Latest Biodiversity Informatics Stories
The world's biodiversity is in an ongoing dramatic decline that despite conservation efforts remains unprecedented in its speed and predicted effects on global ecosystem functioning and services.
A team of scientists describe ten new species of Temnothorax ants, doubling the number of species of this genus in California.
Environmental consultants, research ecologists, nature conservation agencies, city managers, translators, and many others, all need to put names to plants at one time or another.
A new peer-reviewed data paper offers a comprehensive, open-access collection of georeferenced biological information about the Antarctic macrobenthic communities.
The ocean provides 95% of the habitable space on Earth and harbors a vast diversity of life.
Public to play major role in mobilizing expanded range of data needed to preserve vital functions of life on Earth, conference concludes.
An ambitious goal to describe 10 million species in less than 50 years is achievable and necessary to sustain Earth's biodiversity, according to an international group of 39 scientists, scholars and engineers who provided a detailed plan, including measures to build public support, in the March 30 issue of the journal Systematics and Biodiversity.
Aligning standards will help share information on biodiversity yet to be discovered.
The Encyclopedia of Life (EOL, www.eol.org) continues to expand at a record pace with the addition of new content and partners.
A comprehensive framework to encourage and facilitate the sharing of biodiversity data has been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.