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Most popular posts of 2013

December 20, 2013

Seasons greetings everyone! The year is coming to a close, so we thought we would bring you a list of our most popular posts of 2013. Here they are:

1Perspective: Martin Sharman on ethics and the ecosystem services paradigm
Martin Sharman caused quite a stir in this Perspective about the ethics of ecosystem services. In it,  he argues that for those with a reverence of nature, the ecosystem services concept is fundamentally immoral and unethical. Take a look for yourself to see if you agree or not.

2 New species of fish discovered in India
It’s 2013 and we’re still finding things out about the world all the time. Like the discovery of this new species of fish by Indian freshwater scientists.

3 Waterfalls promote freshwater biodiversity in rivers
Here’s another reason why waterfalls are awesome. Not that they needed one. BioFresh scientists found that natural habitat fragmentation caused by waterfalls can lead to an increase in biodiversity in rivers. But we’re not talking about overnight. More like millions of years.

4 Special feature: Freshwater Biodiversity and Ecosystem services
Our special feature on this hot (and wet) topic generated a lot of interest. In it, you will find a range of pieces from overviews and perspectives on ecosystem services to guest articles and interviews with leading policy figures

5 Anti-anxiety drugs making fish angry
Apparently when fish take anti-anxiety medication they get moody. Seriously moody. Not that the critters have any say about it. This study published in Science adds to a growing list of common drugs that are affecting our waterways and the creatures that inhabit them.

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