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Evaluate risks of coating reservoirs

Evaluation of the risks of coating reservoars

Evolution of endemism on a young tropical mountain

Investigating the evolutionary origins of montane biodiversity by sampling the entire biota from a single mountain, Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, allows for a better understanding not only of the origins of endemism, but also of this biota’s forecasted…

Fisheries: Eyes on the ocean

Sounding the alarm over global fish harvests

Five steps for managing Europe's forests

Managment of European forests

Fundamentals of Physical Geography, 2nd Edition

The Fundamentals of Physical Geography (2nd Edition) online textbook describes an area of knowledge within Geography known as Physical Geography. The textbook contains over three hundred pages of information and more than four hundred 2-D…

Global carbon export from the terrestrial biosphere controlled by erosion

Particulate organic carbon export from the terrestrial biosphere is primarily controlled by physical erosion, and tectonic and climatic forcing of physical erosion may favour biospheric particulate organic carbon sequestration over silicate…

Global climate agreement: After the talks

The real business of decarbonization begins after an agreement is signed at the Paris climate conference, argue David G. Victor and James P. Leape.

Global effects of land use on local terrestrial biodiversity

Analysis of a global data set of local biodiversity comparisons reveals an average 13.6% reduction in species richness and 10.7% reduction in abundance as a result of past human land use, and projections based on these data under a business-as-usual…

Global exchange and accumulation of non-native plants

A global database of alien plants, showing that over 13,000 species, nearly 4% of the global flora, have become naturalized in a new location.

Global separation of plant transpiration from groundwater and streamflow

Soil water is usually assumed to be equally available for all purposes, supplying plant transpiration as well as groundwater and streamflow; however, a study of hydrogen and oxygen isotopes from 47 globally distributed sites shows that in fact the…

Grassland biodiversity bounces back from long-term nitrogen addition

The negative effect of increasing atmospheric nitrogen (N) pollution on grassland biodiversity is now incontrovertible1, 2, 3. However, the recent introduction of cleaner technologies in the UK has led to reductions in the emissions of nitrogen…

Greenland supraglacial lake drainages triggered by hydrologically induced basal slip

A dense network of GPS observations shows that rapid lake drainage events on the western Greenland Ice Sheet are preceded by period of ice-sheet uplift and/or enhanced basal slip.

Historic Mining and Agriculture as Indicators
of Occurrence and Abundance of Widespread
Invasive Plant Species

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Anthropogenic disturbances often change ecological communities and provide opportunities for non-native species invasion. Understanding the impacts of disturbances on species invasion is therefore crucial for invasive speciesmanagement. We used…

Holocene shifts in the assembly of plant and animal communities implicate human impacts

Understanding how ecological communities are organized and how they change through time is critical to predicting the effects of climate change1. Recent work documenting the co-occurrence structure of modern communities found that most significant…

How hot can the Earth get?

An article about global warming

How long will life survive on planet Earth?

Life on Earth will surely be wiped out eventually. But how long does it have, and what will it take to sterilise the entire planet?

Icebergs not the trigger for North Atlantic cold events

Abrupt climate change is a ubiquitous feature of the Late Pleistocene epoch1. In particular, the sequence of Dansgaard–Oeschger events (repeated transitions between warm interstadial and cold stadial conditions), as recorded by ice cores in…

Icebergs not the trigger for North Atlantic cold events

A delay between surface cooling and the arrival of ice-rafted debris at a site southwest of Iceland over the past four glacial cycles implies that icebergs typically arrived too late to have triggered cooling, although the freshwater derived from…

Increased Dependence of Humans on Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

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Humans have altered ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than ever, largely to meet rapidly growing demands for resources along with economic development. These demands have been considered important drivers of ecosystemdegradation and…

Increases in tropical rainfall driven by changes in frequency of organized deep convection

An increase in the frequency of organized deep convection—essentially a large aggregation of heavily precipitating and largely stratiform clouds—is behind most of the recent increases in tropical precipitation.