Blog Posts - Biodiversity



The agricultural revolution in Sicily – Back to ancient grains

Translated from the article - Översatt från artiklen The revolution of Sicilian peasants, 3,000 hectares of ancient grains against multinationals. The return of biodiversity in agriculture, partly from the local wheat. To improve the environment, n...
by Living In Sicily on May 23, 2016

How birds turn red

In the bird world, the color red has special significance. Many species use red signals to attract mates or deter rivals, adding the color to their beaks, feathers, or bare skin. Generally speaking, as far as many birds are concerned, redder is bette...
by The Archaeology News Network on May 20, 2016

Natural selection sculpts genetic information to limit diversity

A study of butterflies suggests that when a species adapts, other parts of its genetic make-up  can be linked to that adaptation, limiting diversity in the population. Heliconius Melpomene, a tropical butterfly found in South America. The study...
by The Archaeology News Network on May 19, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXVII

Another six biodiversity cartoons because I have a full-on month of lecturing. I’ll call this one the ‘over-population’ issue. See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under:...
by Conservation Bytes on May 18, 2016

Evolutionary 'probables' a positive step

Rice University scientists have advanced their method for determining the most likely ways genes have evolved over eons, both within and across species. Horizontal gene transfer and hybridization, the sharing of genes by means other than parentage,...
by The Archaeology News Network on May 18, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXVII

Another six biodiversity cartoons because I have a full-on month of lecturing. I’ll call this one the ‘over-population’ issue. See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under:...
by Conservation Bytes on May 18, 2016

Consultants & Technical Executive Jobs Karnataka Biodiversity Board Recruitment 2016

Consultants & Technical Executive Jobs Karnataka Biodiversity Board Recruitment 2016: KBB has invited Applications From Eligible for Vacancy Openings in. Recruitment Advertisement is published On Official Website and Latest Employment News. Board...
by Jobs Bundle on May 14, 2016

One-two carbon punch of defaunation

I’ve just read a well-planned and lateral-thinking paper in Nature Communications that I think readers of CB.com ought to appreciate. The study is a simulation of a complex ecosystem service that would be nigh impossible to examine experimenta...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 30, 2016

One-two carbon punch of defaunation

I’ve just read a well-planned and lateral-thinking paper in Nature Communications that I think readers of CB.com ought to appreciate. The study is a simulation of a complex ecosystem service that would be nigh impossible to examine experimenta...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 30, 2016

The Good, The Bad, The Environment: National Park Week

National Park Week National Parks really are our best idea. If you’re lucky enough to live near some of our precious public lands, you may know how important they are: connecting us with nature, culture, history. Often we take them … Cont...
by Almost All The Truth on Apr 18, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXVI

Another six biodiversity cartoons because it’s shaping up to be a crazy week. See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under: deforestation, development, environmental policy, governance...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 13, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXVI

Another six biodiversity cartoons because it’s shaping up to be a crazy week. See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under: deforestation, development, environmental policy, governance...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 13, 2016

How deep does life go?

One of the startling discoveries about life on Earth in the past 25 years is that it can -- and does -- flourish beneath the ocean floor, in the planet's dark, dense, rocky crust. The oceanic crust at North Pond is relatively young (8 million years...
by The Archaeology News Network on Apr 8, 2016

Most-Bestest Environment Minister in the World, Ever

Australia has an appalling environmental record — hell, I have even written an entire book on our sorry state of environmental affairs. Of course, environmental damage is a slow accumulation of bad political decisions, neglect, corruption, greed an...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 3, 2016

Most-Bestest Environment Minister in the World, Ever

Australia has an appalling environmental record — hell, I have even written an entire book on our sorry state of environmental affairs. Of course, environmental damage is a slow accumulation of bad political decisions, neglect, corruption, greed an...
by Conservation Bytes on Apr 3, 2016

Higher biodiversity imparts greater disease resistance

Is biodiversity good for us? In many ways, this is a stupid question because at some point, losing species that we use directly will obviously impact us negatively — think of food crops, pollination and carbon uptake. But how much can we afford to...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 11, 2016

Higher biodiversity imparts greater disease resistance

Is biodiversity good for us? In many ways, this is a stupid question because at some point, losing species that we use directly will obviously impact us negatively — think of food crops, pollination and carbon uptake. But how much can we afford to...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 11, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXV

Another six biodiversity cartoons for you this week (see here for why I provide six each time). See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under: deforestation, development, environmental policy,...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 7, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXV

Another six biodiversity cartoons for you this week (see here for why I provide six each time). See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under: deforestation, development, environmental policy,...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 7, 2016

Environmental Arsehats

I’m starting a new series on ConservationBytes.com — one that exposes the worst environmental offenders on the planet. I’ve taken the idea from an independent media organisation based in Australia — Crikey — who has been running the...
by Conservation Bytes on Mar 3, 2016


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