Posts Tagged ‘forests’

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!

Big Picture of a Tiny World

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
insects, ants, madagascar, forests, deforestation, habitats, brian fisher, conservation, google, earth, ecosystems, biodiversity, patterson

Ant researcher Brian Fisher looks at life on a different scale than most people.

Lucky Birds

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
birds, lyrebirds, city, cities, forests, blackbirds, song, dance, cloaca, evolution

The natural endowments of birds vary in so many ways!

Undercover Ecosystem Agents

Thursday, June 6th, 2013
ecosystems, biodiversity, coral reefs, rainforests, alpine, forests, meadows, moray, deforestation, sediment

Healthy ecosystems often rely on secret agents. Not spies, but organisms that might not seem to have an obvious connection to a natural community.

Toucans in the Forest Ecosystem

Monday, June 3rd, 2013
toucans, ecosystems, rainforests, forests, palm trees, seeds, palms, beaks

By Molly Michelson In ecosystems, every organism plays a part. From the smallest microbe to the fiercest predator to the tallest tree, each species contributes to making its community healthy. But this role isn’t always obvious. Take the colorful toucan and the palm tree Euterpe edulis in the Brazilian rainforest. Scientists have long understood that [...]

Protecting Forests and More

Friday, March 19th, 2010
leoffreitas

A new study promotes slowing climate change through indigenous lands and protected areas.

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