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Today Marks a Full Year of Oekologie!

It always comes back around… The 13th edition of Oekologie is available today at The Infinite Sphere. Beautiful work as always Jen. I’d like to thank all the hosts, participants and other bloggers who have helped us get this far. Let’s see another year of great ecology posts. We need hosts for the rest of…

WoW Taxonomy IV: Nyctanessa

This week we have our first avian reference, a strange genus of heron. In WoW, Nyctanessa is a level 44 demonology lock from the guild “42”. There is only one other toon with the name, a 38 undead lock with the traditional spelling, but three others with the alternative genus name of Nyticorax (see below).…

Tomorrow: Anniversary Edition of Oekologie

There’s still time to get your submissions in for tomorrow’s Oekologie. Help us celebrate one full year! We’re looking for hosts as well. Shoot me an e-mail if you’re interested.

One Year of Oekologie!

Help us celebrate, if you would. Oekologie started one year ago on January 15 at The Infinite Sphere, and Jen will be hosting again this January 15 for the anniversary edition. Send us your latest and greatest posts about ecology and let’s get another year under our belts. If you’re interested in hosting Oekologie, please…

Man that’s an ugly title. Not much time to post today (until later perhaps) but I did come across an interesting study that improves on geographically-driven predictions of adaptations to climate change. I blogged about a paper on British butterflies earlier this year that studied how much each species depended on the particular climate, and…

The Forester and the Romantic

I had the chance to cover some winter activities for PA state parks last week, which meant I had the fortune of a couple of visits for photos and interviews. As I browsed around online and in the park offices and exhibits for info, I couldn’t escape references to either the Civilian Conservation Corps or…

Happy Belated, Isaac, Me

I wrote this on nearly the same day last year, and since I’ve been reading some Asimov lately, thought I would repost. The dates have been changed for relevance. On January 2, 2008, Isaac Asimov would have been 88 years old. Simultaneously, on the second, I turned 29 (edited). Asimov died of AIDS from a…

Landscapes = Circuits?

Here’s an interesting story from Northern Arizona U. A researcher named Brian McRae, a recent forestry graduate who used to be an electrical engineer, used his knowledge of circuit theory to craft a new model for gene flow through landscape corridors: McRae had been struggling with how to predict genetic effects of landscape pattern while…

It’s quite simple really. Just leave out the details: The near extinction of the western barred bandicoot has led to the identification of a novel virus exhibiting characteristics of two ancient virus families. The western barred bandicoot (WWB), an Australian marsupial once commonly found across western and southern Australia, is now endangered throughout parts of…

Learning in the Great Outdoors Is Back!

Just got the e-mail. The carnival of environmental education has a new website and a new email address and they’re looking for posts. Shoot em one at thelimb [at] mac.com or by using this form.