My Musings On 13 October 2017

Here are my recent musings on Nature’s Web of Life. They are a combination of new material and some of my favorite resources.

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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What kind of person trophy hunts??? An interesting article about the kind of person who kills animals for their own pleasure and ego satisfaction.

https://www.thedodo.com/which-people-trophy-hunt-1305964755.html

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DIRT! The Movie takes you inside the wonders of the soil. It tells the story of Earth’s most valuable and underappreciated source of fertility–from its miraculous beginning to its crippling degradation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvrww8iMl-A

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Mesmerizing examples of animal and human collective behavior.

http://bit.ly/1R5CJW8

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Scientist Elizabeth Hadly has been studying biodiversity in Yellowstone National Park for 30 years. Accompanied by biologist Sean Carroll, she demonstrates different ways in which climate change is impacting the park’s ecosystems. Bark beetles are surviving the winter at higher elevations and killing a large number of white-bark pine trees, disrupting the food web that includes squirrels and grizzly bears. Climate change is also causing ponds to dry up, reducing the pond habitat and decimating the local amphibian population. Although the park provides protected environments for animals, it is not immune from global threats like climate change.

http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/liz-hadly-tracks-impact-climate-change-yellowstone

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How Humans Save Nature. A different perspective. What do you think?

http://bit.ly/1GcnJFf

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Seagrass: unsung ecological hero, potential economic powerhouse

http://ab.co/1MvFcvi

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Earth is less fertile without the poo of large predators

Whales alone once moved 750 million pounds of phosphorus from the ocean depths to the surface.

http://bit.ly/1NOO1xD

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Here is a story of how wolves can change rivers. It illustrates beautifully how one input into a living ecosystem can alter all other elements involved. This is very similar to how systemic constellations work, where a fresh input into a human system can create a renewed balance for all members who belong.

http://www.thecsc.net/the-intricate-connections-in-nature/

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An idea from Neo-Confucian spirituality that could help us define Nature. A great blog on the “Li”  —  organizing principles in Nature .

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A great video on complexity in Nature

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1biuNl90380

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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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