Researchers demonstrate that marine systems can accommodate some losses in terms of biodiversity without losing full functionality—paving the way for more optimistic climate projections
The highest mortality counts happen on windy nights during large migration events—when the highest number of lights were left on.
Researchers found that male African elephants pay close attention to each other's urine scent on shared trail systems. The results open the possibility of manipulating scent trails to better connect elephant populations and prevent conflict
The cost effective conservation strategy could work for other mammals
A research team found that 33% of the North American mammals they studied were negatively affected by human activity; whereas 58% were positively affected.
Economists in Wisconsin found that the money saved from decreasing deer-vehicle collisions is orders of magnitude higher than the cost of livestock reimbursements caused by wolves
Researchers found that shade from solar panels increased floral abundance and delayed blooming—a win for pollinators
The world needs a standard tool to compare species conservation efforts. An international team just built one.
The STAR metric shows how much a given action can prevent biodiversity loss. The higher the score, the higher the potential to reduce extinctions
Societies have reshaped landscapes for thousands of years. So why is the Anthropocene so destructive?
Researchers show humans have transformed the majority of terrestrial ecosystems for the past 12,000 years without causing large scale extinctions. Colonization, appropriation and displacement are likely to blame.
Conservationists make recommendations for preventing the spread of parasites when translocating mussels and other struggling species