Blog Posts - Biodiversity



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

Disadvantages of marine protected areas

     Filed under: conservation, conservation biology, marine, marine protected area, MPA, protected area, reserve Tagged: biodiversity, environment, Fish, fisheries, marine reserves...
by Conservation Bytes on Feb 28, 2016

Disadvantages of marine protected areas

     Filed under: conservation, conservation biology, marine, marine protected area, MPA, protected area, reserve Tagged: biodiversity, environment, Fish, fisheries, marine reserves...
by Conservation Bytes on Feb 28, 2016

Biowealth

While I’ve blogged about this before in general terms (here and here), I thought it wise to reproduce the (open-access) chapter of the same name published in late 2013 in the unfortunately rather obscure book The Curious Country produced by t...
by Conservation Bytes on Feb 24, 2016

Biowealth

While I’ve blogged about this before in general terms (here and here), I thought it wise to reproduce the (open-access) chapter of the same name published in late 2013 in the unfortunately rather obscure book The Curious Country produced by t...
by Conservation Bytes on Feb 24, 2016

It’s not always best to be the big fish

Loosely following the theme of last week’s post, it’s now fairly well established that humans tend to pick on the big species first. From fewer big trees, declines of big carnivores, elephant & rhino poaching, to fishing down the web...
by Conservation Bytes on Feb 3, 2016

Kakatiya University: B.Sc Cell Biology, Genetics, Ecology and Biodiversity 2011 Question Paper

Looking for B.Sc Model Question Papers for Kakatiya University ? Download here 2011 question papers of Cell Biology, Genetics, Ecology and Biodiversity. KAKATIYA UNIVERSITY B.Sc III Year Botany Paper III (Cell Biology, Genetics, Ecology and Biodive...
by University Question Papers on Jan 25, 2016

Getting your conservation science to the right people

A perennial lament of nearly every conservation scientist — at least at some point (often later in one’s career) — is that the years of blood, sweat and tears spent to obtain those precious results count for nought in terms of improving re...
by Conservation Bytes on Jan 22, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXIV

Another six biodiversity cartoons for you this week. You might have asked yourself ‘Why six?’ — the number 6 is, of course, the smallest perfect number (i.e., the sum of its aliquot divisors is equal to the number itself: 1 + 2 + 3 = 6)...
by Conservation Bytes on Jan 13, 2016

A Xmas trip to the Tropical Coast, Spain

Now that the Xmas holidays are definitely gone, in Spain are longer than in other countries -for the presents are brought by the ¨Three Wise Men¨ on the night of January 5th-, I am doing some recap of images of the days passed with the family in th...

Outright bans of trophy hunting could do more harm than good

In July 2015 an American dentist shot and killed a male lion called ‘Cecil’ with a hunting bow and arrow, an act that sparked a storm of social media outrage. Cecil was a favourite of tourists visiting Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, and so the...
by Conservation Bytes on Jan 5, 2016

Influential conservation papers of 2015

As I did last year and the year before, here’s another arbitrary, retrospective list of the top 20 influential conservation papers of 2015 as assessed via F1000 Prime. — Changing habitat areas and static reserves: challenges to species...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 24, 2015

Extinction of large animals could make climate change worse

The extinction of large animals from tropical forests could make climate change worse -- according to researchers at the University of East Anglia. New research published today in Science Advances reveals that a decline in fruit-eating animals such...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 23, 2015

'Darwin's puddle' shows how new species can emerge without geographic separation

Cichlid fish from a tiny volcanic crater lake in Africa have been caught in the act of sympatric speciation, whereby a new species evolves when there is no geographic barrier to physically separate the new species from the old. The study, led by the...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 23, 2015

Is evolution more intelligent than we thought?

Evolution may be more intelligent than we thought, according to a University of Southampton professor. Could evolution learn from previous experience?  [Credit: NASA]Professor Richard Watson says new research shows that evolution is able to lea...
by The Archaeology News Network on Dec 23, 2015

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXIII

Six more biodiversity cartoons to hold you over until I get back from Germany next week (see full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here). — Filed under: Australia, deforestation, development, environmental p...
by Conservation Bytes on Nov 17, 2015

When science is ignored: Mauritius starts culling 18,000 threatened fruit bats

Here’s a depressing emergency post by Fabiola Monty. — I started working on this article to discuss how useful science is being ignored in Mauritius. The Mauritian government has decided to implement a fruit bat cull as an ‘urgent respo...
by Conservation Bytes on Nov 7, 2015

Game bird madness

I just returned to Paris after a brief visit to the University of Aberdeen over the weekend. My hosts, Xavier Lambin and Beth Scott, were not only marvellously welcoming, I also learned a lot about the travesty that is game bird management in the Un...
by Conservation Bytes on Nov 3, 2015

Syrian war spurs first withdrawal from ‘doomsday’ Arctic seed vault

Syria’s civil war has prompted the first withdrawal of crop seeds from a “doomsday” vault built in an Arctic mountainside to safeguard global food supplies. The seeds, including samples of wheat, barley and grasses suited to dry reg...
by Landscape Juice on Sep 22, 2015

A terraced garden and potager, Bunyola, Majorca (Spain)

A visit to a small terraced garden in Bunyola, Majorca.  The location of the garden is incredible and the views to the Sierra de Tramuntana are stunning!  the garden is mainly a potager, orchard that provides the family with organic veggies...


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