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Academy Library accepted to prestigious Biodiversity Heritage Library

... has been accepted as a member of the prestigious biodiversity Heritage Library. The BHL is a group of 12 ... to digitizing the published literature on biodiversity in order to preserve it and to make it more ... and 14 million pages of scientific information on biodiversity have been scanned. The project features works ...

A big lesson from the reef

... Great Barrier Reef is that we have to protect its biodiversity because biodiversity in turn protects us. That's the message from ... ecological collapse. "In other words, high biodiversity is nature's insurance policy." "But it is also ...

Fertilization intensifies competition for light and endangers plant diversity

... to be one of the three most important causes of biodiversity loss this century. The research, under the ... the exact mechanisms that lead to the loss of biodiversity from grasslands following fertilization. ... for light is the main mechanism of plant biodiversity loss after fertilization says Yann Hautier ...

DNA barcoding of mosquito species deployed in bid to end elephantiasis

... of Ghana, supported by the Philadelphia-based JRS biodiversity Foundation, is pioneering the use of DNA ... impact on non-target organisms, leading to biodiversity loss. The additional information and insights ... the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, says biodiversity information is often compiled for diverse ...

New species of spiders discovered by UBC scientist in Papua New Guinea

... of zoology and botany and director of the Beaty biodiversity Museum at UBC. Two of the jumping spiders' ... in our planet's natural history, exploring spider biodiversity and evolution could potentially inform fields as ... an April 16 public lecture hosted by the Beaty biodiversity Museum. "There is a whole lot of beauty in these ...

Exploring the dynamic relationship between health and environment

... like dung beetles. Conservation of local biodiversity can contribute to increased food security and ... this year's symposium is named the Center for biodiversity and Conservation Milstein Science Symposium. On ... says Eleanor Sterling, Director of the Center for biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) at the American Museum of ...

Seven recommendations from Aarhus to COP15

... must be involved in future climate solutions biodiversity and Ecosystems: biodiversity must be an integrated part of the general ... Correll, mobile: +45 2899 2235 Theme 2: biodiversity and ecosystems ...

Springer and Senckenberg society to collaborate on life sciences and geosciences journals

... and Palaeoenvironments and Marine biodiversity , both quarterly journals, will receive maximum ... is the editor. Devoted to all aspects of biodiversity research in marine ecosystems, Marine biodiversity presents original research papers, short notes ...

Study finds most wars occur in Earth's richest biological regions

... threatened places on Earth. Titled "Warfare in biodiversity Hotspots," the study by leading international ... compared major conflict zones with the Earth's 34 biodiversity hotspots identified by Conservation International ... tells us that these areas are essential for both biodiversity conservation and human well-being," said Russell ...

Threats to biodiversity rise in the world's Mediterranean-climate regions

... the first systematic analysis of threats to the biodiversity of the world's mediterranean-climate regions, ... all in the midst of some of the rarest biodiversity on Earth", says Dr. Rebecca Shaw, a scientist ... mediterranean regions is critically important to biodiversity protection, because these regions contain 20% of ...

Cropland diversity reduces nitrogen pollution

... e-View paper, ecologists show that when the biodiversity of crops is high, less dissolved nitrogen is ... to produce fewer crop varieties; this lower crop biodiversity can negatively impact surrounding watersheds. According to the study, within a given area, a higher biodiversity of crops led to less dissolved nitrogen in ...

Ecologists report quantifiable measures of nature's services to humans

... software has also shown that high levels of biodiversity often go hand-in-hand with the provision of more ... services, suggesting that the preservation of biodiversity will enhance ecosystem services. This correlation ... infancy, many are as successful as traditional biodiversity preservation approaches, and can often garner as ...

BioScience tip sheet, January 2009

... genes are active. Aquaculture Production and biodiversity Conservation. James S. Diana. An assessment by ... may, when practiced well, be no more harmful to biodiversity than other food production systems. Aquaculture ... and climate regulation, freshwater supply, and biodiversity maintenance. The authors argue that large ...

Over 1,000 species discovered in the Greater Mekong in past decade

... being in an unexplored area and to document its biodiversity for the first time both enigmatic and beautiful," ... and natural habitats. "This poorly understood biodiversity is facing unprecedented pressure.for scientists, ... it is a race against time," said Raoul Bain, biodiversity Specialist from the American Museum of Natural ...

