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International Seminar on Neglected and Underutilized Species

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Bioversity International is a co-organizer of the International Seminar Old and New Crops To Meet The Challenges Of The XXI Century where researchers, farmers’ representatives, policymakers and donors will discuss how neglected and underutilized...
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Conservatives can be persuaded to care more about environmental issues when couched in terms of fending off threats to 'purity'

Conservatives can be persuaded to care more about environmental issues when couched in terms of fending off threats to 'purity' | Nature's Bounty | Scoop.it
When it comes to climate change, deforestation and toxic waste, the assumption has been that conservative views on these topics are intractable.
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Peatland forest destruction raises climate concern

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The destruction of tropical peatland forests is causing them to haemorrhage carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, scientists say.The destruction of tropical peatland forests is causing them to haemorrhage carbon dioxide into the atmosphere,...
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Creative Commons licenses and the non-commercial condition: Implications for the re-use of biodiversity information

Creative Commons licenses and the non-commercial condition: Implications for the re-use of biodiversity information | Nature's Bounty | Scoop.it

The Creative Commons (CC) licenses are a suite of copyright-based licenses defining terms for the distribution and re-use of creative works ... Although many people identify “non-commercial” with “non-profit”, detailed analysis reveals that significant differences exist and that the license may impose some unexpected re-use limitations on works thus licensed. After providing background information on the concepts of Creative Commons licenses in general, this contribution focuses on the NC condition,


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A Rallying Cry for Naming All Species on Earth

A Rallying Cry for Naming All Species on Earth | Nature's Bounty | Scoop.it
Countering arguments that taxonomy is in decline, researchers say all of the world's species could potentially be identified.

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Let's Talk About Soil - English

This animated film tells the reality of soil resources around the world, covering the issues of degradation, urbanization, land grabbing and overexploitation; the…

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Soil performs many valuable services for humanity, basically, for free.

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Suelo, literal la "base de todo"...

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Scientific families: Dynasty

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Bob Paine fathered an idea — and an academic family — that changed ecology.
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Salinization of rivers: A global environmental problem

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The salinisation of rivers is a global problem that affects to countries all over the world and it causes a high environmental and economic cost, and poses a high risk to global health.
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Crowdsourcing biodiversity watch

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Following the 2006 ban on sturgeon fishing, the Romanian town of Sfantu Gheorghe, located at the mouth of the Danube river, turned to other income source to replace its fishing based economy.
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New agreement to build capacity in forest genetic resources

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Bioversity International is furthering its long tradition in capacity strengthening, through a new collaboration with an International Masters Course in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems (TROPIMUNDO). Our involvement will include supervising...

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From the Amazon rainforest to human body cells: Quantifying stability

From the Amazon rainforest to human body cells: Quantifying stability | Nature's Bounty | Scoop.it
The Amazon rainforest, energy grids, and cells in the human body share a troublesome property: They possess multiple stable states.
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Flesh-eating flies map forest biodiversity

Flesh-eating flies map forest biodiversity | Nature's Bounty | Scoop.it
DNA in insects' guts reveals inventory of rare mammals.
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“With habitat loss and biodiversity decline, we have lost valuable climate pattern indicators”

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RT @climatesociety: #Sahel #Farmers: “Valuable climate pattern indicators lost b/c of habitat loss/biodiversity decline” http://t.co/Q1n9R6V6 via @cgiarclimate

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New chemistry technique reproduces nature's elusive complexity

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Scientists have shown how to synthesize in the laboratory an important set of natural compounds known as terpenes.
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Important in applications for plant-based molecules, with significance for use values of plants, as well as option values.

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World Wide Wetlands: Making the Case for Landscape Management | Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature Blog

World Wide Wetlands: Making the Case for Landscape Management | Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature Blog | Nature's Bounty | Scoop.it

Wetlands have often been at odds with agricultural land uses and their very existence threatened by pressure from cropland expansion or chemical runoff. However, one of the goals in taking a landscape approach is managing these conflicts within a landscape. Today’s blog post highlights ongoing research to realize synergies between agricultural land uses and wetlands.


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Synergies and ecosystem services: wetlands provide us services, largely for free.

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Annals of Botany: Plant Science Research's curator insight, February 6, 2013 3:36 AM

I missed that Saturday 2 Feb was 'World Wetlands Day1 - but at least I was out and collecting Callitriche from a wetland!

 

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Syngenta Opens Doors To Its Patented Technologies, For Easier But Not Free ...

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Syngenta Opens Doors To Its Patented Technologies, For Easier But Not Free ... Intellectual Property Watch Seed exchange has also been praised by some as a key factor of agrobiodiversity conservation.


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How much is that ecosystem in the window?

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Jeremy Cherfas of Bioversity International reviews the recently published article “Ecosystem services research in Latin America: The state of the… (How much is that ecosystem in the window? Time to move beyond pricing #ecosystemservices.

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Does IPBES care about biodiversity and ecosystem services and agriculture?

This week the Intergovernmental Platform on Bioversity and Ecosystem Services — IPBES to its friends — has been enjoying its first plenary meeting in Bonn, of all places. You can read the dailies here, but you won’t learn much.

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Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh: only love can save us from climate change

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh: only love can save us from climate change | Nature's Bounty | Scoop.it
Leading spiritual teacher warns that if people cannot save themselves from their own suffering, how can they be expected to worry about the plight of Mother Earth
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Peak Farmland: The End of Agricultural Expansion? | Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature Blog

Peak Farmland: The End of Agricultural Expansion? | Landscapes for People, Food, and Nature Blog | Nature's Bounty | Scoop.it

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Annals of Botany: Plant Science Research's curator insight, January 14, 2013 3:11 AM

"We’ve heard of the imminent peak oil, peak water, and in some circles even peak soil. Now researchers at the Rockefeller University in New York say that we may have reached peak farmland. This is not to say that the planet no longer has arable land to spare, but rather that agricultural production has reached a point at which no new land is needed to grow adequate food. Arecent study by Ausubel, Wernick, and Waggoner cites increased yield per hectare in countries like India and China as reining in agricultural land expansion."

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Genome of diamondback moth provides new clues for sustainable pest management

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Chinese scientists have decoded the first genome of diamondback moth, providing new clues for sustainable pest management.
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Vizzuality gets $392k in EU funding to map biodiversity and endangered species with CartoDB

Vizzuality gets $392k in EU funding to map biodiversity and endangered species with CartoDB | Nature's Bounty | Scoop.it
Madrid and New York-based company Vizzuality has received a €300k grant ($392k) to develop data visualization mapping related to biodiversity. The money comes from a new European ...

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Quantifying the chemical beauty of drug G. Richard Bickerton, Gaia V. Paolini, Jérémy Besnard, Sorel Muresan & Andrew L. Hopkins

Nature Chemistry 4, 90–98 (2012) Published online 24 January 2012

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The measure may also capture the abstract notion of aesthetics in medicinal chemistry.

 

Can help by adding molecular specifity to the options values of medicinal plants.

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An Update of Wallace’s Zoogeographic Regions of the World

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Land administration for food security: A research synthesis

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Land use has huge implications for what ecosystem services are performed by parcels.

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Synthetic chemistry: Steroids that only nature could make on a large scale, until now

Scientists have achieved a feat in synthetic chemistry by inventing a scalable method to make complex natural compounds known as "polyhydroxylated steroids." These compounds, used in heart-failure medications and other drugs, have been notoriously...
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Advance with implications for both use-value and option-value of plants.

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