Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sea Otters Save Seagrass by Having Crab Buffet

Clearly if you flood vegetation with chemicals or nutrients you can disrupt plant growth if not prevent it, just think of what pesticides can do to delicious fruit or how weed killer prevents weeds altogether. Well for Elkorn Slough the … Continue reading

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Recovering Apex Predator Lessens Nutrient-flooding Affects on Seagrass

For coastal vegetation it has been shown that nutrient loading (the accumulation of excess nutrients perhaps through runoff processes) can lead to major disturbances of primary producers, sometimes leading to the loss of dominant vegetation like sea grasses. In the … Continue reading

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Bushmeat: Life vs. Death

Bushmeat: Life vs. Death (Wikimedia: Endangered lemurs are killed for bushmeat in Madagascar) “How do you balance the need for biodiversity conservation with human health?…Published in the Nov. 22 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Christopher Golden’s research paper … Continue reading

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Bushmeat: Life vs. Death

(Wikimedia:Endangered lemurs are killed for bushmeat in Madagascar) Who gets first dibs on the almost extinct bushmeat? The male, malnourished, malfed, malposed body with anemia or the conservation biologist/ecologist that owes their entire life to the megafauna species? Well, Justin … Continue reading

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Deer are Important to Forests

Deer are Important to Forests              When most people think about deer, it could be about the cute animal in the movie Bambi, a prized possession for a gamesman, or something to look out for … Continue reading

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Deer are Important to Forests

             Deer are some of the most abundant mammals in the woods. So does this large amount of deer lead to a negative effect on the environment around them? Norwegian scientists have shown that this … Continue reading

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Rodent Threatens National Security

Conservation biology is not to be taken lightly. For example, Richardson’s ground squirrels pose a threat to national security. How you may ask? Well it’s quite simple; try to kick them out of their natural setting by placing a nuclear … Continue reading

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