An essay proves that vegetation could recover in the ski resort of Sierra Nevada

... They will try to use them to preserve the biodiversity in the National Park of Sierra Nevada . The ... runs. Soil erosion is increasing and the loss of biodiversity gets worse, as 80 of the more than 2,000 vascular ... integration, and favour the preservation of biodiversity in such a fragile area such as Sierra Nevada", ...

Chemist to donate potential pharmaceutical royalties to Madagascar

... for a total of $2.5 million to an international biodiversity group lead by David G.I. Kingston, University ... Kingston is known internationally for his work in biodiversity and development of naturally occurring ... overall goals of the International Cooperative biodiversity Group are to ...

Marine invasive species advance 50 km per decade, World Conference on Marine Biodiversity told

... and the European Network of Excellence on Marine biodiversity MarBEF will gather over 500 scientists from 45 ... oceans has provided the mpetus to call the marine biodiversity scientific community together in this first World ... ocean is leading to a global erosion of marine biodiversity "where climate change may deliver the coupe de ...

Marine invasive species advance 50km per decade, World Conference on Marine Biodiversity told

... and the European Network of Excellence on Marine biodiversity MarBEF will gather over 500 scientists from 45 ... oceans has provided the mpetus to call the marine biodiversity scientific community together in this first World ... ocean is leading to a global erosion of marine biodiversity "where climate change may deliver the coupe de ...

Scientists announce major progress towards historic Census of Marine Life in 2010

... gather for the World Conference on Marine biodiversity (Valencia, Spain Nov. 11-15), organized by the Census's European affiliate program on Marine biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning, the report details ... richness, showing hotspots and the extent of biodiversity in the oceans With regard to diversity, the ...

Study confirms amphibians' ability to predict changes in biodiversity

... be good bellwethers for impending alterations in biodiversity during rapid climate change. Now two ... how environmental changes over space influence biodiversity patterns provides important background for forecasting how biodiversity will respond to environmental changes over time ...

European biodiversity and ecosystem scientists merge and gear up for long-term research

... Measures to tackle the human impact on biodiversity require long term research and collaboration ... Networking Programme (RNP) for ecosystem and biodiversity analysis on the back of existing initiatives. ... single "big tent" focusing on the whole field of biodiversity and associated ecosystem processes, from the ...

Diversity of trees in Ecuador's Amazon rainforest defies simple explanation

... Los Angeles proposed a neutral theory of biodiversity based on more than 20 years of data from the ... network, and the power to test theories of biodiversity depend entirely on independently motivated ... the community, contributing to the maintenance of biodiversity through distinct strategies. "If the neutral ...

DFG continues to strengthen biodiversity research

... biodiversity is fundamental to our life, providing food, drinking water and stable habitats. But biodiversity is currently in a crisis situation: the ... they provide. To better understand the role of biodiversity and be able to take action to protect it, its ...

Northwest climate change is target of $3.2M in grants to University of Oregon

... of multi-site projects designed to help enhance biodiversity while protecting people and property from ... is likely to have major impacts on wildfire, biodiversity and people in the Pacific Northwest," Johnson ... is to help manage the continuation of today's biodiversity into the future." ...

Researchers document world's mammals in crisis

... of years of evolution that have given rise to the biodiversity of mammals we are perched on a crisis where 25 ... the situation in Southeast Asia, which is a biodiversity hot spot. There also is so much needless habitat ... for us to understand what is happening with biodiversity of mammals worldwide and provides a platform from ...

Unexpected large monkey population discovered

... crested gibbons in Cambodia's Seima biodiversity Conservation Area, an estimate that represents ... Prior to the recent discovery in the Seima biodiversity Conservation Area, the largest known populations ... since 1999, helping to establish the Seima biodiversity Conservation Area, and developing landscape-level ...

Study of islands reveals surprising extinction results

... Invasions and Extinction: The Future of Native biodiversity on Islands," is one in a series of reports by ... presumption at the time was that we are driving biodiversity to lower levels," said Gaines, who directs UCSB's ... So, it's not in any way to say that increasing biodiversity is a good thing." With birds, it's a different ...

