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From Collection to the Digitization of Caribbean Plant Specimens

Kristian Saied-Santiago's picture

   Imagine you are walking around your ideal natural paradise in the Caribbean. To me, that would be hiking a trail at 'El Yunque' deep into the tropical forest, gazing at one of its majestic waterfalls. While busy contemplating your surroundings, a flower you have never encounter before, mesmerizes you. You quickly get closer and use your senses to learn more about this beauty. After an initial observation, a few questions usually follow in our minds including: What is the name of this plant/species? Is it native to this region or is it originally from a different place? And, could this be an endangered species?

From Collection to Digitization of Puerto Rican and Caribbean Plant Specimens

Kristian Saied-Santiago's picture

   Imagine you are walking around your ideal natural paradise in the Caribbean. To me, that would be hiking a trail at 'El Yunque' deep into the tropical forest, gazing at one of its majestic waterfalls. While busy contemplating your surroundings, a flower you have never encounter before, mesmerizes you. You quickly get closer and use your senses to learn more about this beauty. After an initial observation, a few questions usually follow in our minds including: What is the name of this plant/species? Is it native to this region or is it originally from a different place? And, could this be an endangered species?

Full-time Scientist position: The Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden

Gian Toyos's picture

The Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden invites applications
for a full time Scientist to conduct basic and applied research in plant
biology. We are targeting two particular areas of specialization: plant
community/restoration ecology and ecological genetics; we will select
the best candidate in either area.

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Michigan statewide wildlife biologist for conservation partnership programs

Gian Toyos's picture

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently recruiting for a Wildlife Biology Specialist 13 position within the Wildlife Division.  This position is permanent and is located Lansing, MI.

 

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Permanent Research Ecologist Position with USGS

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The USGS Fort Collins Science Center is seeking applications for a permanent research ecologist position (GS-12, GS-13, or GS-14) within the invasive species branch.  The position will focus on invasive species distribution and/ or abundance modeling.  We are seeking someone with strong technical skills and vision to continue to position USGS as a leader in this field.

 

Applications will be accepted through July 7.

 

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Volunteer Marine Research Opportunities in Curacao, Dutch Caribbean

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Volunteer divers needed for marine research project

*Caribbean Research & Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI), Curacao*

*Dates*: 9/15/2015 - 5/30/2016

*Estimated duration of appointment*: Minimum 2 months

*Posting Open Date*: 6/14/2015

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Green light for export of iguana meat

This article is reproduced by CienciaPR with permission from the original source.

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Andrea Martínez/ amartinez@elnuevodia.com

The Puerto Rico Departments of Health and Agriculture have expressed their support for a green iguana meat industry, an animal considered invasive in Puerto Rico.

 

The original version of this article is in Spanish. You can read it by clicking on ESPAÑOL at the top right of your screen.

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Iguanas en mi patio

Sonia Otero's picture

En nuestro patio hemos tenido que disminuir la siembra de hortalizas , plantas ornamentales y frutales debido a que las iguanas,especialmente las pequeñas, se comen las flores de los frutos. Este año el árbol de mangó no produjo !ninguno!!  Igual ha pasado con las guanábanas y limones. Más me extranó que se comieran las matas de "ibiscus".

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