biodiversity · humans · Sci Tech · wildlife

Drivers of Past and Present Biodiversity Changes in the Peruvian Andes

The Peruvian Andes are a biodiversity hotspot with 25 000 species of plants, 700 bird species, 450 mammal species and 2000 fish species. While most of these are in the Amazonian (East) side of the Andes, the West side has its fair share of this diversity, mainly in its vast montane forests. Of these species,… Continue reading Drivers of Past and Present Biodiversity Changes in the Peruvian Andes

Extinction Series · humans · Modeling · Sci Tech · wildlife

Let’s Talk About Mass Extinctions: Permian Triassic

This is the second of a three-part series. To view the previous post of the series, go here. The Permian Triassic extinction is the largest known extinction to date, wiping out an estimated 96% of all species. The surface of the Earth 251 million years ago looked much different than it does today. All the… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mass Extinctions: Permian Triassic

Extinction Series · humans · Sci Tech · wildlife

Let’s Talk About Mass Extinctions: Uncovering Evidence of Past Extinctions

This is the first of a 3 part series that will teach you all about mass extinctions, travelling through time to share the details of the mass extinctions that have occurred in the past, all the way up to the one that is currently happening. Extinctions are a normal part of life in fact, species… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Mass Extinctions: Uncovering Evidence of Past Extinctions