Hydrosphere – Biofera http://biofera.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 04:18:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://biofera.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/biofera-icon-150x150.png Hydrosphere – Biofera http://biofera.org/ 32 32 Community input sought on Richmond River estuary plan – The Echo https://biofera.org/community-input-sought-on-richmond-river-estuary-plan-the-echo/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 11:37:03 +0000 https://biofera.org/community-input-sought-on-richmond-river-estuary-plan-the-echo/

What can be done to protect and improve the health of the Richmond River estuary?

This is the focus of a new strategy developed by the Rous County Council (RCC) on behalf of its member councils, which cover much of the Northern Rivers region.

Duck Creek, part of the Richmond River estuary. Image courtesy of Rous County Council

And the RCC is now asking the community to get involved by providing feedback on the first stage of the plan, a Stage 1 scoping study.

The central principle of the strategy is a whole watershed approach to caring for the estuary.

The Richmond River catchment extends from the Queensland border in the north, from the Tenterfield and Clarence Valley council areas in the west to the Clarence River catchment on its southern border. Inclusion of the whole watershed in the CMP will provide a whole watershed perspective for the coastal management process and capture all issues and activities that impact the health of the estuary.

The scoping study identifies knowledge gaps, outlines how the overall plan – known as the Coastal Management Program – will be developed and how the ongoing process of community engagement will be conducted.

To download the scoping study and provide your comments, visit www.hydrosphere.com.au/richmondrivercmp.

Closing of submissions at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2022.

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Origins | Carnegie Science https://biofera.org/origins-carnegie-science/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 06:43:48 +0000 https://biofera.org/origins-carnegie-science/

How did life appear on Earth? Where did its building blocks first grow – in the superheated salt water near vents on the high seas or in the vast ice caps covering the primordial oceans? Or did life on Earth evolve from carbon-based molecules transported here billions of years ago by comets and asteroids? Reconstructing the key transition processes between a non-living chemical state and a living biological state is a long-standing scientific challenge. Solving this mystery would arguably be the most important breakthrough of our time.

Carnegie scientists have redefined humanity’s understanding of life in the universe: from our cutting-edge investigations of the evolution of communities of simple microbial lifeforms in the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park to our probes of the molecular machinery responsible for translating genetic material into vital elements. proteins, and from our pioneering observations of exoplanets to our partnerships with NASA on missions to Mercury and Mars.

Over the past few decades, biologists and physicists have built and harnessed new tools and concepts that allow us to robustly address fundamental scientific questions about the origins of life on Earth, including how the biosphere, the geosphere, the atmosphere and the hydrosphere have co-evolved. The answers to these questions have implications for the basic biology of our own species and the ability of life in general to adapt to a changing planet, while fueling our exploration of the potential for life on other planets.

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The bacteria we breathe in every day https://biofera.org/the-bacteria-we-breathe-in-every-day/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 03:06:00 +0000 https://biofera.org/the-bacteria-we-breathe-in-every-day/

In a recent study published in the journal PNAS, researchers studied global airborne bacterial communities to understand their community structure and biogeographic distribution patterns. Additionally, they examined their interactions with other Earth microbiomes, particularly surface habitats.

Study: Global airborne bacterial community – interactions with terrestrial microbiomes and anthropogenic activities. Image Credit: Lightspring / Shutterstock

Background

The atmosphere is the most intact microbial habitat on Earth, and airborne bacteria are the most complex and dynamic communities that influence Earth’s microbiomes. There are more than 1 × 104 bacterial cells/m3 and hundreds of unique taxa in the air. Large-scale studies have systematically documented the microbial characteristics of soil, ocean, and human waste. Furthermore, they suggested a relationship between airborne microbiomes and surface environments. However, there is a lack of studies documenting airborne microorganisms, especially regarding their community structure.

Microbes do not live in isolation. Instead, they have multiple ecological relationships, ranging from mutualism to competition. Thus, determining their biogeographic distribution patterns and their interactions with other Earth microbiomes, which define their origins, could shed light on the effects of climate/environmental change and anthropogenic activities.

