Ecological Meltdown in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland: Two Centuries of Change in a Coastal Marine Ecosystem

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Ruth H. Thurstan and Callum M. Roberts (Environment Department, University of York) have published a good new article titled „Ecological Meltdown in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland: Two Centuries of Change in a Coastal Marine Ecosystem.“  The abstract to their article reads: The Firth of Clyde is a large inlet of the sea that … Continue reading

GMO risk assessment for human and animal health and the environment

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com]  The European Food Safety Authority has released an interesting in-depth 200 page assessment titled “EFSA and GMO risk assessment for human and animal health and the environment.”  It provides information that was covered in the last EFSA conference on genetically modified organisms as food sources.  The report itself includes all conference materials, including texts … Continue reading

News: EU authorises six GMO maize types for food / feed (Updated 29 July)

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] UPDATED:  With official texts of the decisions.  The European Commission adopted today five Decisions authorising GM maize 1507×59122, 59122x1507xNK603, MON88017xMON810, MON89034xNK603 and Bt11xGA21 and one Decision renewing the authorisation of Bt11 maize. These 6 decisions cover the authorisation for food and feed uses and import and processing but not for cultivation. The 6 GM … Continue reading

Call for better protection of the health of plants in Europe – on the road to the EU Plant Health Law

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Brussels, 27 July 2010.  The European Commission published today an evaluation study of the Common Plant Health Regime (CPHR) that will be the basis on which the regime will be reviewed. The Commission plans to adopt a new EU Plant Health law in 2012. The CPHR, which dates back to 1977, protects the EU … Continue reading

Global versus Local Conservation Focus of U.S. State Agency Endangered Bird Species Lists

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Jeffrey V. Wells, Bruce Robertson, Kenneth V. Rosenberg and David W. Mehlman have recently published a paper titled „Global versus Local Conservation Focus of U.S. State Agency Endangered Bird Species Lists,“ which is of interest to all involved in biodiversity or bird conservation studies.  The abstract to their paper reads: The development of species … Continue reading

Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change on a Prairie Plant Community

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Peter B. Adler(Utah State University), James Leiker(Kansas State University), and Jonathan M. Levine (University of California) have published a paper titled „Direct and Indirect Effects of Climate Change on a Prarie Plant Community.“  The abstract to their paper reads: Climate change directly affects species by altering their physical environment and indirectly affects species by … Continue reading

Recent Surveys Show Orangutans Can Be Maintained in Sustainably Logged Forests

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Marc Ancrenaz, Laurentius Ambu, Indra Sunjoto and others listed in the citation have issued a paper focusing on how commercial, slightly logged forest reserves can play a role in the conservation of endangered orangutans through sustainable forestry and sustainable logging practices.  The abstract to their paper reads: Today the majority of wild great ape … Continue reading

Effectiveness of Biodiversity Surrogates for Conservation Planning: Different Measures of Effectiveness Generate a Kaleidoscope of Variation

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com]  Hedley S. Grantham, Robert L. Pressey, Jessie A. Wells, and  Andrew J. Beattie have published a worthwhile new article titled “Effectiveness of Biodiversity Surrogates for Conservation Planning: Different Measures of Effectiveness Generate a Kaleidoscope of Variation.”  The abstract of this article reads: Conservation planners represent many aspects of biodiversity by using surrogates with spatial … Continue reading

Restricted-Range Fishes and the Conservation of Brazilian Freshwaters

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com]  Cristiano Nogueira, Paulo A. Buckup, Naercio A. Menezes et al have issued a new paper titled “Restricted-Range Fishes and the Conservation of Brazilian Freshwaters.”  The abstract to this interesting paper reads: Freshwaters are the most threatened ecosystems on earth. Although recent assessments provide data on global priority regions for freshwater conservation, local scale priorities … Continue reading

Conserving the Stage: Climate Change and the Geophysical Underpinnings of Species Diversity

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Mark G. Anderson and Charles E. Ferree of the Nature Conservancy (USA) have published a new paper titled “Conserving the Stage: Climate Change and the Geophysical Underpinnings of Species Diversity. ”  The abstract of this interesting paper reads: Conservationists have proposed methods for adapting to climate change that assume species distributions are primarily explained by … Continue reading

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