The first Red List of Taxonomists in Europe is calling for the support of insect specialists

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  • July 27, 2021
  • The Red List of Taxonomists portal, where taxonomy experts in the field of entomology can register to help map and assess expertise across Europe, in order to provide action points necessary to overcome the risks, preserve and support this important scientific community, will remain open until 30th September 2021. About 1,000 insect taxonomists – both […]

    Guest blog post: New ectoparasite records from Honduras came from bats recorded since 2015

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  • March 23, 2021
  • Guest blog post by Manfredo Alejandro Turcios-Casco Since its foundation in 2015, the research team “The Big Bat Theory” has filled important information gaps regarding bats and their ectoparasites in Honduras. We started as just bachelor students mist-netting bats in our university (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras- UNAH) in our free time. Then we studied […]

    Scientists discover over 450 fossilised millipedes in 100-million-year-old amber

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  • December 19, 2018
  • Since the success of the Jurassic Park film series, it is widely known that insects from the Age of the Dinosaurs can be found exceptionally well preserved in amber, which is in fact fossilised tree resin. Especially diverse is the animal fauna preserved in Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Burma). Over the last few years, the […]

    Wildlife on the highway to hell: Roadkill in the largest wetland, Pantanal region, Brazil

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  • October 23, 2018
  • Scientists provide crucial data to prompt further conservation and safety measures at the notorious BR-262 highway Having systematically monitored wild animals killed on the Brazilian federal highway BR-262, which passes through the Pantanal region, a research team from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, published their data concerning birds and reptiles in the […]

    ScienceOpen indexes >1,000 articles from ARPHA-hosted journals RIO & Check List in a trial

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  • May 29, 2018
  • Two scholarly journals published on ARPHA – Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO Journal) and Check List – now have their articles freely available via the community-focused search and discovery platform ScienceOpen. This new trial between the two high-tech innovators and Open Science proponents presents an important step forward to making research publications not only easier to find and access, but also more […]

    The biodiversity data journal Check List joins Pensoft’s open access portfolio

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  • July 14, 2017
  • The well-reputed and established journal Check List is the latest biodiversity-themed title to join scholarly publisher Pensoft’s peer-reviewed and open access family. Its first issue in collaboration with Pensoft is now published on the journal’s new website. Check List is an online open access journal launched in 2005 in Brazil. It publishes distribution summaries, annotated lists of species and notes on the […]