Biodiversity and ecosystems

Climate change and population growth generates a decrease in water availability around the world which can compromise the maintenance of sustainable agriculture. Thus, treated wastewater (TWW) became an alternative to minimize water shortage. However, this may indirectly affect the soil’s microbial properties. In this study different soils irrigated for 0, 1, 8 and 20 years with TWW were sampled and from the east central region of Tunisia. The objective was to investigate its effect on heavy metal accumulation and enzyme activities, contributing to SDGs 2, 15 and 13.
Advancing SDG 15, this article investigates the ostracod assemblages obtained from a sediment core from a paleolake in the Sağlık plain in south-central Anatolia (Turkey).

One Earth, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4, P380-384, APRIL 24, 2020

This journal article addresses goal 14 by discussing how ocean health is critical for human well-being but is threatened by multiple stressors.
To mark Earth Day 2020, Global Citizen spoke with seven youth climate activists who shared their hopes for a future in which we take bold climate action. This article contributes to SDGs 1, 7, 13, 14 and 15.

On April 22nd 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Spearhead by Senator Nelson, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, the first Earth Day protests forced environmental protection onto the national political agenda and led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passing of key environmental legislation.


Biological Conservation, Volume 244, April 2020, 108536

Winner of the Atlas Award in April 2020, this journal article addresses goals 13 and 14 by discussing priority areas where it would be optimal to locate Marine Protected Areas for recovery of marine biodiversity within and outside a country's Exclusive Economic Zones, thus providing a map that will aid both national and international planning of where to protect marine biodiversity as a whole.

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 38, April 2020, Pages 107-114

This journal article addresses goals 15 and 13 by exploring effective strategies to protect the global health and diversity of insects.

Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 106, April 2020, Pages 68-76

This journal article addresses goals 11, 12, 13 and 15 by looking at how land-based mitigation options potentially affect biodiversity.
This book chapter addresses goals 14, 13 and 6 by looking at the ecology and species conservation of freshwater habitats.

Current Opinion in Insect Science, Volume 38, April 2020, Pages 63-71

This journal article addresses goals 11 and 15 by looking at how urban expansion adversely affects habitats for pollinators and global biodiversity.