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.
The idea is pretty much what it sounds like. The trick is to get from here to there.
Climate change and declining insect populations could alter how wood rots in forests around the world, scientists say. The implications are big.
This has implications for a number of conservation initiatives from reintroductions to ecotourism.
Some aspects of dirty living can be healthy. A new study posits that the decline of plant and animal diversity in cities may be linked to the recent surge of allergies and other chronic inflammatory diseases.
That more diverse an aquatic area, the more nutrients make it to our plates
New work suggests that the countryside can support a lot of insects, but a small variety. Meanwhile, cities have less vegetation, but a bigger variety of habitats.
Scientists in Oregon devised an experiment on black-capped chickadees to find out. The negative results surprised them.
It's time to design conservation policies that are as dynamic as nature is.
If you remove frogs and other "mosquito-reducers" from the landscape, what happens to malaria rates?
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