Ideas tagged with biodiversity

Why do we need forest towns with their own local governments?

Forests are vital to life on Earth. But forests are rapidly disappearing. The concern is that elected officials must answer to voters and even party donors. In terms of economic gain, both voters and funders benefit from forest destruction. Local, provincial, and federal governments will be relu...

By Muhammad Jawad Sajid

Restricted SDM: Predicting habitat suitability from species occurrence only

Species Distribution Models are commonly used to predict species habitat suitability. The data needed to build such a model usually consist of a range of environmental variables together with a target variable - the species occurrence itself (often in presence/absence format, or just presence). ...

By Boyan Angelov

Towards a unified framework for studying the impact of linear infrastructures

Linear infrastructures such as roads, railways and power lines have considerable negative impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems ([van der Ree et al. 2015](https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/book/10.1002/9781118568170); [Borda-de-Água et al. 2017](https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319574950)...

By Marcello D'Amico, Fernando Ascensão, Rafael Barrientos

Cultural impacts of the biodiversity crisis and our disconnection from nature

Dramatic declines in global biodiversity -- i.e., the Biodiversity Crisis -- continue to motivate research on the causes and consequences of environmental degradation. High profile papers on declines in insect diversity and abundance, for example, allude to cascading negative effects on ecosyste...

By Andrew Deans