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Posts Tagged ‘ecosystems’

Anchorage Event a Great Warm-Up for Fort Lauderdale

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Dr. Colin Polsky, Director
Florida Center for Environmental Studies and Professor of Geosciences at Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

While the Arctic Council normally meets at a table with only eight chairs, the US has invited world leaders, researchers, and media to a party that promises to be standing room only. Read More

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Not All Forests Are Created Equal: Reforesting the Tropics for People, Biodiversity, and Carbon

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Sarah Jane Wilson
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography, McGill University

Montreal, Canada

It’s after sunset and getting dark fast. The electricity is out—again—so a single candle casts a small pool of light on my survey papers. Chickens peck around my feet in the dirt-floor kitchen. Wood smoke and mouthwatering wafts of dinner fill the cool Andean air. Read More

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Why Should We Conserve Southeast Asia’s Peat Swamp Forests?

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David S. Wilcove, Professor & Xingli Giam, Ph.D. candidate
Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

A fetid swamp filled with dangerous animals and diseases.  A vast expanse of muck serving no useful purpose.  A century ago, that was the way people viewed the Everglades in the United States, and they went about ditching and draining this amazing wetland until much of it had been converted to “useful” cropland and pastures, and the wildlife had been decimated.  Read More

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