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Converting rainforest to plantation impacts food webs and biodiversity #rainforest #environment #food #FoodProduction #biodiversity #ecosystem #ecosystems #wildlife #rubber #PalmOil https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2024/02/240221160431.htm


More on the exceptionally stupid closing of the #Duke herbarium:

“Duke will never be a leader in #biodiversity like it was before” - Kathleen Pryer

https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2024/02/duke-university-plants-biodiversity-herbarium-climate-commitment-kathleen-pryer


I’d say that’s a good thing or at least unproblematic. We are a good few people who adhere to eating #vegan for #climate #biodiversity or whatever other reason than just animal rights Sharing experiences about enjoyable food and eating more great food make more people enjoy themselves in being vegan. It’s a sign that vegan food is doing great…


"The Coalition will strip funding from the Environmental Defenders Office if it wins the next federal election, Opposition Leader Peter Dutton has promised."

https://abc.net.au/news/2024-01-30/dutton-commits-to-defunding-environmental-defenders-office/103403866
#EDO #Biodiversity #climate #law #destruction #conservation #ExtinctionCrisis


#News: #Agroecology can sequester more #carbon in soil, use less water, reduce dependence on fertilizers and #pesticides, and promote #biodiversity, while generating higher farmer incomes and greater food security via Reasons to be Cheerful https://reasonstobecheerful.world/agroecology-pesticides-farm-workers-agriculture/


Guard Old-Growth Forests from Logging
#Petition #nature #biodiversity #Ecosystem #ecosystems #forest #forests #rainforest #tree #trees #deforestation
https://act.biologicaldiversity.org/Vmt7It_mD0674rGG1gGlWQ2


#News: Scientists have identified five new species of soft-furred #hedgehogs AKA lesser Gymnures that live deep within the Leuser Ecosystem in #Indonesia and also southern #Vietnam. Help them survive and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife #biodiversity https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/12/231221162213.htm



#News: Scientists have discovered two new species of poisonous #birds in #NewGuinea's rainforest. Genetic changes in these birds mean the Regent whistler Pachycephala schlegelii and Rufous-naped bellbird Aleadryas rufinucha now possess a powerful neurotoxin in their feathers. Help them to survive #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife #biodiversity https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/03/230331120619.htm


Tom Cavalier-Smith prize DEADLINE EXTENDED https://www.isep-protists.com/post/tcs-prize-deadline-extended

We are pleased to announce that we are extending the deadline for Tom Cavalier-Smith prize nominations to January 31st, and that in light of the complicating factor of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are extending eligibility to 4 years post-PhD.

The Tom Cavalier-Smith prize recognizes contributions to evolutionary #protistology, or related fields (e.g. #protists #biology, #biodiversity or #ecology), by #EarlyCareerResearchers.


Happy New Year!!!
This is my last shot of 2023: rainbow bee-eater in Myall Lakes NP in Eastern #Australia enjoying a cicada

#biodiversity #birdphotography #wildlife #birds #birdsofmastodon #bird #ecology #rainbow




What needs to be done, clearly I am not biased, is to fund more studies in entomology, and to open and expand entire new undergraduate and graduate schools dedicated to invertebrates, with emphasis on insects.

Sadly, "Soon, we may not be estimating how many species there are on Earth. We will be estimating how many there were."

#EcosystemCollapse #biodiversity


Indian political commentator Bharat Dogra writes that #India turning towards #palmoil growth is a massive mistake for local #biodiversity #landrights and #climatechange, resist and #Boycottpalmoil #Boycott4Wildlife https://palmoildetectives.com/2023/09/24/instead-of-risky-palm-oil-in-india-indigenous-trees-should-get-more-attention/ via @palmoildetectives


A significant new study, using massive biodiversity datasets, shows that invasions by non-native plants set the stage for later invasions by non-native insects.

"nonnative plant introductions are a major driver of insect invasions, and that insect invasions lag behind plant invasions. In the near future, new insect invasions are estimated to increase by 35% worldwide based on recent nonnative plant introductions."

#Biodiversity #Ecology #invasivespecies #Science

https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2221826120


New study in Ecology Letters shows how moths are crucial yet underappreciated nocturnal pollinators; check out short summary at popsci.com:

https://www.popsci.com/environment/moth-pollination-resilience/

#ecology
#biodiversity
#insects


A colleague of mine created a collection of unique cutout images with precise high quality assets (by combing several hundred images into a high resolution image to magnify across the full "depth of field").

Please visit him
https://itemcreationstudio.com/en/

#biodiversity #flowers #photography #mosstodon


"Indigenous peoples in Brazil are widely regarded as land protectors, and a new study of the Atlantic Forest confirms it."

“If we want to save the forest, we need the government to officially recognize that this is our land.”

#IndigenousPeoples #LandRights #ClimateAction #Biodiversity #Wildlife #Rainforest #Forest #IndigenousRights #FoodSovereignty

https://e360.yale.edu/features/brazil-atlantic-forest-indigenous-land-bees

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