News From the Field
For Horned Lizard, Horns Alone Do Not Make the Species
July 21, 2009
Counting the horns of California's horned lizard, or coast horned lizard, is one way to try and distinguish separate species, but a new study shows that method to be unreliable. University of California, Berkeley and U.S. Geological Survey biologists considered genetic, morphological and ecological data to separate the species into three, ranging from Baja to northern California.
University of California, Berkeley
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards. NSF also awards about $626 million in professional and service contracts yearly.
Get News Updates by Email
Useful NSF Web Sites:
NSF Home Page: https://www.nsf.gov
NSF News: https://www.nsf.gov/news/
For the News Media: https://www.nsf.gov/news/newsroom.jsp
Science and Engineering Statistics: https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/
Awards Searches: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/