8 votes

Why our bees might have suddenly disappeared

We call it Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Consequences The phenomenon is observed worldwide and is pretty serious. Northern Ireland lost 50% of its beehives for example. Between 1997 and 2003, 10 ...
Remi.b's user avatar
  • 68.1k
6 votes

What is projected to go extinct first?

Black Rhino, status: critically endangered With around 5000+ black rhinos left in existence, and population numbers seemingly recovering (up from ~2400 in 1995), the black rhino is not really under ...
rg255's user avatar
  • 16.1k
5 votes

Is there any example of living beings destroying their environment?

Species don't live in isolation As simple as the question seems, it actually contains some issue in the conceptualization of a species in isolation that affect or does not affect its environment. ...
Remi.b's user avatar
  • 68.1k
4 votes

A level 2022 Biology percentage increase question

15 to 1800 is a 11,900% increase (= form A) or 12,000% of the initial 15 (= form B). They asked you for a percent increase, so ...
S Pr's user avatar
  • 6,222
4 votes
Accepted

Why does IUCN classify pistachio as a "Near Threatened" species?

Short answer: They were talking about the wild species. Using the presentation by a Farm Advisor and a Pomologist, Pistachio Cultivars as a rough indication of the state of the species, we see that ...
prash's user avatar
  • 189
3 votes

Is there software or a website where I can browse extinct species?

You can search for species that are "Extinct" or "Extinct in the wild" at the IUCN red list website (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources). That list currently includes ...
fileunderwater's user avatar
3 votes

Do people even notice when insects other than butterflies and beetles go extinct?

Lots of insects are considered threatened and endangered. The global IUCN Red List (International Union for Conservation of Nature), which is arguably the most important tool for evaluating species' ...
fileunderwater's user avatar
3 votes
Accepted

Do people even notice when insects other than butterflies and beetles go extinct?

I am not aware of a better list, but you are right that (1) many insects have gone extinct recently, and (2) documentation of insect extinction is poor. An article in Conservation Biology (2005) says ...
iayork's user avatar
  • 14.2k
2 votes
Accepted

How would cloning affect conservation of rare species?

Cloning become an important method for conservation genetics. However, it is not a magical solution and doesn't solve all of the the problems. There are two key considerations with conservation: short ...
rg255's user avatar
  • 16.1k
2 votes
Accepted

Conservation Ex Situ

She was probably referring to ex-situ conservation as a way to complement in-situ conservation. Indeed, if a population is endangered and fragmentation it thought to be one of the main factors causing ...
Nico Coallier's user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

What is the impact of the invasiveness of the European Starling in North America?

First, for the record, I do not know the North American Starling situation well. However, I know of one study (Koenig, 2003) that failed to find strong effects of Starlings on other cavity nesters (i....
fileunderwater's user avatar
2 votes
Accepted

Can the extinct Chinese Paddlefish be revived?

Informally speaking, there is no real/good way to bring back extinct species. Especially sexually reproducing species; you'd need to revive a male and a female at the very least, and these are ...
S Pr's user avatar
  • 6,222
1 vote

Datasets for Genetic Diversity of Species Across Geographical Distribution

I'm not really sure what the scope of your research is, but if you are just trying to see if you can successfully apply "machine learning methods" to certain datasets, have you thought about ...
aldu's user avatar
  • 19
1 vote

Is there any example of living beings destroying their environment?

Yellowstone National Park ecosystem will serve as a good example of this question. Here is a link to an youtube video describing the situation pre and post introduction of grey wolves to Yellowstone (...
Roni Saiba's user avatar
1 vote

Do conservation oriented genetic database exist?

First, it isn't entirely clear to me why you would want such a database. Essentially all sequences are available in one (typically all) of the big databases. For example if I search the NCBI ...
tyersome's user avatar
  • 5,598
1 vote

Is there a record of species kept in zoos worldwide and number of individuals? If yes, can one have access to it?

A potential data source could the data base that stores zoo animal data, where the most comprehensive (to my knowledge) is Species360 ZIMS (Zoological Information Management System). It contains ...
fileunderwater's user avatar
1 vote

Is this lizard protected or endangered?

It appears to be a California Alligator Lizard - Elgaria multicarinata (subspecies multicarinata), although another photo from the side would be helpful for a positive ID. This species seems to fit ...
Sudachi's user avatar
  • 1,017
1 vote

Why our bees might have suddenly disappeared

Insecticides in the form of neonicotinoids (and possibly similar substances) can certainly be a factor, and they can affect a wide range of pollinating insects. It is also commonly used on rape seed. ...
fileunderwater's user avatar

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible