Biodiversity and Pandemic covid-19-A report launched by IPBES..kapoorvijayp(c)

Mynotes.chbk.covirag.proclimatechanges.kapoorvijayp.(c).The Biodiversity and Ecosystem platform IPBES launched the “Biodiversity and Pandemic report”.The unsustainable uses of natural resources, biodiversity,and degradation of ecosystems has brought serious changes in ecosystems. We as humans have ushered into a new era- and this means a new movement has begun. According to The International Platform IPBES*- “..transformative change urgently needed in global approach to infectious diseases  Human activities that drive climate change and biodiversity loss also drive pandemic risk.  Transformative change needed in global approach to dealing with infectious diseases.  Decreasing disruptive human activities, increasing biodiversity conservation and reducing unsustainable exploitation of biodiversity are key responses.

Addressing disruptive human activities and unsustainable consumption and increasing biodiversity conservation are some of the changes needed to proactively deal with infectious diseases, is suggested in a major new report on biodiversity and pandemics. The report says unsustainable exploitation of the environment has led to almost all pandemics. The report notes that reducing anthropogenic global environmental change will help reduce pandemic risk…”.Geneva, Switzerland.@probio3,@kapoorvijayp(c).

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IPBES is an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), an independent intergovernmental body comprising over 130 member governments.

COVIRAG.CHBK-an intiative of association for channeling bioknowledge.

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COVIRAG.CHBK is an intiative of CHBK started since Global COVID-19 Pandemic was declared by the World Health Organisation,Geneva( CHBK- is acronym for association for channeling bioknowledge.registered(2012) and based in Geneva,Switzerland).The post`s goal is empowerement of public and scientific community. It deals with available evolving information, research advances and actions related to pandemic -COVID-19( from reliable International,national scientific journals, reports, publications, from academies and laboratories, which are verifiable, and are also National governments, World Health Organisation`s recommended sources.kapoorvijayp(c).

latest research advances for building biological knowledge and understanding on how coronavirus works. latest information on COVID-19( from Scientific American,October,2020) addresses main questions:

1.The mechanism by which virus enters-inades human body.

2).How the Immune system fights and sometimes cannot fight…”What can our immune system do and how can the virus sometimes defeat it”

3.Major Vaccines and drugs for COVID-19-how they work.

Learn and add to biological understanding with emerging latest biological knowledge of COVID-19 in conversation with a scientist( artile is from Scientific American)Dr Glaunsinger -“Britt Glaunsinger, a virologist at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute ask burning questions raised above and more .”.https://www.scientificamerican.com/video/coronavirus-how-it-infects-us-and-how-we-might-stop-it/.

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Diversity of living beings on earth and how they interact with each other is now being looked with respect and more sacred approach-why? Pandemic COVID-19 has ushered human scoiety into a world where everyone is threatedned by onslaught of infection by a tiny nuclear material of RNA.Pandemic of this century will be never forgotten by technology powered future human scoeities. Biological knowledge of this small life unit called COVID-19 has baffled scientists all over the world.The crisis is being faced and challenge is to know and learn more about biology of this virus and its relation with every other life especially humans on earth.kapoorvijayp(c).A Pandemic report by International platform on Biological diversity and Ecosystem Services supported by UNEP and other UN organisations. is being launched.Probioknowledge platform(c)-associationfor cahnneling bioknowledgehas been associated as observer-member. kapoorvijayp(c).

Eminent ecologist Award of British ecological Society 2020 to Professor Bernhard Schmid.

Most cited ecologist and 2020 awardee of Eminent Ecologist award of the British ecological Society Professor Bernhard Schmid,University of Zurich,Switzerland. I send my congratulations and best wishes to Professor Bernhard Schmid for getting this prestigious award. @Kapoorvijayp

Read following Key publications:

1.-Growth–trait relationships in subtropical forest are stronger at higher diversity

Franca J. BongersBernhard SchmidZhenkai SunYin LiWerner HärdtleGoddert von OheimbYing LiShan LiMichael StaabKeping MaXiaojuan Liu

First published: 05 July 2019 https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13242

2.-Positive biodiversity–productivity relationship due to increased plant density

Elisabeth MarquardAlexandra WeigeltChristiane RoscherMarlén GubschAnnett LipowskyBernhard SchmidFirst published: 16 June 2009 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01521.x

3.-Niche pre‐emption increases with species richness in experimental plant communities

PETER N. MWANGIMARTIN SCHMITZCHRISTOPH SCHERBERCHRISTIANE ROSCHERJENS SCHUMACHERMICHAEL SCHERER‐LORENZENWOLFGANG W. WEISSERBERNHARD SCHMIDFirst published: 17 November 2006 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2006.01189.x

4.-Experimental invasion by legumes reveals non‐random assembly rules in grassland communities

LINDSAY A. TURNBULLSABINE RAHMOKSANA BAUDOISSUSANN EICHENBERGER‐GLINZLUCA WACKERBERNHARD SCHMIDFirst published: 31 August 2005 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2745.2005.01051.x

Global effects of land use on Biodiversity

  1. Present focus in ecology and biodiversity scientific researches is to alert policy makers, and public that global biodiversity is declining at an alarming scale. It is true that despite all efforts our understanding of this decline is still limited. Climate change research has taken more attention, more investment will be going in this direction -not realising loss of biodiversity is the crucial link which is bringing this global climate change. In my personal analysis lot of research and investment is needed at plant biodiversity level. Dr.Mrs.Promila Kapoor-Vijay FLS; @kapoorvijayp,;@probio3
  2. Global effects of land use on biodiversity paper by Tim Newbould et al. ,gives very interesting information and useful projection suggesting that human land use has caused substantial declines in species richness. The multi authored paper (Functional Ecology (2020,January) points clearly that our “understanding of nature and drivers of biodiversity decline remains incomplete” and further .. evidence from different taxonomic groups and geographic regions suggests that land use does not equally impact all organisms within terrestrial ecological communities, and that different functional groups of species may respond differently. In particular, large carnivores are expected to decline more compared to other animals due to land use disturbance”.
  3. This paper is first “global synthesis of responses to land use across functional groups using data from a wide set of animal species, including herbivores, omnivores, carnivores, fungivores and detritivores; and ranging in body mass from 2 × 10−6 g (an oribatid mite) to 3,825 kg (the African elephant)”.and authors have shown”that the abundance of large endotherms, small ectotherms, carnivores and fungivores (although in the last case, not significantly) are reduced disproportionately in human land uses compared with the abundance of other functional groups”, further suggesting that certain functional groups are consistently favoured over others in land used by humans.(https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13500).