Biodiversity and ecosystems

This book chapter addresses goals 13, 15, 11 and 14 by discussing conservation efforts to protect biodiversity on tropical islands
PCC Systems community 10K Trees challenge
Supports Goal 15. The HPCC Systems community 10K Trees challenge has launched in conjunction with the National Forest Foundation’s effort to plant 50 million trees across the National Forests of the USA by 2023.
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Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology, 2018, ISSN 1642-3593, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecohyd.2018.02.002.

Picture showing different livelihoods in the wetland studied
Ensuring conservation, restoration and sustainable use of wetlands is a target under goal 15 (life on land). This paper studies the major ecological states and identifies the main ecosystem services (ESs), along with local people's perceptions of wetland management in the Ethiopian wetlands.
Most empirical research into Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) focus their studies on specific natural or social features and governing structures. This research approach looks into multi-use MPAs in the eelgrass restoration site in Japan. Findings from this research contribute directly to SDG 14 (life below water) and SDG 2 (zero hunger).
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Ocean & Coastal Management, Volume 154, March 2018, Pages 72-82.

This article contributes to SDG 13 (climate action), SDG 14 (life under water) and SDG 15 (life on land). Using case studies, this research examines the threats to mangroves, consequences, and potential solutions for effective conservation.
This study suggests the promising potential of satellite remote sensing images for monitoring illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities, contributing to SDG 14 (life below water).
Advancing SDG 15, this article examined three species endemic in New Calendonia to determine if some plant species are more useful for stabilizing soil aggregates and thus reducing erodibility.
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Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volume 249, 15 February 2018, Pages 434-443

The net ecosystem exchange (NEE) is the difference between ecosystem CO2 assimilation and CO2 losses to the atmosphere. Ecosystem respiration (Reco), the efflux of CO2 from the ecosystem to the atmosphere, includes the soil-to-atmosphere carbon flux (i.e., soil respiration; Rsoil) and aboveground plant respiration. Advancing SDG 15, this article compares four different and contrasting ecosystems (from forest to grasslands, and from boreal to semiarid) to test if measurements of Reco are consistently higher than Rsoil.
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Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 210, 10 January 2018, Pages 372-385.

Contributing to SDGs 3 (Good health and Well-being) and 15 (Life on Land), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article seeks to scientifically validate traditional medicinal plant practices in the Peruvian Amazon.
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Microchemical Journal, Volume 136, January 2018, Pages 25-39.

Focussing on SDGs 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), 14 (Life Below Water) and 15 (Life on Land), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning review explores the effects of antibiotics on natural microbial communities in soil and water systems.

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