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Science Daily: New Species - 3 hours 43 min ago
Some conservation strategies assume that the evolutionary distances between species on a phylogenetic 'tree of life' (a branching diagram of species popularized by Charles Darwin) can be used to predict how diverse their biological features will be. These distances are then used to select which species to conserve in order to maximize interesting biological features -- such as potentially useful drug compounds and resilience to climate change. But a new analysis of data from 223 studies of animals, plants, and fungi, shows that methods based on such distances are often no better at conserving interesting biological features than picking species at random.
Researchers have debated for more than two decades the likely impacts, if any, of global warming on the worldwide incidence of malaria, a mosquito-borne disease that infects more than 300 million people each year.
Our DNA and its architecture are duplicated every time our cells divide. Histone proteins are key building blocks of this architecture and contain crucial information that regulates our genes. Danish researchers show how an enzyme controls reliable and high-speed delivery of histones to DNA copying hubs in our cells. This shuttling mechanism is crucial to maintain normal function of our genes and prevent disease. The results are published in the journal Nature Communications.
This shows the North Atlantic tracking routes of 17 juvenile loggerhead sea turtles. A new study satellite tracked 17 young loggerhead turtles in the Atlantic Ocean to better understand sea turtle nursery grounds and early habitat use during the 'lost years.' The study, conducted by a collaborative research team, including scientists from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, was the first long-term satellite tracking study of young turtles at sea.
Ernst Mayr Library Blog - Thu, 2014-03-06 11:00
Animals on display: the creaturely in museums, zoos, and natural history.
Edited by Liv Emma Thorsen, Karen A. Rader, and Adam Dodd. University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, . HOLLIS# 013878073
QL71.A1 A55 2013
Antarctic futures: human engagement with the Antarctic environment.
By Tina Tin, Daniela Liggett, Patrick T. Maher, Machiel Lamers, editors. Dordrecht; New York: Springer, . HOLLIS# 013868202
GE320.A6 A58 2014
Are species real? An essay on the metaphysics of species.
By Matthew H. Slater, Bucknell University, USA. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. HOLLIS# 013934523
Catalogue of the Cicadoidea (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha).
By Allen F. Sanborn; with contributions to the bibliography by Martin H. Villet. Amsterdam: Academic Press, 2014. HOLLIS# 013934526
QL527.C5 S26 2013
Ecology and conservation of the maned wolf: multidisciplinary perspectives.
Edited by Adriana G. Consorte-McCrea, Eliana Ferraz Santos. Boca Raton: CRC Press, . HOLLIS# 013934530
QL737.C22 E285 2014
Field identification guide to the living marine resources of the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean = Dalīl ḥaqlī li-taʻyīn huwīyyat al-mawārid al-baḥrīyah al-ḥayyah li-sharqī al-Baḥr al-Mutawassiṭ wa-janūbih.
By M. Bariche. Rome: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2012. HOLLIS# 013932653
The future of nature: documents of global change.
Edited by Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin, Paul Warde. New Haven: Yale University Press, ©2013. HOLLIS# 013919196
GE149.F47 2013 [ebook]
The invasive lionfish: assessments and impact management.
Editor, Harris A. Sullivan. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., . HOLLIS# 013934538
QL638.S42 I53 2013
Kinematics and hydrodynamics of undulatory locomotion in hagfishes (Myxinidae) and hagfish-like robotic models.
By Jeanette Li Li Lim. Thesis, Ph. D., Harvard University, 2013. HOLLIS# 013845517
Neanderthal man: in search of lost genomes.
By Svante Pääbo. New York: Basic Books, . HOLLIS# 013931031
Octopus! The most mysterious creature in the sea.
By Katherine Harmon Courage. New York, New York: Current, 2013. HOLLIS# 013934541
QL430.3.O2 C678 2013
The origin of species: The making of a theory — The beak of the finch — Lizards in an evolutionary tree. [DVD]
Version 1.0. Chevy Chase, Md.: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, c2013. HOLLIS# 013915181
The Peace-Athabasca Delta: portrait of a dynamic ecosystem.
By Kevin P. Timoney. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, c2013. HOLLIS# 013805830
QH106.2.A42 T56 2013 [ebook]
The physiology of fishes.
Edited by David H. Evans, James B. Claiborne, Suzanne Currie. Fourth edition. Boca Raton: CRC Press, . HOLLIS# 013934542
Primates and cetaceans: field research and conservation of complex mammalian societies.
Juichi Yamagiwa, Leszek Karczmarski, editors. Tokyo; New York: Springer, . HOLLIS# 013925243
Quagga and zebra mussels: biology, impacts, and control.
Edited by Thomas F. Nalepa and Don Schloesser. Second edition. Boca Raton: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, . HOLLIS# 013934543
QL430.7.D8 Z45 2014
A rapid marine biological assessment of Timor-Leste.
Contributors, Mark Erdmann, Gerald Allen, Emre Turak, Lyndon Devantier, and Candice Mohan; edited by Mark Erdmann and Candice Mohan. Arlington, VA: Conservation International; Dili, Timor-Leste: Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security, . HOLLIS# 013934544
Rare Birds of North America.
By Steve N.G. Howell, Ian Lewington, and Will Russell. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, . HOLLIS# 013921109
Bird QL676.7 .H68 2014
Report of the first meeting of the CFMC/OSPESCA/WECAFC/CRFM Working Group on Queen Conch: Panama City, Panama, 23-25 October 2012 = Rapport de la première réunion de la CFMC/OSPESCA/COPACO/CRFM Groupe de travail sur le strombe rosé = Informe de la primera reunión del Grupo de trabajo de CFMC/OSPESCA/COPACO/CRFM sobre el caracol rosado.
Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, . HOLLIS# 013933082
SH373.6.Q43 C45 2012
Report of the Fourteenth Session of the Commission: Panama City, Panama, 6-9 February 2012 = Rapport de la Quatorzième Session de la Commission: Panama, Panama, 6-9 février 2012 = Informe de la Decimocuarta Reunión de la Comisión: Cuidad de Panamá, Panamá, 6-9 de febrero de 2012.
Bridgetown, Barbados: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Subregional Office for the Caribbean, c2012. HOLLIS# 013933065
SH233.A1 W37 2012
Tropical fruit flies (Tephritidae, Dacinae) of South-East Asia: Indomalaya to north-west Australasia.
By Richard A.I. Drew and Meredith C. Romig, International Centre for the Management of Pest Fruit Flies, Griffith University, Australia. Asia Boston, MA: CABI, . HOLLIS# 013905628
QL537.M6 D695 2013
Water transport, embolism recovery and water storage in trees.
By James Kenneth Wheeler. Thesis, Ph. D., Harvard University, 2013. HOLLIS# 013936514