The company employs more than 200 people at the Basel headquarters and has a worldwide network of branch offices and distribution centers, and the publishing house produces close to 80 scientific journals and about 150 serial and non-serial book titles and supplement or themed journal issues per year, primarily in English. All journals and most of the books are also available in electronic format, since Karger was among the first to recognize the potential of the new media for publishing.
Folia Primatologica - The official journal of the European Federation for Primatology Recognizing that research in human biology must be founded on a comparative knowledge of our closest relatives, this journal is the natural scientist's ideal means of access to the best of current primate research. 'Folia Primatologica' covers fields as diverse as molecular biology and social behaviour, and features articles on ecology, conservation, palaeontology, systematics and functional anatomy. In-depth articles and invited reviews are contributed by the world’s leading primatologists. In addition, special issues provide rapid peer-reviewed publication of conference proceedings. 'Folia Primatologica' is one of the top-rated primatology publications and is acknowledged worldwide as a high-impact core journal for primatologists, zoologists and anthropologists.
We use our long standing scientific know-how and engineering experience to provide our customers with flexible products and specific custom solutions of state of art technology. We work in synergy with researchers to provide innovative and practical solutions to meet your research goals. Our society is proposed, based on professional experiences in different industries and qualified on the design front, of 'industrialization and production of electronic and mechanical-electrical devices, by integrating according to the needs of the client on one or more fronts . A strong emotional drive puts us mainly in the field of scientific research. Our core competencies are: Development of systems for testing animal behaviour in their familiar cages; Monitoring health physiological parameters in animals and humans; Innovative user friendly software to collect, analyze and check your data anywhere (Local Pc, Tablet, Mobile phone; Upgrade and automation of all kind of apparatuses for animal behaviour.
MUSE - Museo delle Scienze is a new science museum located in Trento, northern Italy, and inaugurated in 2013 as a new, breath-taking building designed by the world-famous architect Renzo Piano. The building’s outline recalls the profile of the surrounding mountains, with a finely balanced contrast between empty and full spaces that adds charm and prestige to the entire exhibition venue. Built on eco-compatible criteria, MUSE is a model that sets the standard for a green economy and for energy saving. It has traditionally carried out natural science disciplinary research activities, both basic and applied, in the field of the environment; however, it is commonly dedicated to the issue of biodiversity and ecology by documenting and monitoring species and communities that are sensitive to environmental and climate change in alpine, tropical and sub-tropical montane ecosystems.
It has also an important role in the communication and dissemination of both scientific and environmental culture. In addition to the main museum, MUSE runs in Tanzania the Udzungwa Ecological Monitoring Centre, a field station annexed to a national park of outstanding biodiversity importance for primate diversity and conservation.
BIOPARCO of ROME, Where nature becomes knowledge
The Bioparco (Rome Zoo) is among the largest and oldest Zoological Gardens in Italy. Its main objective is to contribute to general public and school education on a broad range of environmental issues.
Apart from animals that have been confiscated by authorities due to illegal possession, all the zoo’s animals were born in captivity or acquired from international exchanges between zoological structures committed to the conservation of endangered species.
The ancient concept of a zoo, where rare animals were collected based on the belief that all they needed was feeding, has been superseded by a new structure actively involved in:
– environmental education
through the organization of exhibitions and meetings and the development of environmental education activities for the general public and schools of all types and levels;
– conservation of endangered species
through participation in European Endangered Species breeding programs (EEP) and in international fundraising and public awareness campaigns;
– scientific research
aimed at increasing knowledge of the zoo’s animals and their wellbeing.
Founded in 1932, the Museum houses a collection of approximately 5 million specimens ranging from snails of few millimeters in length to a whale skeleton of 16 meters. The Museum is a real Archive of Biodiversity, most of which is available only for researchers. The most important collections are entomological, malacological and ornithological ones, dated from the end of XIX century to nowadays. The curators carry on researches on the historical collections and on the local biodiversity, also thanks to the rescue of dead animals (especially marine mammals and turtles, and birds).
“Biodiversity” in the animal kingdom is the basic theme of the permanent exhibition. From the “Amori Bestiali” (Beastle Loves) halls to the magnificent Skeleton Hall visitors become familiar with the diverse animal shape and fitness, so they could understand the origin of this diversity and the adaptation to different extreme environments.
The Museum is also used as a center for cultural events, as temporary exhibitions, conferences for a general public (“Happy Hours on Science”), science theater, scientific congresses. Educational support, that is directed to all level schools, uses the modern methodology based on models promoting an active and personal understanding knowledge.
The SIBE (in English ISEB, Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology) aims to strengthen the scientific links between the Italian evolutionary biologists. The Society also promotes, at all levels, the dissemination of knowledge related to biological evolution. The latter motivation is crucial in these historical times, as in Italy, as well as in the United States, we are witnessing more and more attempts to discredit the validity of evolution using flimsy arguments.
The Society is open not only to those who are professionally involved in evolutionary biology but to all stakeholders, with special attention to schools where the teaching of evolution has been greatly reduced in textbooks and programs.
In 2006 the SIBE has translated and distributed the document “Evolution, Science and Society” drafted by the main American scientific Societies.
In 2007 the SIBE has signed a memorandum of understanding with the ANMS (National Association Scientific Museums) and Pikaia (Portal of Evolution) for the dissemination of evolutionary biology
The SIBE regularly participates in the organization of seminars, conferences and workshops for the popularization of evolution in several Italian cities.
The SIBE is a member of the FISV, the Italian Federation of Life Sciences.
Strictly certified organic farming, respect for antique traditions and experience, careful attention towards technological innovation for constant quality improvement. These are the values behind Freddano Estate in Orvieto (Umbria), which produces valuable recognized wines and oil.
The 25 hectares of Freddano Estate are situated in the area of Madonna del Fossatello on the hills surrounding Corbara lake which was created with a dam on the Tiber river. The vineyard is classic trellis wire trained and pruned with Guyot and spur-pruned cordon methods with a density of 4.000 plants per hectare.
Their products are already found on connoisseur’s shelves in Italy and abroad