We studied a rocky shore to see how global changes are playing out within habitats.
Tags: climate-change ecology global-warming predator-prey-interaction ecosystems species global-heating
Hurricane Harvey destroyed the fishing infrastructure of Aransas Bay and reduced fishing by 80% over the following year. This removed humans from the trophic cascade and whole food webs changed.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: environment fish ecology hurricane fishing food-webs research-brief marine-biology ecosystems texas cyclones gulf-coast trophic-cascade oyster-reefs
Wildlife populations have plummeted by 68% since 1970. But we have a plan to turn things around.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: conservation biodiversity agriculture wildlife ecosystem-services ecosystems biodiversity-loss sixth-mass-extinction food-systems
Protecting half of the planet is the best way to fight climate change and biodiversity loss – we've mapped the key places to do it
A new plan targets areas around the world that can store carbon and protect large numbers of species. It calls for preserving these lands, working with Indigenous peoples and connecting wild areas.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: climate-change conservation biodiversity indigenous-peoples endangered-species ecosystems wildlife-corridors earth-observation sixth-mass-extinction paris-climate-accord monitoring connectivity
Mud blister worms make their homes in the shells of oysters and other shellfish, where they weaken their hosts.
June 3, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: biology shellfish worms calcium-carbonate aquaculture food-webs ecosystems invasive-species parasites zoology scallops abalone larvae
Our findings have worrying implications for the functioning of our planet.
March 10, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: climate-change ecology tipping-points ecosystems
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