Biological diversity is raising, for scale’s sake!

Estimating the current trend in direction of biological diversity (or ‘biodiversity’) is not as easy as it looks.
Like the assessment of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, biological diversity status is key in understanding the amplitude of anthropogenic impact on natural systems and to inform policy.
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Parasites and Biological Invasions: Parallels, interactions and control

A few slides from the “Fondazione Edmund Mach” journal club about the enlightening review by Dunn and Hatcher 2015 on the close link existing between parasites and biological invasions. Are parasites just a bizarre side effect of natural selection or they play the lead role in shaping ecosystems and food webs?
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