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Field in Focus, Kawgun Cave
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produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (District of Columbia: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2018), 2 mins
Kawgun Cave in Myanmar is a research site for wildlife veterinarians with Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Global Health Program. It is also a Buddhist pilgrimage site. Wildlife veterinarians studying emerging infectious diseases that can be spread across species are focusing on a troop of macaques liv...
produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (District of Columbia: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2018), 2 mins
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Field in Focus, Linno Cave
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presented by Marc Valitutto, fl. 2010, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2018), 3 mins
Bats are important pollinators, but they can also carry infectious diseases. Wildlife veterinarians with Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute's Global Health Program are trying to help humans and bats live together more safely. Linno Cave in Myanmar is home to more than 500,000 bats. Their guano is harvested...
presented by Marc Valitutto, fl. 2010, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press, 2018), 3 mins
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Field in Focus, Elephants in Myanmar - Elephant Poaching
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produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Front Royal, VA: Smithsonian Institution Press), 4 mins
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute scientists are tracking Asian elephants in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady region using GPS collars. Though they set out to understand how elephants use the land, their research has also revealed a troubling rise in poaching. Unlike African elephants, Asian elephants are poached for...
produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Front Royal, VA: Smithsonian Institution Press), 4 mins
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Field in Focus, Elephants in Myanmar - Tracking Elephants
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produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press), 5 mins
Follow our scientists as they track endangered elephants in Myanmar with GPS collars. They have collared about 35 elephants during the past 17 years. The more they learn about how Asian elephants travel and move through the landscape, the better they can protect them.
produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press), 5 mins
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Field in Focus, Predicting Pandemics
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presented by Marc Valitutto, fl. 2010; produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press), 2 mins
Animal health and human health are connected. Seventy-five percent of emerging infectious diseases begin in wildlife species and jump to humans. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute veterinarians with the Global Health Program are studying infectious disease in different species to help prevent and predict p...
presented by Marc Valitutto, fl. 2010; produced by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, in Field in Focus (Smithsonian Institution Press), 2 mins
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Global and US underground water supplies
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produced by Science Photo Library (London, England: Science Photo Library, 2012), 1 min
Global and US underground water supplies. Animation sequences showing changes in world and US underground water supplies. The first sequence shows rivers and lakes (blue) and aquifers (purple) on an Earth map (cylindrical projection) using WHYMAP (World-wide Hydrogeological Mapping and Assessment Programme) data....
produced by Science Photo Library (London, England: Science Photo Library, 2012), 1 min
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Global carbon cycle, 2005-2010
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produced by Science Photo Library (London, England: Science Photo Library, 2012), 1 min
Global carbon cycle. Captioned sequences and pictures showing and explaining the seasonal variation in global carbon absorption due to plant growth, and human impact on this. The first sequence shows the Earth's continents and oceans, and the equator. Pictures show examples of plants on land (trees) and in the oce...
produced by Science Photo Library (London, England: Science Photo Library, 2012), 1 min
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Global food imbalances, 21st century
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produced by Science Photo Library (London, England: Science Photo Library, 2012), 28 secs
Global food imbalances. Earth map animation (cylindrical projection) showing where the world's food is grown versus where it consumed. The opening frames show the world's croplands (yellow, MODIS data), followed by the 26 countries that produce 82 percent of the world's crops. This is overlaid in red with the worl...
produced by Science Photo Library (London, England: Science Photo Library, 2012), 28 secs
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Global food imbalances, 21st century
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produced by Science Photo Library (London, England: Science Photo Library, 2012), 22 secs
Global food imbalances. Earth map animation (cylindrical projection) showing where the world's food is grown versus where it consumed. The opening frames show the world's croplands (yellow, MODIS data), followed by the 26 countries that produce 82 percent of the world's crops. This is overlaid in red with the worl...
produced by Science Photo Library (London, England: Science Photo Library, 2012), 22 secs
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Global temperature changes
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produced by Science Photo Library (London, England: Science Photo Library, 2008), 17 secs
Global temperature differences from 1880 to 2007. Dark blue areas show regions where the temperature was cooler then the average temperature. Red areas show regions where the temperature was warmer then the average. The data reveal that average temperatures have warmed in the last years of the 20th century.
produced by Science Photo Library (London, England: Science Photo Library, 2008), 17 secs
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