Biodiversity and ecosystems


Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Volume 143, April 2020, 107741

Improving rice yield potential is crucial for global food security. Taoyuan, China, is famous worldwide as a special ecosite for ultrahigh rice yield. Climatological factors affecting this phenomenon have been identified, but the potential molecular processes and environmental mechanisms promoting ultrahigh yield remain mysteries. Advancing SDGs 2 and 15, this article explores how soil microbial metagenomic characteristics effect ultrahigh rice yields.
Advancing SDG 15, this article investigates the potential pore structure recovery effect by growing either alfalfa or grass plots.
Advancing SDG 15, this article explores the effect of drainage and rewetting on gaseous emissions providing an explanation in terms of community switches.

One Earth: Perspective Volume 2, Issue 3, p 223-234, March 20, 2020

This article addresses SDGs 6, 12 and 14 by providing an ambitious scientific road map to define a new water planetary boundary consisting of sub-boundaries that account for a variety of changes to the water cycle.
Remote Sensing helps fill data gaps and improve spatio-temporal transferability of projections, informing environmental interventions and policies towards achieving the SDGs.
Existing Earth Observation datasets can underpin spatial analyses of nature's contributions to SDGs.

Plastic Waste and Recycling, Environmental Impact, Societal Issues, Prevention, and Solutions, 2020, pages 223 - 249

This book chapter addresses goals 14, 15, and 12 by exploring the origins of microplastics (relating to our society, production and consumption) and the diverse and harmful impacts of microplastics in the marine environment on life underwater, as well as interactions with humans and other life on land at the end of the cycle.
This book chapter addresses goals 14, 15, 6 and 11 by looking at the affects of pollutants on the biosphere.

One Earth, VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2, P188-196, FEBRUARY 21, 2020

This journal article addresses goal 14 by using data on 22,885 marine species and identifing 8.5 million km2 of priority areas that complement existing areas of conservation and biodiversity importance.
This journal article addresses goals 14, 2 and 1 by exploring progress evaluations toward SDG 14 (Life below Water) and intersecting social goals presented in submissions to the UN High-Level Political Forum.