Smithsonian scientists discover new bird species

... the National Zoo's Monitoring and Assessment of biodiversity Program in southwest Gabon. It was initially ... for us," said Alfonso Alonso, who directs the biodiversity Program in Gabon. The opportunity to study areas ... of management and development and providing biodiversity education programs locally to guide the regional ...

Dying frogs sign of a biodiversity crisis

... species around the world are a sign of a biodiversity disaster larger than just frogs, salamanders and ... of Sciences, "In the Light of Evolution II: biodiversity and Extinction." New species arise and old ... world, including in the tropics, where amphibian biodiversity is particularly high. "It's been called the ...

Fossil and molecular evidence reveals the history of major marine biodiversity hotspots

... obtained prove that the main concentrations of biodiversity have been located in the last 50 million years in ... IAA focus, which provides a new understanding of biodiversity hotspots, product of ecological processes ... the link between environmental change and biodiversity patterns.. Vulnerability of coral reef ...

ESA to feature wide range of UW-Madison presentations

... in using the uncultivated portions of farms for biodiversity conservation purposes. The Wisconsin Healthy ... are leading efforts to assess current levels of biodiversity in non-croplands adjacent to potato fields in ... farms contain a significant proportion of native biodiversity and highlight the conservation value of non-field ...

EPA funds ground-breaking Lyme disease research

... where hosts other than mice are abundant high biodiversity communities will be characterized by a lower ... that causes Lyme disease. In this way, high biodiversity might protect human health. EPA funding for this ... December 31, 2010. This is one of three biodiversity grants issued in 2008 under EPA's Science to ...

Rising energy, food prices major threats to wetlands as farmers eye new areas for crops

... safe, steady local water supplies, preserving biodiversity and the large-scale capture and storage of ... The statement notes accelerating rates of biodiversity loss, saying "freshwater biodiversity is declining faster than terrestrial or marine ...

Biofuels and biodiversity don't mix, ecologists warn

... Rising demand for palm oil will decimate biodiversity unless producers and politicians can work ... biodiversity. This study shows that to maximise biodiversity in oil palm plantations, the industry and local ... of forest. Even then, the industry's impact on biodiversity is enormous." The study is particularly ...

BBVA Foundation Awards for Biodiversity Conservation

... and epidemics The BBVA Foundation Award for biodiversity Conservation Projects in Latin America, with a ... for Knowledge Dissemination and Communication in biodiversity Conservation, funded with 80,000 euros, is ... ceremony for the BBVA Foundation Awards for biodiversity Conservation. The event took place in the ...

Smithsonian coral biodiversity survey of Panama's Pearl Islands

... A comprehensive survey of coral biodiversity in Panama's Las Perlas Archipelago, published in ... and islets. The authors conducted an extensive biodiversity inventory, determining coral distribution and ... the species count for Panama's Pacific biodiversity hotspot in the Gulf of Chiriqui is 74, whereas ...

Census of Marine Life lists 122,500 known species, over halfway to complete inventory by Oct. 2010

... sources, including the EU's MarBEF (Marine biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning) research network and ... the Richard Lounsbery Foundation, and the Global biodiversity Information Facility. And it will serve as the ... will also contribute to several related global biodiversity enterprises, including the Encyclopedia of Life ...

Diversity among bird populations found to reduce threat of West Nile virus

... "dilution effect", a pattern whereby increased biodiversity in wildlife results in lower risks of humans ... very birds that tend to thrive when avian biodiversity is reduced. Swaddle, back in residence as ... attract more bird species, with the increase in biodiversity paying off in the form of lower human ...

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity- TEEB

... diets, urbanisation and also climate change, biodiversity is declining, our ecosystems are being ... the consequences. What is Happening to Our biodiversity and Ecosystems? The report presented today ... adopt the right policies, the current decline in biodiversity and the related loss of ecosystem services will ...

Biodiversity as a natural resource

... . Bonn/Berlin. What will the loss of biodiversity cost us in the long term" How much do national ... the TEEB -- The Economics of Ecosystems and biodiversity - project is seeking to answer. The pilot study ... per year. Yet establishing the global value of biodiversity is not the main focus of the study. As is the ...
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