Journal Club

Highlighting recently published papers selected by Academy members

Category Archives: Sustainability Science

Economic cost of fisheries-induced evolution suggests using different nets

For over seventy years, fishery managers have gathered data about the Northeast Arctic Atlantic cod in order to better manage this economically important resource. As previous research has shown, fishing induces evolutionary changes, whether selecting for a particular trait or … Continue reading

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Fewer animals, more money–a new model for grassland management?

Bayin Village sits high on the Mongolian Plateau, part of northwest China’s vast grasslands. This region is inhabited by ethic minorities who graze sheep, goats, and cattle, selling meat to southern and eastern China, where there is greater affluence. Since … Continue reading

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Conservation planning with equity in mind

The challenges of sustainability are becoming more complex, in part, because our increasing population demands ever more from the Earth to meet even our basic needs. But even though there is widespread awareness of the problems of sustainability, including overfishing, … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere, but not enough to farm

Based on human population growth over the last two millennia, Heinz von Foerster and colleagues famously predicted that our population would approach infinity on Friday, 13 November, 2026. Of course, the 1960 doomsday calculation required paradisiacal conditions, including an unlimited … Continue reading

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