Variation within genomes, species or entire ecosystems are an expression of biodiversity. Equatorial regions are especially biodiverse as are coasts with high sea temperatures. Global deforestation is a major factor contributing to the reduction in biodiversity, effectively putting many species in danger of extinction.
Maintaining momentum is crucial as nations build a treaty to safeguard the high seas, argue Glen Wright, Julien Rochette, Kristina M. Gjerde and Lisa A. Levin.
Unleash the ocean’s potential to boost economies sustainably while addressing climate change, food security and biodiversity.
New work at the intersection of atmospheric science and ecology is finding that forests can influence rainfall and climate from across a continent.