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Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Mon Sep 10th, 2018

A few years ago, I measured photosynthesis of algae that inhabit the underside of translucent quartz pebbles in the Mojave Desert of California. When I first saw them in the...

Translational Ecology
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Aug 29th, 2018

When I read this blog post by our friend Bryan Pfeiffer, a New England naturalist based at the University of Vermont, I thought it should get wider circulation.  So, I...

Translational Ecololgy
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Aug 23rd, 2018

One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. In studies of identical twins only 27% showed the co-occurrence of breast cancer, suggesting that 73% of breast cancers...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Aug 15th, 2018

There are striking parallels between the 1998 legal settlement with the tobacco companies and ongoing lawsuits that blame the big oil companies for the costs of climate change.

Tobacco spent...

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...

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