We’re on the brink of mass extinction — but there’s still time to pull back

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Both ominous and hopeful, a new report paints a picture of the value of biodiversity, the threats it faces and the window of opportunity we have to save species before it’s too late

Protecting life’s tangled ecological webs

Research

In a paper published this week in Nature Ecology & Evolution, researchers from McGill and University of British Columbia have developed a new theory to understand how complex ecological networks will reorganize in the future.

Davos 2017: Andrew Gonzalez on building more sustainable cities

Entre Nous

In advance of his presentation at the World Economic Forum, Andrew Gonzalez, talks to the Reporter about the ways in which dense urban areas have caused a serious disconnect between ecosystems – a disconnect that can have a negative impact on people’s wellbeing.

Vicky Kaspi wins top Canadian science prize

Kudos

NSERC has named Vicky Kaspi as this year’s recipient of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, NSERC’s highest honour. Researchers Elena Bennett and Yasser Gidi were also honoured by NSERC.

Forest fragmentation threatens biodiversity

Research

Fragmentation of natural habitats plays a major role in reducing biodiversity – and today 70 per cent of the world’s remaining forest stands within one kilometre of a forest edge, putting biodiversity at great risk, according to a new analysis by a team of international scientists. The findings show unexpectedly large impacts of habitat fragmentation, the splintering of large ecosystems into smaller tracts as a result of activities such as road construction, logging and mining.