Discovery Nature journal is an international, scientific, peer-reviewed magazine of Discovery Publication which aims to serve the research world with significant advances in nature and its evolution. Broad topical coverage includes natural, physical, or material world or universe and life, such as Nature, Naturalism, Mother Nature, Natural History, Earth Science, Geoscience, Environmental science, Space science, Life science, Ecosystem, Ecology, Biosphere, Climate Change, Global warming, Weather, Sustainability, Nature conservation, Species, Evolution, Biodiversity. Research areas covered in the magazine include:
Origin, Space, Time, Energy, Matter, Change, Infinity (Earth → Solar System → Local Interstellar Cloud → Local Bubble → Gould Belt → Orion Arm → Milky Way → Milky Way subgroup → Local Group → Virgo Supercluster → Laniakea Supercluster → Observable universe → Universe → Multiverse→ Polyverse → Omniverse → Omegaverse → Infinity…..)
Earth science, History (geological), Structure, Geology, Plate tectonics, Oceans, Gaia hypothesis, Future
Meteorology, Atmosphere (Earth), Climate, Clouds, Sunlight, Tides, Wind
Ecology, Ecosystem, Wilderness, Wildfires
Origin (abiogenesis), Evolutionary history, Hierarchy, Biology (astrobiology), Organism, Eukaryota (flora (plants), fauna (animals), fungi, protista), Prokaryotes (archaea, bacteria), Viruses
The journal invites original papers, review articles, technical reports and short communications containing new insight into any aspect of nature.
The world population is the total number of living humans on Earth. The world population of 7.2 billion in mid-2013 is projected to increase by almost one billion people within the next twelve years, according to official United Nations population estimates (medium variant, 2012 Revision). It is projected to reach 8.1 billion in 2025, and to further increase to 9.6 billion in 2050 and 10.9 billion by 2100.
Climate change will affect the ecosystem. The risks associated with climate change lie in the interaction of several systems with many variables that must be collectively considered. Climate change may disrupt ancient natural relationships like the one between flowering plants and their pollinators, such as plant blooming earlier and missing the adult phase of a crucial bee or fly pollinator
Indigenous knowledge (IK) can be broadly defined as the knowledge that an indigenous community accumulates over generations of living in a particular environment whose scientific validity is not proven. ITKs could very well provide a panacea in building the technology gap required for the sustenance of the fisheries sector. There are numerous ITKs which is available in fisheries sector whose knowledge components still remain localized and yet to be disseminated across different locations. In this connection a research study was done among 60 randomly selected fisher households in Vypeen island of Ernakulam district using a pre structured interview schedule. The study analyzed the different ITKs available in capture fisheries like identification of fishing ground, time of fishing, weather prediction, fish shoals, determination of depth of water, birds as an indicator of shoals and usage of sinkers and floats. There is innate fear of ITKs disappearing in the future on account of capital intensification in fishing and improved technologies in fish aggregating among the traditional fishermen. These treasure houses of knowledge which are based on the practical experience of indigenous people needs to be documented and validated for the sustainable development of the fisheries sector for the future.