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

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

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

News: EU Commission & Parliament focus on biodiversity and how business can help preserve it

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Brussels, 13 July 2010.  A new report funded by the European Commission makes a strong case for integrating biodiversity into private sector business plans and core activities around the globe. The report reveals considerable recent growth in eco-certified products and services, growing consumer concerns for sustainable production, and shows how biodiversity can provide a substantial … Continue reading

News: Legislation speeds up implementation of EU actions to achieve sustainable use of pesticides

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Today the European Union published a corrigendum to Directive 2009/128/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 October 2009 establishing a framework for Community action to achieve the sustainable use of pesticides, bringing the implementation deadlines for aspects of this directive forward by a number of months. This important Directive establishes … Continue reading

News: EU takes new steps to ensure grassland biodiversity

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Brussels, 28 June 2010.  Efforts to conserve the natural environment and protect biodiversity in the EU received a boost, last Friday, after the Member States endorsed a Commission proposal providing for the placing on the market of certain types of wild plant seeds from conserved habitats. In particular, the proposal –adopted by the Standing … Continue reading

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