Where Are The Most Important Biodiversity Hotspots? Big data from museum collections help pinpoint the best areas for conservation

Despite a deluge of new information about the diversity and distribution of plants and animals around the globe, “big data” has yet to make a mark on conservation efforts to preserve the planet’s biodiversity. But that may soon change. A READ MORE

Expansion of Mediterranean hermit crabs into the North Sea thanks to climate change

Long-term studies conducted by scientists at the institute “Senckenberg am Meer” and the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt have revealed obvious changes in the North Sea’s biota. Studies during the past twenty years indicate that southern species increasingly expand northward. READ MORE

Submarine canyons are oases in the deep sea and promote high species diversity

Submarine canyons play an important role in maintaining high levels of biodiversity of small invertebrates in the seafloor sediments of the main and northwestern Hawaiian Islands, according to research from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. What’s more, scientists have READ MORE