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.
While global assessments of extinction risks for birds, mammals, amphibians and other groups are available to help guide their conservation, no similar baseline has existed for plants, despite the fundamental role they play in the biosphere.
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).
When migratory birds travel to wintering grounds, what factors determine where they decide to stay? This study presents an analysis of the monthly climatic variation of the distribution of 13 neotropical migratory birds throughout the winter season.
Ships transport myriad marine organisms around the world in ballast water that may, when exchanged, introduce foreign species that become invasive in suitable areas. This study surveyed ballast water of eight foreign ships landing at the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, carrying out morphological and molecular analyses of the organisms on board.