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Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Aug 7th, 2018

Ecologists are embracing the potential to increase the storage of carbon in terrestrial ecosystems.  This could reduce the build-up of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere.  At least a portion of...

Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Aug 1st, 2018

If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago.  If insects were to vanish, the environment...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Fri Jul 27th, 2018

Before he retired as Director of the Duke University Marine Lab, Joe Ramus was fond of telling the undergraduate students that an estuary was where “the surf meets the turf.”  ...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Jul 17th, 2018

It’s nearly August, and as I look out on the meadow that surrounds our house in Maine, I see a profusion of goldenrods and asters across the landscape. The meadow...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Jul 10th, 2018

“Who are those guys?”

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969

Perhaps I should not have been shocked on Sunday, when the New York Times reported that the United States had blocked...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Fri Jul 6th, 2018

As interest grows in methods to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere—negative emissions—it is worth evaluating how effective various approaches might be, especially if we begin to offer payments and...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Jun 25th, 2018

I find that our hybrid vehicle gets about 25% more miles per gallon than the equivalent model with only a gasoline engine. Inasmuch as hybrid and all-electric vehicles have become...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Jun 18th, 2018

When I use a “carbon tracker” to calculate my CO2 emissions, I usually find that the amount of airplane travel is the largest annual contributor to my impact on the Earth’s...

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