A new paper, co-authored by Species360 Director of Science, and of the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance Prof. Dalia Conde, published in the journal BioScience lays out a pathway to increasing collaboration between zoos and museums that would enhance our understanding of the animal kingdom.
Data from the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) has been crucial in enabling researchers to investigate the correlation between brain size and life expectancy in parrots.
Mote’s Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration, Florida (United States), has become a new member of Species360.
The New Species 2021 report, released by the conservation organisation Shoal, shows just how diverse and remarkable the world’s often undervalued freshwater species are, and suggests there is plenty more life still to be discovered in the world’s lakes, rivers and wetlands."
In a recorded Webinar, The research shows an increased perception of aquariums in Europe as being admired, trusted, and acting as conservation organizations. Colleen says this bodes well for recovery from pandemic years as long as conservation actions take a central role in the stories and educational initiatives of aquariums.
In February, Radio Canada science reporter Gino Harel talked with Fernando Colchera, Species360 and SDU, about the recent use of zoo and aquarium data, via ZIMS, in new cancer research discoveries regarding the incidence of cancer in mammals.
This paper represents a breakthrough in better identifying corals for study. The traditional approach of identifying corals by morphological features – or identifying corals by their structure -- can be challenging even in optimal conditions. By delivering a standardized and easily repeatable methodology to increase the capacity of aquaria and other facilities to assess species, scientists may use what they learn in more ideal aquaria conditions when they go to identify corals in the wild.
"...Our study highlights the value of the incredible work of the zoo and aquariums that integrate and standardize their records in ZIMS."
Researchers at the Human Evolutionary Biology Department, Harvard University, have joined the Species360 Research Partner Program. As part of the program, the department’s Capellini Lab plans to use data from Species360's Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to study connections between genotype (genetic makeup) and phenotype (observable characteristics) in mammals, including nonhuman primates and humans.
Data from ZIMS/Species360 will allow comparison of blood glucose levels across birds, mammals, and other vertebrates as part of this project. Researcher Danial Lyons expects to discover new insight to how species with notably high glucose levels avoid the critical medical problems caused by hyperglycemia in other species.