More than meets the eye

  title={More than meets the eye},
  author={Sean Nee},
  • S. Nee
  • Published 24 June 2004
  • Physics
  • Nature
Earth's real biodiversity is invisible, whether we like it or not. 
The values of biological diversity: a travelogue
Biological diversity is an abstract, scientific concept and both evaluating its condition and, to great extent, justifying its conservation requires expert knowledge. Accordingly, regulating and
Global taxonomy initiative: Building capacity in taxonomy to underpin the conservation of biological diversity
The Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI) is across cutting issue of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to address the lack of taxonomic information and expertise available in
Monitoring global rates of biodiversity change: challenges that arise in meeting the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) 2010 goals
  • A. Dobson
  • Environmental Science
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2005
This exercise will examine how the set of possible indicators given by the Convention on Biological Diversity might be modified in ways that provide a more critical assay of the economic value of biological diversity.
Managing ecosystem services: what do we need to know about their ecology?
  • C. Kremen
  • Environmental Science
    Ecology letters
  • 2005
This research agenda discusses critical questions and key approaches in determining the various aspects of community structure that influence function in real landscapes, especially compensatory community responses that stabilize function, or non-random extinction sequences that rapidly erode it.
Temporal and Spatial High-Frequency Monitoring of Phytoplankton by Automated Flow Cytometry and Pulse-Shape Analysis
Phytoplankton were investigated with automated high frequency flow cytometry to address their patchiness and short-term variability.
Expanding scales in biodiversity-based research: challenges and solutions for marine systems
An overview of the issues, the framework, and some directions marine ecology could take to further the understanding of the ecosystem consequences of marine biodiversity loss is provided.
The Economic Value of Ecological Services Provided by Insects
The annual value of these ecological services provided by insects to the United States is estimated to be at least $57 billion, an amount that justifies greater investment in the conservation of these services.
Entropy and Diversity: The Axiomatic Approach
The question 'what is diversity?' has surprising mathematical depth, and this book covers a wide breadth of mathematics, from functional equations to geometric measure theory, from probability theory to number theory, and the main narrative thread requires no more than an undergraduate course in analysis.
Freshwater biodiversity of Guam. 1. Introduction, with new records of ciliates and a heliozoan.
This paper document protists from mostly lentic inland waters of Guam and report twelve freshwater ciliates, especially peritrichs, which are the first records of ciliate from Guam or Micronesia.
What’s wrong with evolutionary biology?
  • J. Welch
  • Psychology
    Biology & philosophy
  • 2017
It is argued that special discontent in evolutionary biology stems from misunderstandings and dislike of one well-known but atypical research programme: the study of adaptive function, in the tradition of behavioural ecology.


Ecology and evolution in anoxic worlds
The structure of anaerobic communities, competition and syntrophy, and interactions with the oxic world are studied.
Striped rabbits in Southeast Asia
A striped rabbit of the previously monospecific genus Nesolagus is found, extending its known range more than 1,500 km north from the island of Sumatra into mainland Southeast Asia.
Missing lithotroph identified as new planctomycete
The discovery of this missing lithotroph and its identification as a new, autotrophic member of the order Planctomycetales, one of the major distinct divisions of the Bacteria makes an important contribution to the problem of unculturability.
An archaeal iron-oxidizing extreme acidophile important in acid mine drainage.
The presence of this and other closely related Thermoplasmales suggests that these acidophiles are important contributors to acid mine drainage and may substantially impact iron and sulfur cycles.
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