Biodiversity Articles

 

 

World's largest king penguin colony has declined by 90%
Agence-France Presse. (2018, July 30). World's largest king penguin colony has declined by 90%. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/

 

Using cute animals in pop culture makes public think they're not endargered - study
Agence-France Presse. (2018, April 13). Using cute animals in pop culture makes public think they're not endargered - study. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/

 

'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to pesticides
Agence-France Presse. (2018, March 1). 'Catastrophe' as France's bird population collapses due to pesticides. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/

 

Experiencing nature: Embodying animals in immersive virtual environments increases inclusion of nature in self and involvement with nature
Ahn, S. J. G., Bostick, J., Ogle, E., Nowak, K. L., McGillicuddy, K. T., & Bailenson, J. N. (2016). Experiencing nature: Embodying animals in immersive virtual environments increases inclusion of nature in self and involvement with nature. Journal of ComputerMediated Communication21(6), 399-419.

 

What is ARC: How can design save wildlife and wild places?
ARC Solutions. (2017). What is ARC: How can design save wildlife and wild places? Arc Solutions. Retrieved from https://arc-solutions.org/what-is-arc/

 

Hallmarks of science missing from North American wildlife management
Artelle, K. A., Reynolds, J. D., Treves, A., Walsh, J. C., Paquet, P. C., & Darimont, C. T. (2018). Hallmarks of science missing from North American wildlife management. Science advances, 4(3), eaao0167.

 

Nature's healing powers: How exotic Australian plants may help revive nuclear contaminated land
Ashok, I. (2017, November 2). Nature's healing powers: How exotic Australian plants may help revive nuclear contaminated land. IB Times. Retrieved from http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/

 

Vitamin T: Are trees chemicals factories that could save our lives?
Atkinson, N. (2018, January 25). Vitamin T. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from https://www.theglobeandmail.com/

 Behind the Plan to Protect the Serengeti of the Arctic

Behind the Plan to Protect the Serengeti of the Arctic
Badelt, B. (2017, August 24). Behind the Plan to Protect the Serengeti of the Arctic. News Deeply. Retreived from https://www.newsdeeply.com/

 

Most wildlife management in Canada and U.S. lacks 'fundamental' science, study finds
Ballingall, A. (2018, March 7). Most wildlife management in Canada and U.S. lacks 'fundamental' science, study finds. The Star. Retrieved from www.thestar.com

 

Eight bird species are first confirmed avian extinctions this year
Barkham, P. (2018, September 4). Eight bird species are first confirmed avian extinctions this year. The Guardian Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/

 

One in eight bird species threatened with extinction, global study finds
Barkham, P. (2018, April 23). One in eight bird species threatened with extinction, global study finds. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/

   

Your pricey text book is key to success in 2nd year biology
Bazely, D. (2017, February 20). Your pricey text book is key to success in 2nd year biology. Bazely Lab. Retrieved from http://dawnbazely.lab.yorku.ca/

 

The Arctic Science Agreement propels science diplomacy
Berkman, P. A., Kullerud, L., Pope, A., Vylegzhanin, A. N., & Young, O. R. (2017). The Arctic Science Agreement propels science diplomacy. Science358(6363), 596-598.

 

Sir David Attenborough joins world experts in calling for action for nature
BirdLife International. (2018, April 12). Sir David Attenborough joins world experts in calling for action for nature. BirdLife International. Retrieved from https://www.birdlife.org/

 

New Global Biodiversity Atlas Reveals the Secrets of Soil
Borel, B. (2016, May 20) New Global Biodiversity Atlas Reveals the Secrets of Soil. Mental Floss. Retrieved from http://mentalfloss.com/

 

UN report: Loss of plants, animals making a lonelier planet
Borenstein, S. (2018, March 23). UN report: Loss of plants, animals making a lonelier planet. CTV News. Retrieved from https://www.ctvnews.ca/

 

Misplaced monarchs: Clusters of butterflies stuck up north
Borenstein, S. (2017, October 26). Misplaced monarchs: Clusters of butterflies stuck up north. National Post. Retrieved from http://nationalpost.com/

 

Global biodiversity conservation priorities
Brooks, T. M., Mittermeier, R. A., da Fonseca, G. A., Gerlach, J., Hoffmann, M., Lamoreux, J. F., ... & Rodrigues, A. S. (2006). Global biodiversity conservation priorities. 
science313(5783), 58-61.

