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What Should Grow in a Vacant Lot? - CityLab


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Swan is one of only a handful of ecologists in the world who do experiments in urban vacant lots—for that matter, ecologists rarely experiment in cities at all. His work is part of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study, a massive long-term research project ...

Running helps brain stave off effects of chronic stress: Exercise ... - Science Daily


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The study finds that running mitigates the negative impacts chronic stress has on the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for learning and memory.
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Biodiversity loss raises risk of 'extinction cascades' - Science Daily


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With extinction rates at their highest levels ever and numerous species under threat due to human activity, the findings are a further warning about the consequences of eroding biodiversity. "Interactions between species are important for ecosystem (a ...

Impacts of Enhanced UV-B Radiation on Mosses in a Subarctic Heath Ecosystem.

San Francisco - United States

A research article examining the effects of Ultraviolet-B radiation on two species of subarctic bryophytes.

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United States

General discussion of endophytes and their potential value in turfgrasses.

The Ecological Impacts of Agricultural Biotechnology
United States

Biotechnology may someday be considered a safe agricultural tool but studies suggest it may have harmful ecological consequences, such as: spreading genetically-engineered genes to indigenous plants increasing toxicity, which may move through the food chain disrupting nature’s system of pest control creating new weeds or virus strains

Gaultheria mucronata: Prickly Heath
United Kingdom

Several photographs of this shrub, also known as Pernettya mucronata, and some identifying features.

Radiation of the First Animals
United States

Illustrated lecture transcript by Dr. Jere Lipps. Discussion of the evolutionary record of the pre-Cambrian period and the Cambrian explosion, including the traces and impacts of non-skeletal life forms.

United States

Comprehensive resource in the radiation sciences, including contents of current and forthcoming issues of the journal and links to other sites.

Wikipedia: Adaptive Radiation
United States

Hyperlinked article about adaptive radiation, the rapid speciation of a single or a few species to fill many ecological niches.

Adaptive Radiation: Darwin's Finches
United States

Uses Darwin's Finches to illustrate the process, whereby species evolve rapidly to exploit empty niches.

Evolution Library: Adaptive Radiation
United States

Collection of articles, interviews, and links addressing the process by which species evolve rapidly to exploit empty ecospace.

Radiation Physics and Radiocarbon Research Lab
Ireland

Measurement of man-made and natural radionuclides in the environment. Radiochemical lab including radiocarbon dating service from the University College Dublin.

Mouse Radiation Hybrid Mapping Project
France

Features a high-density transcription map of the mouse genome. Includes current status, PCR protocols, bibliography, and related links .