Oceans & Seas

This book chapter addresses goals 14, 13 and 6 by looking at climate change and the threats to deep sea benthic habitats.
This article supports SDGs 2, 12 and 14 by exploring a transdisciplinary approach and plausible trajectories for China's projected production, consumption and trade of seafood to 2030.
This chapter advances SDG 6, 11, and 14 by providing avenues for the application of sustainable bio-based polymers in wastewater treatment and their role in removing pesticides, to support clean water, a healthy ecosystem, and sustainable consumption.
The purpose of this Perspective is to highlight the need to (1) provide a conceptual and simultaneously operational ocean-health framework that integrates the links between ocean and human health and (2) address potential solutions and obstacles to sustain and restore a healthy and productive ocean for future generations through advancing approaches for a broad transdisciplinary integration of marine sciences.

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.

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.

This journal article addresses goals 14 and 15 by discussing how the terrestrial world is experiencing high rates of land conversion despite growth of the global protected area network.

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.

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.

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.