Some stories you may have missed over Christmas….
10 insular Biodiversity hotspots investigated in this study. Numbers indicate the number of islands included in the study from each region. A total of 4450 islands! Figure taken from Bellard et al […]
I’ve been traveling in England to serve as examiner for a Ph.D. defense,
but back up and running now. Gave me a lot of time to read up on
the sextennial Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report
(the official press […]
Global distribution of Mangrove forests. Note their very limited distribution and extent.
Mangrove forests are one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet. They are also one of the smallest and most threatened. A new (and short) […]
The flux of sediments to reefs begins in the uplands
A recently published article in Nature Communications uses a land-use modeling exercise to address how future deforestation interacts with climate change to affect sedimentation rates on coastal reefs in Madagascar. In summary they find that while […]
An ancient geology enigma solved using data collected from Highborne Cay. Be
forewarned – for geologist’s eyes only.
While coral reefs are undoubtedly declining worldwide, a growing body of research on coral reefs is revealing that coral reef ecosystems can be remarkably resilient to the myriad anthropogenic agents that threaten them. The few cases that show evidence of resilience are therefore incredibly important for understanding, 1) what factors […]