Tag Archives: invasive species

Three-quarters of America’s threatened species aren’t being protected

We know very little about the world’s biodiversity. A recent study suggests that, despite 250 years of taxonomic effort, a mere 14% of the world’s species are recognised by scientists. Worryingly, anthropogenic effects, including habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species, threaten to exterminate thousands of species before they are even described. In this race […] … learn more→

Are we reaching a biodiversity tipping point?

On Wednesday, September 22, I attended a seminar at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in Gloucester Point, Virginia, entitled “What’s Happening to Our Native Plants and Animals?” The series of talks began with a presentation by Dr. Roger Mann about invasive species in the Chesapeake Bay. The Chesapeake is one of the world’s […] … learn more→