The human population passed the 7 billion mark last month. As the population grows, the environment, which in turn is necessary for our survival, suffers as a result of increased demand for natural resources and global warming. Key to addressing these challenges will be new knowledge provided by the evolutionary and ecological sciences. But, alarmingly, these areas are underfunded, as Cyrus Martin reports. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd.
Martin, C. (2011). Funding troubles for evolution and ecology. Current Biology, 21(24). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2011.11.014