"Save the Redwoods League calls for protection and #restoration of 800,000 acres, representing half the remaining 1.6 million.
"They estimate that over 300,000 acres are already in some sort of #conservation status, so an additional 500,000 acres need protection.
"We should do it."
In today’s blog post I shared my Perpetual Journal art of a Bobcat & a Coyote, plus described a standoff between a Bobcat & 2 Coyotes that we saw in our Tucson, AZ yard!
#SciArt #SciArtSeptember #art #illustration #watercolor #painting #sketchbook #NatureJournal #NatureJournaling #PerpetualJournal #Substack #blog #blogging #Tucson #SonoranDesert #biodiversity #environment #ecosystem #ecology #nature #bobcat #coyote
Bacteria which eat plastic sounds like something we desperately need.
But what happens when it invetably escapes into the wild and starts eating the plastic we currently use?
I missed the memo when this came out a few weeks ago: 23-AUG-2023
Scientists solve mystery of why thousands of octopus migrate to deep-sea thermal springs
MBARI’s advanced technology offers new insight into the “#OctopusGarden” off Central California, the largest aggregation of octopus on Earth.
It's official: @mathonco receives $10.4 Million to Develop Treatment Strategies to Overcome Drug Resistance in Lung Cancer. Happy to be project leader with friend and college Andriy Marusyk in a grant led by @sandy and Bob Gatenby. #Cancer #Evolution #Ecology
Ecologists use satellite images to predict wheat yield with 98% accuracy via satellite imagery
"Low crop yields are usually associated with disturbances in agro-climatic conditions, improper or untimely tillage, diseases, and pests. Laboratory analyses require a lot of time and equipment, and cannot provide a complete spatial picture. To solve the problem of yield instability we need new approaches. One of them is satellite monitoring."
Professorship in Ecosystem Ecology at Uni Basel
Scientists will unleash an army of crabs to help save Florida’s dying reef.
Vox reports: "The key is in the crabs’ diets: These critters consume enormous quantities of seaweed, also known as macro algae. Algae has been choking reefs throughout the world and especially in Florida."
Today in Labor History September 27, 1962: Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring was published, ushering in the modern environmental movement and the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Folks on #HRT, I have a revelation.
You have been lied to when you were told you were using hormones. By definition, hormones are produced by your body. When this signal molecules are produced by another member of your species, then we call them pheromones. It really doesn't matter if they're the exact same molecules.
I think it's pretty cool to think that you're using pheromones.
#ecology #queer #trans
"According to the research, earthworms contribute to 6.5% of the worldwide grain yield, which is roughly equivalent to the annual cereal grain production of Russia, the fourth-largest producer globally." worm power!
Caladenia orchids in forest west of the Ulladulla, NSW. Probably ticking more C. carnea (pink fingers) boxes than anything else encountered along the coast on this trip north. Several other Caladenias nearby were probably closer to C. hilmanii - but all flowers at this location were slightly different.
.@alexwild should like this - native plant restoration person mentioning that we need ants to be part of habitat restoration. #Botany #Ecology https://youtu.be/EP0xuMtuLFI?si=K0YSjgAyxKl0oR6n&t=649
About a million animals are killed on roads every day in the U.S., and globally that number is much higher.
Author Ben Goldfarb’s latest book, “Crossings: How Road Ecology is Shaping the Future of our Planet,” details the problem of roads. He joins Mongabay’s podcast to discuss the havoc they have wreaked upon the natural world and the wildlife-friendly solutions that are now emerging.
How climate warming could disrupt a deep-rooted relationship
Researchers from Syracuse University and the University of Minnesota find that warming trends will likely result in major disturbances of networks of fungi potentially harming forest resilience
today's tiny ecosystem is a towering azolla forest that lives in a bucket of water.
azolla is an aquatic fern. on the #farm, it can be used as green mulch & as supplemental animal feed.
it can take over a pond, so i keep dedicated azolla buckets where it can form a 3D mat that can even climb the sides of the bucket!
it can multiply very quickly from even a few pieces. it seems to prefer shade.
2022's features in #CurrentBiology now in the #OpenArchives (15/24): As #DeepSeaMining is moving closer to becoming industrial practice, I've had another look at the impact on marine ecosystems, including this time the noise issue. https://proseandpassion.blogspot.com/2022/08/under-sea.html #science #ProseAndPassion #ecology #MarineBiology
I will present my fieldwork in Azores on Wednesday 27.07.2023 in #Horta at the #Okeanos department of the University of the Azores:
“Capelo mon amour” -
Fajã Grande, #Flores, #Capelo, #Faial 1999 – 2023
24 ans de recherches écologiques et géographiques aux #Açores
24 anos de investigação ecológica e geográfica nos Açores
24 years of #ecological and #geographical research in the #Azores #FajãGrande #geography #geographie #Macaronesia #ecology #fieldecology @geography
Conospermum (smokebush) in coastal heathland near Jervis Bay, NSW. A lot of different forms of the well named variable smokebush - Conospermum taxifolium - out at this location and further south near Ulladulla.
Conospermum are one of the lower profile NSW Proteaceae (compared to Waratahs, Grevilleas and Bankias growing nearby!) and not as showy as some of the more well known WA species. But still interesting when in flower. Unfortunately Conospermum are generally difficult to propagate and not often stocked by nurseries.
Really happy to share that I passed my PhD viva today! 🥳
I studied eavesdropping on speech in wild carrion crows in the UK, you can read the main paper here:
On Easter Island there are the stone heads that remain as if grave stones of a race that destroyed its ecology in pursuit of its beliefs, & so ended its own civilisation.
Sunak & the Tories are the high priests of a similarly obsessed belief system that will destroy ours!
People with gardens should be obliged to keep a percentage of their land planted with trees, shrubs, flowerbeds and plants, not just grass.
We should also make it a rule not to "maintain" everything, to leave wild areas.
When you have the privilege of "having" a piece of nature for yourself, you have a duty to keep it habitable for other living species.
(I say this because the neighbours have razed almost all the land next door).