Biodiversity News

Refuting the negative impacts of climate change on bees

A research team from Simon Fraser University has investigated the negative impacts of climate change on bees and their populations. Rising temperatures negatively impact bee...

Scientists strengthen global efforts to manage vulnerable marine habitats

A research team from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has standardised a method for strengthening global efforts to manage vulnerable marine habitats. Measuring...

Encouraging community-based management of Japanese ecosystems

The perceptions of ecosystem services have been investigated to encourage community-based management and conservation. Cherry blossoms: Vital in gaining communal support in conservation Scientists at the...

Sensor network technology: To predict changes in the forest ecosystem

A research team from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg has developed sensor network technology to predict changes in the forest ecosystem. Innovative sensor technology for harsh forest environments A...

Wind farm sound pollution could impact marine mammal behaviour

A new study has found that sound pollution caused by offshore wind farms could disrupt the normal behaviour of marine mammals. In the event that...

Predicting the movement of species with computer simulations

A collaborative team of researchers, including the University of Reading, have developed computer simulations to predict the movement of species. Scientists have observed that moths...

Restoring peatlands to protect wildlife and reduce fire risks

New research that focuses on Indonesia’s peatlands suggests the ecological benefits of restoring peatlands to conserve biodiversity. Peatlands are found in at least 175 countries...

Europe’s beech forests threatened by climate change

A research team from, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), has discovered a drastic growth decline in Europe’s beech forests...

‘Seed bags’ to be planted to restore seagrass meadows in UK

England’s largest seagrass meadows planting project, led by Natural England, will begin planting in the Solent this week. It is part of the 4-year (LIFE...

Tracking the effects of salt pollution in freshwater streams

Scientists at the University of Maryland have conducted a five-stage system to track the unhealthy progression of salt pollution in freshwater streams. The salt used...

Scientists develop novel model to predict tropical fish migration patterns

A research team from Hokkaido University has developed a model that can predict the tropical fish migration patterns of six different species, as sea...

Protecting biodiversity in rainforests with global competition

BarcelonaTech (UPC) participates in the XPRIZE Rainforest international competition to help to protect the biodiversity in rainforests. BarcelonaTech (UCP), in collaboration with scientists from the...

Biodiversity

The term biodiversity refers to the variety of the life in any area. From the land to the sea, a biodiverse natural environment allows for a thriving ecosystem where each species plays an important role.

Biodiversity can play a crucial role in food production, it ensures the productivity of our soil, our crops and our livestock.