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Analysis of fossilized dung beetles has revealed that prehistoric temperate ecosystems were comprised not just of dense forest, but a mosaic of closed forest and wood-pasture vegetation.
Organizations are encouraged to apply for one of several $20,000 and $10,000 grants RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seeds of Change®, maker of organically
Biologists from several universities say Peru’s Manu National Park is the world’s top biodiversity hotspot for reptiles and amphibians. The park was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Preserve in 1977
Long-prized for their thick fur, the cuddly Eurasian beaver has been hunted by humans for thousands of years and a new genetic study from a large group of international researchers has found that predation by humans has significantly cut down the genetic diversity of these animals.
A Penn State geographer is gathering all the information he can about the agrobiodiversity of these uniquely adapted tubers with an eye toward sustainability of this fourth largest food crop worldwide.
The Arctic as we know it may not exist as climate change is threatening the polar biome’s unique biodiversity and landscape, according to a new report from a large international team of scientists.
Researchers at UCSB's NCEAS compile the largest global dataset of urban birds and plants, which shows world's cities retain a unique natural palette
An international team of scientists tracks how fast and in which direction local climates — and species — have shifted
Forest management is based on recommendations that are supposed to maximize economic revenues.
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...
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.