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Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Nov 21st, 2017

Most plants respond to warm and cold temperatures. Give them a few warm days in spring and they will begin to grow.  Give them a few cool days in autumn,...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Nov 14th, 2017

It’s been more than 50 years since Rachel Carson penned Silent Spring, exciting public interest in the impacts of chemicals that we add to the environment in pursuit of a better...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Nov 7th, 2017

Ecologists spend a lot of time talking about productivity and diversity.  These terms are used somewhat differently than in daily conversation, so it’s worth discussing the differences here.

For ecologists,...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Oct 31st, 2017

“Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” is a quotation attributed to Ben Franklin. Today, some folks think they can (or should) avoid taxes, but death...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Oct 24th, 2017

We had some crisp fall weather a few days ago, and while bird watching, I noted a large number of jet contrails coming from the east as the afternoon flights...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Oct 17th, 2017

There are lots of ways that carbon dioxide (CO2) enters and leaves the Earth’s atmosphere. Even though the natural movements of CO2 are enormous, all indications are that the total inputs...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Oct 11th, 2017

When we pass across the landscape, it is easy to see the human footprint on nature—plowing and cultivation for agriculture, clearing cutting for forestry, paving for roads and shopping centers. ...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Oct 5th, 2017

As usual, my next blog post will be on Tuesday, October 10, but meanwhile…..

The book I wrote as a result of receipt of the International Ecology Institute (IEI) prize...

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