News tagged with plant biodiversity

21,000 species at risk of extinction

A freshwater shrimp, an island-dwelling lizard and a pupfish from Arizona have been declared extinct, while nearly 21,000 species are at risk of dying out, an updated "Red List" showed.

dateJul 02, 2013 in Ecology
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Encouraging signs for bee biodiversity

Declines in the biodiversity of pollinating insects and wild plants have slowed in recent years, according to a new study. Researchers led by the University of Leeds and the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in the Netherlands ...

dateMay 21, 2013 in Ecology
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Koalas and mine site restoration

One of the guiding principles of rehabilitating disturbed landscapes and mine sites – that if you restore their plant diversity, the animals that once lived there will return – does not always hold true, ...

dateFeb 13, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Ocean heatwave decimates vital seaweed habitat

The decimation of a seaweed that provides vital habitat for an interdependent web of marine species off the WA coast, as a consequence of a record ocean heatwave, has been revealed in a paper published in ...

dateJan 22, 2013 in Environment
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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. An international team of biologists is now addressing this gap.

dateJan 17, 2013 in Ecology
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Genetic diversity: The hidden face of biodiversity

Will future conservation policies have to take account of the genetic diversity within each species ? A large-scale study into plants found at high altitude throughout the Alps and the Carpathians, has enabled ...

dateOct 08, 2012 in Ecology
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