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2013-11-04 15:41:37

The Prime Minister of Malaysia today outlined his country's position on the United Nations' next set of global development goals, saying they need to address the relief of poverty within a green agenda reflecting deep environmental concerns.

Species Such As The Cyber-Centipede Get Big Help From Big Data
2013-10-29 06:43:21

A new study, published in Biodiversity Data Journal, describes a new futuristic method for describing new species that moves far beyond traditional ones. This new method combines next generation molecular methods, barcoding, and novel computing and imaging technologies.

Two New Species Of The Endangered Ancient Genus Gyronotus
2013-10-22 15:05:38

Famous as the sacred beetles of ancient Egypt the scarab beetle group in fact represents much greater diversity around the globe.

Amazon Forestry Survey Finds Roughly 16,000 Tree Species
2013-10-18 04:14:34

Researchers have discovered that there are nearly 400 million individual trees in the Amazon, and while there are over 16,000 different types, approximately half of them belong to just 227 unique species.

Plant Mapping Project Highlights Where Rarest Species Thrive
2013-10-17 15:35:22

A new plant-mapping project has allowed for scientists to find locations where some of the rarest plant species live and thrive. The results were surprising due to the varying degree of climate and vegetation type found in many of these regions.

Pragmatic Approach To Saving What Can Be Saved
2013-10-17 10:45:55

How can biodiversity be preserved in a world in which traditional ecosystems are increasingly being displaced by “man-made nature”?

Food Provision Remains An Area Of Great Concern According To The 2013 Ocean Health Index
2013-10-16 06:53:48

In the 2013 Ocean Health Index (OHI) scientists point to food provision as the factor that continues to require serious attention.

Human Life Span Linked To Endangered Species
2013-10-10 08:59:22

A new study reveals that as human life expectancy increases, so does the number of endangered and invasive bird and mammal species.

2013-10-02 23:01:00

Laurie Anderson, Ph.D., head and professor of the Department of Geology & Geological Engineering and director of the Museum of Geology at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology,

NSF Dimensions Of Biodiversity Program Announces 13 New Awards
2013-09-30 07:19:20

The diversity of life on Earth is seemingly endless, yet much still remains to be discovered. With climate change and habitat loss threatening that biodiversity, the challenge of discovery is a race against time.


Latest Biodiversity Reference Libraries

Heirloom plant
2013-09-20 13:16:15

Heirloom plants are plants that were grown centuries ago, handed down through the generations, and are still grown today without genetic modification. Heirloom plants maintain their traits year after year even though they are subjected to open pollination. Growing heirlooms is becoming more popular in North America and Europe because of their resistance to disease, pests, and extreme weather. Plants that have been genetically altered through artificial means, otherwise known as hybrids,...

Conservation Biology
2012-05-12 20:05:54

Conservation Biology is a peer-reviewed academic journal of the Society for Conservation Biology. It was established in 1987 and is published by Wiley-Blackwell. Conservation Biology was originally developed to provide a global voice for an emerging discipline. It quickly became the most important journal dealing with the topic of biological diversity. Editor-in-chief is Gary Meffe; managing editor is Ellen Main. Stanley A. Temple, President of the SCB from 1991-1993, said: “The...

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onomatope
  • An imitative word; an onomatopoetic word.
The word 'onomatope' is a back-formation from 'onomatopoeia'.
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