15 October 2009 - Report to bioscience funder recommends action on niche areas of expertise

Finding a solution to today's problems

Biodiversity can help us face the challenges of feeding a growing human population, coping with climate change and achieving sustainability.

Feeding the world

We can use variation in crops such as grasses to breed new varieties to cope with poor conditions.

Sustainable use of biodiversity

Much of our biodiversity has been lost and ecosystems destroyed but there is still a chance to mitigate these changes.

Climate change

The location of well-established climate zones may shift as the planet warms. How do species adapt? Will they be able to move if the changes happen quickly? Do we have to actively manage the conservation of existing species? Understanding biodiversity will help us with these challenges.

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