Biodiversity-carbon co-benefits

Biodiversity-carbon co-benefits

Tropical forests store huge amounts of carbon and are one of the most biodiverse habitats in the world, however they are being converted at alarming rates. A report concluded that land-use planning measures that conserve carbon stocks will also conserve biodiversity and vice-versa. This science-for-policy paper for the Oil palm Research-Policy Partnership Network, was drafted by Dr Jennifer Lucey and Professor Jane Hill [...]

Reconnecting Habitats

Reconnecting Habitats

Something I have always been interested in is wildlife corridors. With increasing habitat fragmentation there is a higher risk of local extinction and by reconnecting habitats we can maintain ecological processes and allow for migration and genetic mixing, particularly for large wide-ranging species. The threat of isolating populations vulnerability to stochastic events is increased with habitat [...]