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2013-09-13 08:22:04

The worst impacts of climate change on the world's poorest fishing communities can likely be avoided by careful management of the local environment and investing in the diversification of options for local people.

Protecting Key Regions May Help Preserve Plant Species Worldwide
2013-09-06 05:21:32

Focusing conservation efforts on key regions that comprise less than one-fifth of the Earth’s land could help protect and preserve over two-thirds of the world’s plant species, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the journal Science.

Researchers Identify Unprotected Regions That Harbor The Majority Of Life On Earth
2013-09-05 16:23:48

Can the separate international commitments of protecting 17% of the planet's terrestrial surface and of conserving 60% of the world's plant species within these protected areas be met simultaneously by 2020?

New Beetle Species From A Busy Megacity
2013-09-05 14:23:17

Metro Manila – the world's 10th largest megacity and 6th largest conurbation, based on official statistics – is not a place one would normally expect to discover new species, even in a country that is known as a biodiversity hotspot.

Understanding How Migration Patterns Shaped Native Ethnicity, Language
2013-08-20 09:02:39

During the past 12,000 years, the rich diversity of Native American ethnic and language groups of California took shape as migrating tribes.

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.


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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