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.
Barred owls are, in a way, the Terminator of owls, built to win out in a human-influenced world. Spotted owls are not.
Scientists turned 20 lakes into little laboratories. Fish stocking didn't make a dent in the fish population. Creating better habitat did.
Researchers demonstrate how to tell damaged reefs from healthy ones using relatively cheap underwater recorders paired with new computer programs.
Researchers found that stands that had shifted to deciduous dominance had a net increase in carbon storage by a factor of five over the disturbance cycle
In the past, forest restoration could be informed by what once was. Now we have to make hard decisions about what we’re working toward.
Scientists in Oregon devised an experiment on black-capped chickadees to find out. The negative results surprised them.
In one of the last remnants of tallgrass prairie, scientists found that native species richness nearly doubled on land grazed by bison.
A team of 200+ scientists ran a first test to see whether the new IUCN green list, which focuses on recovery, actually helps conservation efforts.
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
Study underscores the power of top predators to shape ecosystems—even helping to keep them cool during heatwaves