Forestry and uncontrolled fires destroyed 1.5 million football fields of Russian strictly protected boreal forests just in 20 years

A new study clarifies uncertainties surrounding strictly protected areas in Russia and shows that logging and wildfires are the drivers of deforestation even where they should not happen Although forest degradation, logging, and wildfires are well-known major threats for tropical forests, they also affect boreal forests and significantly contribute to global greenhouse gases emission. In…

Biodiversity is 3-D

A new study sheds light on the relationship between diversity and 3-D space as a global ecological pattern [Italian version below] The species-area relationship (SAC) is a long-time considered pattern in ecology and is discussed in most of the academic Ecology books. Its implications are relevant for many ecological, evolutionary, conservation and biogeographic purposes. Conversely,…

Лес – это не деревья, стоящие рядом

Автор: Роберто Каццолла Гатти, Ph.D., Биолог Доцент Биологического Института, Томский Государственный Университет, Россия Research Fellow, Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, Австрия Перевод с итальянского: Алена Величевская, биолог, переводчик с итальянского «Думаю, что большая часть лесов находится в жалком состоянии, с уменьшенным до минимума разнообразием и с сильно поврежденными экосистемами. Думаю, что ряды…