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Protecting life’s tangled ecological webs

By combining biodiversity modelling and network analysis, researchers show how important it is to keep habitats connected
Tue, 2017-05-09 11:39

Ecosystems are a complex web of interactions. These ecological networks are being reorganized by extinctions and colonization events caused by human impacts, such as climate change and habitat destruction. In a paper published this week in Nature Ecology & Evolution, researchers from McGill University and University of British Columbia have developed a new theory to understand how complex ecological networks will reorganize in the future.

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Measuring protection of the world’s rivers

New indicator promises to help guide conservation efforts
Thu, 2016-11-10 13:42

To  what extent are the world’s rivers protected?  

In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), an international treaty for the conservation of biodiversity, set a 17% target for the protection of ‘inland waters,’ including rivers. But there was a problem: there was no good way to measure progress toward that target.  

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Arctic beetles may be ideal marker of climate change

Sensitivity of insects to climate makes them ideal for long-term biodiversity monitoring in north
Wed, 2015-04-22 14:36

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Forest fragmentation threatens biodiversity

New study shows 70% of world’s remaining forest within a kilometre of forest edge
Fri, 2015-03-20 14:23

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Biodiverse agriculture as part of a food-secure future

Policy makers should value environmental, health benefits of small-scale local farming, researcher argues .
Sat, 2014-02-15 16:28

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?  Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future?

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UN Biodiversity Talks

Wed, 2013-10-02 (All day) - Fri, 2013-10-18 (All day)
PHI Centre & McGill University : CA
Price: Free

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity is hosting, from 2-18 October 2013 in Montreal, three major United Nations meetings on biodiversity.

In conjunction with these meetings, experts from Montreal and around the world

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Bringing climate-change lessons out of the lab

Award-winning McGill researcher to share environmental insights through video series, social media
Wed, 2013-04-03 11:56

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Wallace’s century-old map of natural world updated

New global map for mammals, birds, amphibians provides important tool for biodiversity research
Thu, 2012-12-20 14:47

Until today, a map from 1876 has been the backbone for our understanding of global biodiversity. Thanks to advances in modern technology and data on more than 20,000 species, scientists have now produced a next-generation map depicting the organization of life on Earth. Published online in Science Express, the new map provides fundamental information regarding the diversity of life on our planet and is of major significance for future biodiversity research.

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