In this supplement

Nature is delighted to present this biodiversity supplement for 2010, International Year of Biodiversity. As nations come together to reduce the alarming loss of species taking place worldwide, we hope that these features, opinion pieces, News & Views articles and original research papers will provide a useful snapshot of the problems faced and solutions proposed.

Credit: Nik Spencer




Biodiversity collection — Free access

Sara Abdulla


Biodiversity collection

News Feature

Biodiversity's bright spot — Free access

Gene Russo

Nature 462, 266—269 (18 November 2009) doi:10.1038/462266a

News Feature

Putting a price on nature — Free access

Emma Marris

Nature 462, 270—271 (18 November 2009) doi:10.1038/462270a

News Feature

On the origin of bar codes — Free access

Nick Lane

Nature 462, 272—274 (18 November 2009) doi:10.1038/462272a


Costing the Earth

Pavan Sukhdev

Nature 462, 277 (19 November 2009) doi:10.1038/462277a


A force to fight global warming

Will R. Turner, Michael Oppenheimer & David S. Wilcove

Nature 462, 278—279 (19 November 2009) doi:10.1038/462278a


Let the locals lead

Robert J. Smith, Diogo Veríssimo, Nigel Leader-Williams, Richard M. Cowling & Andrew T. Knight

Nature 462, 280—281 (19 November 2009) doi:10.1038/462280a


A call to the custodians of deep time

Douglas Erwin

Nature 462, 282—283 (19 November 2009) doi:10.1038/462282a

News Feature

Ragamuffin Earth — Free access

Emma Marris

Nature 460, 450—453 (22 July 2009) doi:10.1038/460450a

News Feature

Rack and field — Free access

Virginia Gewin

Nature 460, 944—946 (19 August 2009) doi:10.1038/460944a

News and Views

Towards a theory of biodiversity

Jayanth R. Banavar & Amos Maritan

Nature 460, 334—335 (16 July 2009) doi:10.1038/460334a

News and Views

Climate change and the ecologist

Wilfried Thuiller

Nature 448, 550—552 (2 August 2007) doi:10.1038/448550a


Initial community evenness favours functionality under selective stress

Lieven Wittebolle et al.

Nature 458, 623—626 (2 April 2009) doi:10.1038/nature07840


The architecture of mutualistic networks minimizes competition and increases biodiversity

Ugo Bastolla et al.

Nature 458, 1018—1020 (23 April 2009) doi:10.1038/nature07950


Global patterns of speciation and diversity

M. A. M. de Aguiar, M. Baranger, E. M. Baptestini, L. Kaufman & Y. Bar-Yam

Nature 460, 384—387 (16 July 2009) doi:10.1038/nature08168


The importance of niches for the maintenance of species diversity

Jonathan M. Levine & Janneke HilleRisLambers

Nature 461, 254—257 (10 September 2009) doi:10.1038/nature08251


Diversity and productivity peak at intermediate dispersal rate in evolving metacommunities

P. A. Venail et al.

Nature 452, 210—214 (13 March 2008) doi:10.1038/nature06554