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Biology News - 4 hours 47 min ago
Victoria Lundblad and Timothy Tucey are researchers at the Salk Institute. Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off "switch" in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging. This switch points to a way to encourage healthy cells to keep dividing and generating, for example, new lung or liver tissue, even in old age.
Science Daily: New Species - 6 hours 47 min ago
Many native species have vanished from tropical islands because of human impact, but scientists have discovered how fossils can be used to restore lost biodiversity. The key lies in organic materials found in fossil bones, which contain evidence for how ancient ecosystems functioned, according to a new study.
Science Daily: New Species - 13 hours 5 min ago
Thanks to biotechnology, researchers have increased the production of woody species. This result is of great interest to the energy market, they say.
Nature Newsblog - 14 hours 23 min ago
Despite a slowdown in recent years in the rate of global warming, the world remains on a path to substantial and potentially disruptive climate change.
Global carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and the production of cement reached a record high of 36.1 billion tonnes in 2013, and are now more than 60% above the level of 1990, when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its first report. Compared to 2012, emissions grew by 2.3% last year and are likely to increase by a further 2.5% in 2014.
The new figures were released on 23 September by the Global Carbon Budget, a group that regularly analyses changes in carbon sources and sinks.
CO2 emissions continue to track the high-end scenarios used by the IPCC in its latest report to project the magnitude of global warming. Without sustained mitigation measures — including capturing and storing the carbon produced by power stations — the world is likely to warm by 3.2–5.4 °C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century.
“It is getting increasingly unlikely that global warming can be kept below 2 °C,” says Glen Peters, a climate scientists at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo. “In any case, the challenge is getting bigger every year and might be unachievable without our betting on negative emissions.”
The dire outlook — detailed in a package of research articles and commentaries in Nature Geoscience and Nature Climate Change — comes on the eve of a climate summit convened by the United Nations on 23 September in New York. At the meeting, world leaders aim to prepare the ground for an international greenhouse-gas reduction agreement to be signed next year.
“Governments say they agree with the 2 °C target but the urgency of action hasn’t really sunk in,” says Corinne Le Quéré, a climate scientist at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, and a co-author of the studies. “We have already used up two-thirds of the fossil fuels we can afford to burn if we want to have a reasonable chance to stay below 2 °C warming. At the rate at which CO2 currently accumulates in the atmosphere, the remaining emissions budget will be exhausted in 30 years.”
When the latest set of IPCC emissions scenarios were developed about ten years ago, many experts had expected the ‘carbon intensity’ of the world economy’s to decrease by 2% to 4.5% per year. But that has not happened — mainly owing to China’s continued reliance on coal as the main energy source for its growing economy, the actual decline in the amount of fossil fuel used to produce 1% of global gross domestic product was merely about 1%. Given current projections of global economic growth, emissions are unlikely to peak and reverse any time soon in the absence of more stringent energy policies.
Despite its increased efforts to reduce pollution, China surpassed the United States as the world’s largest emitter of CO2 in 2007 and is now emitting more than the US and the European Union combined. China’s pro capita emissions are still not as high as those in the US, but in 2013 they were higher than the EU’s. Together, the three regions account for more than half of worldwide emissions.
Ernst Mayr Library Blog - Thu, 2014-09-11 09:12
Advances in freshwater decapod systematics and biology.
By Darren C.J. Yeo, Neil Cumberlidge, and Sebastian Klaus (editors). Boston: Brill, 2014. HOLLIS# 014151454
QL444.M33 A33 2014
De amfibieën en reptielen van Nederland.
Onder redactie van Raymond C.M. Creemers, Jeroen J.C.W. van Delft; met bijdragen van Jan W. Arntzen … [et al.]. Leiden: Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, 2009. HOLLIS# 012758935
QL643.A44 2009 [with CD-ROM]
Biodiversity of the Four Corners area: technical reviews. Volumes 1-2.
AWF Four Corners TBNRM Project. Harare: Zambezi Society; Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: Biodiversity Foundation for Africa, . HOLLIS# 010238555
QH195.C37 B56 2004
Codon evolution: mechanisms and models.
Edited by Gina M. Cannarozzi, Adrian Schneider. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. HOLLIS# 013227861
Conservation assessment of butterflies of South Africa, Lesotho, and Swaziland: red list and atlas.
Edited by S. Mecenero … [et al.]. Johannesburg: Saftronics (Pty) Ltd. and the Animal Demography Unit, 2013. HOLLIS# 014032748
QL557.S6 C66 2013
Conservation biology: foundations, concepts, applications.
By Fred Van Dyke; illustrators and permissions assistants, Michael J. Bigelow, Lauren Anderson; editorial assistant, Jo Ebihara. 2nd ed. [United States]: Springer, c2008. HOLLIS# 014152294
QH75.V37 2008 [on reserve—ask at the circulation desk]
Contributions to the history of herpetology. Volume 1, revised and expanded: Issued to commemorate the I World Congress of Herpetology, Canterbury.
Edited by Kraig Adler. Oxford, Ohio: S.S.A.R., 1989- . HOLLIS# 001838687
Herp. QL640.C6 1989 v. 1 rev.
