In 2019, on a small island in coastal South Carolina, biologists discovered an animal migration phenomenon that was difficult to believe. Nearly 20,000 whimbrel were stopping at Deveaux Bank along their migration north -- half the estimated eastern population of the declining shorebird.
Targeted encroachment can benefit existing franchisees.
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launch a peer-reviewed report based on a 4-day virtual workshop on addressing the biodiversity and climate crises together involving 50 jointly-selected international experts.
Considering local stakeholder conceptions of fairness in conservation is critical. Current conservation practice and policy in low- and middle-income countries are shaped by rich Western countries, which means they are underpinned by Western ideas about fairness.
Rising unemployment, inadequate benefits and low paid work are the main causes of poverty and destitution in Stoke-on-Trent according to the findings of a new study.
Which are the most compelling success factors of a large-scale Agile software transformation? And how do these factors relate? A new long-term study from Aalborg University highlights the stakeholders' roles in such transformations. The main result is a valuable model for software managers to set up and effectively manage the transformation of organisations.
Financing a sustainable global ocean economy may require a Paris Agreement type effort, according to a new report from an international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia.
University of Maine researchers found that culture helps humans adapt to their environment and overcome challenges better and faster than genetics. Tim Waring and Zach Wood found that humans are experiencing a "special evolutionary transition" in which the importance of culture is surpassing the value of genes as the primary driver of human evolution. Due to the group-orientated nature of culture, they also concluded that human evolution itself is becoming more group-oriented.
Do firms respond to tougher competition by searching for new technological solutions (exploration) or do they work to defend their position by improving current technologies (exploitation)? The Strategic Management Journal (SMJ) examines this issue and finds that in the years that immediately follow an increase in import penetration, firms tend to rely more on familiar knowledge in the development of innovations. This R&D strategy appears to be temporary and improves a firm's likelihood of survival.
Experts highlight four major symptoms affecting people with progressive MS that should be the focus of new research: fatigue, mobility and upper extremity impairment, pain, and cognitive impairment. "We have ample evidence from research in other clinical areas that rehabilitation can improve quality of life and find support from diverse payers and stakeholders," noted Dr. John DeLuca. "Our aim is to bring attention to the pressing need to develop rehabilitation treatment interventions for the progressive MS community."