Working lands protect biodiversity

A new paper published in Science by University of California, Berkeley conservation biologists focuses on bio-diversification of forest, farmlands, and ranch lands to combat climate change. The research paper explores how simple diversification provides habitat for a variety of beneficial wildlife including bats, birds, and mammals. Incorporating natural flora into working lands makes the landscape more hospitable to critters who provide environmental services such as biological pest control management, nutrient recycling, and pollination. These essential services can lead to increases in yield and profits for farmers, ranchers, and foresters.  For more information about biodiversity and environmental management, check out this article from EurekaAlert!