News and events tagged with United States

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    SPNHC2017: Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections Annual Conference

    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.

    Scheduled on 18 June 2017


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    Inaugural Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference

    The inaugural Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference will explore the impact of the rapid mobilization of digitized biodiversity data. 

    Scheduled on 5 June 2017


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    2017 UN Conference SDG14 (Ocean Conference)

    United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

    Scheduled on 5 June 2017


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    Effects of climate and land-use change on North American seed plants

    How will climate and land-use change alter distributions of plants in North America, and what effects will this have on future richness and diversity?

    6 days ago


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    Identifying species suitable for ecosystem restoration now and in the future

    This study highlights the importance of considering changing climates when planning for ecosystem restoration projects.

    1 week ago


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    The impact of Alaska's first invasive freshwater plant

    A cross-disciplinary study of invasive species and their potential impact on Native Alaskan subsistence.

    1 week ago


  • News

    63.8 million new observations increase eBird total to 275 million records

    Annual refresh of massive citizen science project grows by 30 per cent, showing biggest percentage gains in Asia and Europe

    1 month ago


  • Data use

    Impact of 10,000 years of humans in Alaska

    Modern civilizations are depleting commercial fisheries leading to regulation excluding local indigenous peoples from traditional harvesting territories. This affects the Aleut peoples of the western Gulf of Alaska, who have depended on marine resources for nearly 10,000 years.

    1 month ago


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    Modeling the niche of plague

    Yersinia pestis, the bacterium responsible for bubonic and pneumonic plague in humans, also causes disease in rodents like deer mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus). The western United States has one of the largest concentrations of plague in the modern world, and this study set out to model Y. pestis infections occurring in the region not only in the wild but also domestic animal.

    1 month ago


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    Assessing weed risk assessments

    Authorities often rely on weed risk assessments (WRAs) to determine the invasive potential when considering a non-native plant species for introduction. The parameters and limits of the models used differ between countries, and in this study, researchers used 40 species of crops and invasive species to compare the WRAs used in the United States and Australia.

    1 month ago