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Call for biodiversity training course proposals
The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is accepting proposals for biodiversity-related training courses. These courses may be one- or two-day courses and will be held on 16-17 November 2017 in Washington, DC, USA. Two training courses will be selected to offer in conjunction with IAIA`s special symposium held 14-15 November on the topic of "Mainstreaming the Mitigation Hierarchy in Impact Assessment." Proposals are due 31 May 2017. Additional information including proposal guidelines and...
Little hills have big effect on biodiversity
New research, published today in Progress in Oceanography by scientists at the NOC and the University of Southampton, show that deep-sea hills increase the biodiversity of forams - a very important group of shelled protozoans. There are over 25 million of these hills on the ocean floor, each hundreds of metres high. They cover around 40% of the ocean floor, making them the dominant landform on our planet. Therefore the findings of the study have important implications for diversity between 3.5 and 6.5 km depth,...
ReSAC and Biodiversity and Ecosystems projects
ReSAC participation in two projects, which are financed by Program BG03 “Biodiversity and Ecosystems” and co-financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA FM 2009-2014) GRASSLAND: Assessment and mapping of GRASSLANDecosystems condition and their services in Bulgaria, Contr. Д-33-90/03.09.2015 The project will contribute to the overall objectives of the Programme for concise inventory of ecosystem services in the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategy of the EU....
USAID Indonesia Awards Tetra Tech $32 Million Marine Resources and Biodiversity Contract
Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Company a $32 million, single-award contract to promote improved governance of marine resources and protect biodiversity in Indonesia. Under the five-year Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) project, Tetra Tech will work with partners at the regional, national, and community levels to strengthen policies to improve natural resource management and the health of marine ecosystems in Indonesia....
Taking a Molecular Approach to Conserving Freshwater Biodiversity
Molecular ecologists have a key role to play in setting priorities for the conservation of aquatic biodiversity, according to a recent review paper published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Sciences. By applying DNA sequencing and related tools, molecular ecologists can collaborate with other ecologists, especially in the fields of species distribution modelling and conservation planning, argues the paper`s author, Jane Hughes, of the Australian Rivers Institute. "This approach will help to...