Academic Articles Apr. 20

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  • The past and future role of conservation science in saving biodiversity
    • Source: Conservation Biology
    • Author(s): David R Williams, Andrew Balmford, David S Wilcove
    • Global biodiversity losses continue despite tremendous growth in the volume of conservation science and many local successes. Research that can achieve conservation science’s aims—arresting declines in biodiversity and preventing extinctions—is therefore of ever greater importance. 
  • Biodiversity policy beyond economic growth
    • Source: Conservation Letters
    • Author(s): Iago Otero et al.
    • Increasing evidence—synthesized in this paper—shows that economic growth contributes to biodiversity loss via greater resource consumption and higher emissions. 
  • Climate change rapidly warms and acidifies Australian estuaries
    • Source: Nature Communications
    • Author(s): Elliot Scanes, Peter R. Scanes, Pauline M. Ross
    • A 12-year study of 166 estuaries in south-east Australia shows that the waters of lakes, creeks, rivers and lagoons increased 2.16 degrees in temperature and increased acidity. Researchers say this could impact economic activity and biodiversity worldwide.
  • Functional diversity of marine megafauna in the Anthropocene
    • Source: Sciences Advances
    • Author(s): C. Pimiento et al
    • To better understand the potential consequences of megafaunal loss, here we quantify their current functional diversity, predict future changes under different extinction scenarios, and introduce a new metric.

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