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November 21, 2019

In light of continuing global biodiversity loss, one ambitious proposal has gained considerable traction amongst conservationists: the goal to protect half the Earth. A new analysis by Working Group Coordinator Julie Z√§hringer and colleagues suggests that at least one billion people live in places that would be protected if the Half Earth proposal were implemented within all ecoregions.

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August 15, 2018

New research published in Nature Sustainability by GLP Members Zia Mehrabi, Erle Ellis and Navin Ramankutty finds dealing with the biodiversity crisis by giving nature more space could result in losing a lot of food.

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June 10, 2018

SSC Member Navin Ramankutty and GLP Members Zia Mehrabi and Katharina Waha review the successes and failures of the global food system, addressing ongoing debates on pathways to environmental health and food security. To deal with these challenges, a new coordinated research program blending modern breeding with agro-ecological methods is needed. They call on plant biologists to lead this effort and help steer humanity toward a safe operating space for agriculture.

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March 8, 2018

GLP Member Zia Mehrabi had a Correspondence piece published in Nature on the need to democratize access to big data, field robotics and new sensing technology to suit the smallholders who comprise the majority of farmers worldwide.

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