Biodiversity is beneficial for flooded plants

Biodiversity is beneficial for flooded plants

What can you do when your biodiversity experiment has inadvertently been flooded by a nearby river? Well, you take it as an opportunity and look at recovery rates. This is at least what people did in the Jena biodiversity experiment which comprises plots with 1 to 16...
Counting all small fish of the oceans

Counting all small fish of the oceans

The mesopelagic zone – home of the ocean’s small fish Ocean layers between 200 and 1000 meter depth harbour large numbers of animals. There is zooplankton and small fishes living from the photosynthetic plankton from the top marine layers. These organisms...
How are kelp forests affected by climate change?

How are kelp forests affected by climate change?

Human impact on kelp forests Kelp forests populate continental shelves in temperate and polar climate zones. They provide livelihood for a large number of animal species. Kelp forests are already under pressure from human impact like marine pollution, direct harvest...
Where does marine debris come from?

Where does marine debris come from?

Global plastic production is increasing exponentially, accompanied by the accumulation of plastic debris in our seas. Debris affects marine animals, shipping routes and tourism and is increasingly regarded as a threat to marine ecosystems. But where does the debris...