WildEarth Webinar: Fire and Forest Ecology in the American West

Natural fires are as essential as sun and rain in fire-adapted forests. But as humans encroach on wild spaces powerful, greedy forces are exploiting people’s fear and using myths and misinformation to deny fire its rightful place on the landscape. The peril that these myths pose to forests is profound—affecting whole forest ecosystems and the wildlife that depend on them. The mismanagement of these carbon dioxide-absorbing ecosystems also threatens humanity’s chance of overcoming the climate crisis.
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Study on plant roots challenges nature of ecological trade-offs

The specific traits of a plant's roots determine the climatic conditions under which a particular plant prevails. A new study led by the University of Wyoming sheds light on this relationship—and challenges the nature of ecological trade-offs. Daniel Laughlin, an associate professor in the UW Department of Botany and director...
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Night Marine Ecology Field Trip

Nantucket Harbor teems with marine life at night that is not visible in the day. Join the Maria Mitchell Association aquarium staff to learn about the fish, squid, crabs, and more that come out to feed at night in the shallow water. Click here to register.