Posts Tagged ‘ecosystem’

Salamanders’ Important Role

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
salamanders, amphibians, woodland, ecosystem, climate change, carbon storage, forests

How important are salamanders to their ecosystem and the planet? Very!

Kepler, Urchins, and Crows—Oh, My!

Friday, February 28th, 2014
crows, ravens, kepler, exoplanet, urchins, ecosystem, function, snow

Eye-catching science headlines this week include new Kepler finds, sea urchins and ecosystem functions, and everyone’s favorite—crow videos.

Healthy Ecosystem, Better Harvest

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
coffee, plants, kilimanjaro, biodiversity, ecosystem, services, value, shade

Biodiversity leads to a better harvest for coffee on Mount Kilimanjaro.

Microbes Beneath the Surface

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
tallgrass, prairie, ecosystem, microbes, soil, dirt, restoration, dna

Just how crucial are soil microbes to an ecosystem?

Shark Conservation

Thursday, August 8th, 2013
shark week, conservation, shark, world wildlife fund, academy research, university of san francisco, conservationalist, protect, swim, documentary, shark stewards of the reef, coral reef, predator, shark fin ban, eco-tourism, ecosystem, cambodia, malaysia, hong kong, earth island institute, overhunting, swim for sharks, david mcguire

Perhaps the most important message the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week can deliver is not how sharks may be dangerous, but how these fantastic fish are in danger.

Wolves Save Bears

Friday, August 2nd, 2013
predator, animals, environment, ecosystem, life cycle, wolf, bear, grizzly bear, yellowstone national park, hibernation, survival, aspen tree, willow tree

Top predators (think sharks, lions, wolves) may eat many animals within an environment, but they also keep the ecosystem in check.

Will There Be Fish in 2050?

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Coral_reefs_in_papua_new_guinea

Yes… but the ocean and its population will be very different.

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