 

These 6 Species are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry
Bullinger, J. (2018, July 26). These 6 Species are about to be sacrificed for the oil and gas industry. The GuardianRetrieved from https://theguardian.com

 

Headwinds caused by warm weather a danger to migratory birds
Burke, D. (2017, October 30). Headwinds caused by warm weather a danger to migratory birds. CBC News. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/

 

Tsunami-driven rafting: Transoceanic species dispersal and implications for marine biogeography
Carlton, J., Chapman, J., Geller, J., Miller, J., Carlton, D., McCuller, M., Treneman, N., Steves, B., & Ruiz, G. M. (2017). Tsunami-driven rafting: Transoceanic species dispersal and implications for marine biogeography. Science357(6358), 1402-1406.

 

Orca 'apocalypse': half of killer whales doomed to die from pollution
Carrington, D. (2018, September 27). Orca 'apocalypse': half of killer whales doomed to die from pollution. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/

 

Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals—study
Carrington, D. (2018, May 21). Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals—study. The Guardian. Retreived from https://www.theguardian.com/

 

Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers
Carrington, D. (2017, October 18). Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers. The Guardian. Retreived from https://www.theguardian.com/

 

Living near green spaces linked to longer lives, study finds
CBC News. (2017, October 11). Living near green spaces linked to longer lives, study finds. CBC News. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/

 

With more species at risk than resources to save them, conservationists face hard choices
CBC Radio. (2018, September 11). With more species at risk than resources to save them, conservationists face hard choices. CBC Radio. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/

 

Time To Get Used To A New Acronym — Key Biodiversity Areas or KBAs
Cheskey, T. (2018, January 25). Time To Get Used To A New Acronym — Key Biodiversity Areas or KBAs. Nature Canada. Retrieved from www.naturecanada.ca

 Key Biodiversity Areas: What they are and why we care

Key Biodiversity Areas: What they are and why we care
Cheskey, T. (2017, March 30). Key Biodiversity Areas: What they are and why we care. Nature Canada. Retrieved from https://naturecanada.ca/

 

 

Cities are driving evolution—and may spawn new species, scientists says
Chung, E. (2017, November 2). Cities are driving evolution—and may spawn new species, scientists says. CBC News. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/

 

Experience or evidence: How do big conservation NGOs make decisions?
Dasgupta, S. (2017, November 21). Experience or evidence: How do big conservation NGOs make decisions? Mongabay. Retrieved from https://news.mongabay.com/

 

All things counter, original, spare, strange: Why are we so bad at difference
Dale, A., & Newman, L. (2010). All things counter, original, spare, strange: Why are we so bad at difference. 
Canadian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences1(1), 37-43.

 

Canada takes small step for ocean health and marine protection
David Suzuki Foundation. (2017). Canada takes small step for ocean health and marine protection [Press release]. Retrieved from http://www.davidsuzuki.org/media/news/2017/02/canada-takes-small-step-fo...

 

Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound to be Canada’s largest protected area
Doyle, S. ( 2017, August 14). Tallurutiup Imanga/Lancaster Sound to be Canada’s largest protected area. Canadian Geographic. Retrieved from https://www.canadiangeographic.ca/

 

Canada lags in conservation efforts
Galloway, G. (2017, July 23). Canada lags in conservation efforts. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from https://www.theglobeandmail.com/

 

Biodiversity conservation and use: Local and global considerations
Gari, J. A. (1999). Biodiversity conservation and use: Local and global considerations. Science, Technology and Development Discussion Paper7, 1-19.

