Continental governance and environmental management mechanisms under the Antarctic Treaty System: sufficient for the biodiversity challenges of the this century?

first_imgAntarctic terrestrial biodiversity is challenged by rapid climatic changes and expansion of the human footprint. As well as the potential for environmental damage at the local level, these challenges are likely to act synergistically to increase the risk of introduction and establishment of non-native species and diseases and reduce the resilience of native ecosystems. The Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty (‘the Protocol’) entered into force in 1998 and is the main governance mechanism that regulates environmental management in Antarctica. We examine how well the Protocol and associated management tools are currently equipped to protect Antarctic terrestrial biodiversity in a warmer and busier Antarctic, considering likely future challenges, current levels of compliance with the Protocol and implementation of its requirements, and participation in environmental matters by Antarctic Treaty Parties. We argue that a strategic-level response will be needed to boost the ability of the Antarctic Treaty System to deal with the large-scale, pervasive challenges of climate change and increased human activity. A strategic planning approach that can (1) account for trends over long periods, (2) take into consideration cumulative effects, (3) be guided by a set of consciously chosen priorities, and (4) take an integrated approach towards management of human activities and the conservation of the Antarctic environment, will permit the anticipation of upcoming challenges and risks and adoption of proactive and holistic management strategies.last_img read more

Temporal variation in trophic relationships among three congeneric penguin species breeding in sympatry

first_imgPenguins are a monophyletic group in which many species are found breeding sympatrically, raising questions regarding how these species coexist successfully. Here, the isotopic niche of three sympatric pygoscelid penguin species was investigated at Powell Island, South Orkney Islands, during two breeding seasons (austral summers 2013–2014 and 2015–2016). Measurements of carbon (δ13C) and nitrogen (δ15N) stable isotope ratios were obtained from blood (adults) or feather (chicks) samples collected from Adélie Pygoscelis adeliae, chinstrap P. antarctica, and gentoo P. papua penguins. Isotopic niche regions (a proxy for the realized trophic niches) were computed to provide estimates of the trophic niche width of the studied species during the breeding season. The isotopic niche regions of adults of all three species were similar, but gentoo chicks had noticeably wider isotopic niches than the chicks of the other two species. Moderate to strong overlap in isotopic niche among species was found during each breeding season and for both age groups, suggesting that the potential for competition for shared food sources was similar during the two study years, although the actual level of competition could not be determined owing to the lack of data on resource abundance. Clear interannual shifts in isotopic niche were seen in all three species, though of lower amplitude for adult chinstrap penguins. These shifts were due to variation in carbon, but not nitrogen, isotopic ratios, which could indicate either a change in isotopic signature of their prey or a switch to an alternative food web. The main conclusions of this study are that (1) there is a partial overlap in the isotopic niches of these three congeneric species and that (2) they responded similarly to changes that likely occurred at the base of their food chain between the 2 years of the study.last_img read more


first_imgNegotiableANNUAL (12 months) Academic Staff-Renewable Ongoing/Renewable Full or Part Time: 50% – 100% Degree and Area of Specialization: Official Title: Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Contact: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: Principal Duties: Instructions to Applicants: Job no: 225573-ASWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/FAMILY MED/FAMILY MEDLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services License or Certificate: 225573-AS Salary: Department(s): A532000-MEDICAL SCHOOL/FAMILY MED/FAMILY MED Employment Class: Duties will include provision of clinical care of patients,maternity care if applicable, and clinical teaching/supervision ofmedical students and other learners. Participation in clinicalfaculty call schedule (phone call only), OB call if applicable,nursing home visits, departmental meetings, and performingadministrative duties as necessary in the position. This positionmay also have the opportunity to work on collaborative initiativeswith other parts of UW Health. Wisconsin medical licensure required prior to start date.Certification by or eligible for certification by American Board ofFamily Medicine.center_img The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuringeligibility for employment in the United States on or before theeffective date of the appointment.The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profoundcommitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as avaluable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, westrongly encourage applications from candidates who foster andpromote the values of diversity and inclusion. Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal tobe considered as a candidate. To apply for this position, pleaseclick on the “” button. You will be asked to upload a CV, personalstatement/cover letter, and you will need to provide referencesprior to the interview process.The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 15, 2020,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Sheena [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) MD or DOFamily Medicine The UW Health Arboretum Clinic is interested in a Family Medicinephysician to provide the full spectrum of family medicine skills,with maternity care (OB) preferred. The candidate will have adesire to work in an Integrative Health Primary Care clinic(specific integrative health experience not required, but stronglypreferred). OMT ability also preferred, but not required.This clinical practice houses the UW Academic Integrative HealthFellowship. This position will be involved in clinical teaching ofmedical students, integrative health fellows, and otherlearners.The preferred candidate will either have experience teaching andworking with a diverse population or will welcome a commitment toteaching and working with a diverse population. Work Type: Position Summary: NOVEMBER 01, 2020 Additional Information: Anticipated Begin Date: Appointment Type, Duration: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . CLINICAL PROFESSOR(D51NN) or CLINICAL ASSOC PROF(D52NN) or CLINICALASST PROF(D53NN) Job Number: Successful completion of a fully accredited Family MedicineResidency Program. The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: Institutional Statement on Diversity: Applications Open: Aug 10 2020 Central Daylight TimeApplications Close:last_img read more

