How can we address biodiversity loss? ▶

How can we address biodiversity loss? ▶

Biodiversity loss and climate change are paramount global existential threats. A conservation scientist must wield a scientific Swiss army knife to successfully undertake research in these topics that informs policy. James Russell has been researching conservation and...
Is time running out for our coral reefs?

Is time running out for our coral reefs?

By Christopher Cornwall, Chris Perry, Guillermo Diaz-Pulido, Steeve Comeau & Verena Schoepf New research is suggesting the outlook for coral reefs remains grim unless we cut emissions fast. The twin stress factors of ocean warming and acidification increasingly...
Why is marine life fleeing the equator?

Why is marine life fleeing the equator?

By Anthony Richardson, Chhaya Chaudhary, David Schoeman & Mark John Costello Marine life is fleeing the equator to cooler waters. History tells us this could trigger a mass extinction event. The tropical water at the equator is renowned for having the richest...
How can we preserve New Zealand’s biodiversity?

How can we preserve New Zealand’s biodiversity?

Creating a safe place for our wildlife to thrive is not only key to preserving biodiversity but also a crucial ingredient for a sustainable world and our own existence. The frequent sighting of native birds during lockdown-enforced neighbourhood walks has served to...
Is the Pacific Ocean under threat?

Is the Pacific Ocean under threat?

By Jodie L. Rummer, Bridie JM Allan, Charitha Pattiaratchi, Ian A. Bouyoucos, Irfan Yulianto & Mirjam van der Mheen It might be the world’s biggest ocean, but the mighty Pacific is in peril. The Pacific Ocean is the deepest, largest ocean on Earth, covering about...