Glacial Retreat and Biodiversity

Alaskan glacier

Glacial retreat, a consequence of climate change, may have a large impact on biodiversity. (Photo credit: Digital Vision/Getty Images)

As a result of climate change, glaciers around the world are melting. What impact might this have on biodiversity? [Read more…]

Making a Difference: Dr. E. O. Wilson: Champion of Biodiversity

Dr. E.O. Wilson

Dr. Wilson with one of his favorite subjects—ants.

Dr. Edward Osborne Wilson deserves some of the credit for the fact that this book includes a chapter called “Biodiversity.” Just a few decades ago, the word biodiversity was used by few scientists and wasn’t found in many dictionaries. Dr. Wilson has helped make the concept and value of biodiversity widely recognized, through his extensive research, publishing, organizing, and social advocacy.

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