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uBioRSS : tracking taxonomic literature using RSS
(Oxford University Press, 2007-03-28)
Web content syndication through standard formats such as RSS and ATOM has become an increasingly popular mechanism for publishers, news sources, and blogs to disseminate regularly updated content. These standardized ...
Mapping the biosphere : exploring species to understand the origin, organization and sustainability of biodiversity
(Taylor & Francis, 2012-03-27)
The time is ripe for a comprehensive mission to explore and document Earth's species. This calls for a campaign to educate and inspire the next generation of professional and citizen species explorers, investments in ...
Building research networks to support campus programs [poster]
This poster focuses on the methods, tools and outcomes involved in creating two targeted research networks to support large, long-running research programs in the Woods Hole scientific community.
Pseudo-nitzschia physiological ecology, phylogeny, toxicity, monitoring and impacts on ecosystem health
(Elsevier B.V., 2011-11-03)
Over the last decade, our understanding of the environmental controls on Pseudo-nitzschia blooms and domoic acid (DA) production has matured. Pseudo-nitzschia have been found along most of the world's coastlines, while the ...
Data issues in the life sciences
(Pensoft Publishers, 2011-11-28)
We review technical and sociological issues facing the Life Sciences as they transform into more data-centric disciplines - the “Big New Biology”. Three major challenges are: 1) lack of comprehensive standards; 2) lack of ...
Envisioning the future of science libraries at academic research institutions : a discussion
A group of librarians, other information professionals, scientists and research administrators met to discuss the challenges that research libraries are currently facing. After the meeting a survey was conducted to obtain ...
Data hosting infrastructure for primary biodiversity data
(BioMed Central, 2011-12-15)
Today, an unprecedented volume of primary biodiversity data are being generated worldwide, yet significant amounts of these data have been and will continue to be lost after the conclusion of the projects tasked with ...
Intra- and interspecies differences in growth and toxicity of Pseudo-nitzschia while using different nitrogen sources
Clonal cultures of plankton are widely used in laboratory experiments and have contributed greatly to knowledge of microbial systems. However, many physiological characteristics vary drastically between strains of the ...
Names are key to the big new biology
Those who seek answers to big, broad questions about biology, especially questions emphasizing the organism (taxonomy, evolution, ecology), will soon benefit from an emerging names-based infrastructure. It will draw on ...
The taxonomic significance of species that have only been observed once : the genus Gymnodinium (Dinoflagellata) as an example
(Public Library of Science, 2012-08-30)
Taxonomists have been tasked with cataloguing and quantifying the Earth’s biodiversity. Their progress is measured in code-compliant species descriptions that include text, images, type material and molecular sequences. ...