June 20, 2023

Stanford | News

Seagrasses could suffer range and species loss in future new model predicts

Climate change is expected to deal a heavy blow to marine species ... [read more]

May 1, 2023

Stanford | News

Study examines biases and coverage gaps in biodiversity data

Natural history collections of plants, animals, and other organisms are becoming a thing of the past with the rise of biodiversity apps and digital tools ... [read more]

March 10, 2022

The Guardian

Plants humans don’t need are heading for extinction, study finds

Bleak picture for biodiversity as analysis of over 80,000 species forecasts more losers than winners ... [read more]

February 2, 2022


Study shows plant diversity declining due to invasive species’ success

Globalization means it’s easier than ever before for plants to move outside their native habitat ... [read more]

December 6, 2021


Global database of plants reveals human activity biggest driver of homogenization of plant communities

Species extinction, the introduction of non-native plants, climate change, and pollution are all major drivers of changes in biological communities due to human activity ... [read more]

November 19, 2020

IUCN Phylodiversity

Endemism patterns are scale dependent

The spatial variation of biodiversity patterns has for long fascinated biologists, yet little is known about how patterns of endemism vary with scale ... [read more]

December 22, 2017

Harvard Gazette

Study uncovers botanical bias

Findings seen as a wrinkle for researchers who rely on herbarium collections in climate change work ... [read more]

May 11, 2017


Why Some Trees Evolved to Live Underground

With the exception of wildlife film makers, arboriculturalists and a few scientists, most of us don’t spend much time in the leafy upper reaches of tree canopies. But in the underground forests beneath the savannahs of southern Africa ... [read more]

September 15, 2016

Harvard Gazette

Strong case for seagrass

Researcher behind biodiversity analysis cites key role in food chain ... [read more]

September 6, 2016


Browsing antelope turned ancient African forests into grassy savanna ecosystems

Millions of years ago, Africa's savannas were covered with thick, ancient forests, which disappeared and turned into the grassy ecosystems that they are today ... [read more]