Academic Articles Mar. 2

Source: Scientists call on government to increase ambition to save our ocean


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  • Ecological distinctiveness of birds and mammals at the global scale
    • Source: Global Ecology and Conservation
    • Author(s): Robert S.C. Cooke, Felix Eigenbrod, Amanda E. Bates 
    • Ecologically distinct species – species with distinct trait combinations – are not directly prioritized in current conservation frameworks. The consequence of this blind spot means species with the most distinct ecological strategies might be lost.
  • Mangroves give cause for conservation optimism, for now
    • Source: Current Biology
    • Author(s): Daniel A. Friess et al.
    • An international team of researchers has found that globally, mangrove loss rates have reduced by almost an order of magnitude between the late 20th and early 21st century – from what was previously estimated at one to three per cent per year, to about 0.3 to 0.6 per cent per year, thanks in large part…
  • Governance challenges for tropical nations losing fish species due to climate change
    • Source: Nature Sustainability
    • Author(s): Kimberly L. Oremus et al.
    • Climate change is driving fishery stocks out of their historical ranges. Along with the management challenge of species entering new jurisdictions, the exit of species from countries’ waters poses distinct threats to those resources and the economies that depend on them. 
  • Biodiversity increases the efficiency of energy use in grasslands
    • Source: Nature Ecology and Evolution
    • Author(s): Oksana Y. Buzhdygan, Sebastian T. Meyer, Jana S. Petermann
    • Plants obtain their energy from the sun. Other beings rely on eating to survive. Yet how does the energy flow inside ecosystems function and are there differences between ecosystems with many species in comparison to those with few species? Researchers have now examined these questions using a holistic…
  • The Extraordinary Value of Wilderness Areas in the Anthropocene
    • Source: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
    • Author(s): James R. Allan, Hugh P. Possingham, Oscar Venter, Duan Biggs, James E. M. Watson
    • Humans have altered the majority of Earth’s terrestrial surface, yet some places still remain relatively undisturbed by modern society. These wilderness areas contain…
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