On the U-M Gateway: Cardinale leads new call to preserve planet
Friday, June 08, 2012
Twenty years after the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, 17 prominent ecologists led by Professor Bradley Cardinale, an associate professor of natural resources and environment, and ecology and evolutionary biology, are calling for renewed efforts to curb the loss of biological diversity, which is compromising nature's ability to provide goods and services essential for human well-being.
The researchers present their findings in the June 7 edition of the journal Nature, in an article titled "Biodiversity loss and its impact on humanity." The paper is a scientific consensus statement that summarizes evidence that has emerged from more than 1,000 ecological studies over the past two decades.
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