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SciPak: Yellowstone Wolves Shed Light on Nature's Complexities

scipak:

Changes in the environment often lead to adaptive changes in population dynamics, life histories and physical traits among species. Understanding how these ecological changes in the environment lead to evolutionary responses (so called “eco-ecolutionary” dynamics) has long been of interest…

(Source: sciencemag.org)

2 years ago
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adventuresofamarineecologist:

This is the bench we were actually working on today, counting Postelsia palmaeformis. You can see it out towards the end of the rocks.

adventuresofamarineecologist:

This is the bench we were actually working on today, counting Postelsia palmaeformis. You can see it out towards the end of the rocks.

2 years ago
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moldybeckuhh:

This stork can’t bring babies.

moldybeckuhh:

This stork can’t bring babies.

(Source: ruthrobeline)

2 years ago
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Deforestation or Murder? Why Orangutans are Going Extinct | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Methuselah, the world’s oldest tree at 4,765 years old.
This primeval tree was already a century old when the first pyramid was built in Egypt.

Methuselah, the world’s oldest tree at 4,765 years old.

This primeval tree was already a century old when the first pyramid was built in Egypt.

(Source: buddhabrot, via rockosmodernlifeiswar-deactivat)

2 years ago
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ecologyglobal:

Predictions that global climate change will lead to more extreme  weather patterns have not been lost on the arid, landlocked nation of  Mongolia, and beginning this month, this sparsely populated country of  3.1 million is embarking on a unique experiment address the effects of a  warming climate.
With its legendary harsh dry winters and short, hot summers, Mongolia is already a land of temperature extremes.

ecologyglobal:

Predictions that global climate change will lead to more extreme weather patterns have not been lost on the arid, landlocked nation of Mongolia, and beginning this month, this sparsely populated country of 3.1 million is embarking on a unique experiment address the effects of a warming climate.

With its legendary harsh dry winters and short, hot summers, Mongolia is already a land of temperature extremes.

2 years ago
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