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EcoBloggers is a feed of ecology blogs aggregated from around the web. If you write an Ecology blog (made up primarily of original posts by you or contributors), and you'd like to have it included here, email the feed link to the site webmaster. Each contributed post is trimmed to stay on the right side of copyright law and to encourage readers to click through to contributors' sites. You can get the RSS feed here. Each post is also automatically tweeted by @EcoBloggers.
  • via Journal of Applied Ecology from The Applied Ecologist's blog
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    1 month 5 days ago
    How is climate change affecting both black bear hibernation and our interactions with the species? Associate Editor, Claudia Bieber comments on the recent article, Human development and climate affect hibernation in a large carnivore with implications for human–carnivore conflicts by Heather Johnson et al. As we were enduring extremely high summer temperatures in Vienna, it was […] Read the full article.
  • via noreply@blogger.com (Caroline Tucker) from The EEB & Flow
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    1 month 6 days ago
    Here is this year's card, with best wishes from both of us at the EEB & Flow!

    It gets a little harder every year to figure these out. R's plotting capabilities improve every year, but usually via specialized packages. I've tried more and more to use as few additional packages beyond base, and to produce a script that is hopefully compatible across platforms.
    • For best performance, users must install the 'deldir' package and the 'RCurl' package. This lets you download the necessary data file with as little effort as possible. 
    • If you have trouble accessing the file via the URL, you can just download the data file from Github directly, making sure to load the file into R using the hashed out code in Lines6-7.
    Then to run, copy the full code (below), OR download... Read the full article.
  • via noreply@blogger.com (David Steen) from Living Alongside Wildlife
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    1 month 6 days ago
    Hi all,        Recently the Washington Post published a controversial Perspectives piece by Dr. Alex Pyron. To most readers, the piece seemed to argue that it does not matter if many species go extinct and we should not care. You can view this article here: "We don't need to save endangered species. Extinction is part of evolution".    The response to this article was swift and widespread.
  • via Sabrina Weiss from BES Ecology and Policy Blog
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    1 month 6 days ago

     

    Last week, the ‘Ecology Across Borders‘ conference brought together 1,500 ecologists from around 60 countries to discuss the latest advances in ecological research across the whole discipline. The event was jointly organised by the British Ecological Society, Gesellschaft für Ökologie (the Ecological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria), and Dutch-Flemish Ecological Society (NecoV), in association with the European Ecological Federation.

    This successful event demonstrated the importance of bringing together the international ecological community to harness our collective knowledge to address the environmental issues our global society currently faces. These challenges do not stop at borders and will continue to threaten our well-being and the sustainability of our planet, unless we address them ‘Across all Borders’,...

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  • via djgibson from Journal of Ecology blog
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    1 month 6 days ago
    This past week the determination and tenacity of 1500 or so ecologists was tested as they travelled to Ghent, Belgium, to attend the Ecology Across Borders 2017 winter Annual Meeting, organized and hosted by the British Ecological Society, Ecological Society of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, the Netherland-Flanders Ecological Society, and the European Ecological Federation. I was… Read the full article.
  • via Chris Grieves from methods.blog (Methods in Ecology and Evolution)
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    1 month 6 days ago
    Post provided by Rebecca Sanders-DeMott and Pamela Templer The climate is changing throughout the globe with consequences for the biogeochemical processes and ecological relationships that drive ecosystems. Scientists have been conducting manipulative experiments to determine the effect of climate warming … Continue reading → Read the full article.
  • via Adrian Paterson from EcoLincNZ
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    1 month 6 days ago
    http://www.lincolnecology.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/ecolincnz-podcast3.m4a

    In this podcast Adrian interviews John Marris, curator of the Lincoln University Entomology Research Museum. He tells us how he got into the insect world, a brief history of the insect collection, how it weathered the Canterbury earthquakes, the strengths of the collection, how it compares to other notable New Zealand collections, The overall value of insect collections (for reference species and to map variation), flat bark beetles that have invaded the alpine zone and now live in tiny crevices and why he hasn’t named a species after Adrian.

     

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  • via Charles Krebs from Ecological Rants
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    1 month 1 week ago
    This is a short story of a very local event that illustrates far too well the improvements we have to seek in our political systems. The British Columbia government has just approved the continuation of construction of the Site C dam on the Peace River in Northern British Columbia. The project was started in 2015 […] Read the full article.
  • from Next Succession
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    1 month 1 week ago
    Monarch butterfly preserve sierra chincua sanctuary michoacan mexico oyamel fir reforestation
    “They're here to protect the oyamel forests,” said Julian, tour guide at Sierra Chincua Monarch Sanctuary as we passed federal police with assault rifles. “Foreign loggers used to come and destroy them;” the oyamel trees made valuable furniture.  Now, logging of the 'sacred' oyamel firs (Abies religiosa) has since ended, according to Julian. His community depends on healthy forests for their livelihoods... Read the full article.
  • from Next Succession
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    1 month 1 week ago
    Reforestation will occur when it benefits the community.

    Thomas Garcia Reforestation Conafor Michoacan Mexico El Carmen Ejido
    The site was the community's worst, most degraded land—95 acres of barren hills sliced by eroding ravines. “These soil here used to look like the road,” said Thomas Garcia, pointing to the rocky path we arrived on. Garcia leads the community of El Carmen, one of Mexico's ejidos, meaning communal lands collectivized since the Revolution... Read the full article.

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