Article alert: Conspecific Crop-Weed Introgression Influences Evolution of Weedy Rice (Oryza sativa f. spontanea) across a Geographical Range
PLoS One (2011) 6(1):e16189.
Xia HB, Wang W, Xia H, Zhao W, Lu BRIntrogression plays an important role in evolution of plant species via its influences on genetic diversity and differentiation. Outcrossing dete...
Article alert: Root morphology, hydraulic conductivity and plant water relations of high-yielding rice grown under aerobic conditions
Annals of Botany (2011) doi: 10.1093/aob/mcr184
Kato Y, Okami M.Background and Aims Increasing physical water scarcity is a major constraint for irrigated rice (Oryza sativa) production. 'Aerobic rice culture' ...
Article alert: Effect of water management, tillage options and phosphorus status on arsenic uptake in rice
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 74(4):834-839
Talukder AS, Meisner CA, Sarkar MA, Islam MS.High arsenic (As) concentrations in soil may lead to elevated concentrations of arsenic in agricultural products...
Regional Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge Platform for Asia - E-Communiqué
The Adaptation Knowledge Platform is a response to the demand for effective mechanisms for sharing information on climate change adaptation, and for developing adaptive capacities in Asian countries. The initiative sup...
EcoSummit 2012 - Registration Now Open
EcoSummit 2012 will bring together the world's most respected minds in ecological science to discuss restoring the planet's ecosystems. Come hear Nobel Prize laureate Elinor Ostrom, Pulitzer Prize winners E.O. Wilson and Jare...
Mapping Hotspots of Climate Change and Food Insecurity in the Global Tropics
by Polly Ericksen, Philip Thornton, An Notenbaert, Laura Cramer, Peter Jones, Mario HerreroA new study has matched future climate change “hotspots” with regions already suffering chronic food problems to identify hi...
Article alert: Characterization of mercury species in brown and white rice (Oryza sativa L.) grown in water-saving paddies.
Environmental Pollution 159(5):1283-1289
Rothenberg SE, Feng X, Dong B, Shang L, Yin R, Yuan X.In China, total Hg (HgT) and methylmercury (MeHg) were quantified in rice grain grown in three sites using water-sa...
How will biodiversity loss compromise Earth's life support systems?
Science for Environment Policy, Issue 248Scientists have evaluated two decades of research into declining biodiversity and concluded unequivocally that loss of species richness leads to a reduction in how well ecosystems f...
Postdoc in Conservation Biology (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Germany)
The Department of Conservation Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) is offering a full-time position for a postdoc focussing on:Understanding the interrelationship between connectivity and populati...
A new decision-making tool for conservation managers
Science for Environment Policy, Issue 247
A tool to help conservation managers prioritise their actions to protect wildlife has been developed. The tool, based on a mathematical model, can provide guidance on conserving en...
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