About the study

In the present study, the researchers first developed a dataset of global airborne bacteria to assess their degree of similarity and interrelationships. This dataset included 76 newly collected airborne particle samples combined with 294 samples collected for previous studies at 63 sites around the world. Sampling sites varied in elevation and geography and encompassed ground level to rooftops (1.5 m to 25 m high) to mountains to 5380 m above sea level. sea, densely populated urban cities and the distant Arctic Circle.

The team obtained the dataset for comparison from the Earth Microbiome Project (EMP), which accumulated more than 5,000 samples from 23 surface environments. The reference catalog of airborne bacteria contained over 27 million non-redundant 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA) gene sequences.

In addition, researchers constructed a global airborne community co-occurrence network encompassing 5,038 significant correlation relationships (Spearman’s ρ > 0.6) among 482 connected operational taxonomic units (OTUs). OTUs are analytical units grouped by DNA sequence similarity in microbial ecology. Finally, the team used structural equation modeling (SEM) to explore the mechanisms behind microbial communities. Similarly, they calculated the total effects of environmental filtering and bacterial interactions on community formation.

The structure of airborne bacterial communities distributed worldwide. (A) Locations where air samples and environmental data were collected around the world. (B) The number, proportion, and relative abundance of global basal OTUs compared to those of remaining bacterial OTUs. (C) The taxonomic composition of global core bacteria at the phylum and class level. (D) The global airborne bacterial community co-occurrence network. The connections (edges) represent a strong (Spearman’s ρ > 0.6) and significant (p < 0.01) correlation. Nodes represent OTUs combined with unique annotations for genus level in datasets. The size of each node was proportional to the average relative abundance over 370 samples. The nodes were stained by the branching bacteria. (E) “Small network” identification based on a “small world” index and the mean shortest path length of the bacterial community global network in the air, sea, and soil environments. (F) Degree—the betweenness centrality diagram of each node in the co-occurrence network. Nodes in red are considered keystone species. The size of the nodes shows the relative proportions of OTUs in the total microbiome.

Study results

There were 10,897 taxa detected from 370 individual air samples, and most bacterial sequences belonged to five phyla. Firmicutes, Alphaproteobacteria, Gammaproteobacteria, Actinobacteriaand Bacteroidetes constituted respectively 24.8%, 19.7%, 18.4%, 18.1% and 8.6% of these bacterial sequences. The abundance-occupancy relationship (AOR) between samples occupied by a bacterial taxon and its average mass in global air showed a sigmoid curve, similar to the pattern observed for the distribution of wild animals and plants on Earth.

Air is a fluid and dynamic ecosystem allowing the long-range transport of the bacterial communities it carries. However, its bacterial community appeared well-connected to local environments, particularly source contributions and air quality conditions resulting from anthropogenic activities. Reduced environmental filtering effects and high contributions from human-related sources resulted in lower biomass loads, higher abundances of pathogenic bacteria, and more destabilized network structures.

Notably, compared to their counterparts in topsoil and marine environments, airborne bacteria were not tightly interconnected, with an average intranode connection of 5.24. They had a random clustering approach and the topology had low resistance to changes. The observed distant relationships and loose network clusters suggest that the airborne bacterial community is more susceptible to disruption depending on environmental conditions that typically lead to drastic changes in bacterial composition. The functions of atmospheric bacterial taxa have been inferred based on their genetic information in other habitats.

The team found potential associations between airborne bacterial communities and other surface microbial habitats. The total estimated abundance of global airborne bacteria (1.72 × 1024 cells) were comparable to those in the hydrosphere and one to three orders of magnitude smaller than those in other habitats (e.g. soil).

Of the 23 major terrestrial habitats studied in the current study, terrestrial air showed more similarities to human and animal environments, while marine air showed a closer relationship to ocean systems. Additionally, assessments based on Bayesian methods have shown that characteristics of the corresponding surface environment determine the dominant sources of airborne bacteria. Notably, human-related sources have contributed more to airborne bacteria in urban areas, especially at terrestrial sites, a finding that has been largely ignored in previous emissions modeling studies.

