The environmental footprint of humanity is truly massive. Indeed, over our planet's 4.5 billion year history - at least two-thirds of which has sustained life - no other species has ever come close to us in terms of consuming so much of the world's energy, resources and land area. Read full story here.
More than a dozen authors from different universities and nongovernmental organizations around the world have concluded, based on an analysis of hundreds of studies, that almost every aspect of life on Earth has been affected by climate change. Read the full article in the World Economic Forum here.
Understanding how ecosystems link, connect and function is important for knowing how to conserve them. PhD student Christina Buelow and GFS postdoc April Reside have just published a paper in Landscape Ecology that examines the complex relationships between landscape pattern and use by forest birds. We show that bird species composition differs between coastal forest types and regional landscape contexts. We also find that structural connectivity patterns of multiple vegetati