing today blossom more than a week earlier than a century ago. Their
      findings show that among the plants studied in Boston's Arnold Arboretum,
      flowering times have moved forward over the decades, with the plants
      flowering eight days earlier on average from 1980 to 2002 than they did
      from 1900 to 1920.

      Contact: Ann Marie Menting
      Boston University

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