Welcome to Biodiversity Science
Welcome to the first edition of Biodiversity Science – a quarterly peer-reviewed newsletter for those involved in biodiversity surveys or conservation management research and education.
The newsletter is designed to provide quarterly updates to academics, biology teachers and interested students on developments in biodiversity science and conservation management issues. The funding for the start up comes from Operation Wallacea but the concept is for the newsletter to become the natural place for field biologists to send initial stories about discoveries of new species, describe innovative conservation management strategies and bring updates on biodiversity and conservation management issues. The articles are peer reviewed by an editorial board drawn from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, McMaster, Edinburgh and Essex Universities together with the Royal Geographical Society in the UK and are written in a scientific writing style aimed at the non expert.
Edition number 1 features articles on REDD, elephant vasectomies, transmission routes for Chytrid fungus, stereo-video surveys for reef fish, ethical products, new genus of tree discovered in cloud forest, field DNA techniques and how fieldwork can be built into A-levels and other certificate schemes.