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LIFE Magazine - November 16, 1962 - WAR IN INDIA

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Vila et al. [ 63 ], on the contrary, reported that functional group richness performed worse than tree species richness, but this was likely due to a rather rudimentary functional group delineation. Annales des Sciences Forestieres 55, 389-405. get abstract / full text Muys B, Granval, P 1997. They postulated that the number of species on an island depends on a balance or equilibrium between the rate of extinction on the island (based on genetics, population sizes and ecology) and the rate of species immigration or colonization to the island.

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LIFE Magazine - July 5, 1937 July Corn on Cover

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One of the major characteristics of tropical forests is their distinct seasonality: winter is absent, and only two seasons are present (rainy and dry). In other parts of the marshes, exposed to winter storm waves, the forest edge may be in retreat: the ebb and flow of the tree line provides changing habitat for many organisms (Gonor et al, 1988). However, of all Indonesia's principal islands, Sulawesi is the one most threat- ened by the effects of rapid development.

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Balance is beautiful:Assessing sustainable development in

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Our next step at TRI is to foster even better research and understanding of tropical resources among F&ES students, and build long-term research relationships that leverage the knowledge embedded across this diverse network of previous fellows. The pressure is now on for us, the human race, to save as much of biodiversity on Borneo as we only can. Cloudy with a chance of... what?: Students will enjoy reading about a town where no one ever goes hungry because the sky provides food while learning about weather and healthy and unhealthy foods.

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National Inventory of Woodland and Trees: England (Inventory

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It discharges as much water into the sea each day as London's Thames does in a year. Project BudBurst - A third-party, nationwide initiative by which we log our phenological data. Involves over 30 researchers in the Caribbean, central Africa and the southwestern Pacific. Learn about special member discounts and features. In general, virtually all the information comes from published or unpublished reports from the past decade (see page 200).

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Exploiting the Tropical Rain Forest (Man and the Biosphere

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Lesser Sunda Islands The rain forests of the Lesser Sunda Islands (also known as Nusa Tenggara) are far less lush than those in the rest of Indonesia. Dan Kraus, the Weston conservation scientist at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), explains that old-growth forests refer to forests that have been relatively undisturbed for a long time (by natural occurrences such as wildfires, insect outbreaks, or human activity like logging).

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The Car-dependent Society: A European Perspective (Transport

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Goals for both forest production and forest environment have been established. It is estimated that more land was under cultivation in the Amazon on the eve of the arrival of Columbus than is today. Likewise, production rates of young leaves by both saplings and mature trees are also likely to be affected by soil fertility (Mirmanto et al. 1999, Harrington et al. 2001). It grows on the silt deposited by the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna Rivers. This is a major threat to all six protected areas, which reached crisis proportions during ’s political upheavals of 2009.

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The Gentle Tasady

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Elephants move through all the time, leaving tell-tale sights and smells and sometimes even visiting kitchen gardens. This entry reflects the author’s personal judgments and does not represent the views of the United States Government or the Department of State. With billions of overlapping leaves, stretching out, - catching rain before it has a chance to reach the forest floor. Me only cruel immortality consumes: I wither slowly in thine arms, Here at the quiet limit, Here at the quiet limit of the world.

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The National Geographic Magazine. September, 1919.

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The challenge of maintaining Atlantic forest biodiversity: a multi-taxa conservation assessment of specialist and generalist species in an agro-forestry mosaic in southern Bahia. Treatment or proper disposal of waste oil on-island is often prohibited by economies of scale, yet high transportation costs constrain the development of a regional facility to serve all the Caribbean islands. It has been estimated that over 6.5 million tonnes of bushmeat per annum are extracted from tropical forests, rising by over 100 000 tonnes each year, of which 90% is extracted from African forests [ 48, 49 ].

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Outdoor Life Magazine January 1983

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Interviews asked questions regarding project background, decision-making processes, management practices, sites, species, markets for products, and general reflections of the individuals who represent such projects. In the lower latitudes of the Southern Hemisphere, the temperate deciduous forest reappears. Many marine species require hard substrates to live on, and such substrates are historically rare on the predominantly sandy beaches of the Eastern US.

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Life Magazine August 29, 1960

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The structure of environmental concern: Concern for self, other people, and the biosphere. The food web displays relationships not as a simple hierarchy but rather a complex network, with the various feeding relationships between species existing as connections and the animals themselves existing as the hubs. Climate extremes, such as drought, are increasing in frequency and intensity. The Oreophryne a tiny frog species was discovered in limestone hills.

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