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Trees Might Store More Carbon Than Thought
2013-10-03 07:03:41

Examining a long-lived forest, researchers have found that Black Spruce trees, which dominate the northern forests of North America, succumb about five years after being weakened by environmental stresses.

2013-09-29 23:04:42

Disney Wildlife Conservation Fund continues support of youth engagement and restoration on one of the busiest national forests, the San Bernardinos. (PRWEB)

2013-09-27 10:49:36

New regulatory approaches may be needed to assess environmental risks of agricultural growth promoters, and similar human pharmaceuticals, following research that shows a newly found reversion mechanism allows unexpected persistence of the steroidal substances in aquatic environments.

Armageddon For Wildlife In Shrinking Rainforests
2013-09-27 04:31:22

An international team of scientists reveals that species living in rainforest fragments could be far more likely to disappear than was previously thought.

World's Forests Moving Uphill
2013-09-24 14:15:30

A new report finds that that the world’s forests are slowly being relegated to steep, mountainous slopes.

Peru Cloud Forests Threatened
2013-09-12 12:13:07

A new study says climate change and ecological factors could threaten Peru’s cloud forests along the eastern slopes of the Andes Mountains.

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2013-08-30 10:21:55

The Wallow Fire burned over 500,000 acres, making it the largest fire in Arizona history, to date. It is one of many large fires that fire managers and researchers have seen scorch forests nationwide since the early 2000s.

Special Online-only  Issue Of Frontiers In Ecology And The Environment
2013-08-15 09:17:39

The Ecological Society of America’s first online-only Special Issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment showcases prescribed burns around the globe, some of them drawing on historical practices to manage forests and grasslands in fire-prone regions.

Dragonfly Study Shows How Ecosystem Changes Affect Biodiversity
2013-08-14 07:22:29

Rice University researchers have found that communities in nature are likely to be a lot more sensitive to change than previously thought.


Latest Systems ecology Reference Libraries

Rainforests
2013-04-19 19:33:20

Rainforests are forests that are characterized by high levels of rainfall, with definitions based on a minimum usual annual rainfall of about 68 to 78 inches. The monsoon trough, or otherwise known as the intertropical convergence zone, holds an important role in producing the climatic conditions that are essential for the Earth’s tropical rainforests. About 40 to 75 percent of all biotic species are native to the rainforests. It’s been estimated that there might be many millions of...

Taiga
2013-04-19 18:21:46

Taiga, or otherwise known as boreal forest, is a biome that is characterized by coniferous forests made up mostly of spruces, larches, and pines. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome. In North America, it covers most of inland Canada and Alaska as well as portions of the extreme northern continental United States and is known as the Northwoods. It covers most of Sweden, Finland, much of Norway, lowland/coastal areas of Iceland, much of Russia, northern Kazakhstan, northern...

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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pudic
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
  • Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)
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