 

COSEWIC Press Release: May 2017 (Over 60 wildlife species at risk in Canada's changing North)
Government of Canada. (2017). COSEWIC Press Release: May 2017 [Press Release]. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/

 

Nature is Risky. That's Why Students Need It.
Heying, H. (2018, April 30). Nature is Risky. That's Why Students Need It. New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/

 

Right Whales closer to the brink
Hazell, S. (2017, August 16). Right Whales closer to the brink. Nature Canada. Retrieved from https://naturecanada.ca/

 From the Mist

From the Mist
Herzog, P. W. (2017). From the Mist: A Life Restored by Nature. Victoria: Friesen Press.

 

 

Bees and butterflies get southeast sanctuary thanks to Calgary pollinator program
Hunt, S. (2017, September 30). Bees and butterflies get southeast sanctuary thanks to Calgary pollinator program. CBC News. Retrieved from https://www.canada.ca/

 

Promoting conservation through the arts: outreach for hearts and minds
Jacobson, S. K., Mcduff, M. D., & Monroe, M. C. (2007). Promoting conservation through the arts: outreach for hearts and minds. Conservation Biology, 21(1), 7-10.

 

Jungle VIPs: To save orangutans, think of them as money swinging from trees
Jungle VIPs: To save orangutans, think of them as money swinging from trees. (2018, February 22). The Economist. Retrieved from https://www.economist.com/ 

 

Networking networks for global bat conservation
Kingston, T., Aguirre, L., Armstrong, K., Mies, R., Racey, P., Rodríguez-Herrera, B., & Waldien, D. (2016). Networking networks for global bat conservation. In Bats in the Anthropocene: Conservation of Bats in a Changing World (pp. 539-569). Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

 

Things have never been so good for humanity, nor so dire for the planet
Kopecky, A. (2018, August 25). Things have never been so good for humanity, nor so dire for the planet. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from https://www.theglobeandmail.com/

 

Whales and dolphins lead 'human-like lives' thanks to big brains, says study 
Kropshofer, K. (2017, October 16). Whales and dolphins lead 'human-like lives' thanks to big brains, says study. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/science

 

Why alien species can have catastrophic economic consequences
Laucius, J. (2017, February 28). Why alien species can have catastrophic economic consequences. Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved from http://ottawacitizen.com/

 

Margaret Atwood tries new wings with Angel Catbird graphic novel
La Rose, L. (2016, August 31). Margaret Atwood tries new wings with Angel Catbird graphic novel. CBC News. Retrieved from www.cbc.ca

 

Tread softly: new guide for businesses working in important ecosystems
Law, J. (2018, May 14). Tread softly: new guide for businesses working in important ecosystems. Bird Life. Retrieved from http://www.birdlife.org/ 

 

"The world has cause for optimism": Sir David Attenborough's keynote speech
Law, J. (2018, April 13). "The world has cause for optimism": Sir David Attenborough's keynote speech. Bird Life. Retrieved from http://www.birdlife.org/ 

 Biologists work to save Quebec's 'most urban' snake

Biologists work to save Quebec's 'most urban' snake as development booms
Lowrie, M. (2017, September 30). Biologists work to save Quebec's 'most urban' snake as development booms. CBC News. Retrieved from www.cbc.ca

 

 

Woodland cariboo continue to decline as provinces fail to meet protection deadline
Lunn, S. (2017, October 31). Woodland cariboo continue to decline as provinces fail to meet protection deadline. CBC News. Retrieved from www.cbc.ca

 

Mining activities, not hunting, responsible for northern cariboo declines
McDonald, B. (2018, March 2). Mining activities, not hunting, responsible for northern cariboo declines. CBC News. Retrieved from www.cbc.ca

 

 

'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas
McGrath, M. (2018, May 17). 'Shocking' human impact reported on world's protected areas. BBC News. Retrieved from https://www.bbc.com/news

 

