- Repairing Earth's Ecosystems. Johnson, Dan // Futurist;Jan/Feb2001, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p12
Reports on the decline of world's ecosystems, according to the `World Report 2000-2001,' sponsored by the United Nation's Development Program, the World Bank and the World Resources Institute. Information on the Pilot Analysis of Global Ecosystems program; Findings in the report; Way to sustain...
- PHYCOLOGY FOR THE MAMMALOGIST: MARINE ROCKY SHORES AND MAMMAL-DOMINATED COMMUNITIES--HOW DIFFERENT ARE THE STRUCTURING PROCESSES? Paine, Robert // Journal of Mammalogy;Aug2000, Vol. 81 Issue 3, p637
Presents a study which examined how terrestrial communities are organized. Search for properties common to all biotic communities; Discussion on the `green world' perspective; Differentiation of terrestrial from aquatic systems.
- ATTACK OF THE ALIENS! // Scholastic News -- Edition 4 (Teacher's Edition);3/19/2001, Vol. 63 Issue 20, p2
Presents a guide for teaching students about bioinvasion, or the addition of non-native species to an ecosystem.
- Can prescribed fire save the endangered coastal prairie ecosystem from Chinese tallow invasion? Grace, James B. // Endangered Species Update;Sep/Oct1998, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p70
The remaining fragments of the coastal prairie ecosystem and effortsto restore it are currently threatened by Chinese tallow (Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.), an invading exotic tree. With its capacity for rapid growth and prolific reproduction, tallow is capable of convertingnative prairie into a...
- IDAHO. // Wilderness Society's Quarterly Newsletter;Winter98/99, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p5
Focuses on ecosystem management on the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem in Idaho. Launch of an ecosystem-wide study; Effects of excessive logging, mining and overgrazing on fisheries and habitat for carnivores; Analysis on conservation options for improvement of the plans.
- Securing Economic Benefits and Promoting Conservation through Bioprospecting. Kursar, Thomas A.; Caballero-George, Catherina C.; Capson, Todd L.; Cubilla-Rios, Luis; Gerwick, William H.; Gupta, Mahabir P.; Iba�ez, Alicia; Linington, Roger G.; Mcphail, Kerry L.; Ortega-Barr�a, Eduardo; Romero, Luz I.; Solis, Pablo N.; Coley, Phyllis D. // BioScience;Dec2006, Vol. 56 Issue 12, p1005
Bioprospecting has frequently been cited as a sustainable use of biodiversity. Nevertheless, the level of bioprospecting in biodiversity-rich tropical regions falls below its potential, with the result that bioprospecting has produced only limited economic benefits. We present a bioprospecting...
- Building an ecosystem from scratch. Turner, Mark Holman // BioScience;Mar1989, Vol. 39 Issue 3, p147
Reports on Biosphere II, located in Oracle, Arizona. Biosphere II is intended to prove that large-scale, closed ecosystems with human inhabitants are sustainable. In September 1990, eight human volunteers, as well as various animal and plant species, will begin their two-year long stay in...
- Inorganic Phosphorus Uptake in a Carbonate-dominated Seagrass Ecosystem. Nielsen, Ole I.; Kochi, Marguerite S.; Madden, Christopher J. // Estuaries & Coasts;Oct2007, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p827
Seasonal phosphate (Pi) uptake kinetics were determined using chambers encompassing the water column, sediment and the entire system (water column + sediment + seagrass/epiphyte) in Florida Bay (FB) during 2003-2006 and on the Little Bahama Bank (LBB) during a cruise June, 2004. Pi uptake was a...
- Ecosystems, our unknown protectors. Sarukhan, Jose // UNESCO Courier;May2000, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p26
Deals with the invaluable services of ecosystems for the human species. Views on the value of biodiversity; Services of the ecosystems essential for the survival of the human species; Importance of preserving the ecosystems.