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Britain's 'oversupply' of biology graduates risks skill shortage for vital jobs, report reveals - The Sun


The Sun
BRITAIN is producing too many biology graduates and not enough technicians to fill vital jobs, a damning skills report says. The National Audit Office's analysis of science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills for the economy blasted the ...

China, Myanmar launch joint oceanographic research - Xinhua


Xinhua
Speaking at the welcoming ceremony, Qiu Yun, chief scientist of the vessel, expressed his belief that the research could contribute to better understanding on regional variations in response to climate change and support the marine ecological ...

Biodiversity Could Be As Important As Climate For Healthy Ecosystems - WMUK


WMUK
“Something” like the extreme temperature changes and weather events caused by climate change. Now, scientists think that biodiversity might be more important than we thought. Last year, the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Michigan looked ...

Forest Ecosystems and Ecological Risks

Birmensdorf - Switzerland

An LTER site working to improve the understanding of forest ecosystem processes through the long-term study of selected forest plots in Switzerland. A particular emphasis is the possible effects of air pollution and climate change on forest ecosystem processes.

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United States

A framework and synthesis of an effort to conduct a survey of natural resources, with emphasis on forest resources. It is ECOlogical approach to Forest Inventory and Analysis, termed "ECOFIA."

Aflatoxins: Occurrence and Health Risks
United States

Discusses the toxins present in foodstuffs contaminated with Aspergillus flavus, the symptoms and treatment of poisoning and the detection of the causative agent.

Office For Protection From Research Risks
United States

Provides clarification and guidance on ethical issues in biomedical or behavioral research involving human or animal subjects.

Ecosystems Ltd
United States

Ecological consulting services in East and South-East Asia. Based in Hong Kong.

The Ecosystems Center
United States

Part of the Marine Biology Lab, Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Investigates the structure and functioning of ecological systems.

USGS: Ecosystems
United States

The USGS is now aligned around the areas of research identified in the USGS Science Strategy. Ecosystems includes the following programs: Invasive Species Program, Cooperative Research Units, Fisheries: Aquatic and Endangered Resources Program, Terrestrial, Freshwater, and Marine Ecosystems Program, Status & Trends Program, Wildlife: Terrestrial and Endangered Resources Program. USGS Ecosystems programs also highlight cross-discipline research in

Australia

Information and education site with pictures and video clips (RealMedia). Links to other Australian ecosystem sites.

Biodiversity and Mutualism in Ecosystems
United States

Technical paper on the importance of biodiversity and mutualism (co-operation between different species) to ecosystem function and structural organization.

United States

Online book about the current status and trends of the environment of the United States, aimed at public policy makers and concerned citizens.

Ecosystems Teaching Package
United States

An ecological teaching package for school science classes - may be viewed online or downloaded free. Activities illustrate how different living things (including humans) depend on each other and their environment.. Green issues; helping the ecosystem. (Ages:7-14).