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Biodiversity

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Atlas of Living Australia Celebrates 40 Million Milestone

The Atlas of Living Australia has achieved a significant leap forward in bringing Australia’s biodiversity information together online, making it easy to access and analyse. The Atlas now provides access to over 40 million records thanks to the addition of over 700,000 specimen records from Queensland Museum and 560,000 new and updated specimen records from

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Researcher Donates MacArthur Grant Money to Biodiversity Training Program

UBC zoologist Sarah Otto is using the second installment of a MacArthur ‘genius grant’ to help connect young research talent with agencies tackling conservation and biodiversity-related issues.

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

New EU Action to Protect Biodiversity Against Invasive Species

The European Commission today proposed new legislation to prevent and manage the rapidly growing threat from invasive species. There are currently over 12 000 species present in Europe which are alien to the natural environment. About 15% of these are invasive and they are rapidly growing in number.

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Responsible Timber Harvesting and Beekeeping Thrive in Galicia, Spain Forest

The Tenzas Forest in Galicia, Spain has earned certification as a responsibly managed forest under the prestigious Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standard, based on an independent assessment conducted by SCS Global Services (SCS). Under a unique, collaborative management enterprise, timber management and harvesting, beekeeping, and cattle production are flourishing side-by-side to support local communities, ecosystems

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The Future of Biodiversity Publishing

The traditional audience for books and scientific papers in which scientists report their findings has been the human reader. Now we can enhance publications by attaching to them many different kinds of digital objects (such as the sounds made by birds, maps that show where they occur, or images and videos) or by adding computer-readable

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Researchers Deploy GIS to Monitor Endangered Wallaby

Researchers in Central Queensland are using cutting-edge spatial technology to better understand the role competition may play in the conservation of the endangered bridled nailtail wallaby.

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Tracking Bull Trout Movement in Idaho’s Arrowrock Reservoir

A new study released today details the migratory habits of a native and threatened population of bull trout in Arrowrock Reservoir, a critical source of irrigation water for southwestern Idaho.

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Soil Biodiversity Proves Crucial to Land Management and Response to Climate Change

Research by scientists at The University of Manchester shows maintaining healthy soil biodiversity can play an important role in optimising land management programmes to reap benefits from the living soil. The findings, published in the latest edition of the journal PNAS, extend the understanding about the factors that regulate soil biodiversity.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Myanmar at the Crossroads: Conservationists See Opportunities and Challenges in Biodiversity Hotspot

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.

Friday, July 26th, 2013

NSF Awards Third Round of Grants to Advance Digitization of Biodiversity Collections

The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) Program, is responding to the need for greater accessibility of biodiversity collections data by awarding major new grants. The funding will expand the scope of the national resource of digital data documenting existing biodiversity collections.

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