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Ecology and history can walk side-by-side on Pine Bush roads - The Altamont Enterprise


The Altamont Enterprise
Before there were cars and trucks, before there were carriages and wagons, before there were wheels, people have always made pathways. The routes they traveled linked hunting grounds with dwelling places, became a means of trade and commerce, ...

When history and ecology conflict, history is the loser - The Altamont Enterprise


The Altamont Enterprise
To the Editor: The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is deliberately destroying centuries of history. Despite its claims of balancing history, ecology, and recreation, when irreplaceable historic resources are destroyed and gone forever it hardly represents a ...

Slow Movement, Slow Evolution: How Sloths Became Tree-Dwellers Over 22 Million Years - Technology Networks


Technology Networks
“Our study confirms the convergent evolution of the two, tree dwelling modern sloths from two distinct lineages of extinct giant ground sloths,” says Hendrik Poinar, a lead author of the study and director of the McMaster Ancient DNA Centre and ...

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine

Santa Rosa - United States

Dedicated to the oldest-known living tree, growing in the White Mountains in east central California. Information about the location, dendrochronology, photo gallery, and bibliography.

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Talks about their discovery by Dr. Edmund Schulman, range of distribution, and their unique strategies for survival.

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An exploration of this tree of western North America, consisting of two species (Pinus longaeva and P. aristata), including characteristics, dendrochronology, photos, and information on visiting sites where it grows.

Bristlecone Pine Dendrochronology
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A look at the dating of trees from the White-Inyo mountain range of California.

Pinus longaeva (Bristlecone Pine)
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Description, range, habitat and biology of this endangered tree.

Abies bracteata (Bristlecone Fir)
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Describes physical characteristics and provides photos of mature tree, twig, needles, and bark.

Ancient Biomolecules
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Publishes articles about the discovery of previously undetected molecules in ancient biological material, stability studies, characterization of decay products and pathways. Full articles available at a fee from Ingenta.

The Ancient Yew
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Information about yew trees, their history and culture.

Cicadas in Ancient Greece
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Offers a survey of facts and beliefs.

Ancient Farmers of the Amazon
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Watch the video segment from PBS's Evolution: "Evolutionary Arms Race," that illustrates the coevolution of the leafcutter ant and the fungi on which it feeds.

Sciadopitys verticillata (Umbrella-Pine, Japanese Umbrella-Pine)
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Describes habitat, habit and form, identifying features, flowers, fruit, and bark. Includes photos.