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New tool helps align investment with objectives in biodiversity conservation

 

One of the balancing acts faced by conservation agencies is how to conserve and protect as many species as possible from extinction with limited funding and finite resources. In the U.S., conservation agencies are supported and guided by the Endangered Species Act, the seminal wildlife conservation tool signed by President Nixon in 1973, but which is currently being reviewed by Congress.

Gauging support for macroecological patterns in helminth parasites

 

Abstract

Aim

To explore spatial patterns of helminth parasite diversity, and to investigate three main macroecological patterns – (a) latitude–diversity relationships, (b) positive scaling between parasite and host diversity, and (c) species–area relationships – using a largely underutilized global database of helminth parasite occurrence records.

Location

Global.

Methods

Pursuit: A forecast of the timing, locations, sequence and likeliest destinations of populations displaced by sea level rise and coastal extremes

 

A forecast of the timing, locations, sequence and likeliest destinations of populations displaced by sea level rise and coastal extremes

Over the coming centuries, the climate hazards with greatest potential to drive permanent human migration are the short- and long-term interaction of coastal extreme flooding and sea-level rise (SLR).  Recognizing that large, sudden migrations can be destabilizing (e.g.

Pursuit: The economic value of climate stability from forests: The case of the Brazilian agricultural frontier

 

The economic value of climate stability from forests: The case of the Brazilian agricultural frontier

The conversion of vast swaths of Northern Brazil’s forests to agriculture has promoted economic growth, but massively altered the region’s climate and water cycling, disrupting the very climate on which the agriculture and other resource economies rely. If land conversion patterns continue, an extreme, but feasible consequence is widespread regional aridification and loss of the Amazon forest biome.

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