Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The understanding and recognition of soil ecosystem services (SoES) in spatial planning is crutial in sustainable cities.

Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 29, June 2021

Review on using the natural qualities of plants to restore degraded sites and water systems.
The COVID-19 pandemic has stalled and rolled back progress on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Mangrove-dominated estuaries host a diverse microbial assemblage that facilitates nutrient and carbon conversions and could play a vital role in maintaining ecosystem health.
The “Wet Tropics” of Australia host a unique variety of plant lineages that trace their origins to the super-continent of Gondwanaland.
Review article on the effect of heat stress on gene expression and modulation in bovine embryos.
Anthropogenic activity is a major driver of seabird injury and mortality in the 21st century. In the current study we aimed to monitor glucocorticoid metabolites (ufGCM) concentrations, as a marker of physiological stress, in injured, emaciated (starvation/illness) and oiled African penguins through the stages of rehabilitation at a rescue centre in South Africa.
Soil organic carbon (SOC) in croplands is a key property of soil quality for ensuring food security and agricultural sustainability, and also plays a central role in the global carbon (C) budget. Contributing to SDGs 13 and 15, this article discusses how croplands have a large potential to sequester C through implementing better land use management practices, which may partially offset SOC loss caused by climate change.
Despite the importance of tropical forest conservation in achieving global sustainability goals and the key role of forest-risk commodity trade in driving deforestation, consumer country policy option
This book chapter advances SDG 15 by exploring how agriculture functions as a complex adaptive system. It assesses how recent changes have interacted with agro-ecosystem features to result in a loss of resilience, and suggests key research directions to help harmonize production and ecosystem function, drawing primarily on Canadian examples.