Archive for February, 2013


A UNEP publication.

Publication Date: October 2012

CBO – Action and Policy provides the summary of a global assessment of the links between urbanization, biodiversity, and ecosystem services. Drawing on contributions from more than 120 scientists and policy-makers from around the world, it summarizes how urbanization affects biodiversity and ecosystem services and presents 10 key messages for strengthening conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in an urban context.

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Open access and social media

by Toma Susi

Abstract: The push for open access publishing gained significant momentum in 2012. The shift to open access is not only justified and necessary, but as a bonus also seems to enhance the impact of published research. This has big implications not only for individual researchers, but also journals and research universities via pre-existing ranking systems.

Another recent development is the increasing popularity of social media. It’s adept use is becoming an integral part of science outreach. In addition, it seems that such activity can directly influence the number of article downloads and citations, although more studies are needed to ascertain this effect.

Presenter: Toma Susi received his doctorate in nanomaterials research from Aalto SCI in June 2011. He has spent the past year actively building a social media presence and advocating for open access.

Παρουσίαση από το συνέδριο της ΕΕΕΓΒΦ στην Ορεστιάδα το 2006. Παρουσιάζεται μια ιδέα για μέτρηση των επιπέδων ομομειξίας με μια “διόρθωση” των δεδομένων ετεροζυγωτίας σε δύο γενιές.

Από τις παλιές πρώτες επικοινωνίες του εργαστηρίου.

Image Δασολογικό Συνέδριο στη Δράμα (2005).

SEMC 3MP DSCA training guide for the conservation and use of forest genetic resources for the non specialist. By BIOVERSITY international.

A very interesting article on angiosperm evolution and phylogenetic trees. A great weekend lecture to read…

Smith, S.A., Beaulieu, J.M., Stamatakis, A. & Donoghue, M.J. 2011. Understanding angiosperm diversification using small and large phylogenetic trees. American Journal of Botany 98: 404–14. doi: 10.3732/ajb.1000481.

The story of some highly skilled young scientists who were forced to invent a new form of fund-raising, in order to keep their jobs in science.

Spare Some Change for Science

By Tyler Shimko