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Workshop Participants Dive into Dipterology

In November 2017, partners of the JRS Biodiversity Project “PINDIP” held a two-week training course in dipterology (the study of the two-winged or "true flies" for you non-dipterologists). The course provided researchers with a basic training on the identification and ecology…

The African Biodiversity Challenge Set to Launch

The South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) announced that teams from four countries, Rwanda, Ghana, Malawi, and Namibia, will compete in the JRS-funded African Biodiversity Challenge. The competition aims to develop strategies for capturing, digitizing and publishing policy-relevant national biodiversity data and strengthen…

A Lion Hidden In the Lichens

Photo: M. W. Mansell Researchers at the University of Pretoria (grant page) working to document South Africa's Neuroptera, a group of insects that includes lacewings and antlions, recently published their discovery of a new species. The antlion, Pamexis hantam, is lichenophilous, which…

Jacob Robert Schramm Gets a Bubble Shell

JRS Biodiversity grantees and colleagues, Manuel António E. Malaquias, Lena T. Ohnheiser, Trond R. Oskars, and Endre Willassen, at the University of Bergen (JRS grant page) announced four new-to-science species of gastropod this month discovered during extensive surveys of marine invertebrates along the West African…

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