Monthly Archives: October 2015

Warming temperatures are causing Arctic mosquito populations to thrive

Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, has conducted a study found in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences that concluded warming temperatures in the Arctic are causing species of mosquitoes to grow faster and emerge earlier in the year. This is significantly increasing their populations and threatening many of the different … Continue reading Warming temperatures are causing Arctic mosquito populations to thrive

Evolutionary and ecological changes in zooplankton

An assistant professor at the University of Texas at Arlington has received a $220,000 National Science Foundation Long-Term Ecological Research grant to examine zooplankton in freshwater ecosystems in Alaska and Wisconsin. Dr. Matthew Walsh, a UT-Arlington biologist, will run various tests on zooplankton habitats in over 20 lakes to better document, understand and predict how … Continue reading Evolutionary and ecological changes in zooplankton

NOAA fisheries climate science strategy to reduce effects of climate change

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is taking important and bold steps to better manage the nation's fisheries and marine resources by producing the Fisheries Climate Science Strategy. This is a commitment made by the NOAA to create tools and support to better manage the fisheries globally. As the oceans continue to change due … Continue reading NOAA fisheries climate science strategy to reduce effects of climate change