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Canada's intact forests: world's largest!

Canadian Geographic has just released a short article that certainly begs the half-full-half-empty glass question, or, this case, forests. Over 90% of Canada’s intact* forest is boreal forest, making it, at 300 million hectares, the… 51 more words

Biodiversity

Understanding Biodiversity and its Importance - Biology

This is a biology video and discusses biodiversity, species richness, species evenness, genetic diversity,  and their importance.

Dr Luigi, Teaching and Science Communication

Biology

The Intersection of Conservation and Urban Evolution

I recently wrote about the new field of urban evolution which seeks to understand how diverse species have responded to the vast environmental changes related to urbanization.  1,063 more words

Conservation

Biodiversity: it's who you are

It is a massive understatement that ecologists and conservation biologists are profoundly interested in how disturbance affects biological diversity. Humans are disturbing ecosystems by degrading or destroying habitat, by fragmenting habitat into pieces that are too small to sustain populations, by directly overexploiting species for consumption or other purposes, and by introducing non-native species (and there’s more!). 930 more words

Ecology

What's the Biodiversity Within Your Closet?

Conservationists and other nature lovers frequently advocate to save or increase biodiversity, but what exactly is biodiversity? One conjures up images of rainforests, coral reefs or animal clipart arranged artistically. 727 more words

Biodiversity

Bottom-up Citizen Science and Biodiversity Statistics

Post provided by Ditch Townsend and Robert Colwell

Different Paths to Science

DITCH: Amateur naturalists from the UK have a distinguished pedigree, from Henry Walter Bates… 1,691 more words

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