My Latest Musings 23 March, 2014

This series of blog postings contains the most recent  Internet articles that interest me as I strive to more fully understand Nature . They are sources for my musings and my research which I am happy to share with you.  If you find any of the articles interesting, I hope that you will offer your comments at the end of the list.

 

Taking a bite out of biodiversity. Meat consumption by humans is one of many threats to carnivores and biodiversity.

 

Some Good News: Canada’s Porcupine Caribou Herd Is Thriving:

How can a pattern produce life? The intelligence that emerges in Nature is explained by way of Adrian Bejan’s Constructal Theory. The theory offers an explanation for complexity in Nature and why objects in Nature have the ability to and adapt to their environment. It explains how complex behavior can emerge from the behavior of networks. We may find answers to these questions and more hidden within the branches of the Constructal Pattern. Here are two references on this subject.

http://hplusmagazine.com/2014/03/20/information-becoming-aware-of-itself/

http://www.brentpeters.me/wp/2013/11/3917


More discussion on the issue of wolves. 

Are Wolves A Real American Hero?

 

ARE WOLVES IN WISCONSIN AFFECTING THE BIODIVERSITY OF PLANT COMMUNITIES VIA A TROPHIC CASCADE?

 

Overgrazing deer are changing the face of US forests. Deer proliferation disrupts a forest’s natural growth. Cornell researchers have discovered that a burgeoning deer population forever alters the progression of a forest’s natural future by creating environmental havoc in the soil and disrupting the soil’s natural seed banks. Below are three references on this issue.

http://mediarelations.cornell.edu/2014/03/07/deer-proliferation-disrupts-a-forests-natural-growth/

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0091155

http://earthsky.org/earth/overgrazing-by-deer-is-changing-the-face-of-u-s-forests#.UyzQwM9coqM.email

 

My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.

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