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Building Universal PCR Primers for Aquatic Ecosystem Assessments

Post provided by Vasco Elbrecht

Many things can negatively affect stream ecosystems – water abstraction, eutrophication and fine sediment influx are just a few. However, only intact freshwater ecosystems can sustainably deliver the ecosystem services – such as particle filtration, food biomass production and the supply of drinking water – that we rely on. 559 more words

Methods Papers

Novel ecosystems Concept: Synthesis of existing currents of thoughts, and when to consider it.

By Jeff Balland

The recent concept of novel ecosystems has aroused many debates. Novel ecosystems can be defined as new systems where new species combinations and functions that have never interacted historically, occur irreversibly and sustainably (Morse et al. 1,632 more words


Progressive Change BACIPS: Estimating the Effects of Environmental Impacts over Time

Post provided by Lauric Thiault

BACIPS (Before-After Control-Impact Paired Series) is probably the best-known and most powerful approach to detect and quantify human interventions on ecosystems. 581 more words

Methods Papers

Book of the Week: Fire in Mediterranean Ecosystems (Ecology, Evolution and Management)

by Jon E. Keeley, William J. Bond, Ross A. Bradstock, Juli G. Pausas & Philip W. Rundel

Shelfmark: CR/MD/016

An in-depth text discussing the role, use and management of fire in ecosytems from the Mediterranean, California, Chile, the Cape Region of South Africa and Southern Australia. 270 more words

Book Of The Week