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UGA researcher uses cellular biology to target lethal parasites - Online Athens


Online Athens
“In some areas, you have 50 to 60 percent of people who are infected with Chagas disease,” said Docampo, the Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in Cellular Biology. This obscenely high disease burden strains developing nations' resources by ...

Biodiversity: Why the extinction crisis isn't as bad as you thought - New Scientist


New Scientist
You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard about the biodiversity crisis. Since about 1500, expanding human activity has condemned vast numbers of mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles to an early grave. Now worries have spread to ...

Modeling the ecology and evolution of biodiversity: Biogeographical cradles, museums, and graves - Science Magazine


Science Magazine
The emergence, distribution, and extinction of species are driven by interacting factors—spatial, temporal, physical, and biotic. Rangel et al. simulated the past 800,000 years of evolution in South America, incorporating these factors into a ...

Alliance For Zero Extinction (AZE)

Washington, District of Columbia - United States

The Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE), a joint initiative of biodiversity conservation organizations from around the world, aims to prevent extinctions by identifying and safeguarding key sites, each one of which is the last remaining refuge of one or more Endangered or Critically Endangered species.

AZE is first focusing on species that face extinction either because their last remaining habitat is being degraded at a local level, or because their tiny global ranges make them especially vulnerable to external threats. Outside the scope of the Alliance, many AZE members are also working to protect highly endangered species that are more wide-ranging and require different conservation measures.

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Natural Science Collections Alliance (NSC Alliance)
United States

Supports natural science collections, their human resources, the institutions that house them, and their research activities for the benefit of science and society.

Endangerment and Extinction
United States

Includes charts and statistics about prehistoric extinctions in North America.

History of Extinction
United States

Covers subjects including mass extinctions and humanity's involvement in extinctions.

United Kingdom

There have been many mass extinctions throughout the history of the Earth. Probably the most famous is the extinction that finally saw the end of the dinosaurs reign on the Earth, 65 million years ago. It wasn't just the dinosaurs that died out in this extinction. Whatever caused the death of the dinosaurs also caused the death of around 70% of all of the species on the Earth. Although the dinosaurs had been in a period of decline, it is thought

Peripatus: Extinction
New Zealand

A number of extinction concepts are discussed and loosely defined, followed by a survey of some important extinction and "extinction-like" events, primarily from the Phanerozoic. The idea of individual species becoming extinct is quite familiar; indeed it is a rather sad indictment of our stewardship of the planet that we are all too familiar with extinction. But, in fact, extinction is a rather complex phenomenon. At one end of the continuum

Extinction of the Dinosaurs
United States

Perhaps the most notable event of the Cretaceous was its conclusion. About 65 million years ago the second greatest mass extinction in Earth history occurred, resulting in the loss of the dinosaurs as well as nearly 50% of all the world’s species. Though not nearly as severe as the end-Permian mass extinction, the end-Cretaceous extinction is the most famous mass extinction in Earth history. Regardless of what caused the disappearance of the

The Dinosaur Origin and Extinction
Denmark

The dinosaurs originated from diapside reptiles which survived the mass-extinction at the end of the Permian as swimming archosaurs. From those emerged bipedal archosaurs, among others two groups of bipedal hervivores, the short-necked ancestors of the ornitischian dinosaurs, and long-necked ancesors of the saurischian sauropods. Later emerged the short-necked meat-eaters, ancestors of the carnosaur dinosaurs. From a lineage of small bipedal, tre

Mass Extinction Underway
United States

Examines the theory that we are currently living in an era of mass extinction. Offers links to numerous articles and reports addressing the issue.

United States

Niles Eldredge article addressing the understanding that the Earth is currently faced with a mounting loss of species that threatens to rival the five great mass extinctions of the geological past.

Extinction: The Story of the Passenger Pigeon
United Kingdom

Brief history of the events leading up to the extinction.