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The Intersection of Conservation and Urban Evolution

I recently wrote about the new field of urban evolution which seeks to understand how diverse species have responded to the vast environmental changes related to urbanization.  1,063 more words


Biodiversity: it's who you are

It is a massive understatement that ecologists and conservation biologists are profoundly interested in how disturbance affects biological diversity. Humans are disturbing ecosystems by degrading or destroying habitat, by fragmenting habitat into pieces that are too small to sustain populations, by directly overexploiting species for consumption or other purposes, and by introducing non-native species (and there’s more!). 930 more words


What's the Biodiversity Within Your Closet?

Conservationists and other nature lovers frequently advocate to save or increase biodiversity, but what exactly is biodiversity? One conjures up images of rainforests, coral reefs or animal clipart arranged artistically. 727 more words


Bottom-up Citizen Science and Biodiversity Statistics

Post provided by Ditch Townsend and Robert Colwell

Different Paths to Science

DITCH: Amateur naturalists from the UK have a distinguished pedigree, from Henry Walter Bates… 1,691 more words

Methods Papers

Assessment of horticultural crops biodiversity in Kermanshah Province - JBES

Shahla Allahyari, Mahmood Khoramivafa, Saeid Jalali Honarmand, Farzad Mondani

Department of Agronomy and Plant Breeding Department, Campus of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran… 248 more words


Species diversity and Species richness

In scientific literature, you will often find these two terms; “species richness” and “species diversity” being used. While they sound quite similar (and mistakenly used interchangeably by many), they are two different concepts. 591 more words