Tag: ecosystems

Invasive Insects Threatening Ecosystems Extreme Weather Events Making Issue Worse

Invasive Insects Threatening Ecosystems Extreme Weather Events Making Issue Worse

By Micah Moen 3 Comments September 18, 2019

GETTING A FAIR SHARE IN THE COMPANY’S PROFITS AFTER GIVING CONCESSIONS 10 YEARS AGO. NEXT WEEK WORLD LEADERS WILL DISCUSS GLOBAL WARMING AT U.N. CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT. EXPERTS ARE SHOWING US HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS HELPING TINY CREATURES, INVADE OUR FOREST. VARIOUS INSECTS ARE KILLING LARGE STRETCHES OF OUR NATION’S FOREST, NEW STUDY CLAIMS THEY […]

Sensitive Ecosystem Inventory

Sensitive Ecosystem Inventory

By Micah Moen 0 Comment September 17, 2019

– [Narrator] Our region has seen an alarming drop in the overall amount of sensitive ecosystem areas. Which are shrinking because of human impacts on the natural landscape. – We lost about 1,600 hectare’s and that’s equivalent to about four Stanley Parks in five years. – [Narrator] This information comes from Metro Vancouver’s Sensitive Ecosystem […]

Our Public Lands #6: Why Care About Ecological Integrity?: Dave Mayhood

Our Public Lands #6: Why Care About Ecological Integrity?: Dave Mayhood

By Micah Moen 0 Comment September 16, 2019

My name is Dave Mayhood and I’m an aquatic ecologist. These days I’m primarily working with westslope cutthroat trout and bull trout. I work on all sorts of fish and aquatic invertebrates and the physical and chemical aspects of water. Why should we care about the ecological health of our public land? We rely on […]

Bayesian Modeling, Fly Fishing, and Effects of Urbanization on Stream Ecology

Bayesian Modeling, Fly Fishing, and Effects of Urbanization on Stream Ecology

By Micah Moen 0 Comment September 15, 2019

Song: All right Tom, now you’re going to teach me fly fishing. Tom: Yep. I’m gonna teach you a little bit about fly fishing. This is a really fun way to fish. It’s a little different than most forms because what you use for bait are artificial lures called flies. They’re very light and usually […]

Ecology: What Is Mutualism | Biology for All | FuseSchool

Ecology: What Is Mutualism | Biology for All | FuseSchool

By Micah Moen 1 Comment September 12, 2019

Mutualism is a type of interspecific interaction, so it is an interaction between individuals of different species. Mutualism is where both organisms gain a fitness benefit from an interaction with one another. Mutualism is a type of symbiosis: symbiosis translates as ‘living together’ and it just means the long-term interactions between two or more different […]

A technofix for the climate? Land-based geoengineering (BECCS)

A technofix for the climate? Land-based geoengineering (BECCS)

By Micah Moen 5 Comments September 10, 2019

We humans have brought about dramatic changes in the climate of our planet. Yet only ten percent of the world’s population is responsible for more than half of global emissions. Climate change is primarily a matter of justice. At the Paris Climate Change Conference in 2015, all countries pledged to limit the increase in average […]

VCU Coastal Plant Ecology Lab: Research on Hog Island

VCU Coastal Plant Ecology Lab: Research on Hog Island

By Micah Moen 0 Comment September 9, 2019

My name is Julie Zinnert and I run the coastal plant ecology lab at VCU. Our research is focused on interactions between plant ecology and the physical environment on barrier islands, in response to a changing climate. The plants that we find out on the barrier islands are adapted to withstand high solar load, they […]

The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why

The Amazon Rainforest Doesn’t Produce 20% of Our Oxygen, Here’s Why

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 6, 2019

You may have seen images like this all over social media. The Amazon rainforest is burning, and these images have, understandably, caused international alarm, with media outlets, NGO’s and politicians all weighing in on the conversation about the value of one of the most unique and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. Amidst all the discussion, […]

Environment Education for Kids : Environmental Education Kids Clubs

Environment Education for Kids : Environmental Education Kids Clubs

By Micah Moen 6 Comments September 5, 2019

Young children are not only willing but very eager to do their part in saving our planet. They just need our help. Hi, I’m Debbie Noah and I’m here to talk to you about getting your children involved in protecting the planet through clubs and organizations. One of the best ways to teach kids about […]

Gardening To Protect Ecosystems And Promote Biodiversity

Gardening To Protect Ecosystems And Promote Biodiversity

By Micah Moen 2 Comments September 1, 2019

Hi, it’s Alex! Today you see me in my hat because we’re going to go outdoors in just a second. Today I want to talk about how you can garden in such a way as to protect and restore the environment. There are a few key ideas that I want to emphasize. The first is […]