6 Agents of Pollination
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.
Three Different Types of Ecosystems
There are three different types of ecosystems: natural ecosystems, man-made ecosystems, and micro-ecosystems. This article describes the characteristics of an ecosystem, subcategories for each type of ecosystem, and examples with illustrations.
The Tropical Rainforest
Rainforests are one of the oldest and most complex ecosystems on this planet. The weather mechanisms and ecosystem services that are linked with the rainforests are invaluable to the habitability of our precious abode, the earth. This is a biography and tribute to the tropical rainforest.
Bird Feeders: Good or Bad for Wild Birds and the Environment?
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.
The Ecology of the Human Microbiome
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.
The Garter Snake, the Rough-Skin Newt, and the Caddisfly
Are you familiar with the term biological arms race? No, the term does not refer to a race to concoct the most potent biological weapon. So then what is a biological arms race? Well, the term refers t
Pleistocene Rewilding: Restoring a Lost World in North America
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?
Ecologists' Burden: Maintaining Wonder in a Conservation Profession
Passion is essential to effectively conserving natural resources. But passion in the absence of wonder is less than what's needed to sustain the professional practitioners of this craft.
Ecological Imbalance: Its Causes and Effects in the Biosphere
Disruption of ecological balance are caused by careless human activities which interfere the natural cycle of the ecosystem. You will find out here the ecological factors that disrupt ecosystem.
Some Ways Plants and Animals Adapt in Tropical Rainforests
The rainforest is rich with plants and animals—many of which have developed adaptations in order to survive the unique climate of the tropical rainforest.
15 of the World's Largest Landfills With Tons Per Day Statistics
Landfills are the method of choice for disposing of the world's garbage. By means of a comprehensive chart, you will be able to learn about fifteen of the largest landfills in the world.
Biotic Factors of the Ecosystem: Producers, Consumers and Decomposers
Learning about ecosystems? Ecosystems are composed of biotic factors of a community of living organism interacting with one another which we can see in food chains/webs. Read on for everything you need to know.
Environmental Issues Caused by Human Activities in the Biosphere
Social and environmental issues that disrupt the order of the ecosystem. Issues that affect human lives for their wrath and bad effects.
Why Water Is Important to 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.
Top Ten Environmental Concerns of the 21st Century
What are the top ten environmental problems facing the world today? A recent scientific paper published in Nature attempted to answer this question, with a twist.