Managing forests and terrestrial ecosystems, while combating desertification, land degradation and biodiversity loss in a sustainable way.
The current way human activity functions is extractive to the land we live on. Conventional agriculture has sped up deforestation, and 31,000 animal species are threatened with extinction. The planet is losing vital habitats on land, and nations are falling short at conserving these spaces.
Check out the resources collected below that lifts up the importance of life on land from faculty, staff and guest lectures here at UB.
Join David Hoekstra, PhD '16 and clinical assistant professor of biological sciences, who runs the UBBees research and outreach initiative, to discuss the basics of beekeeping, and/or supporting the bees by planting pollinator friendly plants at their houses. Learn about all the differences between a yellow jacket, honey bee, carpenter bee, bumble bee, and other kinds of bees. (UB Alumni, 7/29/20)
Start a compost bin to replenish the nutrients in your soil at home. Here’s a great guide to get you started.