(Guest post by Jude Ware) Like many in the general public, I had never heard of Stygofauna until recently. But
Edited notes from Research Tuesday public lecture 8th May 2012 It still seems amazing to me that we don‚t really
Since we have only named 10% of all life on earth, we can expect some surprises from the field of
Traditional cultures put a high value on biodiversity and ecosystems, because they derive direct benefit from them (food, shelter, medicines
We’re still using old-fashioned or knee-jerk methods for conservation prioritisation. Reserves are allocated when land becomes available, instead of strategically
Despite the catastrophic loss of species, we still don’t monitor the levels of biodiversity or ecosystems in an internationally agreed
Ecosystems are changing at a rate unprecedented in history, and new pressures are interacting to move systems into new states.
We still don’t really know how many species there are on Earth, and have named only a fraction of these.
We are in the midst of the greatest biodiversity crisis the world has ever seen. The rate of extinction today