Blog Posts - Extinction



Influential conservation ecology papers of 2016

As I have done for the last three years (2015, 2014, 2013), here’s another retrospective list of the top 20 influential conservation papers of 2016 as assessed by experts in F1000 Prime. Scaling laws predict global microbial diversity — ...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 15, 2016

Genetic Management of Fragmented Animal and Plant Populations

That is the title of a new textbook that will be available mid-2017. After almost 6 years work, authors Dick Frankham, Jonathan Ballou, Katherine Ralls, Mark Eldridge, Michele Dudash, Charles Fenster, Bob Lacy & Paul Sunnucks have produced an...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 10, 2016

David E. Fastovsky – The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs

The book is written as a series of readable, entertaining essays covering important and timely topics in dinsoaur paleontology and natural history. It will appeal to non-specialists and all dinosaur enthusiasts, treating subjects as diverse as birds...
by Tutorials For Download on Dec 9, 2016

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XL

That’s ’40’, of course. Six more biodiversity cartoons, and the last for 2016. See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss’ compendia here. — Filed under: cartoon, conservation, environmental policy, sc...
by Conservation Bytes on Dec 6, 2016

The Devil's Kettle from Brule River in Minnesota, USA.

Devil 'Kettle is a name worthy of a horror movie, when, in fact, is just a mysterious place located on Brule River in Minnesota, USA.At one point, the river is divided into two different waterfalls: the first feed Lake Superior and the destinati...
by Potent Scientia Est on Nov 29, 2016

The only alpine parrot in the world, Kea is in danger of extinction

The only alpine parrot in the world, who lives in New Zealand, is in danger of extinction.The Kea  is a large species of parrot of the family Strigopidae found in forested and alpine regions of the South Island of New Zealand. About 48 cm (...
by Potent Scientia Est on Sep 27, 2016

Inexorable rise of human population pressures in Africa

I’ve been a bit mad preparing for an upcoming conference, so I haven’t had a lot of time lately to blog about interesting developments in the conservation world. However, it struck me today that my preparations provide ideal material for...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 31, 2016

Not Quite Dead

Extinction is a cause of fear. Having evolved a certain level of self-aware consciousness, we fear becoming the next tyrannosaurus-rex or spinosaurus, or whatever the next top predator turns out to have been. We’re here to stay. So we like …...

Cartoon guide to biodiversity loss XXXVIII

Another six biodiversity cartoons for your midday chuckle & groan. There’s even one in there that takes the mickey out of some of my own research (see if you can figure out which one). See full stock of previous ‘Cartoon guide to biodive...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 25, 2016

Rich and stable communities most vulnerable to change

I’ve just read an interesting new study that was sent to me by the lead author, Giovanni Strona. Published the other day in Nature Communications, Strona & Lafferty’s article entitled Environmental change makes robust ecological ne...
by Conservation Bytes on Aug 16, 2016

More things stay the same, more we retrogress

Within six months of Abbott and the Coalition seizing power in the 2013 Australian election, decades—if not centuries—of environmental damage and retrograde policies unfolded. But this was no run-of-the-mill incompetence and neglect by government...
by Conservation Bytes on Jul 20, 2016

How much do humans need to cooperate in order to survive?

Existential risks are thorny problems. They generally can’t be solved by one person working alone. Success will almost certainly require deep cooperation among all countries. In fact, existential risks can be categorized according to how much coope...
by Vision of Earth on Jul 17, 2016

How much do humans need to cooperate in order to survive?

Existential risks are thorny problems. They generally can’t be solved by one person working alone. Success will almost certainly require deep cooperation among all countries. In fact, existential risks can be categorized according to how much coope...
by Vision of Earth on Jul 17, 2016

Independence Day: Extinction 1.0.0 APK

The post Independence Day: Extinction 1.0.0 APK appeared first on APK4Market.com. This version of Independence Day: Extinction 1.0.0 APK includes several changes which are mentioned below. You can Download Independence Day: Extinction 1.0.0 APK direc...
by APK4Market.com on Jul 13, 2016

George Hubert Wilkins — Australia’s first whitefella conservationist?

As many of you know, I have held the ‘Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change’ at the University of Adelaide since January 2015. My colleague and friend, Barry Brook, was the foundation Chair-holder from 2006-2014. Initially set up b...
by Conservation Bytes on Jul 6, 2016

Independence Day: Extinction v1.0.0 APK

Welcome to Earth! Independence Day: Extinction The battle for planetary supremacy begins now! 20 years after the first Alien attack in INDEPENDENCE DAY, they’ve returned in INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE. Fight for humankind or pledge your allegi...
by APKMANIA Full on Jul 4, 2016

Independence Day: Extinction v1.0.0 Apk

Download>> Independence Day: Extinction v1.0.0 Apk | 74 MB | Resumable Links | Requires :Android 4.4 and Up | Welcome to Earth! Independence Day: Extinction What’s in this version :  – Minor bug fixes / Optimi...
by APKARCHIVE on Jul 4, 2016

Cooperate or perish: Minimal levels of collaboration needed to save the world

One way to quantify the danger posed by an existential risk is to examine how much countries will need to cooperate in order to avoid it. Since successful avoidance of an existential risk can be considered a public good (something that benefits the w...
by Vision of Earth on Jul 3, 2016

Cooperate or perish: Minimal levels of collaboration needed to save the world

One way to quantify the danger posed by an existential risk is to examine how much countries will need to cooperate in order to avoid it. Since successful avoidance of an existential risk can be considered a public good (something that benefits the w...
by Vision of Earth on Jul 3, 2016

Dinosaurs, Old and New

Tyrannosaurus rex, aside from being a photogenic movie star, was one of the top predators of its day. Ironically, in the Jurassic Park original trilogy (which would have been, more appropriately Triassic Park) tyrannosaurus rex becomes the ultimate p...


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