My latest musings posted on 28 April 2015

Here are my recent musings on patterns and connections In Nature.

This series of blog postings contains the most recent  Internet articles that interest me. 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.

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Recently, the owner of the habitat chat blog site interviewed me. For those of you who want to know more about what I think and who I am, here is the URL for that interview.

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We’re constantly trading elements of ourselves with the environment (and vice versa), and we are, therefore, inseparable from it. A very interesting blog post by Dr. Sally Wengrover

 

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Biodiversity enhances ecosystem multifunctionality across trophic levels and habitats

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As people earn more, they want to eat more meat. But what if eating meat wrecks the planet? An interesting commentary by Bill Gates

 

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We live in a mathletes’ day of big data and smart cities, when computer models and cutting-edge algos promise to make the world an ever more explicable, predictable place. And yet we’re also inundated with all kinds of crises that few saw coming and even fewer know how to deal with: the financial crisis and European debt debacle, terrorism, civil wars, Ebola.

 

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Why Almost Everything Dean Ornish Says about Nutrition Is Wrong. When it comes to good eating habits, protein and fat are not your dietary enemies. On the surface, this article does not seem to relate to interconnectivity in Nature But, it really does because it demonstrates the vital interconnectivity of metabolism — the method of transforming and transporting our interconnected energy throughout the systems in our bodies.

 

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Celebrating Earth Day the Carnivore Way. Another great Cristina Eisenberg article where she says: “Balanced at the apex of a Roman arch, the keystone locks all the other stones in place. Remove it and the arch collapses. Keystone predators, such as wolves, are similarly poised to hold ecosystems together from the top down in food web relationships”

 

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ALBERTA’S CARIBOU HABITAT IS BEYOND REPAIR – A study finds that the problem is not depredation by wolves. The problem is environmental devastation by human beings.

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A cougar that did not need to be killed

“Recent research in predator ecology suggests that killing animals like cougars (or wolves, coyotes and bears) only increases conflicts with humans. Though this information is widely known in ecological circles, apparently the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hasn’t read any new science in decades because they continue to foster the myth that indiscriminate killing of predators will reduce conflicts. “

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The wolf’s uncertain future. Yet another excellent article by Cristina Eisenberg

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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