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Peer-reviewed Article
In Remote Sensing
Author:
Shahab
Jozdani
Dongmei
Chen
Wenjun
Chen
Sylvain
Leblanc
Christian
Prévost
Julie
Lovitt
Liming
He

Lichen is an important food source for caribou in Canada. Lichen mapping using remote sensing (RS) images could be a challenging task, however, as lichens generally appear in unevenly distributed, small patches, and could resemble surficial features. Moreover, collecting lichen labeled data (reference data) is expensive, which restricts the...

Presentation
Asia Pacific Climate Week 2021 Side event "Utilizing forest functions for mitigating and adapting to climate change"

In our presentation, we propose an approach to consider wellbeing of local communities who live closely to forests for climate change mitigation and adaptation. We discuss the approach by referring to an issue of energy scarcity in a community and REDD+ as a measure to address the issue.

 

Presentation

科学者も政策決定者もこれまで別々の課題として対応してきた生物多様性と気候変動の課題への統合的な取組を強化すべく、2020年12月に生物多様性と気候変動に関するIPBESとIPCCの合同ワークショップが開催されました。このワークショップからのキーメッセージを含むワークショップ報告書、ならびにその科学的根拠を整理した科学的成果(Scientific Outcomes)が2021年6月に発表されました。このスライドでは、日本の一般読者向けにワークショップ報告書の内容を日本語で短く解説しています。

Scientists and policymakers have been tackling biodiversity loss and climate change, the two most...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Global Ecology and Conservation
Author:
Mesfin
Sahle
Travis
Reynolds

Despite expanding interest in nature's contributions to people (NCP) studies, understanding of sacred natural sites’ contributions to human society and the restoration of fragmented landscapes remains relatively limited. This study examines the diversity and extent of NCP by church forests in a fragmented tropical landscape in southern Ethiopia. We...

Training or Learning Material

Plastic pollution and marine litter is one of today's most serious emerging issues and without any countermeasures, the amount of plastic waste in the ocean will outweigh fish by 2050, posing a threat to the environment and our way of life. It is said that the COVID-19 pandemic has increased pollution from disposable products, such as plastic...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Science and Policy

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is the third coronavirus this century to threaten human health, killing more than two million people globally. Like previous coronaviruses, SARS-CoV-2 is suspected to have wildlife origins and was possibly transmitted to humans via wet markets selling bushmeat (aka harvested wild meat). Thus, an interdisciplinary...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Ecosystem Services
Author:
Wanhui
Huang
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Takehito
Yoshida
Kentaro
Taki

The increased frequency of extreme rain events due to climate change has garnered attention in Japan. In 2018, the country enacted the Act of Climate Change Adaptation to formulate plans at national and local levels. The government has suggested the use of nature-based solutions (NBSs) across the country to address the increased risk of natural...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Conservation
Author:

Biodiversity knowledge is communicated by scientists to policymakers at the biodiversity “science-policy interface” (SPI). Although the biodiversity SPI is the subject of a growing body of literature, gaps in our understanding include the efficacy of mechanisms to bridge the interface, the quality of information exchanged between science and policy...

Book
Editor:
Maiko
Nishi
Suneetha
M. Subramanian
Himangana
Gupta
Madoka
Yoshino

This open access book is a compilation of case studies that provide useful knowledge and lessons that derive from on-the-ground activities and contribute to policy recommendations, focusing on the relevance of social-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) to “transformative change.” The concept of “transformative change” has been...

Policy Report
Author:
Joseph Edward Alegado
Jose Miguel Aliño
Stephen Cheuk Fai Chow
Ma. Brida Lea Diola
Lea Gurrero
Von Hernandez
Yuichi Ishimura
Effie Kim
Doun Moon
Mitsu Okuno
Gemma Pelogio
Peixun Pey
Tiara Samson
Satyarupa Shekhar Swain
Maria Antonia Tanchuling,
Vu Duc Canh

Plastic is ubiquitous: we use it for life-saving medical devices, clothing, toys and cosmetics; we use it in agriculture and industry. But we also know the growing risk of plastic waste in the environment, landfills and the oceans. 

For example, the amount of plastic that some fulmars accumulate in their stomachs during their lives is...