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Global Problems, Forests & Solutions

Thomas E. Lovejoy a pioneer in the use of economics to conserve forests and other ecosystems globally is joined by John Reid, who has worked in the Amazon since 1965, in presenting a case for: 639 more words


Human-Made Changes of the Mississippi River’s Flow Amplify Extreme Flooding

By Roberta Attanasio, Blog Editor

For millennia, human societies have altered river flows in different ways. In the 20th century, the impact of human activities on rivers and watershed environments has increased exponentially—and engineering works such as channelization and dam construction have created new, complex, hybrid human-natural systems. 804 more words


Top 5 Forest Trails in the Garden Route

The trail broke through the forest canopy into the Fynbos offering a vantage point looking out over the forest extending below, the mist expanded to small clouds, then moments later swirled to nothingness, a rhythmic pulse repeating itself. 1,487 more words


New paper: Biodiversity responds to increasing climatic extremes in a biome-specific manner

Authors: Aaron C. Greenville, Emma Burns, Christopher R. Dickman, David A. Keith, David B. Lindenmayer, John W. Morgan, Dean Heinze, Ian Mansergh, Graeme R. Gillespie, Luke Einoder, Alaric Fisher, Jeremy Russell-Smith , Daniel J. 389 more words


Forest fires

Myself and several colleagues at the Academy have been working with scientists at the United States Forest Service, exploring how resilience may be maintained in forests of the… 764 more words


New paper: Comparing paleo-ecosystems

We have a new paper on paleo-food web dynamics in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology! The paper is one in a collection of 13 (and 27 authors), all focused on the “ 535 more words

CEG Theory

Workshopping invasive insects

Last week I was delighted to attend a workshop at Monash University focused on using EICAT methods to assess environmental impacts of invasive insect species. Thank you to… 857 more words