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Widespread homogenization of plant communities in the Anthropocene
- Environmental ScienceNature communications
The timeline of most naturalisations coincides with widespread human migration within the last ~500 years, and demonstrates the profound influence humans exert on regional biotas beyond changes in species richness.
Scientists' warning to humanity on illegal or unsustainable wildlife trade
- Environmental ScienceBiological Conservation
People have shaped most of terrestrial nature for at least 12,000 years
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The most up-to-date, spatially explicit global reconstruction of historical human populations and land use is used to show that the current biodiversity crisis can seldom be explained by the loss of uninhabited wildlands, resulting instead from the appropriation, colonization, and intensifiers of the biodiverse cultural landscapes long shaped and sustained by prior societies.
Valuation and Appreciation of Biodiversity: The “Maintenance of Options” Provided by the Variety of Life
- Environmental ScienceFrontiers in Ecology and Evolution
“Nature’s contributions to people” (NCP) is an important expansion beyond the standard ecosystem services framework, particularly as a pathway to better address global/regional biodiversity values.…
Maximum levels of global phylogenetic diversity efficiently capture plant services for humankind.
- Biology, Environmental ScienceNature ecology & evolution
This study draws on a global review of plant-use records to establish an empirical foundation that links evolutionary history to human wellbeing and serve as a discussion baseline to promote better-grounded accounts of the services that are directly provided by biodiversity.
Challenges to the Reforestation Pipeline in the United States
- Environmental ScienceFrontiers in Forests and Global Change
Large-scale global reforestation goals have been proposed to help mitigate climate change and provide other ecosystem services. To explore reforestation potential in the United States, we used GIS…
Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future
- Political ScienceFrontiers in Conservation Science
We report three major and confronting environmental issues that have received little attention and require urgent action. First, we review the evidence that future environmental conditions will be…
Prevalence of sustainable and unsustainable use of wild species inferred from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
- Environmental SciencebioRxiv
Findings on the prevalence of sustainable and unsustainable use, and variation across taxa, can inform international policymaking and offer suggestions for improving use-related Red List data.
Extinction risk and threats to plants and fungi
- Environmental SciencePLANTS, PEOPLE, PLANET
In conclusion, efforts toward comprehensive and ongoing assessment of plant and fungal extinction risk in the wild are expanded.