Role of airborne bacteria in the microbial world of the Earth. (A) Estimated global microbial abundance and richness in various habitats. The overall richness (S) and total abundance (N) in the corresponding habitats show a scaling relationship (the dashed orange line is the 95% prediction interval). Wealth was predicted from the lognormal model using Nmaximum inferred from our sequencing data (filled circles) or Nmaximum predicted from the dominance scaling law (open circles). The estimated values ​​of S and N for each habitat are, in themselves, a global sum. Some S and N were derived from previous studies. (B) A Bray-Curtis-based non-metric multidimensional scaling (NMDS) plot shows that different microbial habitats harbor different bacterial communities on Earth (n=5,189). The Bray-Curtis distance was calculated to represent dissimilarities in the composition of bacterial communities. (C) Earth’s bacterial co-occurrence network shows the interconnecting relationships between 23 major microbial habitats. The connections (edges) represent a strong (Spearman’s ρ > 0.7) and significant (p < 0.01) correlation. The thickness of the lines represents the value of Spearman's ρ. The environments have been grouped into three groups with different colors by modularization. (D) Global analysis of airborne bacteria sources. Percentage of potential contributions of bacterial genera from various environments to airborne bacterial communities in urban, terrestrial and offshore areas, respectively, globally.

The authors noted no substantial disparity in the richness of airborne bacterial communities between urban and natural areas within the same latitude range. However, geographical location played a role. Thus, the evenness of bacterial communities was much lower in urban air. For example, the relative abundance of pathogenic species, Burkholderia and Pseudomonas, was higher in urban areas than in natural areas (5.56 and 2.50% versus 1.44 and 1.11%). Additionally, bacteria contributed less to particulate matter (PM) mass in urban areas than in natural areas, indicating that urbanization has increased the proportion of non-biological particles in the air (e.g., dust).

The pathogens most at risk of mortality, Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosaand Enterobacter (ESKAPE) were more abundant in urban air. The co-occurrence network of urban airborne bacterial communities indicated that anthropogenic impacts destabilized their network structure, which, in turn, also altered the bacterial taxonomic composition.

The authors noted that several factors impact airborne bacterial communities, for example, geographic locations as well as typical environmental factors. Biotic interactions between key and core bacterial communities, as well as bacterial richness, interacted significantly. Of all the deterministic processes, environmental filtering was the primary determinant of the structure and distribution of airborne microbial communities.

conclusion

In summary, nearly 46.3% of airborne bacteria came from surrounding environments, and stochastic processes primarily shaped community assembly. Moreover, the distinguishing characteristic of airborne bacteria in urban areas was its increasing proportion composed of potential human-borne pathogens. Finally, airborne bacterial source profiles affected a significantly higher percentage of structural variation than air quality and local weather (43.7% versus 29.4% and 25.8%), such as as assessed by analysis of distribution of variations (APV).

Journal reference:

  • Global Airborne Bacterial Community – Interactions with Terrestrial Microbiomes and Human Activities, Jue Zhao, Ling Jin, Dong Wu, Jia-wen Xie, Jun Li, Xue-wu Fu, Zhi-yuan Cong, Ping-qing Fu, Yang Zhang, Xiao-san Luo, Xin-bin Feng, Gan Zhang, James M. Tiedje, Xiang-dong Li, PNAS 2022, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2204465119, https://www.pnas. org/doi/full/10.1073/pnas.2204465119
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One year of our mandate, share your impressions! https://biofera.org/one-year-of-our-mandate-share-your-impressions/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 16:41:15 +0000 https://biofera.org/one-year-of-our-mandate-share-your-impressions/

MedCruise Association, with its 12 administrators, appreciates the visionary approach of its founding Mediterranean ports – Barcelona, ​​Civitavecchia, Corsica, Cyprus Ports, Livorno, Monaco, Piraeus, Tarragona, Valletta, Venice and Volos – which, as early as 1996, identified the challenges and strong demand for the growing cruise industry.

For more than 26 years, through his efforts and the dedicated professionals of the cruise industry, MedCruise has positioned itself as the largest association of cruise ports and destinations in the world. The Association is honored to share that from 140 ports and 35 associate members, it has grown to 150 ports and 47 associate members from 22 countries in just one year.

