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Peer-reviewed Article
In Science Advances
Author:
Pedro
Jaureguiberry
Nicolas
Titeux
Martin
Wiemers
Diana
Bowler
Luca
Coscieme
Abigail
Golden
Carlos
Guerra
Ute
Jacob
Josef
Settele
Sandra
Diaz
Zsolt
Molnar
Andy
Purvis

Effective policies to halt biodiversity loss require knowing which anthropogenic drivers are the most important direct causes. Whereas previous knowledge has been limited in scope and rigor, here we statistically synthesize empirical comparisons of recent driver impacts found through a wide-ranging review. We show that land/sea use change has been...

Book Chapter
In Assessing, Mapping and Modelling of Mangrove Ecosystem Services in the Asia-Pacific Region
Author:
Shizuka
Hashimoto
Huang
Wanhui

This chapter contributes to a comprehensive understanding of the island socio-ecological system by a synthesis of the state and trend of, and the drivers of changes in ecosystems and their services, focusing on mangroves in Ishigaki Island. The current extent of mangroves on the Island is limited to small patches along a few river estuaries, which...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Research Letters
Author:
Ronald
Estoque
Karina
Winkler
Valerio
Avitabile
Soe
Myint
Yan
Gao
Makoto
Ooba
Yuji
Murayama
Rodel
Lasco

Forest ecosystems play an indispensable role in addressing various pressing sustainability and social-ecological challenges such as climate change and biodiversity loss. However, global forest loss has been, and still is today, an important issue. Here, based on spatially explicit data, we show that over the past 60 years (1960–2019), the global...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Environmental Management
Author:
Ronald
Estoque
Yan
Gao
Toshiya
Matsuura
Takeshi
Toma
Yasumata
Hirata
Rodel
Lasco

Forest ecosystems play an indispensable role in addressing various pressing sustainability and social-ecological challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, and ecosystem services deterioration, hence the monitoring of the world's forests is crucial. As part of the global forest assessment workflow, a forest is generally classified and...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Anthropocene Science
Author:
Priya
Priyadarshini
Amit Kumar
Bundela
Alexandros
Gasparatos
Lindsay C.
Stringer
Shalini
Dhyani
Chintala Sudhakar
Reddy
Himlal
Baral
Roldan
Muradian
Madhav
Karki
Purushothaman Chirakkuzhyil
Abhilash
Josep
Peñuelas

Reversing ecosystem degradation and halting global biodiversity loss due to climate change and other anthropogenic drivers are essential for socio-economic development and human wellbeing, as well as for advancing global sustainability. The latest initiative in this direction is the ‘Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework’, which establishes a...

Policy Brief

Agricultural certification schemes are increasingly requiring concession holders to prevent deforestation when they develop plantations but do not sufficiently address forest restoration, which is necessary to prevent further biodiversity loss. This policy brief recommends, by focusing on palm oil, that agricultural certification schemes strengthen...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Environmental Research Communications
Author:
Mrittika
BASU
Shalini
Dhyani

With the increasing spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, restrictions on public life were strengthened across the world. Non-pharmaceutical interventions like stay-at-home orders, cancellations of events, work from home, etc. are the first line of defense to combat the spread of highly transmittable infections like Covid-19. But these interventions...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Rural Studies
Author:
Hiroyuki
Kubota
Sawako
Shigeto
Takahiro
Yoshida
Yoshiki
Yamagata

The global population is concentrating unprecedentedly into urban areas, raising concerns on global sustainability and human well-being. There also exists a niche trend of migration from urban to rural areas particularly in countries with post-industrial economies. This paper investigated values of migration expressed by the migrants arrived in...

Peer-reviewed Article
In Biological Conservation
Author:
Arief
Darmawan
Hendarto

Scholars have quantified the impact of the production and consumption of commodities, in particular agricul- tural commodities, on biodiversity loss. Certification schemes, meanwhile, have been instituted as a means to limit biodiversity loss caused by the production of some of these commodities. This paper clarifies how biodi- versity loss can be...

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...