NEWSWEEK | Glyphosate herbicide roundup triggers loss of biodiversity among freshwater algae

Published: 4 March 2020

The glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup has been found to trigger the loss of biodiversity among phytoplankton communities in freshwater ponds. In their experiments, scientists found that while some...

Widely used weed killer harming biodiversity

Published: 2 March 2020

One of the world’s most widely used glyphosate-based herbicides, Roundup, can trigger loss of biodiversity, making ecosystems more vulnerable to pollution and climate change, say researchers from...

Cities and their rising impacts on biodiversity - a global overview

Published: 9 December 2019

Cities and their rising impacts on biodiversity versity. To gain a clearer picture of the situation, an international group of scientists, including Professor Andrew Gonzalez from McGill’s Biology...

Scientists identify key knowledge gaps in sustainability research

Published: 31 October 2019

Call for more relevant, solutions-focused research to address the social-ecological crisis

Greater local earthworm diversity in temperate regions than in the tropics

Published: 24 October 2019

Surprisingly, in any single location, there are typically more earthworms and more earthworm species found in temperate regions than in the tropics, according to a study published this week in...

Are humans changing animal genetic diversity worldwide?

Published: 22 October 2019

Human population density and land use is causing changes in animal genetic diversity, according to researchers at McGill University....

Mapping global biodiversity change

Published: 17 October 2019

A new study, published in Science, which focuses on mapping biodiversity change in marine and land ecosystems shows that loss of biodiversity is most prevalent in the tropic, with changes in marine...

The importance of ‘edge populations’ to biodiversity

Published: 17 December 2018

More than two-thirds of Canada’s biodiversity is made up of species that occur within the country’s borders only at the very northern edge of their range. Biologists have long debated how much...


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