The number of members has continued to increase as MedCruise has regained the confidence of certain members and the Association has met the expectations of all members regardless of their nationality. under the new mandate.

The 12 tasks of the 12 board members reflect the holistic approach that the President-elect and the elected members of the Board of Directors owe to MedCruise members and the cruise industry, in order to create sustainable ports, destinations, seas and planet.

Francesca Antonelli, Senior Vice President of Professional Development, #MedCruisePDC; Lorenzo Vera, Vice President of Destination Development, #MedCruiseDestinations; Silvia Coppolino, port & city relations, #MedCruise&Cities; Jamil Ouazzani, ecoSystem & sustainability, #MedCruise4OurPlanet

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Anne-Marie Spinosi, #PortsTogether events & activities, #PortsTogether; Aziz Gungor, Health, Safety & Security, #MedCruiseSafePorts; Theodora Riga, European Union and Associations collaborations, #MedCruiseCollaborations; Valeria Mangiarotti, technical environmental solutions, #GreenMedCruise

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Elisa Zamora, Membership and Sponsorship, #Welcome2MedCruise; Doru Mihai, Regional Development, #MedCruiseRevival; Cristina de Gregori, PR, communications & marketing, #CruiseTheMed; Aris Batsoulis, project studies & finance, #MedCruiseResource

Sustainability is at the heart of the mandate, the most important pillar of our Association, and it is approached in a holistic and human way. Collaboration, innovation and the implementation of different actions define the #MedCruise4OurPlanet vision. MedCruise collaborates with the World Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) on sustainable destination criteria and with the European Commission by participating in different forums, networks, working groups and advisory committees. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) is also a strong partner; joint initiatives to promote sustainable cruise activities in the Mediterranean and adjacent seas will then be developed, and MedCruise has placed Fit for 55 at the center of discussions as a common goal.

MedCruise supports its activities with research, studies and projects to develop its knowledge of the industry and shape the respective strategies (port tariff study, environmental studies, maps, etc.) In addition to socio-economic impact studies on the cruise sector which MedCruise was developed in collaboration with Bocconi University, Italy, MedCruise was recently funded by the European Commission to identify joint/integrated strategies and solutions to prevent and minimize the potential polluting impacts of cruise and tourism activities on the Mediterranean hydrosphere.

As a first step, MedCruise continues to develop a data governance project on the potential and value of using data in our modern world. Data governance will not only visualize data, but also implement a data governance structure that will help the organization tackle a no man’s land head-on and make micro and macro decisions based on accurate and up-to-date data. Understanding and visual consumption of objectives, KPIs, growth potentials and process improvements will foster collaboration between ports and help achieve a better and more detailed understanding of passenger needs, port growth opportunities and connecting ports to all its cruise industry stakeholders.

Communication and Collaboration Strategies for a positive impact on the cruise industry are an innate and necessary approach as a leading port association. MedCruise succeeded in being a bridge between the Turkish and Greek governments for the opening of borders; it will continue to seek interactions with EU institutions and influence European Community decisions to collaborate and develop joint actions with other associations. MedCruise constantly follows and actively contributes to the discussions and work of the European forums and groups to which MedCruise belongs as a member: European Ports Forum (EPF), European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF), European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO), Cruise and Ferry Port Network (CFPN). The European Commission has invited MedCruise to participate in the peer review group of the European Charter of Good Practices for Sustainable Cruise Tourism.

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MedCruise Members at the 61st MedCruise General Assembly in Malaga, Spain – September 2022

Gather members, with cruise lines or key industry leaders, has been remarkably achieved with initiatives such as Morning coffees, professional development classes and socials which are designed to cover contemporary, dynamic and relevant issues and/or issues within the cruise industry.

Collaborations with tourist guide associations, tourist buses, chambers of commerce and destination authorities have already been initiated. Special programs are currently being developed as part of the destination development strategy and cruise passengers are amazed by our sensitive and proactive approach, not as a port but as destinations, including the back- country.

