Topic: Endangered species

Wildflower Center Awards $638,000 to Protect Endangered Species

Nov. 1, 2012

Eight organizations supporting the conservation of federally endangered species have been awarded grants totaling $637,858 distributed by The University of Texas at Austin's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The one-year Endangered Species Conservation Grants are to conduct conservation research or set aside habitat to assist the recovery of Texas' black-capped vireo, golden-cheeked warbler, Navasota ladies' tresses, Texas prairie dawn and Tobusch fishhook cactus.

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Experts for Earth Day: Researchers Offer Environmental Perspectives

April 14, 2011

Earth Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 22. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss their research on topics ranging from the building of sustainable communities to plant ecology and environmental policies.

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Water in the desert

Feb. 9, 2009

Visit a small town in Coahuila, Mexico called Cuatro Ciénegas where spring pools and years of isolation have resulted in uniquely endemic species evolving in isolation, similar to the Galapagos Islands.

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Biologist discusses moving species to save them

July 29, 2008
Biologist discusses moving species to save them

With climate change increasingly threatening the survival of plants and animals, scientists say it may become necessary to move some species to save them. Dubbed assisted colonization or assisted migration, the idea is to decide how severe the threat is to various species, and if they need help to deal with it.

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Pollination Habits of Endangered Texas Rice Revealed to Help Its Preservation

July 15, 2008

A type of wild rice that only grows in a small stretch of the San Marcos River is likely so rare because it plays the sexual reproduction game poorly, a study led by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin has revealed.

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