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Bee aware! Signs of a global decline in wild bee diversity

Everyone likes bees; they are fuzzy, love flowers and do many great things – but they might not be around for much longer. Although most of us are familiar with the European honeybee, this is but one of over 20 thousand species of wild bees, and... click to read more

  • Eduardo E. Zattara | Adjunct Researcher at INIBIOMA, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, CONICET, Bariloche, Argentina
Views 312
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 14, 2021
Where do plants and animals live in the tropics?

Biologists have understood for a long time that plant and animal species are not evenly distributed among the world's tropical areas, and wondered why. Africa has spectacular numbers of primate and hoofed mammal species. Southeast Asia is much smaller in size than Africa, but has... click to read more

Views 736
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 27, 2021
Sea otters: how welcome should a recovering top predator be?

Sea otters are a marine mammal with a long history of interactions with humans. Beyond their cute appearance, they were once hunted to near extinction for their lush pelts. To help recover this endangered species, sea otters were re-introduced to the northwest coast of Vancouver... click to read more

  • Edward Gregr | Adjunct Professor at University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada
Views 601
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 7, 2021
Diversity may save wines from climate change

Today's climate change is dramatically reshaping environments and threatening society, countless animal and plant species, and sustainable agriculture. Scientists foresee that global warming is going to bring unpleasant outcomes, such as reductions in crops' yield and quality. Today's farmers need a way to adapt to... click to read more

  • Ignacio Morales-Castilla | Distinguished Researcher Beatriz Galindo at Global Change Ecology and Evolution Group, Department of Life Sciences, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
  • Elizabeth M. Wolkovich | Professor at Forest & Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Views 959
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 26, 2021
How many factors of global change affect soils

We often hear about how the warming climate is affecting the natural world around us. But the human-made global change is a tremendously more complicated problem than "just" a changing climate. It captures pollution, invasive species, biodiversity loss, excessive use of species or land, all... click to read more

  • Matthias Rillig | Professor at Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Views 2856
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 7, 2020