67345 messages in 20 discussions
Latest 2:50 AM by PTG (anotherPTG)
2605 messages in 75 discussions
9576 messages in 650 discussions
5835 messages in 523 discussions
3874 messages in 85 discussions
3291 messages in 111 discussions
20520 messages in 1310 discussions
3831 messages in 215 discussions
3471 messages in 78 discussions
812 messages in 81 discussions
6750 messages in 776 discussions
5955 messages in 20 discussions
1645 messages in 98 discussions
191 messages in 2 discussions
995 messages in 15 discussions
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (is an intergovernmental organization established to improve the interface between science and policy on issues of biodiversity and ecosystem services. It is intended to serve a similar role to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change)
Calling it a night.........................................
Joint valley landscape or fissure valley terrain (Swedish: sprickdalslandskap, sprickdalsterräng) is a type of relief common in Fennoscandia. The landscape originates from the erosion of joints in the bedrock which leaves out small plateaus or ridges in between When the block summits in joint valley landscape are of different height it may indicate the past movement of a vertical geological fault. The ecological differences between the blocks define their flora and fauna.
Komodo Island National Park (is a national park in Indonesia located within the Lesser Sunda Islands. The park includes the three larger islands Komodo, Padar and Rincah, and 26 smaller ones. The park was initially established to conserve the unique Komodo Dragon, the world’s largest lizard. Since then conservation goals have expanded to protecting its entire biodiversity, both marine and terrestrial. The Komodo Dragon is the world’s largest living reptile and can reach 3 meters or more in length and weigh over 70kg. As a result of their size, these lizards dominate the island ecosystems in which they live. Although Komodo dragons eat mostly carcass of dead animals, they are formidable predators and will also hunt prey including birds, and mammals. Although attacks are very rare, Komodo dragons have been known to attack humans)
Off to work.................................
A lagoon is a shallow body of water separated from a larger body of water by reefs, barrier ... In some languages the word for a lagoon is simply a type of lake. There three types pf natural lagoons: coastal, atoll and river-mouth (often also coastal). The water in a lagoon is almost always brackish
Methane-fueled Ecosystems (Researchers have discovered a methane-fueled ecosystem that feeds bacteria in the underground rivers and flooded caves of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula)
The ecology of nautiluses: are exclusively opportunistic scavengers, and readily and commonly eat arthropod molts, which all contain surprising amount of organic integuments holding the calcareous or chitinous parts together. We have also observed nautiluses to swim slowly forward with one or more tentacles gently trawling through the upper millimeters of soft mud bottom. nautiluses will excavate meat from sediment that is buried up to 25 mm below the surface: it blows sediment away with exhalation of the hyponome. In this way the sediment is recirculated and reused.
Calling it a night................................
The idea of the economy of nature (protoecology) was taken up by very few nature disciples only to a very limited extent. The tradition of developing botanical science came to be dominated by species description, systematics, and a highly comprehensive mapping of flora and fauna. Why this was the case deserves close attention from the point of view of the history of science
Queen Elizabeth National Park (is Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. The park’s diverse ecosystems, which include sprawling savanna, shady, humid forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands, make it the ideal habitat for classic big game, ten primate species including chimpanzees and over 600 species of birds. The Queen Elizabeth National Park has been designated a Biosphere Reserve for Humanity under UNESCO auspices)
This park is famous for its tree climbing lions................here's them taking a "cat nap"...................
Raymond Laurel Lindeman (1915 – June 29, 1942) was an ecologist whose graduate research is often credited with being a seminal study in field of ecosystem ecology. Lindeman completed his PhD at the University of Minnesota with his thesis work being concerned with the history and ecological dynamics of Cedar Bog Lake, located in what is known today as the University of Minnesota's Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve in central Minnesota.