It turns out that a single gene mutation could explain exactly how biodiversity arises.
It turns out that the site of a biodiversity hotspot in Mexico may be in danger. The lands adjacent to Cabo Pulmo in Baja California Sur are under threat from a mega-development project.
There's a lot of news about how climate change is impacting species, and how we should expect a decrease in biodiversity in the future. But how can we manage these decreases and prevent them?
As our climate shifts and changes, ice sheets are shrinking and ice caps are melting. But the warming world doesn't just impact ice; it also has unprecedented impacts on biodiversity around the world.
If you’re a wildlife buff and have yet to visit Peru’s Manu National Park, then you’re missing out on the world’s most diverse and protected area for reptiles and amphibians on the planet.
Mention the word biodiversity to a city dweller and images of remote natural beauty will probably come to mind – not an empty car park around the corner.
Rainforests are hot spots of biodiversity, with up to 300 plant species sharing the same hectare. An international research team has now shed light on what keeps dominant plant species in check, giving rarer species a chance to thrive.
2020 is an important horizon for achieving international biodiversity targets. The goal of the European Union is to “halt the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services in the EU by 2020 and restore them insofar as possible, stepping up the EU’s contribution to averting global biodiversity loss...
Natural history collections housed in museums and herbaria are generally not on display to the public – what visitors see represents only a tiny section of the wealth held behind locked doors. What use is this hidden wealth? What purpose does it serve to accumulate so many specimens?