S. R. Loarie

Climate change could shrink range of most of California’s endemic plants

Climate change could shrink range of most of California’s endemic plants

California’s unique native plants are so vulnerable to global climate change that two-thirds of the state’s endemic plants could suffer more than an 80 percent reduction in geographic range by the end of the century, according to a new study led by Scott Loarie, a Ph.D. candidate with Stuart Pimm at the Nicholas School for [...]

By June 24, 2008 0 Comments Read More →
Policy And Geography Shape Tropical Parks’ Success In Stemming Deforestation, New Paper Finds

Policy And Geography Shape Tropical Parks’ Success In Stemming Deforestation, New Paper Finds

DURHAM, N.C. th Tropical moist forests are home to a majority of the Earth’s terrestrial species, yet human activities such as logging, road building and agriculture destroy between one and two million square kilometers of these vital habitats every decade. But a new paper by a trio of Duke University researchers, published this week in [...]

Climate Change Will Significantly Increase Impending Bird Extinctions

Climate Change Will Significantly Increase Impending Bird Extinctions

Stephen Schneider, the Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, a senior fellow at Stanford’s Woods Institute and a major contributor to the IPCC reports, also was a co-author, along with John Fay and Scott Loarie of Duke University. By 2100, climate change could cause up to 30 percent of land-bird species to [...]

By December 7, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
Flying Blind

Flying Blind

S. R. Loarie, L. N. Joppa, S. L. Pimm, Satellites miss environmental priorities, Trends Ecol. Evol. (2007) See a gallery of images here The Pimm group reports that our ability to monitor the earth from space may be unraveling in an article published online in Trends in Ecology and Evolution. Satellites are an increasingly important [...]

By November 13, 2007 0 Comments Read More →