Vast biodiversity database now available to all
McKeever, C. (2016, December 21). Vast biodiversity database now available to all. Natural History Museum. Retrieved from http://www.nhm.ac.uk/

 

Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife?
McKie, R. (2018, February 18). Should we give up half of the Earth to wildlife? The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com

 

Biologists say half of all species could be extinct by end of century
McKie, R. (2017, February 25). Biologists say half of all species could be extinct by end of century. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com

 

Montreal-born scientist says forestry sector in denial about disappearing caribou
Meyer, C. (2017, November 9). Montreal-born scientist says forestry sector in denial about disappearing caribou. National Observer. Retrieved from https://www.nationalobserver.com/

 

Wild bison roam Banff National Park for 1st time in more than century
Monforton, L. (2017, February 6). Wild bison roam Banff National Park for 1st time in more than century. CBC News. Retrieved from www.cbc.ca

 

Borneo's orangutans at risk of extinction after population decreases by 148,500 in 16 years
Mortillaro, N. (2018, February 15). Borneo's orangutans at risk of extinction after population decreases by 148,500 in 16 years. CBC News. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca

 

Scientists call for tri-national conservation effort to save monarch butterfly
Mortillaro, N. (2017, January 14). Scientists call for tri-national conservation effort to save monarch butterfly. CBC News. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/

 Key Biodiversity Areas

Key Biodiversity Areas: What they are and why we care
Nature Canada. (2017). Key Biodiversity Areas: What they are and why we care. Retrieved from https://naturecanada.ca/tag/key-biodiversity-area/

 Introduction to Barriers

An Introduction to Barriers
New City Institue. (n.d.) An Introduction to Barriers. Retrieved from http://www.newcity.ca/Pages/moorebarriers.html

 

Celebrating the mundane: Nature and the built environment
Newman, L., & Dale, A. (2013). Celebrating the mundane: Nature and the built environment. 
Environmental Values22(3), 401-413.

 

How Western science is finally catching up to Indigenous knowledge

Nicholas, G. (2018). How Western science is finally catching up to Indigenous knowledge. Macleans. Retrieved from http://www.macleans.ca/

 

 

Opinion: Wetlands are disapearing fast. Urgent action is required
Page, H. (2018, Feb 6). Opinion: Wetlands are disapearing fast. Urgent action is required. Vancouver Sun. Retrieved from https://vancouversun.com/

 

'Doomsday' seed vault meant to survive global disasters breached by climate change
Potenza, A. (2017, May 19). 'Doomsday' seed vault meant to survive global disasters breached by climate change. The Verge. Retrieved from https://www.theverge.com/

 

Ghosts and tiny treasures (We need a chronic passion for nature, not a passing storm)
Pfeiffer, B. (2016, April 27). Ghosts and tiny treasures. Aeon. Retrieved from https://aeon.co/

 

Biodiversity Loss is Earth's 'immense and hidden' tragedy, Darwin's 'natural heir' warns 
Randerson, J. (2009, November 20). Biodiversity Loss is Earth's 'immense and hidden' tragedy, Darwin's 'natural heir' warns. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/

 

Animals Are Losing Their Vagility, or Ability to Roam Freely
Robbins, J. (2018, February 19). Animals Are Losing Their Vagility, or Ability to Roam Freely. New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/

 

Scientists jam with musicians, artists to stir public passion for nature
Rowling, M. (2017, September 5). Scientists jam with musicians, artists to stir public passion for nature. Rethink. Retrieved from https://rethink.earth/

 

Over half of world's wild primate species face extinction, report reveals
Sample, I. (2017, January 18). Over half of world's wild primate species face extinction, report reveals. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com

 

What’s Causing the Sharp Decline in Insects, and Why It Matters
Schwägerl, C. (2016, July 6). What’s Causing the Sharp Decline in Insects, and Why It Matters. Yale 360. Retrieved from https://e360.yale.edu/

 

Where Do You Go, My Lovelies?
Scott, A. (n.d.) Where Do You Go, My Lovelies? UofT Magazine. Retrieved from http://magazine.utoronto.ca/

