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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....
Monitoring farmland biodiversity across Europe: it could cost less than you think
How can we monitor Europe-wide farmland biodiversity so that it makes sense to farmers, is ecologically credible and still is affordable? Two new studies published in the Journal of Applied Ecology and the Journal of Environmental Management think it is possible. These studies were conducted by international groups of scientists including Alterra. Combining stakeholder priorities for biodiversity indicators with ecological significance, researchers find that a European farmland biodiversity monitoring scheme is...
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...