Category Archives: General conservation issues

For the love of insects!

Happy Valentine’s Day! In honor of insects and the day of love, the Xerces Society is showcasing insect short films on their facebook page. I thought I’d share a few of the short films, especially with the oscars around the … Continue reading

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Ruminations on Tree Planting and Prairie Conservation

Originally posted on The Prairie Ecologist:
Trees are great, but trees in and around prairies can negatively impact habitat quality for many grassland plant and animal species and provide points of introduction for invasive species.  Encroachment by trees has become…

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Make the Most of Holiday Trees

Originally posted on Oakmoss Education:
If you were unable to take up our suggestion of using a live tree in your holiday celebrations but, instead, employed a cut tree, do not toss the remnants on the curb. The best option…

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Latest Science Bulletins: Cuckoos

Have you heard of brood parasitism? Basically, a bird, a cuckoo in this case, lays its own egg in another bird’s nest and leaves it there for the other bird to raise its young, which it does because the cuckoo … Continue reading

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Climate March

Just a quick note about the Climate March on Sept. 21st in NYC- I attended and it was a great experience. Here are a few accounts from some Switzer Fellows, including me!: http://switzernetwork.org/fellows-news/fellows-nyc-peoples-climate-march

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Chernobyl’s Birds Adapt to Radiation- latest Science Bulletin!

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster had a high ecological cost, with local wildlife suffering from physical deformities and reduced populations. The site has since emerged as a unique environment for scientists to study the long-term effects of continuous radiation exposure on … Continue reading

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Veil of Ignorance

Hi readers! I just got back to NYC from Missoula, Montana! I was at the North American Conference for Conservation Biology. It was a good conference and I was able to present some of my work on tiger beetles and … Continue reading

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