Biodiversity Loss and Opportunity
A recent news report by the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced the award of 14 new grants for the third year of its Dimensions of Biodiversity program. Partnering with the Sao Paulo State Research Foundation of Brazil, the Chinese National Natural Science Foundation and NASA (for remote sensing), this program is expected to transform our understanding of the scope and role of life on earth by 2020. The NSF grants include specific awards to U.S. research organizations as well as collaborative awards with China and Brazil (who provide matching grants to their local researchers). With this year’s awards, 41 ongoing research programs are underway looking at the genetic, functional and taxonomic biodiversity of all types of ecosystem species.
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