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NSF awards $6.4 million grant to Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research drylands site - National Science Foundation (press release)


National Science Foundation (press release)
To discover how environmental change is affecting dryland ecosystems, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a five-year, $6.4 million grant in new support of the Sevilleta Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in central New Mexico.

Researcher finds surprising results in high-altitude study - Medical Xpress


Medical Xpress
And this is the first time a study combined the molecular biology of acclimatization with the physiology." A mountain of data leads to new insights. To better understand how our bodies adjust to high altitude, where there's less oxygen, the ...

Mushrooms, Magma and Love in a Time of Science - New York Times


New York Times
Orra White Hitchcock (1796-1863) was one of the most remarkable women from this more egalitarian age of scientific study. She had a deep knowledge of botany, zoology and paleontology, and she was also an artist — though that “also” would have seemed ...

Aldo Leopold Foundation: The Study of Phenology

Baraboo, Wisconsin - United States

Phenology is a segment of ecology focusing on the study of periodic plant and animal life-cycle events that are influenced by climate and seasonal change in the environment. Skunks emerging from winter dens, sandhill cranes trumpeting their return, and seeds ripening are all examples of annual phenological events. Phenology is derived from the Greek word phaino meaning to show or appear, indicating its principal concern with the dates of first occurrence of natural events in their annual cycle.

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Manages and preserves Leopold's legacy, including his writings and the family farm and 'Shack' in Baraboo, Wisconsin, and promotes his conservation ideas. Includes photos, biography, and other information.

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Essay explores the evolution of Leopold's thinking, culminating in his development of the land ethic.

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Selected passages from A Sand County Almanac, Round River, and other writings.

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Remote Sensing Phenology
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