In this new epoch, human influence is ubiquitous in the natural world. Coverage of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems in Anthropocene magazine takes a critical look at humans’ changing relationship with the natural world—and ways to promote biodiversity in the novel ecosystems we’ve created.
A new way to fight Lyme Disease: Prescribed fire
Setting fires in eastern U.S. forests could combat rising tick-borne diseases, while also making forests more healthy, say scientists.
A three-decade study shows how reviving bison herds revives prairies . . even better than cattle
In one of the last remnants of tallgrass prairie, scientists found that native species richness nearly doubled on land grazed by bison.
Researchers used Covid lockdown to show how tourism can protect vulnerable seabirds
After a Sweden company shut down tourist traffic to a bird watching island, an influx of eagles wreaked havoc on the murre breeding season
Swiss study shows that paying people to conserve biodiversity pays off
The government reimburses farmers for conserving country’s tremendous plant diversity.
Blurring Life’s Boundaries
Darwinian theory is based on the idea that heredity flows vertically, parent to offspring, and that life’s history has branched like a tree. Now we know otherwise: that the ‘tree' of life isn’t that simple.
A vicious cycle of cows, disease, and climate change
Livestock welfare will be key in helping us reign in emissions
Researchers connect the dots between aquatic biodiversity and human nutrition
That more diverse an aquatic area, the more nutrients make it to our plates
Nanosilver may cut down on odor, but does it make clothing “green”?
Less frequent laundering may not offset the additional environmental impacts of using antimicrobial silver nanoparticles in textiles.
German researchers press for unorthodox butterfly conservation: mining and grazing
As grasslands vanish in parts of Europe, butterflies are finding refuge in unusual places, including industrial wastelands.
A surprising win-win: Intensive vanilla farming and biodiversity conservation
Vanilla farms help boost the number of species found on land previously cleared for agriculture in Madagascar, scientists find.