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Light Shed On British Columbia's Unseen Biodiversity With Global Survey Of Microbial 'Dark Matter'
2013-07-16 09:12:00

University of British Columbia A landmark single-cell genomic study of microorgansims from sites across the globe is highlighting British Columbia's role as an 'oasis' of biodiversity. The findings, to be published Sunday in Nature, could also prompt scientists to redefine how the tree of life represents relationships among and between life's three domains. "British Columbia has long been recognized for its biological diversity in flora and fauna," says University of British Columbia...

Internet Technology Records, Preserves Sounds Of Species
2013-07-16 08:39:11

[LISTEN TO AUDIO: Sound Of The Eleutherodactylus juanariveroi Frog] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has been historically difficult to monitor and identify the thousands of species living in tropical ecosystems. But using newly developed recording systems, researchers are now doing so much more easily. Using automated recording stations placed in natural habitats, researchers have captured the sounds of tropical birds, monkeys, frogs and insects throughout...

2013-07-15 23:20:50

TrustedConsumerReview is pleased to announce EasyGreen.com, as the best supplier of Organic Wheatgrass seeds and heirloom seeds. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 TrustedConsumerReview is pleased to announce http://www.EasyGreen.com, as the best source of organic wheatgrass seeds and heirloom seeds. EasyGreen, is a reputable international company, that has been in business for years. They service consumers all over the world, selling heirloom seeds, in addition to seed sprouters,...

2013-07-12 23:00:35

Learn from the acknowledged expert in Ultra High Density Grazing Johann Zietsman on his inaugural teaching tour of America with methods to restore land and build soil while yielding much higher profits. Mr. Zietsman is the Holistic Management practitioner acknowledged in Alan Savory’s Holistic Management Handbook as the first person to use Ultra High Stock Density Grazing. Deland, FL (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 The sustainable ranching revolution comes to America as acknowledged pioneer in...

Madagascar No Longer An Evolutionary Hotspot Research Suggests
2013-07-10 16:49:38

University of Rochester Madagascar has long been known as a hotspot of biodiversity. Although it represents only one percent of the earth's area, it is home to about three percent of all animal and plant species on the planet. But research suggests the island's heyday of species development may be all but over. "A staggering number of species are found only on Madagascar," said Daniel Scantlebury, a Ph.D. student in biology, "but this research shows there are limits to the number of...

2013-07-09 16:40:48

By studying rapidly evolving bacteria as they diversify and compete under varying environmental conditions, researchers have shown that temporal niches are important to maintaining biodiversity in natural systems. The research is believed to be the first experimental demonstration of temporal niche dynamics promoting biodiversity over evolutionary time scales. The temporal niches – changes in environmental conditions that occur during specific periods of time...

2013-07-05 11:13:47

The British landscape is not being used to its best advantage according to a new report from environmental economists from the University of East Anglia The British landscape is not being used to its best advantage according to a new report from environmental economists from the University of East Anglia (UEA). Research published today in the journal Science shows that allowing land use to be determined purely by an agricultural market, which is distorted by multi-billion pound...

2013-07-02 23:23:24

The Life, Earth and Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com provides 36 million references including 11 million summaries in the basic and applied biological, geographical and agricultural sciences. This content base has now been expanded to include 83,872 newly published references on the taxonomy and biology of recently discovered plant and animal species. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 EurekaMag.com has newly published 84 thousand references on the taxonomy and biology of...

Mapping Out How To Protect Species And Preserve Biodiversity
2013-06-27 13:20:33

North Carolina State University In stunning color, new biodiversity research from North Carolina State University maps out priority areas worldwide that hold the key to protecting vulnerable species and focusing conservation efforts. The research, published online in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pinpoints the highest global concentrations of mammals, amphibians and birds on a scale that´s 100 times finer than previous assessments. The findings can be used to...


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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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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