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2012-12-03 13:48:40

Around the world, the effects of global climate change are increasingly evident and difficult to ignore.

Plant Diversity Key To Maintaining Productive Vegetation
2012-05-04 04:01:35

Vegetation, such as a patch of prairie or a forest stand, is more productive in the long run when more plant species are present, results of a new study show.

Image 1 - Time Of Year Important In Projections Of Climate Change Effects On Ecosystems
2012-02-15 03:40:30

Does it matter whether long periods of hot weather, such as last year's heat wave that gripped the U.S. Midwest, happen in June or July, August or September?

2012-02-09 04:10:16

NSF Forum: The Challenge Of A Sustainable Future: Long-Term Ecological Research Offers New Answers

2011-09-21 06:59:14

Water quality and environmental health in Botswana; wetlands in a working landscape; the collapse of the ancient Maya and what that has to tell us about society and environmental change today.

2011-02-11 07:49:36

Scientists address climate change effects on ecosystems from grasslands to forests to open ocean.

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2010-02-23 09:40:00

Results from Long-Term Ecological Research show importance of resources and processes supplied by ecosystems.

2009-11-18 15:25:06

Nine research challenges and four research initiatives that are poised to advance the study of how Earth's landscapes change were unveiled today in a new report by the National Research Council.

2005-07-08 19:00:00

In their article in the July 2005 issue of The American Naturalist, Yssa D. DeWoody, Zhilan Feng, and Robert K. Swihart (Purdue University) model species' occupancy within a patchy dynamic landscape. They derive deterministic persistence thresholds which depend jointly upon the spatial and temporal structure of the landscape, reinforcing the importance of spatio-temporal connectivity.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.