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Antarctic Exploration / Rumania / Earthquakes / Gooney Birds

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Thank you for respecting copyright laws. From hikers to hunters, birders to beach-combers, the world is filled with naturalists, and many of us record what we find. Ecologist Ola Olsson of Lund University in Sweden and his colleagues wanted to find out how the loss of these animals affected the trees. Although many definitions of forest degradation converge on the loss of ecosystem services (Simula 2009), no previous operational guidance has been available to help define degradation.
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National Geographic Magazine - May 1977 - Vol. 151, No. 5

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Like the tropical rain forests which have rightly received so much attention, these forests are an important part of our global heritage. Scientific American Earth 3.0 18(5), 2008, p. 64-71. An ecosystem is a community of living and non-living things that function together. Forests are regions that are predominantly covered with trees and woody vegetation. Scientists estimate that 11,000 species of butterflies and moths live at Serra Bonita, the same number found in the US and Canada combined.
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The National Geographic Magazine February, 1954

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This richness in plant and animal life has been noted ever since the 19th Century. Our human relationship to the rest of nature is not akin to the analysis of bacteria in a petri dish; it is more like the complex, love-hate relationship we might have with lovers or parents or siblings. The trees have broad trunks, are tall and have branching trunks and roots to hold them firmly to the ground. The units are energy per unit area per unit time. As forests are cut down, many species are doomed to extinction.
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Rain Forests

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The Semang of Malaysia have a special weapon for delivering poison - a dart propelled from a blowpipe. Generally speaking, lowland rainforests are hugely affected by logging because they are easier to access than mountainous forests. Continent-specific associations of species within a given biome are known as formations and often are known by different local names. Agriculture is the mainstay of most East African economies, superseded by tourism in Kenya, whereas the Central African economies are largely based on minerals - diamonds in the Central African Republic, copper and cobalt in Zaire, manganese and oil in Gabon.
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ecology of a Cracker Childhood (The World As Home)

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Phosphorous is used in the formation of phospholipid and other structures. Large rainforests, and their humidity, contribute to the formation of rain clouds, and generate as much as 75 percent of their own rain. To imagine that microwaves are “unnatural” is to not understand nature itself, at the level offered in high school physics class. Vision 2030, A Prosperous Middle­-income Nation by 2030. There are also anecdotal reports of resident folks snaring or using dogs to catch small prey such as jungle fowl, monitor lizards, and mouse deer.
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Life Magazine June 26, 1950 -- Cover: Cecile Aubry

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A first step towards gaining an understanding of the species impacts requires knowing where they continue to be found. Despite this, the orang-utans living at Bohorok still remain and need to be cared for. This site stores nothing other than an automatically generated session ID in the cookie; no other information is captured. Adaptation of forests and people to climate change: a global assessment report.
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National Geographic - September 1985 - Vol. 168, No. 3

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In: den Ouden J, Muys B, Mohren F, Verheyen K (eds.) Bosecologie en Bosbeheer. Bararata and Start!e both focus on bamboo, but with different specific aims, the species of bamboo are different. To achieve income increases, specialized skills in the cultivation of rice, potatoes, and vanilla as well as in setting up local tree nurseries are being taught. If this formidable apparatus were made of solid bone, the agouti's head would hang heavily downwards, so parts of the skull are honeycombed to lighten the load.
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Dying of the Trees: The Pandemic in America's Forests

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It encompassed the complex and, at times, inarticulate feelings he had about the teeming and tumultuous life of tropical rainforests. He is joined by Craig Dawson of the Sutro Stewards, a group dedicated to untangling San Francisco’s most fraught forest atop Mt. It is, I suppose, the development of a personal philosophy for a dark time: a dark ecology. Bamboo grows fast and so is easily renewable, and use of this in place of mangroves relieves pressure on mangroves and rainforest.
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Life Magazine - 30 April 1965 - Fetus Shown Inside Amniotic

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Also small sub-shrubs with thick, evergreen leaves, such as Teaberry (Gaultheria procumbens) and Spotted Wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata) are common, as is Bracken Fern (Pteridium aquilinum). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer, 2011. Restoring dry Afromontane forest using bird and nurse plant effects: direct sowing of Olea europaea ssp. cuspidata seeds. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has temporarily suspended the activities of the plantation in order to further investigate the accusations.
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Time is Short and the Water Rises

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In addition, many birds, including pigeons, doves and horn- bills, are caught for food. In a lush tropical rainforest you see very different types of trees and plants, Over 1,100 species of plants are found in some tropical rainforests! Geophysical Research Abstracts 6, 03099. get abstract / full text Heyn, M, Reubens, B, Valckx, J, Teketay, D, Gebrehiwot, K, Hermy, M, Muys B 2004. The eastern rain forests are home to more than half the lemur species, including the peculiar-looking aye-aye (Dauben- tonia madagascariensis), which is generally considered to be a harbinger of evil and may be killed on sight.
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