A democracy of facts: natural history in the early republic.
By Andrew J. Lewis. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c2011. HOLLIS# 012750976
QH21.U6 L48 2011
Ecoregions: the ecosystem geography of the oceans and continents.
By Robert G. Bailey. 2nd edition. Berlin: Springer, 2014. HOLLIS# 014119438
QH541.15.E248 B24 2014
Essentials of ecology.
By Michael Begon, Robert W. Howarth, Colin R. Townsend. 4th edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2014. HOLLIS# 014012567
The evolution of phylogenetic systematics.
Edited by Andrew Hamilton. Berkeley: University of California Press, . HOLLIS# 014151342
QH83.E96 2014eb [e-book]
Experimental evolution and the nature of biodiversity.
By Rees Kassen (Department of Biology, University of Ottawa). Greenwood Village, Colorado: Roberts and Company, . HOLLIS# 014151345
QH541.15.B56 K37 2014
The extracellular matrix: an overview.
Robert P. Mecham, editor. Berlin; New York: Springer Verlag, c2011. HOLLIS# 014153703
A feathered river across the sky: the passenger pigeon’s flight to extinction.
By Joel Greenberg. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. HOLLIS# 013907148
QL696.C6 G74 2014
Fresh-water birds of Ireland.
Text by Jim Wilson; images by Mark Carmody. Wilton, Cork: Collins Press, 2011. HOLLIS# 014151398
QL690.I7 W55 2011
From taxonomy to phylogenetics: life and work of Willi Hennig.
By Michael Schmitt. Leiden; Boston: Brill, . HOLLIS# 014151347
QH31.H3585 S36 2013eb [e-book]
The Galapagos: a natural history.
By Henry Nicholls. New York: Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, . HOLLIS# 014151349
QH198.G3 N53 2014eb [e-book]
Greifvögel in Deutschland: Bestand, Situation, Schutz.
Hrsg. von Achim Kostrzewa und Gero Speer; unter Mitarb. von E. Bezzel … [et al.]. 2., vollst. neu bearb. und erw. Aufl. Wiebelsheim: Aula, 2001. HOLLIS# 007922357
QL696.F3 G735 2001
Guldholmen Mai 2013: ornitologiske registreringer med hovedvekt på trekkende sjøfugl.
By Bjørn R. Eriksen. Halden: G. Hardeng, 2013. HOLLIS# 014137257
QL690.S8 E74 2013
How to write and publish a scientific paper.
By Robert A. Day and Barbara Gastel. 7th ed. Santa Barbara, Calif.: Greenwood, c2011. HOLLIS# 014151371
Ref. T11.D33 2011
Inland aquaculture in Western Australia: establishing an aquaculture operation: overview and licensing.
Published by Department of Fisheries. Perth, WA: Department of Fisheries, February 2013. HOLLIS# 014151895
Edited by Sassan Asgari and Karyn N. Johnson. Norfolk, UK: Caister Academic, c2010. HOLLIS# 014151395
Mass production of beneficial organisms: invertebrates and entomopathogens.
Edited by Juan A. Morales-Ramos, M. Guadalupe Rojas, David I. Shapiro-Ilan. London: Elsevier Science, 2014. HOLLIS# 014151364
SF517.M27 2014eb [e-book]
A method for determining a fee for access to the aquatic environment for aquaculture and pearling purposes: Water Lease Fees Working Group report to the Hon Minister Norman Moore, MLC Minister for Fisheries, July 2011.
Department of Fisheries. Perth, WA: Department of Fisheries, February 2013. HOLLIS# 014151889
Nigel Pitman [and ten others], editores/editors. Chicago: The Field Museum, . HOLLIS# 014122166
Recreational fishing in Western Australia: fish identification guide.
Perth, Western Australia: Department of Fisheries, February 2013. HOLLIS# 014151824
Review of report on the “Status of nearshore finfish stocks in south-western Western Australia: Australian herring and tailor”.
Prepared by Keith Jones, Sillago Research Pty Ltd for the Department of Fisheries, Western Australia. Perth, Western Australia: Department of Fisheries, 2013. HOLLIS# 014151921
Review of the Western Australian Rock Lobster stock assessment: report to Western Australian, Department of fisheries.
By André E. Punt. Perth, W.A.: Department of Fisheries, 2011. HOLLIS# 014151908
SH380.2.A8 P85 2011
Die Säugetiere Deutschlands: Beobachten und Bestimmen.
[By] Eckhard Grimmberger. 1. Auflage. Wiebelsheim: Quelle & Meyer Verlag, 2014. HOLLIS# 014137371
QL728.G3 G75 2014
Tapeworms, lice, and prions: a compendium of unpleasant infections.
By David I. Grove. First edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. HOLLIS# 014151365
RA639.G76 2014eb [e-book]
The trilobite book: a visual journey.
By Riccardo Levi-Setti. Chicago; London: University of Chicago Press, 2014. HOLLIS# 014151367
QE821.L455 2014eb [e-book]
Wild again: the struggle to save the black-footed ferret.
By David Jachowski. Berkeley: University of California Press, . HOLLIS# 013995887
QL737.C25 J32 2014eb [e-book]