Marine Ecology

Researchers develop tools to help manage seagrass survival

Credit: QUT A new QUT-led study has developed a statistical toolbox to help avoid seagrass loss which provides shelter, food and oxygen to fish and at-risk species like dugongs and green turtles. The research has been published in Methods in Ecology and Evolution run by the British Ecological Society. The paper describes key monitoring and…

Ecosystem Ecology — 007

In this video Paul Andersen explains how ecosystems function.August 23, 2019 by Bozeman Science Leave a Comment — He begins with a description of how life on the planet is ordered from large to small in biomes, ecosystems, communities, population, and individuals. He describes the major terrestrial and aquatic biomes on the planet. He then…

Indigenous ownership of the Trans Mountain pipeline would safeguard the environment

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Harrie Vredenburg, University of Calgary Construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has restarted following the reapproval of the project by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government. Proponents of the pipeline, however, say it’s too early to celebrate because the pipeline continues to face environmental and Indigenous opposition. As he announced the…

How to Survive a Hurricane as a Spider: Be Aggressive

Climate|How to Survive a Hurricane as a Spider: Be AggressiveAug. 19, 2019ImageAn Anelosimus studiosus spider in the Everglades.CreditJudy Gallagher/Wikimedia CommonsTo the list of things we’ve learned to fear from hurricanes — high winds, storm surge, floating islands of fire ants — a new study in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution suggests that we should…