Commission presents new EU forest strategy based on new, broader, approach to forest
A new Forest Strategy responding to the new challenges facing forests and the forest sector has been published by the European Commission today. Covering 40% of the EU area, forests are a key resource for improving the qualit...
Species distribution models in conservation biogeography: developments and challenges
Diversity and Distributions (2013) 19: 1217–1223. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12125By Janet FranklinSpecies distribution modelling (SDM) associates georeferenced observations of a biotic response variable – typically sp...
A legal and ecological perspective of ‘site integrity’ to inform policy development and management of Special Areas of Conservation in Europe
Marine Pollution Bulletin (2013) 72(1): 14–21. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.03.036Rees SE, Sheehan EV, Jackson EL, Gall SC, Cousens SL, Solandt JL, Boyer M, Attrill MJThe European Union Habitats Directive (9...
Article alert: Entangled judgments: Expert preferences for adapting biodiversity conservation to climate change
Journal of Environmental Management (2013) 129: 555–563. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.07.033Hagermana SM, Satterfield TA major challenge facing conservation experts is how to adapt biodiversity planning and pr...
Article alert: Urban Grassland Restoration: A Neglected Opportunity for Biodiversity Conservation
Restoration Ecology (2013) doi: 10.1111/rec.12051Klaus, VHUrbanization is one of the most severe threats to biodiversity, so why should not we use green space in cities to counteract the biodiversity loss as ...
Science for Environment Policy: Invasive Alien Species
Invasive Alien Species: Risks, Impacts and Solutions
Invasive alien species (IAS) are a leading cause of biodiversity loss in Europe and across the globe. As plants or animals that are introduced, either accidentall...
Article alert: Phylogenetic diversity and nature conservation: where are we?
Trends in Ecology & Evolution (2013) 28(4): 199-204. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2012.10.015Marten Wintersend, Vincent Devictor, Oliver SchweigerTo date, there is little evidence that phylogenetic diversity has contr...
Article alert: A Framework to Optimize Biodiversity Restoration Efforts Based on Habitat Amount and Landscape Connectivity
Restoration Ecology. doi: 10.1111/rec.12049Tambosi, L. R., Martensen, A. C., Ribeiro, M. C. and Metzger, J. P.The effectiveness of ecological restoration actions toward biodiversity conservation depends on b...
The Biodiversity Data Journal: Readable by humans and machines
The Biodiversity Data Journal (BDJ - http://biodiversitydatajournal.com/) and the associated Pensoft Writing Tool (PWT - http://pwt.pensoft.net/), launched on 16th of September 2013, offer several innovations - some of them u...
Environment: New EU Action to protect biodiversity against problematic invasive species
The European Commission today proposed new legislation to prevent and manage the rapidly growing threat from invasive species. There are currently over 12 000 species present in Europe which are alien to the natural environme...
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