Gee Research Blog
Sex Differentiation Begins During Early Development
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:04:57 +0000
Males and females look different from each other, and these sexual dimorphisms are the result, largely, of sex differences in the expression of certain genes. Typically, scientists have studied sexual dimorphism in sexually mature adult animals, as this is the lifestage where differences are most apparent. However, many sex-specific phenotypes arise from sex-biased development, so […]
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Extinction and Species Declines:Defaunation in the Anthropocene
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:35:52 +0000
We are in the grips of a mass extinction. There have been mass extinctions throughout evolutionary history, what makes this one different is that we’re the ones causing it. A recent review paper from GEE’s Dr Ben Collen discusses the current loss of biodiversity and suggests that our main concerns are species and population declines, […]
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Defaunation in the Anthropocene appeared first on GEE Research.
Evolving Endemism in East Africa’s Sky Islands
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:16:32 +0000
The World’s biodiversity is not evenly distributed. Some regions are hot spots for species richness, and biologists have been trying better to understand why these regions are special and what drives evolution and diversification. A recent paper by GEE’s Dr Julia Day and recent PhD graduate Dr Siobhan Cox, investigated the diversification of White-Eye Birds […]Read more...
Predicting Extinction Risk:The Importance of Life History and Demography
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:46:17 +0000
The changing climate is no longer simply a concern for the future, it is a reality. Understanding how the biodiversity that we share our planet with will respond to climate change is a key step in developing long-term strategies to conserve it. Recent research by UCL CBER’s Dr Richard Pearson identifies the key characteristics that […]
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The Importance of Life History and Demography appeared first on GEE Research.
It Pays to Be Different:Evolutionary Distinctiveness and Conservation Priorities
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:15:25 +0000
The world is currently experiencing an extinction crisis. A mass extinction on a scale not seen since the dinosaurs. While conservationists work tirelessly to try and protect the World’s biodiversity, it will not be possible to save everything, and it is important to focus conservation efforts intelligently. Evolutionary distinctiveness is a measure of how isolated […]
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