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Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

By Micah Moen 0 Comment September 20, 2019

>>NARRATOR: Miami students can explore a variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats at field research sites that are located just minutes from campus. At the university’s Ecology Research Center, undergraduate and graduate students conduct ecological studies with their faculty mentors or complete projects as part of their classes.>>ANDREW FIELDING: So it’s been a great opportunity. […]

Can You Trust Kurzgesagt Videos?

Can You Trust Kurzgesagt Videos?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments September 20, 2019

Can you trust Kurzgesagt videos? To answer this question, we’ll first explain how we research them and then talk a bit about past videos, and what we want to achieve with the channel. Making a Kurzgesagt video always begins with a question or an issue. For example, after our meat video, many viewers asked about […]

New U-M research shows that bone metastasis responds to change in environment

New U-M research shows that bone metastasis responds to change in environment

By Micah Moen 0 Comment September 19, 2019

Laurie McCauley: The significant findings in this study center around the bone marrow as an environment to support tumor growth. So when men are initially diagnosed with prostate cancer, already at that time, many of them have tumor cells that have shed and have gone to the bone marrow, but don’t form clinical metastases. Serkin […]

Focus: Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

Focus: Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

By Micah Moen 0 Comment September 19, 2019

Our Carnegie Designation definitely is the recognition of that achievement that we’ve been setting out to do, but it’s also incredibly motivating as we’ve laid the groundwork for a lot of these programs to just get started and then we can start to visualize even what might come next and so I think it’s both […]

From Discoveries to Solutions: Environment & Human Health (Full Video)

From Discoveries to Solutions: Environment & Human Health (Full Video)

By Micah Moen 0 Comment September 19, 2019

(soft instrumental music) – The air we breathe, the water we drink, and the contaminants we’re exposed to all have profound impacts on our health. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that about 1/4 of our global disease burden is attributed to modifiable environmental factors like pollution. Children, pregnant women, and other vulnerable or […]

Dr James Hansen on climate modelling

Dr James Hansen on climate modelling

By Micah Moen 0 Comment September 18, 2019

The fundamental issue about climate change, the difficulty, is the delayed response of a system and that’s due to the ocean’s heat capacity. But then the effective heat capacity, the surface temperature, depends on the rate of mixing of the ocean water and I have presented evidence from a number of different ways that models […]

Daniel Crawford – Geography, Environment and Society Undergraduate

Daniel Crawford – Geography, Environment and Society Undergraduate

By Micah Moen 4 Comments September 18, 2019

My name is Daniel Crawford. I’m a sophomore and majoring in Geography and Environmental science. I actually came to the University planning on majoring in engineering. I took a course in the Geography Department, it would have been a requirement for an engineering program and it really peaked my interest in the program and I […]

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 […]

I Am Human Ecology: Sam Stern

I Am Human Ecology: Sam Stern

By Micah Moen 0 Comment September 17, 2019

hey I’m Sam Stern. I’m a sophomore studying fiber science and apparel design. I’m involved in the Cornell costume and textile collection which is a museum of eight to ten thousand different garments that we have ranging from like 1500s to modern times and I’m a collections assistant, if students email me and want to […]

Savanna Institute Overview

Savanna Institute Overview

By Micah Moen 0 Comment September 16, 2019

At the Savanna Institute, we are developing farming systems modeled after an exceptionally productive ecosystem: the savanna. Once common throughout the corn belts and bread baskets of the world, savannas protect soil, regenerate nutrients, filter water, sequester carbon, and nurture biodiversity. Farms can do all these things too, mimicking the patterns of natural savannas, by […]