Recent work…has shown that butterflies have declined at a rate of about 1.6% per year during the past 40 years.
The shape and volume—not just area—of trees growing in a forest creates an added dimension to the ecological and evolutionary setting.
Managing to reduce the transport and arrival of alien species will not be cheap
Earliest losses of biodiversity may be found among species in hot climates where some species are pushed beyond their physiological tolerance.
the communities of plants worldwide are no longer “natural.”
Many indicate they would accept policies that would require a bell on cats’ collars.
For Right Whales, the situation is dire, and extinction is the moral equivalent of murder
Only with a population growth rate of zero might we have some hope for planetary stability.
Farms are no longer using cropland diversity to hedge their bets against pests, pathogens and drought.
We need to enhance natural processes that can accelerate diversification and allow emerging habitats to select the winners.