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Ancient human sites may have distorted our understanding of the Amazon's natural ecology - Mongabay.com


Mongabay.com
When today's scientists examine the forest's ecology, they are primarily looking within environments where ancient native peoples lived, cleared land, and cultivated crops. These relatively “young” areas of rainforest are still recovering from human ...

100 million dead trees in the Sierra are a massive risk for unpredictable wildfires - UC Berkeley


UC Berkeley
Most western U.S. ecosystems like the Sierra Nevada are fire dependent, meaning that for millennia, the flora and fauna depended upon periodic low- to moderate-intensity fires to maintain ecosystem integrity. Following Euro-American settlement ...

Pollen-producing yaupon holly may never bear fruit - Bryan-College Station Eagle


Bryan-College Station Eagle
Dear Neil: I bought two yaupon holly trees for my yard. One has a great crop of berries every winter. The other has never had the first berry. What can I do to get it to bear fruit? A: My bet would be that there is nothing you can do. You probably have ...

RainforestEducation.com: Rainforest Trees and the Canopy

United States

Introduction to the rainforest canopy, including plants and animals, with photographs.

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United States

Slideshow from a trip in 2001.

Trees in Proximity to Canopy Access Locations
United Kingdom

Survey of trees at the Danum Valley Field Centre, Malaysian Borneo. Photographs of walkways, platforms, and a tower.

Rainforest Reptiles
United States

Notes on the reproductive biology of reptiles, the amniotic egg and reptilian health problems. Also images and details of some Australian reptiles.

Rainforest Kinkajou
Germany

Factsheet on Potos flavus, also known as the honey or sugar bear.

Rainforest Platypus
United States

Rainforest Platypus, photos and text. Courtesy of Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge, Atherton Tableland, Far North Queensland, Australia

Exotic Rainforest
United States

Private botanical garden maintained by Steve and Janice Lucas in Arkansas, U.S. offers extensive online images of exotic and rare aroids such as Philodendron and Anthurium.

Rainforest Habitat
Australia

Environmental wildlife sanctuary in Port Douglas, North Queensland.

Masoala Rainforest
Switzerland

Unique ecosystem project of the Zurich Zoo, creating a snapshot of Madagascan rainforest in Switzerland.

Rainforest Echidna
United States

Description and photos of Tachyglossus aculeatus, courtesy of Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge, Atherton Tableland, Far North Queensland.

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's largest zoological institution. Find out about its work in the areas of environmental education, research and training, species on exhibit, and visiting.