My latest musings on 26 August 2016

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Here are my recent musings on Nature’s Web of Life.

This series of blog posts contains sources for my musings, my research, and my preparation for my student seminars. 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.

The series in this post focuses on the “Web Of Life” upon which we are part of and which we depend. Most of the entries are videos.


BBC production: The Web of Life : Documentary on the Interconnection of All Living Things


The Declaration of Interdependence was written by David Suzuki and others back in 1992 for the United Nations’ Earth Summit as a spirited call to action and a “pledge to Planet Earth”.


Ecological Interactions. A nice written summary.


Food Webs and Energy Pyramids: Bedrocks of Biodiversity


The Web of Life: Humans as a Part of Complex Ecological Networks. A 50 minute lecture by Jennifer Dunne of Santa Fe Institute.

Traditionally, most ecological research has studied ecosystems as separate from humans. Jennifer Dunne shows how humans fit into and impact ecosystems through their myriad interactions with other species. She then explores how the science of ecological networks can help meet the pressing need to understand the roles of humans in ecosystems, particularly in terms of resource use and consumption. With examples from pre-industrial hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies, she will explore potential lessons for modern humans in fostering a more sustainable future.


Chief Seattle’s Web of Life


Money, greed and the destruction of Nature web of life


The Interconnected Web Of Life: We Are One


Fritjof Capra, The Systems View of Life.    An outline of the new understanding of life that is now emerging at the forefront of science. It is a conception of life based on systemic thinking and some of the new concepts and mathematical techniques of complexity theory. It allows us for the first time to integrate the biological, cognitive, and social dimensions of life”


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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