The top 10 is intended to bring attention to the biodiversity crisis and the unsung species explorers and museums who continue a 250-year tradition of discovering and describing the millions of kinds of plants, animals and microbes with whom we share this planet," said Quentin Wheeler, an entomologist who directs the International Institute for Species Exploration at ASU.
What does IISE stand for?
IISE stands for International Institute for Species Exploration (Arizona State University; Tempe, AZ)
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We have 7 other meanings of IISE in our Acronym Attic
- Ingham Intermediate School District (Mason, MI)
- International Indian School, Dammam (India)
- International Industrial Security Directorate (Canada)
- International Institute for Sustainable Development
- International Institute for Sustained Dialogue (Washington, DC)
- Irving Independent School District (Irving, Texas)
- Industrial Informatics and Systems Engineering
- Institute for International Studies in Education
- Institute of Information Sciences and Electronics (University of Tsukuba; Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan)
- International Institute for Special Education (India)
- International Institute for the Study of Englishness (international conference)
- International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (Japan)
- Intel International Science and Engineering Fair
- IAIN Indonesia Social Equity Project
- Institute of Socio-Economic and Political Studies (Lithuania)
- Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (India)
- Integrated Information System on European Researchers (EU)
- International Information Science Foundation (computer science research program; Minato-ky, Tokyo, Japan; est. 1987)
- International Information Security Foundation (internet security)
- International Institute for Sustainable Future
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Answers will vary but should include: Vertebrates tend to be much larger than insects, so the odds that someone already discovered vertebrates in a certain area are higher, New Species Discovered in 2008 Taxonomic Group Percent Insects 48 Mollusks (squid, snails) 5 Plants (including algae) 12 Crustaceans (crabs, shrimp) 10 Fungi (molds, mushrooms) 7 Arachnids (spiders, mites) 7 Vertebrates (mammals, birds, reptiles, fish) 5 Other (sponges, worms, bacteria, protists) 6 SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SPECIES EXPLORATION New Species Discovered in 2008 Other 6% Vertebrates 5% Arachnids 7% Fungi 7% Crustaceans 10% Plants 12% Mollusks 5% Insects 48% Note: Table made form pie chart.
Entomologist Quentin Wheeler, director of the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University, said: "Most people do not realise just how incomplete our knowledge of Earth's species is, or the steady rate at which taxonomists are exploring that diversity.
Every year the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University names the Top 10 new species described in the previous calendar year.
The International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University and an international committee of taxonomists - scientists responsible for species exploration and classification -announced the top 10 new species.