Posts Tagged "PLoS"
[caption id="attachment_1123" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Global patterns of terrestrial vertebrate diversity analyzed in the study. Each of the 32 bioregions is colored by its vertebrate species richness (amphibian, reptile, bird, mammal richness combined; dark green represents the lowest values and dark red represents the highest values -- click on image for full size)."][/caption] Explaining the variable distribution and abundance of species such as latitudinal gradients has been the goal of
[caption id="attachment_540" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Paul R Ehrlich. Image courtesy of Wikipedia."][/caption] Stanford professor Paul R. Ehrlich has published an interesting article in PLoS Biology: The MAHB, the Culture Gap, and Some Really Inconvenient Truths. According to PLoS: "Humanity's failure to take adequate actions to stem a likely environmental collapse calls for extraordinary measures to understand and alter human behavior... [Ehrlich's] Millennium Assessment of Human Behavior (MAHB) aims to chart the path to a sustainable future." This