biodiversity

Experts: International Day for Biological Diversity | May 22

Published: 19May2021

As the global community is called to re-examine our relationship to the natural world, one thing is certain: despite all our technological advances, humans are completely dependent on healthy and...

Biodiversity is its own catalyst – to a point

Published: 3Feb2021

For decades, scientists have wrestled with rival theories to explain how interactions between species, like competition, influence biodiversity. Tracking microbial life across the planet,...

New Canadian headquarters for global biodiversity research network

Published: 6Jul2020

The Group on Earth Observations - Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), a global research network and community of practice dedicated to improved monitoring of Earth’s biodiversity, announces...

Expert: International Day for Biological Diversity | May 22

Published: 21May2020

May 22 is International Day for Biological Diversity. As the global community is called to re-examine its relationship to the natural world, one thing is certain: despite all our technological...

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

Published: 4Mar2020

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: 2Mar2020

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...

Greater local earthworm diversity in temperate regions than in the tropics

Published: 24Oct2019

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: 22Oct2019

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

Cities and their rising impacts on biodiversity - a global overview

Published: 9Dec2019

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...

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