biodiversity

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...

Mapping global biodiversity change

Published: 17Oct2019

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: 17Dec2018

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...

The spiders who came in from the cold

Published: 29Oct2018

A sprawling study of spiders across northern Canada has turned up more than 100 species in provinces or territories where they had never before been recorded. The findings, by researchers from...

Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages

Published: 13Dec2017

One of the world’s 7,000 languages vanishes every other week, and half – including scores of indigenous North American languages -- might not survive the 21st century, experts say. To preserve as...

As climate warms, mice morph

Published: 27Nov2017

New research by McGill University biologists shows that milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in the past 50 years – providing a textbook example...

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