Environmental sciences/Environmental engineering/Environmental management/Forestry/Deforestation
Arthropods, which include insects, arachnids and crustaceans, are the most diverse group of terrestrial species on the planet. And that might be why researchers have had such a difficult time estimating their numbers, especially in tropical forests where so many arthropod species are known to thrive.
Feeding the world as the climate continues to change will require a more diverse array of crops as well as global investment to help communities adapt to warmer temperatures, unexpected cold snaps, heavy rainfall, drought, and other extremes, experts reported 16 June on Capitol Hill.
At the AAAS-sponsored briefing, Paul Gepts, a geneticist and professor of agronomy at the University of California, Davis, warned that inadequate crop biodiversity in the United States could hamstring American farmers as climate change intensifies.