Posts Tagged ‘biodiversity’

Diverse Manu National Park

Monday, February 24th, 2014
lizards, manu, ambphibians, reptiles, frogs, chytrid, peru, biodiversity

This forest reserve in Peru has the largest amphibian and reptile diversity on the planet.

Healthy Ecosystem, Better Harvest

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
coffee, plants, kilimanjaro, biodiversity, ecosystem, services, value, shade

Biodiversity leads to a better harvest for coffee on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Measuring Biodiversity

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
biodiversity, measure, measuring, oceans, ecosystems, fish, citizen science, reefs, reef life survey, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, vims, scuba, species, function, richness

Researchers, with the help of citizen scientists, are measuring ocean biodiversity in a whole new way.

Food Webs

Monday, October 7th, 2013
Peter Roopnarine, food webs, webs, species, interactions, network, ecosystems, biodiversity, paleo, coral reefs

One of the most important ways species interact in an ecosystem? Food Webs. Learn how researchers study paleo and present-day food webs.

Big Picture of a Tiny World

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
insects, ants, madagascar, forests, deforestation, habitats, brian fisher, conservation, google, earth, ecosystems, biodiversity, patterson

Ant researcher Brian Fisher looks at life on a different scale than most people.

Hungry Sea Otters Save Shorelines

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Image by Robert Scoles/NOAA

Researchers are discovering just how vital sea otters are to healthy ecosystems.

What Lives Where

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
collections, museums, biodiversity, informatics, ecosystems, conservation, scientific research

The Academy’s Stan Blum works in Biodiversity Informatics– he documents what lives where.

Undercover Ecosystem Agents

Thursday, June 6th, 2013
ecosystems, biodiversity, coral reefs, rainforests, alpine, forests, meadows, moray, deforestation, sediment

Healthy ecosystems often rely on secret agents. Not spies, but organisms that might not seem to have an obvious connection to a natural community.

Biodiversity and Disease

Thursday, April 11th, 2013
diseases, biodiversity, pathogens, viruses, ecosystems, habitats, economy, shannon bennett

How does biodiversity affect human health? Can we put a price tag on it?

Biodiverse Perspectives

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
biodiversity, dimensions, perspectives, NSF, national science foundation, species, ecosystems

We’re running out of time to find and discover all the species on Earth and the benefits they provide. Here’s a clever way to speed the process up!

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