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From Drone Swarms to Tree Batteries, New Tech Is Revolutionizing Ecology and Conservation - Singularity Hub


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Understanding Earth's species and ecosystems is a monumentally challenging scientific pursuit. But with the planet in the grip of its sixth mass extinction event, it has never been a more pressing priority. To unlock nature's secrets, ecologists turn ...

Scientists race to name unknown species before biodiversity disappears - Deutsche Welle


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This week, experts are meeting in Medellin, Colombia to discuss what governments can do to tackle the "unprecedented threats" to biodiversity. As a species, we have reshaped our planet in ways that could precipitate an unprecedented extinction crisis.

Giant Chinese Salamander: World's Largest Amphibian Is Heading for Extinction - Newsweek


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Over the course of four years, researchers from global conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and the Chinese Academy of Science's Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ) undertook possibly the most extensive wildlife survey in China to ...
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Wikipedia: Holocene Extinction Event

San Francisco - United States

Brief introduction to the widespread extinction of species occurring in the modern era, the Holocene Epoch.

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BCF Event
Netherlands

Career event for students and graduates in life sciences, chemistry, food and pharma to be held in the Netherlands in May 2009. English and Dutch.

United Kingdom

Event to be held in Paris, France from 15 to 16 December, 2009. It will cover recent information on human microbiome and microflora research and on experimental and computational approaches.

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.