Tag: conservation

Where Credit is Due: How Acknowledging Expertise Can Help Conservation Efforts

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Scientists know that tapping into local expertise is key to conservation efforts aimed at protecting biodiversity – but researchers rarely give credit to these local experts. Now some scientists are saying that’s a problem, both for the local experts and for the science itself. To address the problem, a group of scientists is calling for

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Using Ants to Map Patterns of Diversity

Friday, April 27th, 2012 | Tags: , , ,

They account for more than 80 percent of Earth’s species, but insects merit little respect in either conservation or global diversity studies. NC State biology professor Rob Dunn and postdoc Michael Weiser, along with Benoit Guénard, a former NC State Ph.D. student who now works at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, want to

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