Alongside researchers at the Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), and the Institute of Biology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), the study, Ensuring effective implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity targets, examines the global failure in delivering the Aichi Biodiversity Targets (strategic international goals adopted in 2010 to address the crisis of biodiversity loss).
In support of natural resource agencies in Canada, the United States, and Mexico, we report on a series of component analyses and an updated Landscape Conservation Design for temperate grassland conservation.
| Hurricane disturbances, tree diversity, and succession in North Carolina Piedmont forests, USA
Windthrow plays a critical role in maintainingspecies diversity in temperate forests. Do large-scale strongwind events (i.e., tropical cyclones, including hurricanes,typhoons and severe cyclonic storms) increase tree diver-sity in severely damaged forest areas?
| Species diversity as a surrogate for conservation of phylogenetic and functional diversity in terrestrial vertebrates across the Americas
2017 has been a year of change. As our scientists often say, “change is the new normal.” With each day that passes, the forces of global change—the warming climate, expanding human footprint, and loss of forests, grasslands, shores, and waters—threaten biodiversity and all life that depends on it.