Press registration is open for the Ecological Society of America’s Annual Meeting, August 14-19, at the Montréal Convention Centre. Program highlights include sessions on zoonoses and the agricultural matrix, nature-based design in urban landscapes, cross-boundary fire ecology, tree species migration and more.
Alicia Rihn, assistant professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, has received the Forty Under 40 Award by Greenhouse Product News for 2022, an award that recognizes remarkable young talent in the horticulture industry.
The role of Eastern Europe in feeding European consumers has increased due to rapidly growing cereal yields in the region in recent decades, which is revealed in a study published by Hungarian researchers in the high-ranking journal Scientific Reports. The climate sensitivity of grain production necessitates rapid intervention to stop the constant dropping of the groundwater levels.
- Scientific Reports
University of Copenhagen researchers have shed new light on how plant life became established on the surface of our planet. Specifically, they demonstrated that two genes are indispensable for allowing terrestrial plants to defend themselves against fungal attack – a defense mechanism that they traced back 470 million years. It is likely that these defenses paved the way for all terrestrial plant life.
Many wild salmon populations in B.C. have experienced substantial declines over the last three decades. New UBC research published today can help chart a course towards better protection of wild salmon.
- Genome British Columbia, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Production of animal protein in China has increased by 800% over the past 40 years, driven by population growth, urbanization and higher worker wages. However, the amount of climate-warming nitrous oxide released from animal farming in the country has not risen as quickly, thanks to science-led policy and farm management interventions in the way animals are fed and their manure recycled.
- Nature Food
- Chinese Academy of Sciences, National Natural Science Foundation of China, California Strategic Growth Council Climate Change Research Program, U.S. Department of Energy