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Natural history of a collector

J.H. Fleming (1872-1940), naturalists, ornithologists and birds

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      • Thesis (Ph.D.)--York University, 1995.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 304-339).Gift; Michael Quinn.

        StatementM.S. Quinn
        PublishersM.S. Quinn
        LC Classifications1995
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        Paginationxvi, 64 p. :
        Number of Pages41
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Sir William Serjeant 1857-1930 collected from hundreds of mine sites in Devon and Cornwall, providing a glimpse into the mining heritage of the area. For more than two centuries, biodiversity collections have served as the foundation for scientific investigation of and education about life on Earth Melber and Abraham 2002, Cook et al.

The collections that have been assembled in the past and continue to grow today are a cornerstone of our national heritage that have been treated as such since the founding of the United States e. The St Aubyn collection provides evidence of the local ecology at the time, and also the use of plants in medicine.

Richard Barstow 1947-1982 was a mineral dealer and passed away very early. His collection holds some of the most beautiful examples of minerals from the South West.

The recently published Extended Specimen Network ESN report Thiers et al. Sir John St Aubyn 1758-1839 was one of the first mineralogists, purchasing several collections and specimens from Europe including 10,000 ice age fossils, and hundreds of rocks and fossils. Natural history collections NHCs are the foundation of historical baselines for assessing anthropogenic impacts on biodiversity.

Natural History Collections

Amid growing global concern about biodiversity loss IPBES 2019scientists are conducting research to inventory life on Earth, develop new conservation and management strategies, and investigate emergent issues pertaining to invasive species spread, zoonotic disease transmission, and climate change impacts.

The health effects related to biodiversity extend far beyond pathogens like SARS-CoV-2 to agriculture and food security, wildlife and recreation, clean water access, veterinary medicine, and psychological well-being. The importance of understanding the interconnectedness of individual humans and the environment has never been more urgent.

The Box holds more than 10,000 fossils from Cattedown, Kitley Estate, Kents Cavern and other cave sites.

Natural History Collections: Advancing the Frontiers of Science

New tools and techniques are catalyzing important research. Zoology Collections Our Zoology collections include around 100,000 insects, 4,000 jars of preserved marine creatures, and hundreds of birds, mammals, skeletons, eggs, shells, corals. At its core, the COVID-19 pandemic is a consequence of our fundamental ignorance of our planet's natural ecosystems and the effects of our encroachment on them.

In December, a group of representatives from US biological societies met at the annual meeting of the American Institute of Biological Sciences AIBS Council of Member Societies and Organizations in Washington, DC, to discuss just that.

As scientists seek to conserve biodiversity and understand the impacts of anthropogenic disturbance, natural history collections have proven to be a valuable resource. Movements have gained momentum within the restitution debate with the aim of taking cultural objects back to Africa. Natural-history collections are a part of the foundation of the global biological-sciences research and education infrastructure. Publications using herbarium data have increased exponentially natural history of a collector the last century.