Category Archives: Forests & Rainforests

Forty Below Zero: A Grandpa George Northwood's Nature Story.

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Evolution of the forests The tropical rain forests have been evolving for almost 200 million years, beginning during the age of the dinosaurs, when a period of great drought finally came to an end and the planet enjoyed a warm, moist climate again. Contrary to the syndicalist vision, the factory could not on any account ever be regarded as the primary locus of political action and freedom. Is anarchism to be immunized from further developments and revisions by the guardians of its ossuary?
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National Geographic December 1965, Vol. 128 No. 6.

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The nest of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). Insect Sociaux 23(4):495-512. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF02223477 Seidl, R., W. Located in Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park is full of lush tropical rainforest and volcanic scenery, but it is perhaps best known as one the premier places in the world to see rare mountain gorillas. Tropical moist forests are found north and south of equatorial rainforests, and have a noticeable dry and wet season.
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Animals of the Rain Forest; Unfold and Learn Boardbook

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Understory and canopy provide protection from the wind and rain. The more trained eyes watching for invasive species, the better our chances of lessening or avoiding damage to our native landscape. Old-growth forests feature multi-layered canopies with various tree species at different stages of their life cycle. C.), Canada, where clearcutting and conversion of ancient forests to managed tree farms occur in more than 90 percent of the harvested forests, 24 species dependent upon oldgrowth forests are now at risk of extinction.
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The National Geographic Magazine. October 1946.

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For example, do you want to decipher what scallops see with their bright-blue eyes? Most of the mammals that live in the rainforest are small and nocturnal. Thailand - Trang Province - Taking Back the Mangroves with Community Management - Standing up to powerful interests to protect a commonly managed resource triggers a regeneration of society, economy and fishery. Description: Tropical Forest Insect Pests, first published in 2007, promotes a better theoretical understanding of pest population dynamics, and causes of forest insect outbreaks in the tropics.
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National Geographic School Bulletin October 12, 1964

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More than 70 percent of the Peruvian Amazon--including indigenous territories and conservation areas--is now under concession for oil and gas. It is not to be used for sale or profit of any kind. Deep ecology is based on a worldview of deep interconnection of all beings. Instead of following a policy of transforming the Apple tree to fit economic needs, fruit cultivation was being seen as part of the workings and aesthetics of the wider landscape and this was leading to a more ‘traditional’ form of cultivation.
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National Geographic: Volume 165, No. 6 June 1984

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Schnitzer said the study data suggest there are several main culprits behind the increase in lianas. The significance of semi-permanent, abandoned pastures in eastern Amazonia goes beyond the forests that they displace, for these highly flammable ecosystems increase the likelihood that fire will be a component of this landscape for decades to come. Workshop of the COST E21 action on contribution of forests and forestry to mitigate greenhouse effects.
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Palm Trees of the Amazon and Their Uses

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In Brazil, large numbers of pressure groups have been formed to convince the government that something must be done. As it is expected that these discrete and extreme disturbances such as extreme climate events and pest and disease outbreaks will become more frequent under the predicted climate change [ 79 ], it is very important to incorporate insights from the relation between biodiversity and stability of ecosystem functioning into forest restoration projects.
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Rain Forest Animals Tattoos (Dover Tattoos)

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Several NSF staff members will attend the meeting, including James Olds, NSF assistant director for Biological Sciences, who will speak with participants at a Navigating NSF: The Who, What, and When of the National Science Foundation workshop on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 31–56. Create a citizen science project in minutes and avoid costly development costs. However, the results of the new study show that when families are arranged in order of species richness, the rankings that emerge are very similar on all three continents. "The correlation is statistically highly significant," says Renner. "So we have uncovered a very substantial degree of agreement between the seven forest plots; even the numbers of trees per unit area that belong to a given taxonomic family are similar in all three regions.
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The National Geographic Magazine. March 1944.

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These habitats have less rain, fewer trees, and reduced biodiversity compared with lower elevation forests. The project owner is ZESCO, a Zambian state-owned company. Once I learned, I could never look at another ficus tree the same way. This should be considered a working definition, to be refined as ecologists learn more about each coastal temperate rain forest region. Many foods we consume today such as nuts, bananas, coffee and spices, and industrial products such as rubber, resins and fibres, were originally found in tropical rainforests.
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Among the oaks and pines (Laws Pocket Guides: San Francisco

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The harpy eagle is Panama’s national bird. No claim to original US government works potential rate of resource uptake. size among trees within forests is light; a forest tree’s area times the light reaching its crown. area and light from first principles, we use empirically less general than pure metabolic ecology theory. Coastal municipalities, beach managers, state parks, government agencies and environmental organizations are cooperating to ensure protection of incubating grunion eggs on shore and continued conservation of this remarkable fish and its sandy beach habitat.
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