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Dragonfly Study Shows How Ecosystem Changes Affect Biodiversity
2013-08-14 07:22:29

Rice University researchers have found that communities in nature are likely to be a lot more sensitive to change than previously thought.

Ray Wings Sold To Consumers Can Be MislabeledAnd Include Vulnerable Species
2013-08-13 12:11:30

Genetic testing by DNA Barcoding, has revealed which species are sold under the commercial term 'ray wings' in Ireland and the UK.

scary insect
2013-08-06 11:31:58

For biologists it is an easy matter: spiders have eight legs and insects have six. This fact is important when beholding and recognizing the tiny new species of Spider Water Beetles from the Philippine Island of Mindoro discovered by researchers of the Ateneo de Manila University.

Sequencing DNA Of 'Insect Soup' Can Accelerate Monitoring And Cataloguing Of Biodiversity Around The World
2013-08-05 08:57:18

Research published today in the journal Ecology Letters shows that a process known as ‘metabarcoding’ is much faster than and just as reliable as standard biodiversity datasets assembled with traditional labor-intensive methods.

Endemic Species Of Remarkable Fulgoromorpha In Iran
2013-08-01 10:51:00

In terms of biodiversity richness, Iran is considered as an extremely complex area with wide ranges in the extremes of altitude, climate and temperature.

2013-07-31 10:30:29

Long isolated by economic and political sanctions, Myanmar returns to the international community amid high expectations and challenges associated with protecting the country's great natural wealth from the impacts of economic growth and climate change.

Your Small Living Creature Pictures May Benefit Big Science
2013-07-30 10:02:05

Modern digital macro photographic equipment allows everybody to shoot marvelous pictures of very small-sized living organisms, including insects.

2013-07-26 13:49:58

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.

2013-07-25 23:01:49

An article in the current issue of the journal Rangeland Ecology & Management provide a participatory method to develop indicators of plant and animal diversity that can evaluate many environments

National Science Foundation Awards Third Round Of Grants To Advance Digitization Of Biodiversity Collections
2013-07-25 11:46:13

National Science Foundation Funding will shed light on "dark data," and integrate organizmal, vocal, fossil, and ecological information Over centuries of discovery, the diversity of life on Earth has been documented in numerous ways. Records of that biodiversity are, however, often obscured in varied and distinct natural history collections, making accessing the information a difficult task. The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity...


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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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.