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  • National Geographic Vol. 119 No. 2 February 1961

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    Critical thresholds associated with habitat loss: a review of the concepts, evidence, and applications. We have also been seeing quite a few species of frogs and snakes (herptiles) and butterflies around. Without this stimulus it can never reach its full size or reproduce, for the mature tree is dependent upon the bright light and life of the canopy. One benefit to shelterwood harvests is that they provide cover and early successional food sources for wildlife. But, in some places there are fewer thrushes than there used to be.
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  • Skills through literature: Reproducible activities

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    Being the most complex ecosystem, the rain forests are living laboratories in which complex ecological, biological and evolutionary processes that have shaped the Earth. Come see our Prairie Ecology exhibit, with bison dating back to the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, and biodiversity components. Lichens and Chlorella/Chlorohydra, an algae, also exhibit such a relation. Ficus, Hoya and Marcgravia, the juveniles are known as shingle plants because their leaves overlap like tiles on a roof This habit reduces water loss to a minimum.
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  • National Geographic Magazine October 1965 Vol. 128 No. 4

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    The Harbor Porpoise Monitoring Project needs volunteers for observations and surveys at locations near Anacortes, Whidbey Island, and San Juan Island, Washington. The species approach to indicating forest change has been criticized because of the difficulty in obtaining precise annual population estimates and the high inter-year variability of populations (e.g., Landres et al. 1988, Rolstad et al. 2002). Check your perceptions and pre-conceived notions at the door or test them as hypotheses to be refuted.
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  • Life Magazine, September 12, 1949

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    DellaSala, Paul Alaback, Toby Spribille, and Henrik von Wehrden Chapter 2. A loss of ecosystem health can violate one’s sense of place and threaten well-being. Such traditional belief systems and the conservation benefits they bring can be disrupted by an influx of people attracted by illegal logging and artisanal mining opportunities. More work is needed to quantify the levels of exposure outside the mining zone. Life on Earth continued to evolve, and in the late Paleozoic, gymnosperms appeared.
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  • The National Geographic Magazine. March, 1943.

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    These ideas cross the boundaries of conservation and public use. Producers: As in any other food web, even in this food web, the producers are plants. Researchers from the University of Hawaii and the Australian Institute for Marine Science are assuming that climate change is here to stay and preparing to make corals resistant to its effects. This includes the Amazon Basin of South America, the Zaire Basin of Africa and the islands and peninsulas of South-east Asia.
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  • Tropical Rainforests: Latin American Nature and Society in

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    A page of links and books presents related scientific articles written by specialists, verified for legitimacy. This ecology course module also deals with the problems associated with various types of pollution. b) Nutrient cycling: The carbon cycle, the greenhouse effect, nitrogen cycle, phosphorus cycle & interactions between the nutrient cycles. c) The problems with pollution: definition of ‘pollution’, Different forms of pollution, eutrophication, heavy metal toxicity, alkaline wastes, acid rain, pesticides, CFCs and the ozone layer.
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  • American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation

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    But both governments currently allow forestry practices that are destroying, at a rapid rate, the last of these unprotected ancient forest ecosystems. There is a giant tree, prominent in a forest that stretches to the skyline. The map is also a great help for (amateur) astronomers looking for dark skies. A short highlight of the paper: At the climate talks in Paris, all attention was focused on how humanity can reduce climate change by reducing carbon emissions, or by increasing carbon uptake.
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  • THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE - FEBRUARY, 1930 - VOL.

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    The Long Walk recounts that adventure, which is surely one of the most curious treks in history. OVER THE NEXT few years, the old green movement that I grew up with is likely to fall to pieces. The application saves each sighting with location and other data, and sightings are logged in the user’s online WildLab account. A great way to experience the natural beauty of the Osa Peninsula at your own pace. Prompted by reports of vigorous grass production following forest conversion to pasture, Brazilian policymakers chose in the early 1960s to subsidize cattle production in Amazonia through low interest loans and other financial incentives (Hecht 1982).
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  • RAIN FORESTS OF HOME: AN ATLAS OF PEOPLE AND PLACES, PART 1:

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    The Tropical Rainforest Coalition is an example of one of these organizations. Track a Tree recorders are asked to monitor their chosen trees from before they budburst until they come into leaf, so the key recording period is usually between March and May. Extensive, continuous tracts of tall forest do not exist. (Refer to Map 4 - Rain Forests of the Tasman Sea, p.20.) True coastal temperate rain forest occupies the western one-third of Tasmania, comprising at least 760,000 ha of forest land as per the species-based definition established by Jarman and Brown (1983).
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  • Hemlock: A Forest Giant on the Edge

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    Insects, spiders, slugs, frogs, turtles and salamanders are common. Every species wiped out brings the possiblility of major ecosystem change, and thus other species can suffer. Massachusetts Vernal Pool Salamander Migrations Study needs the public to document, through an online mapping interface, large migrations across roads of amphibians that breed in the state's vernal pools. Ann Mo Bot Gard 70:509–548 CrossRef Hu HH (1936) The characteristics and affinities of Chinese flora.