Jennifer Jacquet is a guest editor for the Oceans issue of Solutions. She is a postdoctoral fellow with the Sea Around Us Project at the University of British Columbia. She also teaches an undergraduate course in marine science at Western Washington University.

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Friends, heroes, frenemies, ex-girlfriends in bikinis: Facebook grants access to a lot of people. The limit of the social networking giant is that it includes only humans. As we become increasingly urbanized and isolated from wilderness, important interactions with other members of life’s fabric become more tenuous. We have two options: (1) we …

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The diagnosis for the planet is clear. While a great many problems require more research, the focus of future research should expand dramatically to maintain and restore biodiversity rather than focus on, as coral reef biologist Nancy Knowlton has said, “further refining the obituary of nature.” Part of conserving biological diversity is …

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