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International Day for Biological Diversity with ScienceOpen 

International Day for Biological Diversity with ScienceOpen 

The United Nations’ annual observance of the International Day for Biological Diversity underscores the imperative for education, awareness, and action to protect and preserve biodiversity – which refers to the variety of life on Earth, including species, ecosystems, and genetic diversity. Despite growing awareness of its importance, human activities continue to drive species loss.  

Biodiversity matters because all organisms within an ecosystem are interconnected. As such, when the diversity of organisms within an ecosystem declines, so does the ecosystem’s ability to function and survive.

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In this blog post, we highlight biodiversity research available on ScienceOpen in honor of the International Day for Biological Diversity. This research aligns with several UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Life on Land (SDG 15), Life Below Water (SDG 14), Climate Action (SDG 13), and Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11). Understanding the role and implications of biodiversity is crucial as we balance human civilization and the natural world. 

Pensoft Biodiversity 

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Pensoft Biodiversity encompasses a rich collection of over 20 biodiversity journals from Pensoft Publishers. Readers can discover a wide range of research spanning taxonomy, ecology, and beyond. Pensoft Biodiversity offers valuable insights into various aspects of biodiversity, ranging from the classification of species to the study of ecological interactions.  

Recent research from Pensoft Biodiversity, for instance, on animal science and zoology: 

On plant science and botany

And – of course – in all areas of biodiversity research

EDP Sciences: UN SDGs research collection 

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EDP Sciences, a participant in the SDG Publishers Compact, is dedicated to actively advancing and procuring content that champions the principles established by the Sustainable Development Goals. The EDP Sciences: UN SDGs research collection showcases research publications by EDP Sciences that align with the UN SDGs.  

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For instance, the UN SDG 15 “Life on Land” supports the goal to protect, restore, and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Here is a selection of recent research from EDP Sciences’ collection that upholds SDG 15 among other SDGs: 

SDG 14 “Life Below Water” is about ensuring access to conserving and sustainably utilizing oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development. Browse EDP research relating to this SDG: 

In addition, SDG 13 “Climate Action” upholds the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13: Taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. EDP Sciences has a multitude of research on renewable energy, climate change, earth and environmental studies, and other areas of sustainable development: 

The Journal of Ecological Society 

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The Journal of Ecological Society offers articles on ecological conservation and natural resource management, welcoming diverse perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches. With separate sections for ‘research’ and ‘articles’ on sustainable development, this collection covers topics such as ecosystems, natural resources, environmental economics, policy recommendations, urbanization, and human-nature interactions. 

Environment and Society Collection 

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Environment and Society, a collaboration between the Rachel Carson Center in Germany and the White Horse Press in the UK, features research that rethinks the interactions between environments and societies from a multidisciplinary and global perspective. The collection covers topics such as environmental history, wildlife conservation, ethics, and climate change, providing current information and discussions on these critical issues. Below is a selection of current research articles to check out for International Day for Biological Diversity: 

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