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Nature, heal thyself: the lessons of restoration ecology By Brandon Keim – Anthropocene Magazine – April 11, 2018 In the late 1980s, the practice of healing damaged landscapes was formalized as the discipline of restoration ecology. Though the science is … Continue reading

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Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands By Michael W. Beck and Siddharth Narayan – The Scientist – August 31, 2017 The ongoing devastation from Hurricane Harvey sadly reminds us of the risks of coastal living. We feel deeply for … Continue reading

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Time Travel, with Trees By Joe Dawson – Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) – Shorelines – July 10, 2017 – Video Looking at the Kirkpatrick Marsh on the Rhode River, a time machine is not the first thing that comes to … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM I won’t lie – I am not an expert on plants – you will not find a barrage of Latin names and scientific verbiage in this blog or in any of my conversations. … Continue reading

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De-Extinction, a risky ecological experiment By Liza Lester – Ecological Society of Americ – February 19, 2016 De-extinction (bringing extinct species back from the dead) has been riding a wave of enthusiasm, fueled by Steward Brand’s TED talk and several prominent … Continue reading

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The Gowanus Canal: Ecology & Design Meet in Brooklyn’s Rust Belt By Colleen Tuite – Great Ecology – July 25, 2014 Late one June afternoon, a motley crew of ecologists, molecular biologists, landscape architects, and a camera crew gathered in a … Continue reading

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Cloning Woolly Mammoths: It’s the Ecology, Stupid By Jacquelyn Gill – Scientific American – March 18, 2013 As a conservation paleoecologist, I study the natural experiments of the past—like climate change and extinction—to better understand the ecology of a warming, fragmented … Continue reading

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Video Short: Online Coastal Ecology Course By Stacy L. Carpenter – Blue Lion Training – February 2013 – Video As we prepare for a section on coastal ecology in winter, I couldn’t help but take a look at part of … Continue reading

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