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Biodiversity
Renaturing cities: good for health and the economy Renaturing cities: good for health and the economy

Nature has historically been a ‘blind spot’ for urban planners. Spatial analyst Thami Croeser reveals how many cities are bringing it back into their spaces, with innovative nature-based solutions to tackle the effects of climate change and air pollution

September 2019
Sexism also exists in botany Sexism also exists in botany

An increase in allergies associated with pollen may be a self-inflicted wound caused by our preference for male plants, hence the need to assess better the allergenic potential of green spaces

June 2019
Resilient seeds - Nurturing the future of agriculture Resilient seeds - Nurturing the future of agriculture

Climate change and man-made events put global food security at risk. But researching how plants produce seeds and evolve could help us find new ways to ensure food security

February 2016
More forest biodiversity for less money? More forest biodiversity for less money?

Increasing the visibility over decisions relevant to preserving forests can improve the ability to get the right mix of economic instruments used for forest conservation policy. But change is slow.

September 2013
Could gamification enhance biodiversity decision making tools? Could gamification enhance biodiversity decision making tools?

Decision making tools used for policy could benefit from adding features inspired from video games to entice more people to use them. But will they still be credible to policy makers?

June 2013
Dragonflies, as climate change indicators Dragonflies, as climate change indicators

Monitoring communities of climate sensitive species, such as insects, could enable scientists to develop indicators for climate change effects on biodiversity and help devise policies to protect it

March 2013
Europe fends off alien species Europe fends off alien species

To help decision makers mitigate the consequence of alien plant and animal invasion, an EU-wide database maintains a black list of these unwelcome biological invaders. 

January 2013
Prof. Lynn Margulis: "I want to stay as close as possible to nature looking at the lives of cells in very different environments" Prof. Lynn Margulis: "I want to stay as close as possible to nature looking at the lives of cells in very different environments"

Lynn Margulis is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She co-developed the Gaia theory, the view that Earths’ biosphere is a living superorganism capable of self-regulation

August 2011
Crowdsourcing biodiversity watch Crowdsourcing biodiversity watch

Naturalliance is calling upon crowdsourcing solutions to create maps for mapping out the riches of nature

January 2013
Biodiversity
Renaturing cities: good for health and the economyRenaturing cities: good for health and the economy

Nature has historically been a ‘blind spot’ for urban planners. Spatial analyst Thami Croeser reveals how many cities are bringing it back into their spaces, with innovative nature-based solutions to tackle the effects of climate change and air pollution

September 2019
Sexism also exists in botanySexism also exists in botany

An increase in allergies associated with pollen may be a self-inflicted wound caused by our preference for male plants, hence the need to assess better the allergenic potential of green spaces

June 2019
Resilient seeds - Nurturing the future of agricultureResilient seeds - Nurturing the future of agriculture

Climate change and man-made events put global food security at risk. But researching how plants produce seeds and evolve could help us find new ways to ensure food security

February 2016
More forest biodiversity for less money?More forest biodiversity for less money?

Increasing the visibility over decisions relevant to preserving forests can improve the ability to get the right mix of economic instruments used for forest conservation policy. But change is slow.

September 2013
Could gamification enhance biodiversity decision making tools?Could gamification enhance biodiversity decision making tools?

Decision making tools used for policy could benefit from adding features inspired from video games to entice more people to use them. But will they still be credible to policy makers?

June 2013
Dragonflies, as climate change indicatorsDragonflies, as climate change indicators

Monitoring communities of climate sensitive species, such as insects, could enable scientists to develop indicators for climate change effects on biodiversity and help devise policies to protect it

March 2013
Europe fends off alien speciesEurope fends off alien species

To help decision makers mitigate the consequence of alien plant and animal invasion, an EU-wide database maintains a black list of these unwelcome biological invaders. 

January 2013
Prof. Lynn Margulis: "I want to stay as close as possible to nature looking at the lives of cells in very different environments"Prof. Lynn Margulis: "I want to stay as close as possible to nature looking at the lives of cells in very different environments"

Lynn Margulis is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She co-developed the Gaia theory, the view that Earths’ biosphere is a living superorganism capable of self-regulation

August 2011
Crowdsourcing biodiversity watchCrowdsourcing biodiversity watch

Naturalliance is calling upon crowdsourcing solutions to create maps for mapping out the riches of nature

January 2013