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  • February 23, 2010
    #1 climate change signal: earth getting warmer
    by Dominique Bachelet, Ph.D. (0 Comments)
    In a warmer world, agriculture, industry, and other human water uses will compete for the same water that plants and animals need to survive. Optimizing water use is key to the future. Take rice, a staple of the human diet. As farmland is lost to urbanization and industrialization and the demand for food increases as human population continues to increase ...
  • August 21, 2014
    2, 4, 6, 8, Who Do We Appreciate? Teachers!
    by Ann Van Zee, M.S. (0 Comments)
    Maggie Reinbold, Associate Director of Conservation Education at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, opened up a recent Teacher Training workshop by firmly declaring that her staff believe teachers are the hardest working people in America. This set the tone for three days of hands on learning experiences and sample classroom exercises focused on the value of biodiversity ...
  • November 29, 2012
    3-D Trees
    by Nikolas Stevenson-Molnar (0 Comments)
    One thing I love about data visualization is that the same data can be drawn in many ways in order to show different characteristics about the real-world objects they represent. In college, and after graduation, I worked in a research lab (called the Scientific Database, or SciDB Lab) which developed software to visualize environmental data. One of the datasets frequently ...
  • May 8, 2013
    A Better Way to Answer Ecological Questions
    by Tim Sheehan, M.S. (0 Comments)
    The people who oversee federal and private wildlands contend with fire risks, development, mining, timber production, rare and endangered species, recreational demands, water quality and availability, ecological risks, climate change, and variable budgets. On top of that, the data they need to analyze to make their decisions come in many forms from multiple sources. For a land manager this can ...
  • October 5, 2009
    Access to Nature; a right or a privilege?
    by Kai Foster, M.A. (0 Comments)
    How does where we are from influence how we connect with nature? I have spent most of my life living on the west coast of the United States, a place full of wide open spaces and natural diversity. Recently I travelled to Croatia to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Plitvice Lakes (Plitvicka Jereza) National Park , a popular tourist destination ...
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