 

Even familiar birds at risk of extinction, study finds
Sessa-Hawkins, M. (2018, April 23). Even familiar birds at risk of extinction, study finds. Birdlife. Retrieved from https://www.birdlife.org/

 

How do we spread word about the biodiversity crisis? Experts weigh in. 
Sessa-Hawkins, M. (2018, April 16). How do we spread word about the biodiversity crisis? Experts weigh in. Birdlife. Retrieved from https://www.birdlife.org/

 

Loons could disappear from our region in two to three decades, analysis suggests
Spears, T. (2018, August 29). Loons could disappear from our region in two to three decades, analysis suggests. Ottawa CitizenRetrieved from https://ottawacitizen.com/

 

Save our bats, belugas, and bobolinks: Editorial
Star Editorial Board. (2017, September 18). Save our bats, belugas, and bobolinks: Editorial. The Star. Retrieved from https://www.thestar.com/

 

My heart always flutters': Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue joins fight to preserve monarch butterflies
Steuter-Martin, M. (2017, September 17). 'My heart always flutters': Saint-Anne-de-Bellevue joins fight to preserve monarch butterflies. CBC News. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/

 

Endangered right whales are dying in record numbers off Canada, raising alarm
Stockstad, E. (2017, August 24). Endangered right whales are dying in record numbers off Canada, raising alarm. Science Mag. Retrieved from http://www.sciencemag.org/

 

Corporations Are Killing Our Best Partners In Fighting Starvation
Todhunter, C. (2017, September 7). Corporations Are Killing Our Best Partners In Fighting Starvation. Huffington Post. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/

 

U of G Researchers Identify Monarch Butterfly Birthplaces to Help Conserve Species
U of G Researchers Identify Monarch Butterfly Birthplaces to Help Conserve Species. (2017, January 9). UofG News. Retrieved from https://news.uoguelph.ca/

 Scientists Rescue First Vaquita Porpoise

Scientists Rescue First Vaquita Pospoise, Making Conservation History
VaquitaCPR. (2017, October 20). Scientists Rescue First Vaquita Pospoise, Making Conservation History. VaquitaCPR. Retrieved from https://www.vaquitacpr.org/

 

 

Canada's barren ground caribou classified as 'threatened'
Van Dusen, J. (2016, December 7). Canada's barren ground caribou classified as 'threatened'. CBC News. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/

 

North Atlantic right whales may face extinction after no new births recorded
Walter, J. (2018, February 26). North Atlantic right whales may face extinction after no new births recorded. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/

 

Bzzzzz: CBC Fredericton joins national effort to save honey bees
Waters, S. (2017, October 28). Bzzzzz: CBC Fredericton joins national effort to save honey bees. CBC News. Retrieved from http://www.cbc.ca/ 

 

Red list research finds 26,000 global species under extinction threat
Watts, J. (2018, July 5). Red list research finds 26,000 global species under extinction threat. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/

 

Destruction of nature as dangerous as climate change, scientists warn
Watts, J. (2018, March 23). Destruction of nature as dangerous as climate change, scientists warn. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/

 

Worlds great forests could lose half of all wildlife as planet warms - report
Watts, J. (2018, March 14). Worlds great forests could lose half of all wildlife as planet warms - report. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/

 

New global registry of invasive species is 'milestone' in protecting biodiversity
Watts, J. (2018, January 23). New global registry of invasive species is 'milestone' in protecting biodiversity. The Guardian. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/

 

North Atlantic Right Whale population declining, new model confirms
Whittle, P. (2017, September 26). North Atlantic Right Whale population declining, new model confirms. The Globe and Mail. Retrieved from https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/

 

Why the Passenger Pigeon Went Extinct
Yeoman, B. (2014, May-June). Why the Passenger Pigeon Went Extinct. Audubon. Retreived from http://www.audubon.org/magazine/may-june-2014/why-passenger-pigeon-went-...