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Content: Volume 7, Issue 4

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Rethinking priorities in conservation planning to tackle the biodiversity crisis

Freshwater ecosystems cover a tiny portion of the Earth surface yet host an outstanding biodiversity. About one tenth of all known species inhabit rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, or floodplains. They are also essential to human well-being providing us with food, clean water, and leisure. Freshwater... click to read more

  • Cecília Gontijo Leal | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 19, 2021
The puzzling history of South American mammals

When the Isthmus of Panama formed, it connected North and South America, allowing the interchange of the previously separated faunas from two continents. A puzzling aspect of this interchange is that North American mammals seem to be more successful. The fossil record shows more mammals... click to read more

  • Juan D. Carrillo | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Paris, France; Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 17, 2021
Disparities in food spending away from home: where will COVID hit hospitality hardest?

Like much of the world, the UK hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors of the economy. Lockdowns and restrictions have forced restaurants, cafes and other dine-in venues to close. Even if allowed to trade, travel restrictions and home working have limited... click to read more

  • William James | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Consumer Data Research Centre, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 11, 2021
How does the bat find the tree? With a “cognitive” map!

As soon as the sun sets, hundreds of Egyptian fruit bats leave their cave and fly out, one-by-one, into the night. Their goal: trees bearing ripe fleshy fruits. They must consume more than twice their own body weight of this relatively uncommon and patchily-distributed resource... click to read more

  • David Shohami | PhD graduate at Movement Ecology Lab, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 8, 2021
Hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19? Let’s listen to monkeys!

There is no need to introduce the COVID-19 pandemic and its toll on humanity, as everyone has been affected by the coronavirus in some way. Let us go back to 2020 when it started spreading quickly, when hospitals were filling with patients that required respiratory... click to read more

  • Pauline Maisonnasse | Researcher at IDMIT, IBFJ, CEA, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
  • Roger Le Grand | Director of Research at IDMIT, IBFJ, CEA, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France
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Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 20, 2021