In the same philosophy, the issues that shape the strategic relationship between the port and the city and creating collaborations for common interests are all discussed in depth in working groups. Constructive dialogues, partnerships, synergies, joint research and development initiatives are essential for the association and the world. AIVP, the worldwide network of port cities, is a privileged partner. Together, a joint working group focused on city-port relations and sustainable cruises has been launched, with the main objective of reflecting on and sharing good practices that can facilitate a better coexistence between port cities and cruises. Collaborative projects will always have the support of the Association, such as the Adrijo project, with the participation of Ancona, Venice, Trieste, Ravenna, Rijeka, Zadar, Dubrovnik and Split. This project is a reference project that promotes new forms of sustainable tourism linked to the enhancement of local cultural heritage.

As another first, sponsorship opportunities are offered first to MedCruise members, then to industry stakeholders and partners. The decision for a second source of income is taken to accompany the decision to maintain the 20% discount on contributions (decision applied since 2013) but above all to respond to the significant increase in the activities of our Associations. Our cruise media partners have always been invaluable in helping cruise lines better understand our destinations and ports, and we are all truly grateful for the fantastic words that have come from their pens. MedCruise’s PR and Marketing activities has gone beyond our industry, and some of our ports and the association have been featured in the international press, by influencers, and on broadcast platforms such as NTV, Diario del Puerto, Financial Times, Ladevi – Agencia from Viajes LATAM, TRT World, Forbes… More to come.

For more information contact: [email protected]

Become a MedCruise member: https://www.medcruise.com/application-of-new-members

Learn more about the MedCruise team: https://www.medcruise.com/about-us

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New musical discoveries November 4: Girl Scout, Yorke, Darcy Lane, etc. https://biofera.org/new-musical-discoveries-november-4-girl-scout-yorke-darcy-lane-etc/ Fri, 04 Nov 2022 04:14:46 +0000 https://biofera.org/new-musical-discoveries-november-4-girl-scout-yorke-darcy-lane-etc/

For our first discoveries of new music in November, we’ve added nine new tracks to our Discovery playlist on Spotify and Apple Music; including three exclusive premieres. Our Track of the Week for this week is “All The Time And Everywhere”, the new single from garage pop newcomers from Stockholm Girl Scout.

“All The Time And Everywhere” is the Swedish band’s second single and cements them as ones to watch. Filled with melodies and relatable lyrics, the track is all about trying to make peace with life’s anxieties. Expect to hear a lot more from Girl Scout in the future.

“Hypnagogic Hydrosphere” comes from a Norwegian audiovisual artist Glassmanetthe next album by glass planet – released on November 11. At just under two minutes, the track is a wonderful, short and sharp injection of dream pop for the soul. With beautiful shoegaze vibes on vocals and psychic-inspired guitars, we can’t wait to hear the rest of the album later this month.

Yorke released “When the Honeymoon is Over” from their upcoming EP, ten feet high which will be released on December 2. It’s a track that seeks light in the dark, showcasing strength and resilience and is eye-catching.

from sydney Darcy Lane released the fabulous “2022 Without You”. It’s a heartbreaking teardown of an ex-lover, reflecting on how the split is for the best. If you are newly single and need a lift then this is for you.

“Cherry Blue Intention” Comes From New Orleans No-Wave Punks Special Interest. A heady mix of dance music and punk, throw this one all the way. This is the last single from their album Support which was also released today.

“Big Foot” sees the British multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Tutankhamun (a.k.a Olly Toomey) continues to tease his next debut album – which will be released on November 25 on Nice Guy Records. According to Olly, the track “is a song about the feeling of loss of control and the abandonment that comes with it”. Musically, you have this beautiful juxtaposition with that sleek and captivating 60s cinematic soundscape. Keep an eye out for the album when it drops later this month.

Check out new music updated every Friday on Apple Music:

and on Spotify:

Here’s the full list of this week’s additions:

Girl Scout “Anytime and Everywhere”
Glassmanet “Hypnagogic Hydrosphere”
Yorke “When the Honeymoon’s Over”
Darcy Lane “2022 without you”
nameless ghost “Quiet”
Tutankhamun ” Big Foot “
Special interest “Cherry Blue Intention”
Ainsley Farrell “So small” [Exclusive Single Premiere]NTH RD “I saw you disappear” [Exclusive Video Premiere]

Header photo: Martyna Bannister

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Virginia Tech researchers use AI to fight soybean nematodes https://biofera.org/virginia-tech-researchers-use-ai-to-fight-soybean-nematodes/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 18:43:35 +0000 https://biofera.org/virginia-tech-researchers-use-ai-to-fight-soybean-nematodes/

Under the ground hides something invisible to the naked eye, something so small that it only takes a microscope to see it: nematodes.

