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Understanding tourists' preferences for nature-based experiences may help with conservation
Charismatic species -- such as felines and primates or whales, sharks, and turtles -- are attractive to tourists, and the opportunity of seeing them in the wild motivates tourists to visit protected areas. (2016-07-06)
Evidence for the impact of climate change on deep-sea biodiversity
An extensive climate anomaly, which occurred in the Eastern Mediterranean, caused a significant deep-sea biodiversity change, according to the work of Danovaro, Dell'Anno and Pusceddu in the September issue of Ecology Letters. (2004-08-19)
Tracking the effects of global change on the future of Earth's biodiversity
Biodiversity, or the variety of life found in a particular habitat, responds to changing environmental forces such as habitat destruction or climate change, but the responses may not be noticeable until long after the forces first exerted their effects. (2015-02-17)
Biodiversity works both ways
The influence of biodiversity on the functioning of ecosystems has been a focus for extensive research over the last decade. (2005-06-10)
Making sense of bacterial biodiversity
An article in Ecology Letters this month, reports that primary productivity can influence the diversity of bacterial communities. (2003-07-02)
Smithsonian hosts panel to discuss 1986 Biodiversity Forum
In celebration of May Biodiversity Month, the Smithsonian Institution will hold a panel presentation revisiting the 1986 National Forum on Biodiversity. (2002-05-15)
New study explores patterns in species diversity and genetic diversity
A new study by Mark Vellend in the August 2005 issue of the American Naturalist is the first to provide a theoretical model showing that the two central measures of biodiversity -- the number of species in a system and the number of genetic variants within a specific species -- respond similarly to changes in their environment. (2005-07-26)
Biodiversity hotspots, centres of endemicity, and the conservation of coral reefs
Coral reefs are renowned for their spectacularly high biodiversity, yet there is widespread concern for their future in the face of threats from land-clearing, over-fishing and global warming. (2002-10-30)
e-Biosphere 09: International conference on biodiversity informatics
Using the latest information technologies to accelerate the pace of taxonomy and the important contribution to human well-being being made in this way is the focus of the e-Biosphere 09 International Conference on Biodiversity Informatics in London June 1-3. (2009-03-06)
On 58 percent of Earth's land surface, biodiversity has dropped below suggested 'safe' threshold
Species 'intactness' has dropped below what one research group considers the safe limit across about 58 percent of Earth's terrestrial surface, a new study reports. (2016-07-14)
NAS Biodiversity and Extinction Meeting Dec. 7-8
The National Academy of Sciences' Sackler Colloquium series will hold a meeting on the so-called biodiversity crisis and whether a mass extinction of plants and animals is under way. (2007-10-30)
Amid rising concerns, 600 global biodiversity experts meet in Cape Town, Oct. 13-16
Amid deepening concern that the pace of biodiversity loss is worsening in many places, some 600 biodiversity experts will converge in Cape Town, Oct. (2009-09-30)
Census of Marine Life US National Committee hosts 2006 Marine Biodiversity Workshop
The U.S. National Committee of the Census of Marine Life is holding a workshop to improve understanding of marine and coastal biodiversity and the application of this knowledge to support sustainable and adaptive ecosystem-based management of living and non-living resources. (2006-09-11)
Chemist to donate potential pharmaceutical royalties to Madagascar
The National Institutes of Health has renewed a five-year research grant for a total of $2.5 million to an international biodiversity group lead by natural-product chemist David G. (2008-11-12)
Poor outlook for biodiversity in Antarctica: Study finds
An international study led by Monash scientists has debunked the popular view that Antarctica and the Southern Ocean are in a much better environmental shape than the rest of the world. (2017-03-29)
Forest scholars worldwide team up to show that biodiversity is green in more ways than one
Loss of biodiversity has long been recognized as detrimental for nature, for nature's sake. (2016-10-13)
Unravelling the costs of rubber agriculture on biodiversity
A striking decline in ant biodiversity found on land converted to a rubber plantation in China. (2016-05-16)
Protected areas proven to protect biodiversity
Protected areas conserve biodiversity and more action is needed to ensure safeguards are in place to protect these areas, researchers say. (2014-08-27)
There might be ways to exploit renewable energy and also allow for protecting biodiversity
Global expansion of bioenergy possesses serious threats to biodiversity, whereas solar energy could have potential for power provision with limited impacts on biodiversity. (2015-10-29)
