Research - Articles

Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 31-38, ISSN 2214-5745

Insects support life on land (SDG 15) and below water (SDG 14) and help to provide clean water (SDG 6). While many studies have quantified the ecological services provided by insects in the temperate zones, we still lack consolidated information in the tropical realm where insects are the most diverse and abundant.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 71-76, ISSN 2214-5745

Termites exert beneficial influences on ecosystem services, such as the development of sustainable agricultural systems in drylands and the resistance to environmental stress. However, this positive role is often overshadowed by their status as pests. This article advances our knowledge of the impact of termites on several sustainable development goals, including SDGs 1, 2, 3, 9, 11, 13 and 15.
Elsevier,

EClinicalMedicine, Volume 23, June 2020, 100414

This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by analysing data from India's 2015–16 National Family Health Survey, showing that women who experienced spousal physical violence during pregnancy were more likely to use female-controlled than male-controlled spacing contraception, and less likely to use male-controlled than no contraception. The data suggests that antenatal and postpartum contraceptive counselling should accommodate the needs of women facing spousal physical violence, by providing female-controlled rather than partner-dependent contraceptive methods (eg, the pill or IUD).
Elsevier,

Biological Conservation, Volume 246, June 2020, 108571

This article addresses goals 13, 14 and 15 by discussing how COVID-19 is impacting biodiversity, the research needed by conservation biologists, and their ability to protect ecosystems.
Elsevier,

Biological Conservation, Volume 246, June 2020, 108524

This journal article addresses goals 13, 14 and 15 by discussing how IPBES and WWF publish global indicators of biodiversity which can be seen as scientifically highly questionable, generate simplistic and often misleading headlines in the media, and get in the way of proper science reporting.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 62-70, ISSN 2214-5745, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2020.05.013.

Some of the greatest challenges for today's architecture are multifunctionality, energy saving and sustainability — problems that insects have partially solved during their evolution. From biomimetics in architecture design and materials, to decomposition of waste management and intelligent algorithms to reduce congestion, insects are an unlimited source of inspiration for innovations to advance SDGs 11 and 12.
Elsevier,

Current Research in Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Volume 3, June 2020, 100009

This article contributes to SDGs 3 and 12 by providing a current update on the evidence from animal and human studies of the role of environmental obesogens in obesity, a comprehensive view of the mechanisms of action of these obesogens and the current green and sustainable chemistry strategies to overcome chemical exposure to prevent obesity.
Elsevier,

Current Opinion in Food Science, Volume 33, June 2020, Pages 115-123

This journal article addresses goals 3, 10 and 12 by looking at three main areas of sensory and consumer researcher: corporate and consumer social responsibility, low income or vulnerable consumers, and migration.
Elsevier,

Biological Conservation, Volume 246, June 2020, 108579

This journal article addresses goals 13 and 15 by estimating the current and future extinction crisis in terrestrial ecoregions caused by habitat destruction and relating this pattern to current conservation efforts.
Elsevier,

Soil and Tillage Research, Volume 200, June 2020, 104621

Advancing SDG 15, this article evaluates the effect of natural and anthropogenic sites of Hyrcanian region on soil functions following 32 years of land cover changes.

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