Tiny organisms are ubiquitous in Earth’s ecosystems and are found on the highest mountains to the darkest corners of the oceans. Often called roundworms, nematodes vastly outnumber any other organisms on Earth. Some nematode species, however, can cause problems when present in excessive numbers.

Researchers at the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are studying how to use artificial intelligence to identify the presence of soybean plant parasitic nematodes that cause more than $1 billion in soybean losses each year in the United States.

As part of the research, a robust microscopic dataset of soybean nematodes will be developed along with artificial intelligence algorithms for identification and geographic information system infestation heatmaps. The result of the research is to bring all this together in an executable tool for producers.

“By implementing an executable tool to control soybean nematodes, we are able to save growers time and money while improving environmental sustainability,” said David Langston, professor at Tidewater Agricultural Research. and Extension Center and researcher on the project. “We want this research to be easy to implement and to be a practical and sustainable way to control nematode infestations.”

Visual symptoms of soybean nematodes can be confused with other crop stressors, leading to significant crop loss when left untreated. This research will allow rapid identification for nematode management decisions while reducing the number of pesticides used on crops.

These pesticides are often non-selective, which means that they kill both good and bad nematodes in the same way that antibiotics target both good and bad bacteria in the human body. These non-selective pesticides kill beneficial nematodes that are essential to the carbon cycle, which is the process by which carbon is exchanged through the Earth’s biosphere, geosphere, pedosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere.

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A soybean nematode. (Image courtesy of Jon Eisenback)

There is no cure for nematodes during the growing season. Nematode control tactics are implemented after harvesting the current crop and before or during planting of the upcoming crop.

The big problem is that most nematode samples are taken at or after harvest in the fall and the bottleneck created by using available methods to assess nematode populations means that results may be available. too late for growers to order seeds of nematode-resistant varieties for the next season. season. Nematicides are applied just before planting or at planting time.

With fewer people having the expertise to identify nematodes, like the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne incognita and the soybean cyst nematode Heterodera glycines, the two nematodes that researchers are analyzing, systems need to be in place to improve sample processing. , which is already a bottleneck. It takes considerable time to manually scan and identify nematodes in samples sent to the lab, the researchers said.

During the peak growing season, this can mean delays in identification and growers miss the window to make decisions. By removing the human element and training the algorithms, appropriate treatment prescriptions can be assigned almost at the same time samples are received.

“It’s a problem we’re trying to solve on two fronts,” said Abhilash Chandel, assistant professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering. “The increased capacity of this manual counting and identification is a task. The other is to resolve ground-level issues, which includes nematode infestation levels using large-scale satellite images or drone imagery.

A chart showing the research process. (Graphic by Tim Skiles for Virginia Tech)

Using images to discern causal factors will be a challenge, the researchers said. This will require images and algorithms to determine the difference between altitude, soil types, nutrient leaching, pH levels, etc.

Current best practices for nematode identification in the United States still invoke the timeless classical microscope to manually count and identify nematodes in each sample. This process needs to improve, the researchers said.

During the 2022 growing season, nematodes were sampled from farm hot spots in Virginia using 20 geotagged samples per acre of field. Over 40,000 microscopic images were analyzed using a Motic compound microscope and a Canon Vixia HF G20. Christian Pittman treats, identifies and counts these nematodes.

Mychele Batista da Silva, a postdoctoral researcher working with Langston, is a nematologist who performs differential host bioassays, which are analytical methods to measure the concentration or potency of a substance through its effects on a living system, and uses molecular tools to identify nematode species. and breeds that cannot be identified visually.

