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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia

An hour-and-a-half drive west of Washington, D.C., the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute sits on a sprawling rural campus in Front Royal, Virginia. Long before the biologists set up shop there, the farm also saw use as a U.S. Show More Summary

Urban insects are more resilient in extreme weather

A study led by Amy Savage, a Rutgers University-Camden assistant professor of biology, will help researchers understand how to make predictions and conservation decisions about how organisms living in cities will respond to catastrophic weather events.

Author of Google Memo Sues Former Employer For Discrimination Against Conservative White Men

James Damore, the ex-Google software engineer who was fired in August for writing a 10-page memo arguing that biological differences account for gender imbalances in the tech industry, filed a class action lawsuit against the searchShow More Summary

The engineer fired for his memo about women in tech is suing Google for discrimination over being white, male, and conservative (GOOG, GOOGL)

The Google engineer who was fired last summer for posting a manifesto about women being less interested in tech because of biology is suing Google. The engineer alleges that he was the subject of discrimination for his political viewpoints...Show More Summary

James Damore just filed a class action lawsuit against Google, saying it discriminates against white male conservatives

James Damore, a former Google engineer who was fired in August after posting a memo to an internal Google message board arguing that women may not be equally represented in tech because they are biologically less capable of engineering, has filed a class action lawsuit against the company in Santa Clara Superior Court in Northern California. Read More

Amphibian and Reptile Biology and Conservation, the 2017 Joint Scientific Meeting

Conference news from the world of frogs, salamanders, lizards and snakes... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

PLOS Biology in the media – November

  Welcome to the first of a new series of blog posts discussing what has been hitting the press this month in PLOS Biology. During November we’ve been talking about conserving what we already have

Two Coats resident artist Erin Wiersma returns from Kansas

Since her last residency at Two Coats HQ in DUMBO, Erin Wiersma has discovered the Konza Prairie, a biological research station jointly owned and maintained by The Nature Conservancy and Kansas State University. Wiersma uses the bio-char from controlled burns of prairie tallgrass to create large drawings on site. Show More Summary

Long-term logging study demonstrates impacts on chimpanzees and gorillas in Republic of Congo

Research has shown human disturbance can have detrimental effects on great ape populations but now, due to a study published in Biological Conservation on Nov. 27 by Lincoln Park Zoo, there is evidence showing how selective logging impacts chimpanzees and gorilla populations differently by utilizing data collected before, during and after timber extraction.

Baby Animal Profile: Whetu, The Kiwi Chick

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Whetu, an almost 4-month-old brown kiwi at the Smithsonian Conservation Biological Institute, is the first female born to her parents. She enjoys staying up all night, eating worms and burrowing.

What do piranhas and goldfish have in common?

(Louisiana State University) In a paper published in print in Systematic Biology, researchers including some of the biggest names in ichthyology from LSU and universities and museums across the US and Mexico used highly conserved regions...Show More Summary

Reductions in global biodiversity loss predicted from conservation spending

3 months agoAcademics : Nature AOP

Halting global biodiversity loss is central to the Convention on Biological Diversity and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, but success to date has been very limited. A critical determinant of success in achieving these goals...Show More Summary

Reduced impact logging still harms biodiversity in tropical rainforests

(Lancaster University) A new study finds that even low levels of logging in the Amazon rainforest may lead to great losses in biodiversity.The research in Biological Conservation, looked at 34 different plots in the state of Pará -- a focal point for Amazon protection efforts in the last decades. Show More Summary

Advance achieved in dry preservation of mammalian sperm cells

In a paper forthcoming in the November issue of the journal Theriogenology, a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, announced the first successful drying and rehydration of domestic cat spermatozoa using a rapid microwave dehydration method.

Research clarifies nuclear hormone receptor function in plants

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) A new study led by LI Chuanyou from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has revealed that Mediator, an evolutionarily conserved multi-subunit...Show More Summary

More than a 38 percent of the Neotropical parrot population in the American continent is threatened by human activity

More than 38 percent of the neotropical parrot population of the American continent is endangered due the impact of human activity, according to a scientific study published in the journal Biological Conservation.

What Ligers, Grolar Bears, and Mules Show Scientists About Evolution

Hybrids, once treated as biological misfits, have been the secret saviors of many animal species in trouble. Reconciling that truth with conservation policies poses a challenge for science.

Countries in Europe with the richest biodiversity do not always receive more funding

(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) A recent study, published in the journal Conservation Biology, reveals that the investments and resources allotted for conservation only partially tally with the levels of biodiversity in the European Union. Show More Summary

Countries in Europe with the richest biodiversity do not always receive more funding

A recent study, published in the journal Conservation Biology, reveals that the investments and resources allotted for conservation only partially tally with the levels of biodiversity in the European Union. Thus, countries such as Portugal, Slovakia, Greece and the Czech Republic receive less funding than they would be entitled to as per their biodiversity.

Targeted forest regeneration: A blueprint for conserving tropical biological diversity?

Targeted forest regeneration among the largest and closest forest fragments in the Eastern Arc Mountains of Tanzania and the Atlantic Forest of Brazil can dramatically reduce extinction rates of bird species over time, new research shows.

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