Eel is doing badly – Biologists advise total fishing ban for the first time

This nominal change in the wording of the ICES advice from “keep all anthropogenic effects as close to zero as possible” (ie including mortality from other causes) to “zero catches in all habitats” does not seem to make a significant difference. But it is nevertheless a historic step, because it makes it clear that from … Read more

Field biologists, NASA planes to map biodiversity in South Africa – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff

Research News A protea shrub growing amongst reeds and dozens of other plant species in South Africa’s Greater Cape Floristic Region. Photo: Adam Wilson By CHARLOTTE HSU Scientists from the U.S. and South Africa are launching a campaign to map marine, freshwater, and terrestrial species and ecosystems in one of Earth’s biodiversity hotspots: the Greater … Read more

Field biologists and NASA planes to map biodiversity in South Africa’s Greater Cape Floristic Region

A protea shrub growing amongst reeds and dozens of other plant species in South Africa’s Greater Cape Floristic Region. Credit: Adam Wilson The region includes two Global Biodiversity Hotspots; the project will document the distribution and function of species and ecosystems Release Date: July 8, 2021 BUFFALO, N.Y. — Scientists from the U.S. and South … Read more