Tag Archives: Biodiversity

Biodiversity below ground is equally important as above ground: Study

  Although most of the world’s biodiversity is below ground, surprisingly little is known about how it affects ecosystems or how it will be affected by climate change. A new study demonstrates that soil bacteria and the richness of animal species belowground play a key role in regulating a whole suite of ecosystem functions on Earth. The authors call for ...

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Second ‘Great Wall’ of China Can Cause Ecological Disasters

China’s second great wall, a vast seawall covering more than half of the country’s mainland coastline, may be a foundation for economic growth but it can also result in ecological disasters that can extend beyond China, says a study. One of the study authors Jianguo “Jack” Liu from Michigan State University said, “These coastal areas are a perfect example of ...

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