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Exploring the SDGs on ScienceOpen:  #15 Life on Land

Exploring the SDGs on ScienceOpen:  #15 Life on Land

May was a significant month in terms of biodiversity. The 20th of May is World Bee Day, the 22nd is International Day of Biological Diversity, and the 23rd is World Turtle Day. Today, we are continuing our #ExploreSDGs campaign with Sustainable Development Goal 15 to celebrate biodiversity and raise awareness about the importance of protecting all forms of life for a more sustainable future.

SDG15 aims to protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Join our #ExploreSDGs social media campaign and let’s start learning about the importance of SDG15-related research and how it can help us achieve this goal by 2030.

Sustainable forest management and combating desertification

Pensoft Biodiversity is one of the most comprehensive collections on ScienceOpen covering SDG15-related topics, and it will accompany us on today’s blog post, with many titles covering topics under each SDG15 target. With an impressive number of 17,459 publications, Pensoft Biodiversity presents a collection that puts together the content of more than 20 biodiversity journals of Pensoft.

Many publications highlight the importance of the sustainable management of resources. Regarding Sustainable Forest Management and combating desertification, we recommend:

The Liverpool University Press Planning and Development is an interdisciplinary platform for the critical study of development-related practices, planning, and policy in the global South, including topics such as the negative impact of development on forests and threats to biodiversity.

Forests provide employment, forest products, and contributions to livelihoods and income for 1.3 billion people – one-fifth of the global population.

World Bank

Researcher collections

Climate Change: Open Access, Coleoptera, and Hymenoptera are three researcher collections where you can gain access to many research titles from various publishers that cover specific aspects of sustainable forest management and desertification.

Below are some highlighted publications:

Sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems

Soil is a limited natural resource. According to the UN, agricultural land is being lost at a rate of 230,000 meters squared per minute, affecting 74 percent of the world’s poorest. Our users can choose from a wide range of publications on the subject on our collection by Pensoft Biodiversity.

Highlighted articles:

ScienceOpen’s multidimensional search tools can help you narrow your search by filtering between records and export search results in EndNote, BibTex, and Reference Manager (RIS) formats for easy integration with any reference management systems. You can also save your search to find the most recent articles in your field with a single click, or bookmark articles you want to read later.

The Journal of Southern Agriculture is a comprehensive academic periodical dealing with agricultural science and technology, with a focus on crop genetics and breeding, germplasm, resources, biotechnology, farming, physiology and biochemistry, plant protection, soil & fertilizer, agroecology environment, and so on.  Some publications covering research on sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems include:

The ScienceOpen metric buttons allow users to easily check usage and dissemination, and to reach a wider audience, authors can also include a lay summary.

The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) is a collection dedicated to the global framework for monitoring and documenting the status of ecosystems, developed as part of the growing toolkit for biodiversity risk assessment. This collection provides access to numerous publications on the sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems.

Halt land degradation and biodiversity loss

The Journal of Ecological Society offers important insights from research on biodiversity protection, as well as techniques and initiatives for reversing land degradation.

A special mention goes to Jo Havemann’s Indigenous Knowledge Researcher Collection, which highlights articles covering and implementing indigenous knowledge regarding the protection of nature, biodiversity, and ecosystems.

Other Highlighted Articles and Books on SDG15

Our #ExploreSDGs blog post would be incomplete without the most recent insights from UCL’s topical collection on SDG15, which lists all UCL contributed published content related to this Sustainable Development Goal. Explore the latest titles in the UCL collection and don’t forget to share and recommend with your peers.

Highlighted articles affiliated with University College London:

Highlighted Books on SDG15

Are you looking for books on SDG15 topics? No problem at all. Here we’ve highlighted a couple of books by our main publishers:

Support SDGs on ScienceOpen!

With our #ExploreSDGs campaign, we will be promoting collections that we find relevant to the SDG of the week on a regular basis. Join our Twitter campaign and share your own ScienceOpen research using the hashtags #ExploreSDGs and #ScienceOpen.

Don’t forget to include the keyword SDG15 in any publications that are relevant to this topic, and get in touch with our team if you are interested in curating a topical collection around any of the SDGs as a researcher or publisher.

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