The conservation and ecological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Richard B. Primack, Amanda E. Bates, Carlos M. Duarte

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

8 Scopus citations


The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic at the start of 2020 led to dramatic reduction and alteration of human activity. People were confined to their homes, and international travel essentially ceased. National parks and other protected areas either closed or limited visitation, though some parks, particularly in urban areas, showed dramatically increased use. Universities and schools closed or shifted to online teaching, and field work was suspended or disrupted. Businesses closed and economic activity was reduced or changed in substantial ways.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109204
JournalBiological Conservation
StatePublished - Jun 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation


Dive into the research topics of 'The conservation and ecological impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this