An evaluation of a highly influential work in theoretical food web ecology--sure, it's been successful, but would science philosopher Karl Popper have liked it? Can generative models of ecological networks use "strong inference" as defined by J.R. Platt? I investigate.
Many extinct animals once lived in the rainforest and many more that are endangered. We, who have the best capability of protecting these animals, should take action to preserve life.
What role does water play in life and what would happen if we were to lose it or it didn't exist? There are already parts of the world where we can see how life would change, if there were no water. This article explores it further.
Pleistocene rewilding aims to reclaim the natural world and restore it to how humans found it over 10,000 years ago. Is this a good idea?
In our bodies, microbiota like bacteria outnumber our human cells 10 to 1. Yet, we know almost nothing about our microbiome and how it reacts to "disturbances" such as starvation. I take a research paper style approach to discussing what we expect given our understanding of "macrobiotic" ecosystems.
Have humans negatively affected the earth's water cycle? If so, what can we do to reverse it? Here are some interesting facts about the water cycle you may not have learned in school, some of which might help you answer.
Learn the different agents of pollination. This article also includes examples with pictures of each type of pollination agent. This article also includes how these agents pollinate flowers, how they pick flowers to pollinate, and the whole process of germination and fertilization of pollen grains.
A light-hearted analysis of my home parking lot "habitat" as an ecological community and a satire on ecological jargon.
There are 3 different types of ecosystems: natural ecosystem, man-made ecosystem, and microecosystem. This article describes the characteristics of an ecosystem, subcategories for each type of ecosystem and examples with illustrations.
Rain Forests are the oldest and one of the most complex ecosystems of this planet. The weather mechanisms and ecosystem services that are linked with the rain forests are invaluable to the habitability of our precious abode, the earth. This is a biography and tribute to the tropical rain forest
This article offers a list of 15 lakes or seas that are in danger of drying out to a great extent or disappearing entirely in a period of decades, years or months.
Scientists believe humans are causing a sixth mass extinction like the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. Biodiversity is also declining at rapid rates, according to the latest research.
Commercial farming of one of the world’s most popular types of seafood is causing environmental degradation on a large scale and is a potential source of health issues.
Learn how bird feeders impact wild birds and the environment so you understand the good and bad aspects of feeding the birds in your garden or yard.