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Climate change affects our health. The consequences that climate change can have on our health, for instance heat stress, allergies, diseases, air quality and UV-radiation, have hitherto never been documented this extensively: as..
The soil plays an important role in determining the climate adaptability of plants. A soil that has favourable growing conditions, strengthens plant resilience against heat and drought, but a soil with adverse conditions is..
Wageningen Marine Research reported ten reef-associated shark species in the Dutch Caribbean in a recent published study commissioned by DCNA. The most common species are the nurse shark and the Caribbean reef shark. Overall, more..
Deforestation is currently the major threat to Amazonian tree species. But according to the outcome of research by – among others – Hans ter Steege of Naturalis Biodiversity Center, climate change may surpass it in just a few..
Drilling in the coastal plains and lagoons on the Black Sea in Romania provides a picture of the evolution of the fauna there. These are unique Pontocaspian species that have evolved in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea areas in the..
Nearly a third of all marine species can be found on or around coral reefs. This is why their rapid degradation is of great concern. To better understand corals as a whole, a group of scientists have set out to study the..
In the global effort to reduce biodiversity loss, monitoring the spread and abundance of insect species is a key element. Automated camera traps for insects are widely used to monitor insects, however counting and identifying of..
Researchers from Indiana University and CIEE Bonaire completed a series of studies to apply a new technique using environmental DNA (eDNA) which has the potential to reduce time, money and labor required to conduct lionfish..
The birds of Saba were studied for two years to clarify the composition of the island’s avifauna, with the addition of observations made by reliable Saba birdwatchers. The resulting updated checklist for the birds of Saba shows..
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) launched a landmark Global Assessment Report providing persuasive evidence on the rapid deterioration of nature and its contributions to people across..