Africa has a larger land surface than China, India, North America and Western Europe combined, and is home to nine of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, yet our knowledge of Africa’s fauna is poorly documented.
The theme of the meeting is “The Next Generation in Best Practices.” This broad theme is intended to reflect the core aim of SPNHC to codify and disseminate best practices for the development, management, and care of natural history collections and their associated data.
Some species are easily misidentified because they appear very similar to other species. Affecting large biodiversity repositories, such as GBIF, how can such misidentifications be corrected without having to go through millions of records?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the world has seen a 37 per cent decrease in malaria incidence over the last 15 years. However, the disease still imposes a significant economic and health burden in regions where it is endemic.
Chikungunya (CHIKV) is a mosquito-borne viral infection that causes rashes, fever and joint symptoms. In this study, researchers take a data-driven, ecological approach to predicting spread of CHIKV by focusing on the 2013 outbreak in the Americas
The amphibian fauna of the Philippines is high in diversity and endemism, yet faces threats from habitat modification, invasive species, hunting, and the spread of chytrid fungus. Developing a complete species list of amphibians is essential for conservation planning and informed management decisions
What causes certain groups of organisms to have more species than others? This study seeks an answer by examining the relationship between ecological niche evolution and diversification in the largest family of songbirds, the tanagers (Thraupidea).