From these images, artificial intelligence algorithms were created for the identification of soybean nematodes. Convolutional, a class of neural networks commonly applied to imaging, Recurrent, a class of neural networks that typically creates a cycle, and artificial neural networks, inspired by the biological neural networks that make up brains, will be trained, validated and refined throughout the research process.

Once the research project is complete, an executable tool will be made available to producers along with a secure method of sharing results remotely.


This article was written by Max Esterhuizen of Virginia Tech, a communications and marketing specialist who has spent his professional career in higher education and sports journalism.

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WatchTime New York 2022: America’s Largest Collector’s Event Wraps Up Exciting Weekend | WatchTime https://biofera.org/watchtime-new-york-2022-americas-largest-collectors-event-wraps-up-exciting-weekend-watchtime/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 17:06:03 +0000 https://biofera.org/watchtime-new-york-2022-americas-largest-collectors-event-wraps-up-exciting-weekend-watchtime/

WatchTime Paris 2022 ended this Sunday with more than 1,900 watch collectors, enthusiasts and industry figures gathering at the city’s famous Gotham Hall. More than 30 brands showcased at America’s largest public watch event from Friday October 21 to Sunday October 23. The event was produced by Watchtime and presented in partnership with sponsors Wempe, The Macallan and champagne Vilmart & Cie.

The seventh edition of WatchTime New York kicked off on Friday, October 21 with hundreds of collectors attending a sold-out cocktail party that included the launch of a new mezzanine lounge presented by A. Lange & Söhne. Fifth Avenue retailer Wempe served a signature Wempe Mule cocktail and Bell & Ross CEO Carlos Rosillo introduced the all-new BR X5 watch as guests and industry figures mingled. Among the personalities present were Max Büsser from MB&F, Kari Voutilainen from Voutilainen, William Massena from Massena Lab, Christine Hutter from Moritz Grossmann, Xavier de Roquemaurel from Czapek, Rolf Studer (Co-CEO Oris SA), Rudy Chavez from A. Lange & Söhne, Roland Murphy of RGM and Giles English of Bremont. Other notable members of the New York fashion scene Simon Gold, Olga Ferrara and Katya Tolstova were also present.

More than 30 brands on display including Arnold & Son, Blancpain, Breguet, Bremont, Chopard, Carl F. Bucherer, G-Shock, Massena Lab, MB&F, Montblanc, Oris, Parmigiani Fleurier, Seiko, Voutilainen, among others. As in previous years, the panels drew crowds that filled the room. This year, panelists such as Kari Voutilainen, Vianney Halter, Max Büsser from MB&F, Carlos Rossillo from Bell & Ross and Giles English from Bremont took part in panels covering topics such as “The State of the Watch Industry” by the editor of WatchTime. Roger Ruegger and an executive roundtable by veteran moderator Jeff Kingston.

“Whether you’re a beginner enthusiast or a seasoned collector looking to discover new brands or meet your watch idols,” says Roger Ruegger, Editor-in-Chief of WatchTime Magazine, “WatchTime New York offers this rare opportunity to bring together the watch community and geek on everything related to watchmaking.

New or recently released watches were presented for the first time to American collectors such as Bell & Ross BR-X5, Parmigiani Fleurier Tonda PF GMT Rattrapante, Norqain “Wild One”, G-Shock Flair Red 40th Anniversary, the Reservoir Hydrosphere Bronze Cenote, and the Chopard Alpine Eagle Flying Tourbillon in Lucent Steel A223, the Moritz Grossman Atom Moore 37 Silver Plated collaboration by Friction Limited Edition, the Bremont Supernova H1 Collection, the Ferdinand Berthoud Chronometre FB 3SPCK, the Glashütte Original SeaQ Chronograph , the MB&F LM Split Escapement EVO, the Greubel Forsey Balancier GMT, as well as the GPHG-nominated Luna Magna Platinum from Arnold & Son.

WatchTime Editor Sara Orlando said, “WatchTime New York was born out of a vision to unite the global watch community, bringing together brands, collectors and enthusiasts in one engaging forum… Seven years later, we are proud that our unique formula continues to resonate. and that WatchTime New York has become one of the watch community’s most anticipated annual events and one of New York City’s iconic recurring events.