Man's impact on the natural world: First ever genetic diversity map reveals how species are more at risk in areas with greater human activity

Humans may be fascinated by the beauty of the natural world, but the evidence we are having an impact on it is overwhelming.
Mankind's mark has led to the current era being labelled the 'anthropocene', or the 'age of man', due to our indelible mark on the environment.
Now a study has revealed exactly how much biodiversity there is among animals at the genetic level in areas transformed by human activity.
Scientists have produced the first map of its kind, linking the genetic diversity of animals within their geographic range, revealing amphibians are bearing the brunt in areas with higher... read more

29 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 42
Source: Daily Mail

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