Archive for January, 2012

HANDBOOK OF THE BIRDS OF THE WORLD, VOLUME 15: WEAVERS TO NEW WORLD WARBLERS

January 13, 2012 | Natural Sciences

But hardly a note would then be spared for one of the world’s most spectacular but sadly decimated bird families, the Hawaiian honeycreepers (Drepanididae). Thankfully, Volume 15 gives them ample space, abutting the expansive treatment of their parent family, the nearly globally successful finches (Fringillidae, native everywhere but Australasia).

GENDER ASSIGNMENT OF WESTLAND PETRELS (PROCELLARIA WESTLANDICA) USING LINEAR DISCRIMINANT FUNCTION ANALYSIS

January 13, 2012 | Natural Sciences

Both cryptic and measurable sexual differences, including size dimorphism, are common in birds (Dale et al. 2007), but assignment of differences between females and males based on measurements needs to be confirmed with independent techniques (e.g., using anatomical or molecular methods) (Kahn et al. 1998, Daniel et al. 2007, Igic et al. 2010).

21st Century workers: How will they be organized?

January 12, 2012 | Social Sciences

The study posits an organizational structure that shows how creative workers will lead in the 21st century. The growing importance of this group shifts the locus of analysis from a product/output physical perspective to a problem defining/solving creative one.