Researchers Find Thriving Bee Populations in Power Line Corridors

Elizabeth Borneman

Researchers have found that the bee populations located in the power line corridors were nearly ten times as high as the bee populations living in the more forested areas nearby.

Structurally Complex Forests Better At Carbon Capture, Study Shows

Katarina Samurović

Researchers have discovered that structurally diverse forests are better at carbon sequestration that monocultures.

Online Atlas Tracks Ecologically Troubled Areas of the World

Caitlin Dempsey

A new atlas produced by Richard Weller from the University of Pennsylvania tracks how urban sprawl and human activities are endangering bioregions on Earth.

Habitat Fragmentation: A Multi-Scale Approach detailing its lasting impact on Earth’s ecosystems

Geo Contributor

An analysis performed at multiple spatial and temporal scales argues that destruction and degradation of natural ecosystems are the primary cause of global declines in biodiversity.

Cloud cover based on 15 years of satellite observations captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites.

Using Clouds to Map Ecosystem Boundaries

Elizabeth Borneman

Researching clouds and their impact on ecosystems and species could help researchers find an entirely new way to see the Earth. By looking at clouds, researchers can add a layer of evidence to existing theories and practices of conservation of land and animals.