A global approach to monitoring biodiversity loss
In contrast to climate change, there is no coordinated global system in place for measuring and reporting on biodiversity change or loss. (2013-01-17)
Diverse landscapes are more productive and adapt better to climate change
Ecosystems with high biodiversity are more productive and stable towards annual fluctuations in environmental conditions than those with a low diversity of species. (2017-09-04)
EU and GBIF to collaborate on improving biodiversity information for developing countries
The European Union and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility have launched a four-year €3.9 million project aimed at increasing the amount of biodiversity information available for developing countries. (2015-02-12)
New Areas Of High Biological Diversity Discovered
Attractive animals have been studied in more detail than lower orders of animals. (1999-05-20)
Climate change deflecting attention from biodiversity loss
New research from the University of Kent suggests that recent high levels of media coverage for climate change may have deflected attention and funding from biodiversity loss. (2014-06-17)
Biodiversity loss in forests will be pricey
A new global assessment of forests -- perhaps the largest terrestrial repositories of biodiversity -- suggests that, on average, a 10 percent loss in biodiversity leads to a 2 to 3 percent loss in the productivity, including biomass, that forests can offer. (2016-10-13)
Biodiversity science in Quebec: 2010 and beyond
The Québec Center for Biodiversity Science cordially invites you to its first annual symposium. (2010-11-02)
Biodiversity falls below 'safe levels' globally
Levels of global biodiversity loss may negatively impact on ecosystem function and the sustainability of human societies, according to UCL-led research. (2016-07-14)
Environmental complexity promotes biodiversity
A new study published in the journal American Naturalist helps explain how spatial variation in natural environments helps spur evolution and give rise to biodiversity. (2013-09-17)
Research reveals contrasting consequences of a warmer Earth
A new study, by scientists from the Universities of York, Glasgow and Leeds, involving analysis of fossil and geological records going back 540 million years, suggests that biodiversity on Earth generally increases as the planet warms. (2012-09-03)
University of Zurich to become global center for biodiversity research
From 2017, the University of Zurich will assume the International Project Office of bioDISCOVERY, supporting and coordinating global research projects monitoring, assessing, and better understanding and predicting biodiversity change. (2016-12-20)
Effective arguments for the protection of biodiversity are needed
BESAFE - an EU-funded, Framework program 7 project investigating how much importance people attribute to alternative arguments for the protection of biodiversity is officially launched on Nov. (2011-11-07)
Cautious conservation: How to ensure that slowing global warming will protect biodiversity
While it is clear that massive destruction of tropical rainforests poses a serious threat to the incredibly rich biodiversity found on Earth, other hazards are not so explicit. (2009-11-16)
Conservation hindered by geographical mismatches between capacity and need
New research suggests that geographical mismatches between conservation needs and expertise may hinder global conservation goals. (2017-08-30)
Australian wins prestigious prize in biodiversity informatics
The 2007 Ebbe Nielsen Prize has been awarded to Paul Flemons of the Australian Museum, Sydney. (2007-06-12)
Virginia Tech to host Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium
Virginia Tech will host the Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture Symposium at its Caribbean Center for Education and Research in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, May 31 - June 2, 2006. (2006-03-30)
Space-eye-view could help stop global wildlife decline
Conservation scientists need to collaborate with space agencies, such as NASA and the European Space Agency, to identify measures which help track biodiversity declines around the world. (2015-07-22)
Not batty conservation
Protecting contemporary biodiversity from human activities that threaten life on earth requires a global network of reserves. (2003-10-10)
Novel carbon-trading scheme could stop large-scale extinctions
Spatial distribution of biodiversity should be taken into account when calculating carbon credits in order to achieve conservation goals as well as greenhouse gas mitigation, argue researchers. (2009-12-03)
Carbon-offsetting and conservation can both be winners in rainforest
Logged rainforests can support as much plant, animal and insect life as virgin forest within 15 years if properly managed, research at the University of Leeds has found. (2009-10-19)
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