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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. The sources used often are not scientifically up-to-date, making it difficult to figure out the accepted name or proper vernacular to use in a vast country like Canada. The VASCAN database simplifies this task for all users. The database content was developed by a team of botanists led by Dr. Luc Brouillet, a...

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 yet also be tailored to a specific habitat. The authors concluded that their method encourages group decision-making, and it easily and rapidly tests the response of biological diversity to grazing in an area. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 People have long believed that too many...

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...

Grassland Butterfly Populations Sinking In Europe
2013-07-24 11:28:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) reveals that between 1990 and 2011, grassland butterfly populations have declined dramatically, caused by intensifying agriculture and a failure to manage grassland ecosystems. According to the report, the drop in grassland butterfly numbers is particularly worrisome. These butterfly species are considered representative indicators of trends observed for a host of other land...

Tanzania Endangered Primates
2013-07-18 08:52:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The study, published in Oryx, establishes a road-map to protect all 27 species in Tanzania - the most primate-diverse country in mainland Africa. The researchers combined Tanzania's first-ever inventory of all primate species and their habitats with the IUCN Red List criteria and...

2013-07-16 16:22:14

Ocean Genome Legacy, New England Biolabs to move rare ocean genome repository to Boston BOSTON, July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocean Genome Legacy (OGL), New England Biolabs, Inc., and Northeastern University have reached an agreement that will bring a collection of DNA and tissue from the world's most rare, strange, and remarkable ocean creatures to the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090921/NE79207LOGO-b ) OCEAN GENOME...

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...


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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