Welcome to Biodiversity Science

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Keep up to date with the latest developments in biodiversity and conservation management

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.

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2 Responses to “Welcome to Biodiversity Science”

  1. It’s refreshing to see the first issue of Biodiversity Science as an ultimate science in integrating all aspects of biodiversity to sustain our life-support system. Hope this journal will focus on the backyard biodiversity at the grassroots beyond tropical forests.

  2. It´s encouraging to see the emergence of the “Biodiversity Science” newsletter, and I wish it the best. I hope, though, that in the future the “categories” of articles to be pusblished in this newsletter are widen and include, among other subjects, topics on the biodiversity of the Boreal Forests and of South America, particularly from the Amazon basin region, one of the richest sources of biodiversity on the planet. As well, I wish that besides the biological aspects of biodiversity discussed in future issues of this newsletter, other aspects of human knwoledge, such as social and legal matters as related to biodiversity, be brought to the table. I hope so because in order to properly design effective conservation biology projects, we must have in mind the close relationship that exist between nature, the provider of biodiversity, and us, the only beings capable of massively saving or destroyig it.

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