All posts tagged Ecology

Crying Dugongs and Ocean Encounters in Southeast Asia

Stories of the dugong, a cousin of the manatee, offer important insight into human-nature encounters in the waters of Southeast Asia.

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An abandoned building, beginning to fall down, next to an overgrown vacant lot in Baltimore. Photo by Dawn Biehler, 2016.

The Itchy Ecology of Segregation: A Conversation with Dawn Biehler

For many of us, mosquitos are an annoying fact of life in the summer. But for Dawn Biehler, they are also a symptom of social inequality.

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The Biosphere 2 rainforest biome and habitat. Photo by Justin Frisch, 2011.

Biosphere 2: Why an Eccentric Ecological Experiment Still Matters 25 Years Later

Four scholars and one of the original “biospherians” offer their takes on perhaps the largest private science experiment in history.

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Building an Arctic Atlas

A team from Audubon Alaska designs ecological maps to make us rethink our place in the arctic.

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A dried bud of cannabis. Image from Creative Commons.

The Cannabis Frontier

For 40 years California’s Emerald Triangle has provided the one critical environmental factor required to grow cannabis: isolation. That’s about to change.

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Only Male Birds Sing

When a long-dominant theory about sexual selection’s role in the evolution of bird song is corrected, what happens to conventional ideas about the sex of singing birds?

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At the Confluence of Art and Science

Ecologists and artists work together to give voice to Wisconsin waterways while a social scientist observes their collaboration.

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Humans, Streams, and the Desire to Manage

Reflections on improvement versus natural restoration in watershed management.

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Environmental Complacency and the Rise of Distraction; or, How I Learned to Embrace Worrying and Love Movies

How do species extinctions past and present affect our daily lives? What can we do to connect to environmental change?

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The Urban Buzz: Pollinator Protection in Madison, Wisconsin

A variety of bees inhabit urban spaces alongside us. In Madison, efforts are underway to improve habitats for the pollinators.

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