Where have all the insects gone…

A study published October 18, 2017 in the PLOS one magazine, describes an alarming scenario: Over 75 percent of flying insects have disappeared in the last 27 years. Researchers measured total biomass of flying insects caught in traps, which were located in 63 nature protection areas in Germany. Although protected areas were chosen to control […]

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How good do forests recover from anthropogenic disturbances?

Since ages, humans are relying on forests, as a source for fire wood, furniture or food. According to the Global Forest Resources Assessment in 2010, the earth is covered with around 1.4 billion hectares of primary forests, which is roughly 1.5 times the size of the US. On the other hand, there are at least […]

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