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A new report reveals that between 1990 and 2011, Europe's grassland butterfly populations have declined dramatically, caused by intensifying agriculture and a failure to manage grassland ecosystems.
A Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) research team has completed a five year study that gives new hope to some of the world's most endangered primates.
A landmark single-cell genomic study of microorgansims from sites across the globe is highlighting British Columbia's role as an 'oasis' of biodiversity.
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.
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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.
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 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).
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 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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