Tag: Year of Biodiversity

Jenkins joins Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ)

Jenkins joins Brazil’s Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ)

Clinton Jenkins (2002) has joined the Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ) (Institute for Ecological Research), a Brazilian-born NGO located in Nazaré Paulista, São Paulo state, Brazil. Jenkins will continue his current research program, while focusing more on the Atlantic Coastal Forest biodiversity hotspot. A new line of research will be assessing how the land use [...]

By October 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Does the word biodiversity hinder public awareness and what can we do about it?

Does the word biodiversity hinder public awareness and what can we do about it?

I recently commented on the relative stagnation in searches for the word “biodiversity” during the first three quarters of 2010 — a possible failure of the UN’s Year of Biodiversity. It’s hard to say if the lackluster performance of search results reflects lack of public interest in biodiversity. At least part of the problem may [...]

By November 17, 2010 1 Comments Read More →
International Year of Biodiversity 2010: Heading Towards Failure?

International Year of Biodiversity 2010: Heading Towards Failure?

On January 11 this year, the United Nations announced that 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity (IYOB). Activists and environmentalists were delighted. We can imagine the words “about time” on their lips. Likewise, scientists were pleased. They had long wanted a higher profile for a relatively neglected area of the biological sciences. We’ve certainly [...]

By September 21, 2010 3 Comments Read More →