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.
Can biological control really help get rid of those pesky pests? Let's look at some of the pros and cons of controlling pest populations using natural predators.
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.
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.
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?
Saving honey bees from colony collapse may be more complex than we thought, because, once the delicate balance of a hive is upset, it is not an easy task to correct.
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.
What is life? What separates moss, trees, animals, bacteria and archaea from rocks, mountains and clouds? We explore the common features of all living things. These processes can be remembered by the mneumonic: Mrs. Gren
A light-hearted analysis of my home parking lot "habitat" as an ecological community and a satire on ecological jargon.
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
Social and environmental issues that disrupt the order of the ecosystem. Issues that affects human lives for its wrath and bad effects.
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.
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
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.
Ellenberg's indicator values can be used to estimate abiotic factors at a site. They can also be used to monitor changes in abiotic factors over time.
This article offers a list of 11 lakes or seas that are in danger of drying out to a great extent or disappearing entirely in a period of decades or years.
Abiotic factors are also known as non living organism or living things. Learn about their part and role in the ecosystem.
Many people accept Go Green at face value. Let's get some perspective on 150 years of conservation, preservation, ecology & green action & learn.
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.
What is an ecosystem, and how does it work? This article looks at the different types of natural ecosystems and explains how they function.
Ecosystem is composed of biotic factors of a community of living organism interacting with one another which we can see in food chains/webs.