Airborne laser scanning as a method for exploring long-term socio-ecological dynamics in Cambodia — ScienceDirect
A new study on invasive wild pigs (IWP) conducted by Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University Kingsville, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University and the National Wildlife Research Center shows the expansion of wild hogs has increased from 2.17 miles (6.5km) to 7.82 miles (12.6km) per year. The study suggest that[.....]
8 Shocking Infographics That Show Where Animals Once Lived -- And Where They Live Now - Lion
"You cannot restore wilderness. Once it is gone, the ecological process that underpin these ecosystems are gone, and it never comes back to the state it was." The lost wilderness areas, highlighted in red in the map above, were crucial for protecting endangered plants and animals, regulating local climates, and storing carbon.
#Silurian #Earth Continents Begin to Collide as Paleozoic Oceans Close. Laurentia collides with Baltica closing the northen branch of the Iapetus Ocean and forming the "Old Red Sandstone" continent. Coral reefs expand and land plants begin to colonize the barren continents.
The Best Science Visualizations of the Year | At left is a map of the United States as classified by ecological regions. In each region, researchers tabulated bird sightings during spring and fall migration. Those are depicted at right, and color-coded according to local land cover: dotted green for intact vegetation, blue for agriculture, dotted red for urban. Where the landscape has been left intact, species richness is dramatically higher. La Sorte et al./Global Ecology and Biogeography…