News and events tagged with United States

  • Event

    2017 UN Conference on Oceans and Seas

    United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

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    Scheduled on 5 June 2017


  • Data use

    Impact of 10,000 years of humans in Alaska

    Modern civilizations are depleting commercial fisheries leading to regulation excluding local indigenous peoples from traditional harvesting territories. This affects the Aleut peoples of the western Gulf of Alaska, who have depended on marine resources for nearly 10,000 years.

    1 week ago


  • Data use

    Modeling the niche of plague

    Yersinia pestis, the bacterium responsible for bubonic and pneumonic plague in humans, also causes disease in rodents like deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus). The western United States has one of the largest concentrations of plague in the modern world, and this study set out to model Y. pestis infections occurring in the region not only in the wild but also domestic animal.

    1 week ago


  • Data use

    Assessing weed risk assessments

    Authorities often rely on weed risk assessments (WRAs) to determine the invasive potential when considering a non-native plant species for introduction. The parameters and limits of the models used differ between countries, and in this study, researchers used 40 species of crops and invasive species to compare the WRAs used in the United States and Australia.

    1 week ago


  • Data use

    Close relatives are better invaders

    The number of exotic plants naturalized in the United States far exceeds that of any other group of organisms. In this study of Cardueae thistles, researchers used GBIF-mediated occurrences to do ecological niche modelling of non-native species in the California Floristic Province

    1 week ago


  • Data use

    Using milkweed to predict the future of the monarch

    The monarch, perhaps the most familiar North American butterfly, relies exclusively on milkweed plants (Asclepias spp.) for food in its larval stages. This study investigates the effects of climate change on the host plants and, consequently, the butterfly.

    3 weeks ago


  • Data use

    Collecting and Sharing (data on) Invasive Aquatic Species

    The US Geological Survey’s Nonindigenious Aquatic Species (NAS) program has monitored, recorded, and analysed occurrences of alien freshwater organisms in the United States since the 1980s.

    1 month ago


  • Data use

    Climate Change May Already Affect Birds

    Researchers analysed 60 years of GBIF-mediated occurrences across 285 land-bird species in the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii), creating models predicting how changes in climate affect breeding-bird distributions.

    1 month ago


  • Data use

    Predictions to inform conservation planning in Alaska

    This study uses GBIF-mediated occurrences to create bioclimatic distribution models of 17 small mammals across Alaska, predicting that biodiversity hotspots in general will shift northward, inland, and upward.

    1 month ago


  • Data use

    Predicting the range of an invasive marine species

    What’s the best way of predicting the range of an invasive marine species? This study points to the simplest of explanations: time since introduction.

    2 months ago