Guess how many organisms you will find in a cube of soil or sea. Let E. O. Wilson take you on microscopic tour of a world vital to humankind in his essay written for National Geographic. Check it out online!
Monday Lecture Series
The Census of Marine Life
Jesse Ausubel, M.A.
Program for the Human Environment
The Rockefeller University
Caspary Auditorium, 4:00 pm
November 15, 2010
Pennisi, Elizabeth. 2010. Seeing deeply into the seas’ biodiversity. Science. 329:622
O’Dor, R; Miloslavich, P; and Yarincik, K. 2010. Marine Biodiversity and Biogeography – Regional Comparisons of Global Issues, an Introduction. PLoS One. 5(8): e11871
Costello, MJ; Coll, M; Danovaro, R, et al. 2010. A Census of Marine Biodiversity Knowledge, Resources, and Future Challenges. PLoS One. 5(8): e12110
Webb, TJ; Vanden Berghe, E; and O’Dor, R. 2010. Biodiversity’s Big Wet Secret: The Global Distribution of Marine Biological Records Reveals Chronic Under-Exploration of the Deep Pelagic Ocean. PLoS One. 2010; 5(8): e10223.
O’Dor, RK; Fennel, K; and Berghe, RV . 2009. A one ocean model of biodiversity. Deep-sea research Part II: Tropical Studies in Oceanography. 56(19-20):1816-1823 Request from Markus Library.
Katsunori, Y; Fujikura, D. 2009. OBIS: the databse of the Census of Marine Life project. Bulletin of the Plankton Society of Japan. 56(2):155-158 Request from Markus Library.
Miloslavich, P; and Klein, E. 2009. The world conference on marine biodiversity: Current global trends in marine biodiversity research. Marine Biodiversity. 39(2):147-152
Yarincik, K. and O’Dr, R. 2005. The census of marine life: goals, scope and strategy. Scientia Marina 69(Supple1):201-208
Special Seminar Series
Biodiversity Loss and the Rise of Zoonotic Pathogens
Wednesday May 14, 2008
Welch Hall Level 2 Refreshments 3:45 p.m. Lecture 4 p.m.
Recommended Review Article:
Ostfeld, R. and F. Keesing. 2000. The function of biodiversity in the ecology of vector-borne zoonotic diseases. Canadian Journal of Zoology – Revue Canadienne de Zoologie 78(12):2061-2078
Dobson, Andy et al. 2006. Sacred cows and sympathetic squirrels: the importance of biological diversity to human health. PLoS Medicine3(6):e231
Ostfeld, Richard and K. LoGiudice. 2003. Community disassembly, biodiversity loss, and the erosion of an ecosystem service. Ecology 84(6):1421-1427
LoGiudice, K.; Ostfeld, R.; Schmidt, K. A. et al. 2003. The ecology of infectious disease: effects of host diversity and community composition on Lyme disease risk. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 100(2):567-571
Epstein, P.R. 2002. Biodiversity, climate change, and emerging infectious diseases. Conservation Medicine 2002:27-39
Pongsiri, M. J. and J. Roman. 2007. Examining the links between biodiviersity and human health: an interdisciplinary research initiative at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Ecohealth 4(1):82-85