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Biodiversity News
June 16, 2019

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Monkeys living in South America are highly vulnerable to climate change and face an 'elevated risk of extinction', according to a ... read more
Researchers in Myanmar describe flooded elephant tracks as key breeding grounds and 'stepping stones' ... read more
An ancient, cosmopolitan lineage of plants is shaking up scientists' understanding of how quickly species evolve in ... read more
Livestock farming is destroying our planet. It is a major cause of land and water degradation, biodiversity loss, acid rain, ... read more
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Forest conservation can be a source of tension between competing priorities and interests from forestry, science, administration and nature conservation organizations. Scientists have developed a ... read more

Soil Communities Threatened by Destruction, Instability of Amazon Forests

A meta-analysis of nearly 300 studies of soil biodiversity in Amazonian forests found that the abundance, biomass, richness and diversity of soil fauna and microbes were reduced following ... read more

Preventing the introduction of the mosquitofish and removing its population are the most effective actions to control the dispersal of this exotic fish in ponds and lakes, according to a new ... read more

Conservation Goals Compete at the Expense of Biodiversity

With an ever-growing list of threats facing biodiversity on multiple scales, conservationists struggle to determine which to address. A common reaction is to prioritize their efforts on threats to ... read more

Social media data reveal global patterns of visitation rates, attractiveness and pressure to more than 12,000 Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas ... read more

Researchers have forecast a worldwide move towards smaller birds and mammals over the next 100 ... read more

A new study has shown that restoring environments to include a wider range of species can promote 'good' bacteria over 'bad' -- with potential benefits for human ... read more

Research carried out into the impact of changes to chimpanzee habitats found they have adapted to human developments in a number of ways -- including learning how to cross roads safely and the best ... read more

Mapping the Global Distribution of Phytoplankton

Researchers have charted the distribution of phytoplankton in the world's oceans for the first time and investigated the environmental factors that explain this distribution. They concluded that ... read more

Fish Fences Across the Tropical Seas Having Large-Scale Devastating Effects

Huge fish fences which are commonly used in tropical seas are causing extensive social, ecological and economic damage and are threatening marine biodiversity and human livelihoods, according to a ... read more

Endangered penguins respond rapidly to changes in local fish numbers, and monitoring them could inform fisheries management and marine ... read more

The susceptibility of ecosystems to disruption depends on a lot of factors that can't all be grasped. A new method provides good results with only limited information about the properties of ... read more

Opposite Pathways in Forest Recovery

Tropical forests are being deforested at an alarming rate to make way for agriculture; the good news is that they can regrow naturally when the fields are abandoned. An international research team ... read more

Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, according to new ... read more

Protecting Rare Species Can Benefit Human Life

Preserving rare species for the sake of global biodiversity has long been the primary focus for conservationists. To better protect rare animals, insects and plants, and to prepare for an uncertain ... read more

Organic Animal Farms Benefit Birds Nesting in Agricultural Environments

Environmental subsidies for agriculture awarded by the European Union aim to improve biodiversity in agricultural environments. A recently completed Finnish study indicates that the proximity of ... read more

Changes to alpine streams fed by glaciers and snowfields due to a warming climate threaten to dramatically alter the types of bacteria and other microbes in those streams, according to new research. ... read more

Data collected from over 1 million forest plots reveals patterns of where plant roots form symbiotic relationships with fungi and ... read more

Hunting Responsible for Mammal Declines in Half of Intact Tropical Forests

A new study predicts that even where deforestation has not been detected in the tropcis, hunting is reducing populations of large mammals by 40 percent on average, largely due to increased human ... read more

Research shows that animals move faster through 'low quality' habitats (fulfilling a minimum of resources for survival) -- evidence that could change the way conservationists think about ... read more

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