Fish diversity and dam locations in the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong basins. From Winemiller et al, 2016.

Impacts of Dams on Biodiversity

A.J. Rohn

A.J. Rohn discusses a report in Science which investigates the impacts of dams on the biodiversity of the Amazon, Congo, and Mekong river basins.

Satellite imagery and data from Landsat 8 (left) and the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (center) show land cover (right)  on the Senegal–Guinea border in 2014. Source: Skidmore et al, 2015.

Researchers: Satellite Imagery Could Boost Wildlife Conservation

Elizabeth Borneman

An increased number of scientists, conservationists and technology scions are banding together to use their various strengths to benefit conservation efforts to track global biodiversity.

Ancient temperate rainforest in the Upper Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. Photo: TJ Watt

Are Ecosystems That are Rich in Biodiversity More Resilient to Diseases?

Elizabeth Borneman

An ecosystem that is rich in biodiversity is stronger and more resilient to diseases, a recent series of studies has shown.

Theory of Island Biogeography illustrated in a graph. Graph: Wikipedia.

Island Biogeography

Elizabeth Borneman

The biogeography of islands is a fascinating topic that extends to more than just island locations. The ‘island’ part of ...

Bristlecone pine forest in Great Basin National Park. Photo: USGS, public domain.

Island Biogeography of the Great Basin

Rachel Quist

The theory of island biogeography is one of the explanations as to why speciation occurs.