Estimating the cost of plastic pollution interventions


Plastic pollution washed up on an ocean beach

Estimating the cost of plastic pollution interventions

Plastic pollution in the oceans is one of the biggest issues we face as a planet. To identify potential solutions, members of the Conservation Innovation Lab, including PhD student Erin Murphy and CBO

Deep-sea exploration breakthrough to guide future space exploration missions

Scientists from Arizona State University, who are a part of the Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog (SUBSEA) program, have pioneered a new approach to the scientific process of geochemical exploration for our Earth and beyond.

Mar. 25: Margaux Hein to discuss coral reef restoration

In this talk, one of the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science Monthly Seminars, Hein will review the status and trends in the field of coral reef restoration and present results from her research on its long-term effectiveness.

Next IASC event March 9-11: Fisheries and aquaculture commons

ASU hosts a series of Our Commons Future conference events to bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers for the purpose of improving governance and management, advancing understanding, and creating sustainable solutions for commons, common-pool resources, or any other form of shared resources.

Diver in ocean at degraded coral reef.

Foo, Asner study uses satellites, field studies to improve coral reef restoration

A new study published in Restoration Ecology by researchers from Arizona State University’s Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science found evidence that POC levels are one of the most important factors in determining coral outplant survival.

Knowledge to outcomes in biodiversity conservation, talk

On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 6:00-7:00 p.m. PST, ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director Leah Gerber delivered a virtual talk titled “Knowledge to outcomes in global biodiversity conservation.” This

Plastic bags floating in the ocean

Growth in plastic waste could exceed mitigation efforts

ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director Leah Gerber and Associate Center Director of Biodiversity Valuation and Assessments Beth Polidoro published a Science article titled “Predicted growth in plastic waste exceeds efforts to mitigate plastic pollution.”

Gregory Asner with summer camp students

Asner, Martin teach Hawaiian youth about coral reef conservation

ASU group is working to bring new educational opportunities to Indigenous and non-Indigenous Hawaiian communities to ensure that Native culture, customs and traditions are considered in coral reef resilience planning.

Men on a beach holding a large net near a boat, walking toward the ocean

ASU joins global research cohort to launch new center focused on society’s relationship with oceans

ASU and Conservation International join more than 20 other institutions around the world that will provide research and expertise to support Ocean Nexus Center’s four areas of focus: human rights and human security, ocean economy, food safety and sovereignty, and regional fisheries policy.

Fish in ocean near coral reef

Study reveals long-term human impacts on reef fish

Researchers from ASU’s Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science and Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources observed an alarming 45% decrease in fish biomass over a decade of surveys. The scientists proposed actionable solutions to mitigate future losses.

Coral reefs

Human activities kickstarted the decline in Caribbean coral reefs

According to researchers, about half of Caribbean coral reefs have died since the 1970s, with the iconic elkhorn and staghorn corals being the hardest hit. However, climate change does not

A project drawdown for biodiversity

An Ensia opinion article by ASU Center for Biodiversity Outcomes Founding Director Leah Gerber was published on the 50th anniversary of Earth’s Day, identifying viable solutions to combat biodiversity loss through Project Drawdown. Project