Ideas tagged with insects

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

The role of mineral depletion on insect depopulation

It has been established that the mineral content, particularly of trace minerals, in modern food crops is considerably lower than in their natural forms, a phenomenon that arises as a result of a number of causes. Intense fertilization methods, selective breeding of crop species, topsoil erosion...

By Neil Stacey