Soil microbiomes and climate change (Nature)The soil microbiome governs biogeochemical cycling of macronutrients, micronutrients and other elements vital for the growth of plants and animal life. Understanding and predicting the impact of climate change on soil microbiomes and the ecosystem services they provide present a grand challenge and major opportunity as we direct our research efforts towards one of the most pressing problems facing our planet. In this Review, we explore the current state of knowledge about the impacts of climate change on soil microorganisms in different climate-sensitive soil ecosystems, as well as potential ways that soil microorganisms can be harnessed to help mitigate the negative consequences of climate change.
Scientists’ warning to humanity: Microorganisms and climate change (Nature)In the Anthropocene, in which we now live, climate change is impacting most life on Earth. Microorganisms support the existence of all higher trophic life forms. To understand how humans and other life forms on Earth (including those we are yet to discover) can withstand anthropogenic climate change, it is vital to incorporate knowledge of the microbial ‘unseen majority’. We must learn not just how microorganisms affect climate change (including production and consumption of greenhouse gases) but also how they will be affected by climate change and other human activities. This Consensus Statement documents the central role and global importance of microorganisms in climate change biology. It also puts humanity on notice that the impact of climate change will depend heavily on responses of microorganisms, which are essential for achieving an environmentally sustainable future.
Conservation EvidenceWe summarise the documented evidence for the effectiveness of conservation actions. This resource is designed to support anyone making decisions about how to maintain and restore biodiversity.
Earth Overshoot DayEarth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year.
Reverse the RedReverse the Red is a global movement that ignites strategic cooperation and action to ensure the survival of wild species and ecosystems.
Data-driven and collaborative, we provide the tools and partnerships to unite stakeholders and catalyze conservation impact.
Water Footprint NetworkThe Water Footprint Network is a platform for collaboration between companies, organizations and individuals to solve the world’s water crises by advancing fair and smart water use. We are a dynamic, global network that drives innovation and inspires the changes we must all make to share fresh water fairly amongst all people to sustain thriving communities and nature’s diversity.
All Creatures PodcastThe mission of the All Creatures Podcast is to educate listeners on the diverse animals that share our planet. We are in the midst of the Earth’s Six Mass Extinction and many animals need our help if they are to survive. Each week we will discuss a new species, conduct interviews with conservation experts from around the globe, and discuss recent conservation news.
Emerging Leaders for Biodiversity PodcastMore people are waking up to the idea that climate change and the loss of nature is real and we need to become better stewards of our planet. This is leading many to seek out careers in the environmental field. It is a growing field that isn't going anywhere but it can be tough to break into. Through this podcast you can hear from top professionals and new professionals alike about how they broke into the industry and what it's really like to work in the environmental field.
Future EcologiesMade for audiophiles and nature lovers alike, every episode is an invitation to see your world in a new light – set to original music & immersive soundscapes, and weaving together interviews with expert knowledge holders.
PolliNation PodcastPolliNation is a podcast from Oregon State University Extension Service that tells the stories of researchers, land managers and concerned citizens who are making bold strides to improve the health of pollinators.
The Wild with Chris MorganExplores how nature survives and thrives alongside (and often despite) humans. Taking listeners across the Pacific Northwest and around the world, host Chris Morgan explores wildlife and the complex web of ecosystems they inhabit. He also tells the stories of people working in and protecting the wild around us.
Global Biodiversity OutlookGlobal Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) is the flagship publication of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). It is a periodic report that summarizes the latest data on the status and trends of biodiversity and draws conclusions relevant to the further implementation of the Convention.