Organism Found That Could Rewrite Biology Textbooks
Mitochondria have been thought to be the "powerhouse" of the cell, but as it turns out, they may not be as essential as once thought.
New Snake Species With Pitch Black Eyes From The Andes Highlights Hidden Diversity
Extremely rare and hidden in the forests of the Andes, there are still new snake species left to find. This has recently been evidenced by the colubrid serpent, described for the first time in the pre...
What Makes A Leader? Clues From The Animal Kingdom
As the American media continues to buzz over who is more or less likely to secure the Republican and Democratic nominations for US President, researchers in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution r...
New Giant Tortoise Species Found In Galapagos
The discovery of the new species, detailed in a study reported today (Oct. 21) in the journal "PLOS ONE," is likely to help focus attention on the newly named Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise (Chelonoidis ...
Without Humans, The Whole World Could Look Like Serengeti
The fact that the greatest diversity of large mammals is found in Africa reflects past human activities -- and not climatic or other environmental constraints. This is determined in a new study, which...
Diversity & Inclusion – Love Has No Labels
While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexual...
Biodiversity
Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life. It is a measure of the variety of organisms present in different ecosystems. This can refer to genetic variation, ecosystem variation, or species varia...
Organism Found That Could Rewrite Biology Textbooks
Mitochondria have been thought to be the "powerhouse" of the cell, but as it turns out, they may not be as essential as once thought.
New Snake Species With Pitch Black Eyes From The Andes Highlights Hidden Diversity
Extremely rare and hidden in the forests of the Andes, there are still new snake species left to find. This has recently been evidenced by the colubrid serpent, described for the first time in the pre...
Field metabolic rate
Field metabolic rate (FMR) refers to a measurement of the metabolic rate of a free-living animal in the wild.
Measurement of the Field metabolic rate is made using the doubly labeled water method,...
Degeneracy (biology)
Within biological systems, degeneracy refers to circumstances where structurally dissimilar components/modules/pathways can perform similar functions (i.e. are effectively interchangeable) under certa...
Interpolation theory
The Interpolation Theory, also known as the Intercalation Theory or the Antithetic Theory, is a theory that attempts to explain the origin of the alternation of generations in plants. The Interpolati...
Hygiene hypothesis
In medicine, the hygiene hypothesis is a hypothesis that states that a lack of early childhood exposure to infectious agents, symbiotic microorganisms (e.g. gut flora or probiotics), and parasites inc...
No-analog (ecology)
No-analog (variants may omit the hyphen and/or use the British English analogue), or alternately novel, climatic conditions ("no-analog climates") or biological communities ("no-analog communities") i...
Resource (biology)
In Biology and Ecology, a resource is a substance or object in the environment required by an organism for normal growth, maintenance, and reproduction. Resources can be consumed by one organism and, ...
Wildlife conservation
Wildlife conservation is the practice of protecting wild plant and animal species and their habitats. Among the goals of wildlife conservation are to ensure that nature will be around for future gener...
Arca-Net
Arca-Net is a European Ark-network of institutions that keep endangered livestock breeds or rare cultivated plants, making them known to the public. Arca-Net is designed for a broad public and in form...
Mechanism (biology)
In the science of biology, a mechanism is a system of causally interacting parts and processes that produce one or more effects. Scientists explain phenomena by describing mechanisms that could produc...
Biodiversity hotspot
A biodiversity hotspot is a biogeographic region with a significant reservoir of biodiversity that is under threat from humans.Norman Myers wrote about the concept in two articles in “The Environmenta...
2010 Biodiversity Target
The 2010 Biodiversity Target was an overall conservation target aiming to halt the decline of biodiversity by the end of 2010. The world largely failed to meet the target.
It was first adopted by ...
Type (biology)
In biology, a type is one particular specimen (or in some cases a group of specimens) of an organism to which the scientific name of that organism is formally attached. In other words, a type is an ex...
Nunatak hypothesis
In biogeography, particularly phytogeography, the nunatak hypothesis about the origin of a biota in formerly glaciated areas is the idea that some or many species have survived the inhospitable period...