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Why Does Plant Diversity Matter? Help Us Figure It Out!

How important is plant diversity in restored prairies?

Are diverse prairies more resistant to drought and invasive species than less diverse prairies?

How does plant diversity influence invertebrate communities and their ecological functions? 613 more words

Prairie Natural History

Pigskins for the Ancestors

Bolivian medical anthropologist Isadore Nabi recently visited Minnesota. With his permission we reproduce an excerpt of a draft report he is preparing.

Despite constructing sprawling… 208 more words

Ecological Resilience

Everything and the Cop

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, U.S. Representative Peter King (R-NY) blamed Eric Garner’s death not on the cop who choked him out, but on Garner’s underlying medical condition. 482 more words

Ecological Resilience

Ecological Resilience

Resilience as a systems concept was pioneered by Crawford Holling in 1973 in his paper Resilience and Stability of Ecological systems where he defined the resilience of an ecosystem as the measure of its ability to absorb changes and still exist. 267 more words

General Resilience

The Evolution of the Resilience Concept

As a alluded to in previous posts – Resilience is a slippery, complex and multi-dimensional concept that has undergone increasing elaboration over its history. While the majority of resilience research has focused on the developmental resilience of children – I believe it is useful to understand the history of the concept and how it has been used in various sciences and system applications. 95 more words

General Resilience

Talking Ebola

UPDATE. A video of the talk is now available here. A little rough in voice and ideas, some of which hours later I revised. Such is the nature of the beast of an outbreak. 212 more words

Ecological Resilience

Dawn of a New Science

Bestselling David Quammen, who I skewered on Ebola, has a new book out on the virus. It’s an extract from his tome on spillovers I reviewed… 324 more words

Ecological Resilience