Biota sponsors Systematics Without Borders Conference
Biota is pleased to be a sponsor of the latest Systematics without Borders Conference in Sydney in December 2013.
The conference is a combined conference of Invertebrate Biodiversity & Conservation, Society of Australian Systematic Biologists, and Australasian Systematic Botany Society.
The Systematics 2013 website has registration and other information relating to the conference.
EPA releases new subterranean fauna EAG for public comment
The Environmental Protection Authority has released a new Environmental Assessment Guideline (EAG) to update proponents, consultants and the public on its expectations for assessments involving subterranean fauna.
The Draft EAG is currently open for comment and can be viewed or downloaded here here
New microscope and imaging system arrives at Biota offices
We were excited to recently take delivery of a new high-powered Olympus microscope and digital imaging system. This has enabled us to examine plant reproductive parts, invertebrate specimens and other small characters in great detail. Some example images are shown below.