NatureServe is pleased to receive the 2016 CIO 100 Award for its innovation in cloud-based biodiversity data technology through its Biotics 5 platform. This prestigious award honors those whose work has profoundly shaped the IT/business landscape, demonstrating both creative vision and practical leadership in information technology.
A tiny white-flowered plant that only grows in one place in the world—on Cape Bathurst Peninsula and Baillie Island—might be one of the first species in Canada’s Far North to go extinct as a result of the effects of climate change.
For decades, the towering smokestack rising above Old Grace Hospital in Manitoba served as a safe haven for chimney swifts. Due to human safety concerns, the chimney was demolished, upsetting the habitat that of nesting chimney swifts used during the spring and summer months.
Scanning high and low along the riverbank of Potomac Gorge, Wes Knapp, botanist with the NatureServe Network’s Maryland Natural Heritage Program, knew that the rock goldenrod (Solidago rupestris), part of the sunflower family, should be nearby.
Advanced species distribution modeling reduces uncertainty about species potential habitat. NatureServe Vista automates complex processes for scenario-based cumulative effects assessment and conservation planning, including climate change adaptation.Project
The 39-page report, “Species Recovery in the United States: Increasing the Effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act,” relies on NatureServe Network data to show how species have fared, and develop a practical strategy for listing imperiled species.
Una vez, el Delta del Río Colorado era compuesto de más de dos millones de acres de humedales prósperas y vías fluviales que se extiendían desde el extremo suroeste de los EE.UU. al Golfo de California en México.