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One Species at a Time Podcast: Ugandan Butterflies

Researchers are investigating why some butterfly species are emerging later in warmer, urban environments. This surprising finding has scientists questioning species responses to small vs larger increases in temperature and climate change. Climate change and butterfly species are the topics of the One Species at a Time Ugandan Butterfly podcast. Learn about how butterflies are indicator species – indicators of a changing landscape and a changing climate.

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The One Species at a Time podcast series is supported by the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.

April 30, 2014 17:22

New paper about EOL in Biodiversity Data Journal

We just published a paper about version 2 of the EOL web site in the Biodiversity Data Journal.  It's open access, of course, so everybody can read it:  The Encyclopedia of Life v2: Providing Global Access to Knowledge About Life on Earth.  To provide feedback, you can send us a tweet (@eol) or talk to us in the EOL Discussion Group or on our Facebook page.

April 29, 2014 15:50

Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Symposium

Marie Studer of the Encyclopedia of Life and other international biodiversity experts will join Dr. Edward O. Wilson for the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Symposium at the University of Alabama from April 22-24, 2014. Learn more about this exciting opportunity to examine the current state and future of biodiversity. 

April 23, 2014 13:12

Happy Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day by exploring some of our favorite EOL collections! 

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April 22, 2014 12:56

One Species at a Time Podcast: Riftia

Did life on earth have started in deep sea vents? Scientists at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) are testing this hypothesis and their current work is reviewed in this article. Deep sea vents are teaming with life - the rain forest of the seas - and home to Riftia, a wild looking tube worm and the subject of this One Species at a Time podcast.

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The One Species at a Time podcast series is supported by the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.

April 16, 2014 14:01

One Species at a Time Podcast: Bacteria

In recent years, scientists have documented the important roles of bacteria associated with various "habitats" on different areas of human bodies in maintaining human health, but little such work has been done on other mammals. Recently, however, researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute studied the bacterial communities found on the skin of humpback whales and concluded that there may be a core group of skin bacteria associated with good health in humpback whales. The importance of many bacteria to the well being of many plants is well known, a topic that is the subject of this One Species at a Time podcast from Encyclopedia of Life.
The One Species at a Time podcast series is supported by the Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology.

April 02, 2014 13:19