STS9 Teases The Announcement Of A Two-Night Red Rocks Run

first_imgXXX09.09.10.16Posted by STS9 on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 STS9 at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre has become something of a tradition, and today, the beloved jam band are gearing up to return. While no formal announcement has been made, it seems quite evident that STS9 will be performing at the storied Morrison, CO venue for two nights, September 9th and 10th.The teaser announcement came in the form of a Facebook post, seen below: The timing seems to fit well, as STS9 has played on the Rocks in mid-September for the past several years, including two nights in 2015. We’ll be sure to update as more information becomes available.last_img

The Disco Biscuits Kick Off New Year’s Eve Run With Winding “Middle Section” Jam [Full Video]

first_img[Video: The Disco Biscuits][Photo: Silky Shots via Facebook] Last night, The Disco Biscuits kicked off their four-night New Year’s Eve run at New York City’s PlayStation Theater. The show was solid from the start, with the band diving head first into a fiery first set with little adjustment or warm-up needed.Notably, the first set saw the group spend the majority of their time jamming through the middle sections of the songs—the “Apple Butter Toast” section of “Mindless Dribble”, the “Wearing A Towel” section of “7-11”, and the “Suspended in the Air” section of “Astronaut”—making for a highly unusual setlist from the start. After the “Astronaut” ending, the Biscuits hit the relative rarity “Sister Judy’s Soul Shack” before closing the set with the well-paired, albeit somewhat opposite juxtaposition of “Reactor” into “Spectacle”.As for the second set, the Disco Biscuits returned with “Astronaut” into “Air Song”. A highlight of the dialed-in set two was “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”, a tune that’s been played every December by the group since 2011 and has become a staple of their New Year’s Eve run since 1999. While the beloved Tschaikovsky was light and delicate, the Biscuits came of the song with a vengeance, making for a harsh and gritty transition into the end of “Reactor”, which was a particularly patient and driving jam throughout.Setlist: The Disco Biscuits | PlayStation Theater | New York City, NY | 12/28/2017Set I: 7-11-> Mindless Dribble (Apple Butter Toast)-> 7-11 (Wearing a Towel)-> Astronaut (Suspended in the Air)-> Astronaut (ending), Sister Judy’s Soul Shack, Reactor-> SpectacleSet II: Astronaut-> Air Song-> Svenghali (inverted)-> Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy-> Reactor (ending)Encore: World is Spinninglast_img read more

Thousands flee Hong Kong for UK, fearing China crackdown

first_imgHONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of people from Hong Kong are fleeing their hometown since Beijing imposed a strict national security law on the territory last summer. Many say China’s encroachment on their way of life and civil liberties has become unbearable, and they want to seek a better future for their children abroad. An exodus has begun to Britain, with many taking advantage of a new immigration pathway that will allow up to 5 million eligible Hong Kongers to live, work and eventually settle in the U.K. Applications for the British National Overseas visa officially opened Sunday, and Britain’s government estimates that over 300,000 people will take up the offer of extended residency rights in the next five years. China responded by derecognizing U.K.-issued special travel documents.last_img read more

High-Heel-A-Thon supports hospital

first_imgJunior Libbie Gilliland sprinted 50 yards in her favorite pair of high heels Monday night. Gilliland, sporting the black heels decorated with silver bells and pearls, took first place in the second annual High-Heel-A-Thon sponsored by the Saint Mary’s Dance Marathon. The proceeds from the race benefit the Riley Hospital for Children, which has 19 locations throughout Indiana. Gilliland said the race is an innovative way to support the hospital’s work. “I did the High-Heel-A-Thon because I have medical conditions,” Gilliland said. “Even though I go to a hospital in the Chicago area, Riley Hospital still holds the same concept. It’s a great way for me to give back.” Dance Marathon president senior Becca Guerin said the High-Heel-A-Thon contributes to the overall goal of the marathon that will be hosted later in the year. Each high-heeled runner paid a $5 entry fee. “The people who ultimately benefit from our fundraisers like the High-Heel-A-Thon are the patients and families of Riley’s Children Hospital,” Guerin said. “It is gratifying to know that the funds we raise will make a direct impact at Riley.” The College hopes to increase its overall contribution to the hospital this year. Last year, the marathon raised over $63,000 for Riley Children’s Hospital, Guerin said. “This year, our monetary goal is to increase last year’s total by 20 percent,” she said. Juniors Kate Kellogg and Liz Kraig, co-executives for Dance Marathon fundraising, planned the race. “It’s a fun event to get the campus excited about Dance Marathon,” Kellogg said. “The idea is just to create awareness throughout the year. The High-Heel-A-Thon works perfectly in the ‘classy and fabulous’ atmosphere of Saint Mary’s.” Junior Nora Quirk finished second and junior Sarah Feeley took third. Students who attended to watch the event were aware of the impact made at Riley Children’s Hospital. Junior Christina Barra said many members of the College support the Dance Marathon in some way. “Dance Marathon is a great cause,” Barra said. “It’s great to see all the support from the Saint Mary’s community.”last_img read more

