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Fire-resistant tropical forest at brink of disappearance in Indonesian regions due to human modification

December 21, 2020 – Tropical deforestation exacerbates recurrent peatland fire events in this region. These release globally significant greenhouse gas emissions and produce toxic haze events across South East Asia. An area of tropical forest and peatland larger than the Netherlands has burned in Indonesia in the past five years, according to Greenpeace. Yet the […]

Posted inEnviro

Extinction of threatened marine megafauna would lead to huge loss in functional diversity

April 20, 2020 – The extinction of threatened marine megafauna species could result in larger than expected losses in functional diversity, according to research led by Swansea University. In a paper published in Science Advances, an international team of researchers has examined traits of marine megafauna species to better understand the potential ecological consequences of their […]

Posted inSci/Tech

World’s biggest fisheries supported by seagrass meadows

May 21, 2018 – The study entitled ‘Seagrass meadows support global fisheries production‘ published in Conservation Letters, provides evidence that a fifth of the world’s biggest fisheries, such as Atlantic Cod and Walleye Pollock are reliant on healthy seagrass meadows. The study also demonstrates the prevalence of seagrass associated fishing globally. The study, carried out […]

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