Here are photos of cheetah cubs recently born at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. [ more › ]
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Social conservatives on the Texas State Board of Education have delayed approval of a high school biology textbook, pending a review by experts, citing concerns about the book's lessons on evolution.
How long is a doctoral dissertation? Too long—but some more than others. Marcus W. Beck, a doctoral student in conservation biology at the University of Minnesota, decided to find out. No, he didn’t write a dissertation on the subject. Show More Summary
Four Centuries of Change in Northeastern United States Forests Authors:1. Jonathan R. Thompson mail,Dunbar N. Carpenter,Charles V. Cogbill,David R. Foster Affiliations:a. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Smithsonian Institution Front Royal, Virginia, United States of Americab. Show More Summary
A new study shows that humans are not protecting the right parts of the world if we are aiming to conserve biological diversity. Researchers found that "67% of plant species live entirely within regions that comprise 17% of the land surface."
A new study in the journal Conservation Biology found that snow leopards living near Buddhist monasteries in Tibet are being helped by monks who actively patrol the forests to prevent poachers from killing the endangered cats.
New research finds that endangered snow leopards are being protected by hundreds of Buddhist monasteries on the Tibetan plateau. The study, published in the journal Conservation Biology, found that half of Read More The post Buddhist Monks Protect Endangered Snow Leopards appeared first on Ecorazzi.
The Coastal Douglas Fir zone (CDF) extends throughout the Lower Mainland's Georgia Basin and is recognized by conservation biologists as one of the most biologically unique and lush landscapes in Western Canada. Early European explorers...Show More Summary
Twenty years ago this month, the conservation community and the world suffered a tragic loss when a small plane flying out of the coastal city of Guayaquil, Ecuador crashed into a cloud-covered mountain.
A conservative view of what lies ahead for Alzheimer's disease (AD) research sees incremental progress resulting from new and better investigative biotechnologies: In the recently published work "The Biology of Alzheimer Disease" (2012), most of what is known about AD today is described in detail. Show More Summary
Green Sea Turtle photo from Shutterstock Green turtles are already endangered, and their lot seems to be getting worse. A new study conducted by the University of Queensland and published in the journal Conservation Biology shows that green turtles are
A new study by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Snow Leopard Trust reveals a disturbing link between the cashmere trade and the decay of ecosystems that support some of the planet's most spectacular yet little-known large mammals. read more
Before I even get to the majority opinion in Center for Biological Diversity v. EPA, a quick word about the concurring opinion by Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh may be the most outspoken conservative on a court composed almost entirely of Republican appointees. So what he has to say about climate change is really noteworthy: In […]
TAMS are putting out the call for someone to do a PhD on European Wasps: Rangers from Parks and Conservation Services are working with researchers at the University of Canberra to investigate the biological impacts of European wasps. To do this, the university has established a PhD scholarship, for which they are seeking applications from prospective [...]
Jeb Bush, speaking to the Faith and Freedom Coalition, based the “conservative” argument for immigration on the fact that “immigrants are more fertile.” Oddly enough, Jeb Bush was right, at least about conservatism. A rigid biological determinism undergirds conservative ideology … Continue reading ?
[Content Note: Gender essentialism.]"I'm so used to liberals telling conservatives that they're anti-science. But liberals who defend this and say it is not a bad thing are very anti-science. When you look at biology—when you look at...Show More Summary
Red State blogger Erick Erickson said what every conservative politician is secretly thinking on Fox News last night. [Erickson said] female breadwinners are antithetical to biology: “I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science. Show More Summary
Recent observations of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) mineral undersaturations on the Bering Sea Shelf have prompted new interest in the physical and biological factors that control the inorganic carbon system in the region. Understanding...Show More Summary
Wildlife areas and parks are designed to preserve plant and animal life in biological hotspots, but what about the people who live nearby these hotspots? In many parts of East Africa, communities press right up against park boundaries and people have few alternatives but to draw on the natural resources of protected areas. Conservation efforts [...]
COLLEGE STATION, May 8, 2013 – In a groundbreaking move that provides new insight into avian evolution, biology and conservation, researchers at Texas A&M University have successfully sequenced the complete genome of a Scarlet macaw for the first time. The team was led by Drs. Show More Summary