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#105018
2015-08-26

Citizen Science Effort Highlights How Little We Know About Invisible Life in Our Own Homes

In a new paper, scientists are announcing the discovery of thousands of unidentified species living in and around homes in the United States. The work relied on advanced technologies and scientific expertise from multiple disciplines, but none of it would have been possible without one critical ...

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#104624
2015-07-22

Scientists see risks in biodiversity offsets misuse

Australian scientists have warned governments against using biodiversity offsetting to meet existing conservation commitments.The University of Queensland’s Associate Professor Martine Maron, , said research had shown that interest in offsetting – creating a similar environment or habitat in a d ...

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#104565
2015-07-16

New finds during a biodiversity research trip in Malaita jungles

Three students and one professor from the University of Kansas, USA, arrived in Honiara the first week of June and prepared for an adventure into the Solomon Island bush. The research team, led by Dr. Robert G. Moyle, came to the islands to conduct a biodiversity survey of Malaita.

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#104580
2015-07-16

University of Alberta researchers lead global biodiversity study

Five University of Alberta researchers recently led a global project to identify a connection between grassland plant variety and productivity. One of the researchers, the University of Alberta’s Dr. Edward Bork, said if the goal of the project is confusing to some, the findings might make more ...

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#104514
2015-07-09

Investing in science can be "the game changer" for development- experts

Investing up to 3.5 percent of a nation's gross domestic product (GDP) in science, technology and innovation can be "the game changer" for development, leading experts said on Thursday.

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#104502
2015-07-07

The role of species competition in biodiversity

Over long spans, biodiversity is a fluid and shifting balance of species and influences. Species diversification occurs in response to a host of complex factors, both biotic and abiotic, and understanding them is a major challenge of evolutionary biology.

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#104103
2015-05-29

Nature pitched as source of innovation in poor countries

Scientists in developing countries should look for inspiration in their unique environments instead of trying to replicate European and US methods, a meeting at the United Kingdom’s Royal Society has heard.

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#103068
2015-03-09

Robots help solve mysteries of the oceans

THE Southern Ocean is one of the least studied aspects of the planet, but thanks to a shoal of bright yellow sea robots, local scientists are beginning to learn more about its complex interplay with the world’s climate.

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#103056
2015-03-06

Choosy fish females may boost biodiversity

A new study offers insight into a process that could lead one species to diverge into two, researchers report in the American Naturalist. The study found that female killifish that avoid mating with males of a closely related species also are less likely to mate with males of their own species – ...

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#102285
2014-12-19

Glasgow University uses thermal imaging to detect stress in birds

Scientists from Glasgow University are using thermal images of birds and a stuffed sparrowhawk on a pulley system to measure stress in the natural world. The sparrowhawk is sent down a length of clothes line, picking up speed as it approaches a busy woodland bird table.

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#97252
2014-01-29

Launch of the first online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns will be launched on 29th January at the land-mark Water Lives symposium bringing together European Union policy makers and freshwater scientists.

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#94920
2013-08-02

World Changing Technology Could Multiply Global Agriculture Output by Using Nitrogen From Air

A major new technology has been developed by The University of Nottingham, which enables all of the world’s crops to take nitrogen from the air rather than expensive and environmentally damaging fertilisers.

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#94859
2013-07-29

Aerial, marine surveys of Maltese waters for Med-JellyRisk project

Maltese waters are being scientifically monitored by aerial and marine surveys conducted by conservation biologist Dr Adriana Vella from the Department of Biology, University of Malta. This survey work will contribute data to the Med-JellyRisk project, coordinated by Associate Professor Stefano ...

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#94179
2013-06-11

Bridge Species Drive Tropical Engine of Biodiversity

Although scientists have known since the middle of the 19th century that the tropics are teeming with species while the poles harbor relatively few, the origin of the most dramatic and pervasive biodiversity on Earth has never been clear.

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#93972
2013-05-29

Researcher's studies yield surprises about lichens, biodiversity

Since the time of Linnaeus and even before, biologists and naturalists have been keen to organize living things into distinct groups. Now the modern technology of rapid DNA sequencing has revolutionized that categorizing task, providing a window into the relationships among species about which l ...

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#93973
2013-05-29

Understanding Biodiversity Patterns in Nature: It Takes Two Fields--Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

What do marbled and spotted salamanders in ponds in eastern North America have to teach us about biodiversity patterns elsewhere on Earth?

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#92076
2013-02-08

Mammal family tree reconstructed

HUMANS may have descended from apes, but long before that there was a small, four-legged insect-eating critter, according to new research in the journal Science.

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#89621
2012-08-02

Madagascar: New Facility to Boost Biodiversity Research

Antananarivo — A new teaching and research facility for biodiversity conservation has been set up close to the Madagascar rainforest at Ranomafana National Park, an area of huge natural diversity.

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#89255
2012-07-17

Africa 'needs more nuanced science cooperation with Europe'

[DUBLIN] European science cooperation with Africa needs redefining, as it is failing to address wide-ranging needs and challenges experienced by African countries — and often ignores those countries most in need of support, a conference has heard.

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#88426
2012-06-07

Botanic gardens join forces to restore ecosystems

[MEXICO CITY] A global research initiative aimed at restoring damaged or destroyed ecosystems, the Ecological Restoration Alliance, was launched last month (23 May).

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#87884
2012-05-14

Plant Protein Discovery Could Boost Bioeconomy

ScienceDaily (May 14, 2012) — Research groups from Iowa State University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have uncovered the function of three plant proteins, a discovery that could help plant scientists boost seed oil production in crops, thereby benefitting the production of food, ...

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