Monthly Archives: November 2012

Reducing the Impact of Clear-Cutting on Saproxylic Beetles

http://www.zin.ru/animalia/coleoptera/rus/teln0707.htm Boreal forests, those consisting mostly of pine and spruce trees, are often significantly affected by human imposed methods of forest restoration. Many organisms in these ecosystems rely on nutrients from fallen trees, and the removal of these dead trees … Continue reading

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The inability to communicate: Baleen whales suffer acoustic masking by commercial ships

Most people recall the mass beached whale incident discovered in Washington State in 2004. This event marked the shift in attention to how sonar testing can cause acute biological damage to whales, to the point of death. Studies on the … Continue reading

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India at a Snail’s Pace

Land snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) suffer from the largest number of documented extinctions by respect with taxa. Little information is available on these threatened invertebrates inhibiting the molluscan conservation and ecology. A recent study from researchers Sandeep Sen , Dr. Ravikanth, … Continue reading

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Conservation is much more than meets the eye

              The people cry out for the environment. The government and perhaps avid supporters of “eco-friendly” heed. They instantly set up a policy that can restore a population of California condors over 20 years. … Continue reading

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The geometry of preserves: Determining the trade-off between preserves and land-use intensity

With an ever increasing population on Earth, there is more demand and pressure placed on the land and its resources to help support this growth. This comes at the cost of habitat for many species, which no longer have the … Continue reading

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Moving North: The Cost of Packing Up a Conservation Reserve

Forest of Madagascar Climate change is not a phrase you want to hear in terms of conservation biology. However, it is a phrase that appears more frequently in conversation as evidence of such a change becomes increasingly prominent in our … Continue reading

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Alaska’s Commercial Fisheries: How to Turn It Into a True Sustainability Success Story

It is a total misconception that the Alaska fishing industry was a pure sustainability success story. Regulatory agencies such as the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute (ASMI) strongly promote their “sustainable” policies, which has been applied to the Alaska fisheries for the past … Continue reading

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