Gourmet garden

first_imgBy George BoyhanUniversity of GeorgiaGourmet salad greens don’t have to cost a fortune. You can easily grow your own.Most salad greens are cool-weather crops. Depending on where yougarden in Georgia, you can start sowing salad green seeds inAugust and continue every week through late October.Seeds of salad greens are sold as mixes or separately. The mixesmay contain any combination of lettuces and greens. Some aretangy. Others are mild or bitter. Combine them with a zestydressing, and the salad is no longer something that’s just goodfor you.Arugula has a toasty, pungentflavor and is a favorite for mixes. It’s rich in beta caroteneand higher in vitamin C than almost any other salad green.Endive is in the same family aslettuce. With smooth, pale, long heads, it has more flavor thanmany lettuces. Curly endive, sometimes called chicory, has curlyedged, green leaves.Escarole has broad, wavy greenleaves with a pleasant, slightly bitter flavor.Radicchio, or red chicory, addscolor and mildly bitter flavor to salads.Mache, also called corn salad, has velvety leaves and a mild taste.Watercress has pungent sprigs that look like parsley. Cresses have a peppery flavor, while mustards “bite” your tongue.How to grow themPlant salad green seeds a quarter-inch deep in rows 18 to 24inches apart. You can space them as close as 6 to 12 inches ifyou plan to harvest young, immature leaves.To keep those fresh salads coming, plant about 5 feet per weekthrough the fall.Salad greens can be grown in semishade but do best with at least3 to 4 hours of sun. Fertilize your greens moderately with oneside-dressing. The growing season for lettuce varies with thecultivar. Most will be ready to harvest within 40 to 60 days.Head lettuce will take longer to form a head.Harvest the greens with scissors when they’re young. Cut theyoung leaves a half-inch to an inch above the soil and the leavesmay regrow for a second harvest. Or cut them at ground level fora single harvest.Seed sourcesHere are some seed companies that offer gourmet salad-green seeds for home gardeners: Johnny’s Selected Seeds, 955 Benton Avenue, Winslow, Me.04901 (207) 861-3900 ( Garden Nursery, 1190 Old Salem Road NE, Albany, OR97321-4580 ( Seed Company, P.O. Box 158, Cottage Grove, OR97424-0061 (800) 626-0866 ( Cook’s Garden, P.O. Box C5030, Warminster, PA 18974(catalog $1) (800) 457-9703 ( (George Boyhan is a Cooperative Extension horticulturist withthe University of Georgia College of Agricultural andEnvironmental Sciences. Wayne McLaurin, professor emeritus ofhorticulture with UGA Extension, contributed to this article.)last_img read more

Business parks: Recovery starts here

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There’s a whole “Lota’’ retro love in this bayside home

first_imgThe windows in the open plan living area offers views.The heart, however, is the kitchen. It’s an open-plan space that breathes life into the lounge and dining spaces.“It’s all solid timber,” Ms Holden said. “These new kitchens, you put water on them and they melt, but that’s just such a solid kitchen — you just couldn’t build cupboards like that nowadays.”The kitchen is also an archive, with a surprise waiting for the new owners in the cabinetry. “Inside the pantry door, you’ve got the kids’ height chart still there from the 1950s,” she said. “So it’s got this real historic feel to it — and it’s a home that the family just loved.”Ms Holden said there’s already been great response. The renovated Lota home.The home is being marketed through Haydn Meyer of Ray White Manly.It will be auctioned on-site Saturday, March 4, at 11am. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:01Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenQld Property News.07:02Mark and Lisa Holden say their Lota home at1 Bellevue Pde, Lota comes with a hidden surprise. Picture: Adam Armstrong.When Lisa and Scott Holden decided they’d had enough of Sydney and set off north about nine years ago, they couldn’t completely leave the harbour and CBD.“We looked at the map of Brisbane and went ‘where can we live that we’re on the water and we’ve got the train line within walking distance?’, and if you look at the map of Brisbane there’s not many places that have those two things,” Ms Holden said.Brisbane’s bayside won their heats — so much so that when it came time to invest, they wanted to stay close.center_img The revamped kitchen and dining area in the Lota home.They chanted a ‘location, location, location’ mantra and found the perfect little property at 1 Bellevue Pde, Lota.“You open the front and the back door and it’s just the most glorious breeze that runs through,” Ms Holden said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019They kept the house tenanted until it came time to sell, then a renovation was on the cards — and they knew exactly how to highlight the home’s personality“Original carpeting — with some really ‘cool’ patterns on it — that we’ve since removed and there’s these beautiful timber brushbox floors that have been polished. They’re just glorious,” she said.last_img read more