Job alert: Postdoc Position in Ecology
“Pollination, Biocontrol and Biodiversity in a Landscape Context”
The relative importance of local vs. regional determinants of biodiversity and multitrophic interactions including pollination and biological control is still little explored. Testing major hypotheses may build upon the exper...
Job alert: Deputy Executive Officer for the IMBER Regional Project Office - China
IMBER (Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research) is an international research project focused on marine biogeochemical and ecosystem research (http://www.imber.info).
The IMBER project is looking for a new De...
Biodiversity and Food Security – From Trade-offs to Synergies
3rd International Conference on Biodiversity and the UN Millennium Development Goals - October 29-31, 2014, Aix-en-Provence, France
The goal is to identify science-based solutions for global sustainability focu...
UN's message on the International day for biological diversity
This year’s International Day for Biological Diversity falls in the International Year of Small Island Developing States and is being observed under the theme of "Island Diversity".
For some 600 million island-dwellers -...
In Kooperation mit der Universität Leipzig, der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena und der Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg wurde das Deutsche Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschu...
Article alert: Biodiversity declines due to abandonment and intensification of agricultural lands: patterns and mechanisms
Ecological Monographs (2014) doi: 10.1890/13-2170.1Declines in plants and herbivorous insects due to land-use abandonment and intensification, have been studied in agricultural areas worldwide. We tested four...
Article alert: Novelty Trumps Loss in Global Biodiversity
Science (2014) 344 (6181): 266-267. doi: 10.1126/science.1252963John M. Pandolfi, Catherine E. LovelockThe ongoing decline of ecosystems around the world is often described in terms of biodiversity loss. But ...
Predicting biodiversity change and averting collapse in agricultural landscapes
Nature (2014) doi:10.1038/nature13139Mendenhall et al.The equilibrium theory of island biogeography is the basis for estimating extinction rates and a pillar of conservation science. The default strategy for ...
Book Review: Scale-Sensitive Governance of the Environment
By Frans Padt, Paul Opdam, Nico Polman and Catrien Termeer The editors use the concept of scales to create a conceptual and methodological basis for scale-sensitive governance of the environment. They bring toge...
Sustainable agriculture with profitable farming and biodiversity conservation
Science for Environment Policy 360A framework to combine economically viable agriculture with effective biodiversity conservation has been described in a recent study. According to the researchers, their approac...
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