Top Posts & Pages
- The Butterfly Effect: How a Little (Climate) Change Can Lead to Chaos
- Cattle-grazing: Can it really destroy ecosystems?
- How important is soil depth in ecology?
- The ecological effects and implications of coral mining and natural disturbances
- Deforestation Poses Threat to Sumatran Tiger Population
- Is the Clearing of Alien/Invasive Species in South Africa Cost-Effective?
- More Than Just Earthworms: Decomposers and Their Contribution to Plant Biodiversity
- The Importance of Soil Depth Properties in Ecological Management
- The Fall of The Honey Bee, or the Fall of Humanity?
- Using DNA to Identify Primate Bushmeat for Conservation
Monthly Archives: September 2013
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
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
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
(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
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
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