Biodiversity and ecosystems

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Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Systems, Encyclopedia of the World`s Biomes, 2020

This book chapter addresses goals 15, 13 and 11 by discussing how deserts are biodiverse places where life thrives in the extreme.
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Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 104-110, ISSN 2214-5745, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2020.05.018.

Contributing to SDGs 4 and 15, this article explores how using games for learning and education can be a viable strategy to advance entomological literacy and support the Global Goals by potentially lowering the barriers to accessibility, inclusion and participation.
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Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 77-84, ISSN 2214-5745, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2020.05.012.

As a core component of sustainable intensification, biological control constitutes a tailor-made solution for the long-term management of both endemic and invasive pests, thereby contributing to SDGs 1, 2 and 15.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 40, 2020, Pages 24-30, ISSN 2214-5745

Ecosystem services, the benefits nature provides to people, underpin all dimensions of human wellbeing. It is therefore crucial to integrate them into strategies for achieving SDGs, in particular those related to agriculture and health (SDGs 1, 2, 3).

World Environment Day is the most renowned day for environmental action. Since 1974, it has been celebrated every year on June 5th, engaging governments, businesses, celebrities and citizens to focus their efforts on a pressing environmental issue. In 2020, the theme is biodiversity, a concern that is both urgent and existential. Recent events, from bushfires in Brazil, the United States and Australia, to locust infestations across East Africa – and now, a global disease pandemic – demonstrate the interdependence of humans and the webs of life in which they exist.

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