Biodiversity and ecosystems

We highlight risks to local well-being where projects restrict access to biodiversity and ecosystem services in biodiversity offsets. We then present a framework laying out challenges and associated opportunities for delivering better biodiversity and local well-being outcomes.

One Earth, Volume 1, Issue 2, 25 October 2019, Pages 163-167

To conserve the bulk of Earth’s ecological heritage across the Anthropocene, setting aside half of Earth’s land is just a start. To conserve biodiversity over the long term across an increasingly human planet, conservation must become as integral to the human enterprise around the world as are social and economic development.
This book chapter addresses goals 13, 14, and 15 by focusing on how changing environmental temperatures affect species adaptation.
This article addresses goals 13, 14, and 15 by discussing the common methods of evaluating the management of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services in natural environments.
An improved understanding of the impact of conservation interventions is needed so that limited conservation funds can be better targeted to maximize biodiversity outcomes. This can be achieved by building a clear evidence base of what conservation interventions have worked, then translating the evidence into new contexts to design effective future interventions.
This journal article addresses goals 3, 12 and 15 by looking at public perceptions of, and attitudes towards, synthetic biology and its applications to agriculture and food production.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explored the effect of three decades of different soil management systems and winter crops in Brazil.
Advancing SDG 15, this article reviews the implication of endophytic/rhizosphere non–rhizobial nodule bacteria on the plant's resistance to salinity stress.

Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Volume 136, September 2019, 107536

Advancing SDG 15, this article provides a user-friendly guide to help researchers address a wider variety of soil biodiversity in their studies by discussing and critically analysing the various potentials and limitations of diverse methods to study distinct groups of soil life.

TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Volume 109, December 2018, Pages 163-172.

Contributing to SDG's 12 (responsible consumption and production) and 15 (life on land), this review explores scientific progress in analytical methods, pollution characteristics and ecological effects of microplastics in soils.