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What we're reading: Aug 22, 2014

Who dispersed the seeds?
DNA barcoading applications are now being used on seeds, not to determine the species of the plant but which species dispersed the seeds. 127 more words

Friday Link Dump

Airport ecology

I was happy that I could lay hands on a textbook on Urban Ecology with 50 percent reduction at the conference in California.

This urban ecology is a big fascination of mine: with large portions of the earth surface changed into systems driven by humans, the ecology of those urban areas is both highly important and interesting. 190 more words


New Paper - What Personal and Environmental Factors Determine Frequency of Urban Greenspace Use?

We have a new paper out in a Special Issue “Health Benefits of Nature” in the Open Access journal International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 176 more words

Human-wildlife Interactions

City Secrets - The world of London's hidden ecosystems

A handful of Saturdays ago I fell into a canal. Actually that is a partial fabrication, I merely narrowly avoided falling into a medium sized pond, which is filled by the overflow of an adjacent canal, but this is a far less attention grabbing way to start a blog post. 661 more words

Cost of Drought: 17,100 Jobs!

A recent study from UC Davis puts shocking numbers to the economic impact of the drought in California.

$1.5 billion – Direct costs to agriculture… 53 more words

Society And The Environment

Aquifers Running Dry in California

The drought in California has been making the national news a lot lately. Another wonderful article from the Washington Post has highlighted the increasing alarm among resource managers and farmers in the golden state. 111 more words

Society And The Environment

City Zoos Urban Ecologist, Jason Aloisio, interviewed for WFUV (90.7 FM)

Recently, Jason Aloisio, TRUE lead instructor, was interviewed by Robin Shannon on WFUV (90.7 FM). They discussed the dynamics of urban ecosystems, urban ecology research, and the role that humans play in urban ecosystems. 30 more words

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