PLoS Biology: Converging Currents in Climate-Relevant Conservation: Water, Infrastructure, and Institutions

submitted by: johoma
The conservation community has not fully accounted for the implications of climate change to our work, which has become integrated with economic development in recent decades. Many of the largest impacts on ecosystems and species come from infrastructure investments, especially water infrastructure. Given the sensitivity of the water cycle to climate change, there is a high risk of long-lived water infrastructure developing such severe mismatches with its ambient climate that the investment...

Can Corals Adapt to a Warming Ocean?

submitted by: UMiami_RSMAS

UM Rosenstiel School Ph.D. student Rachel Silverstein discusses her research on a potential adaptation for corals in a warming ocean.

Coral Reefs -- Our Ocean Ecosystem Engineers

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UM Rosenstiel School Coral Reef Biologist Andrew Baker studies how coral reefs are impacted by climate change and other threats worlsdwide. Corals are important ocean ecosystem engineers, similar to trees in a rainforest, they provide essential habitat to one-third of all ocean life.

"Brookesia" Chamaeleonmekka Madagaskar - ein schützenswertes Paradies Teil 2 – Trailer

submitted by: TropicMedia
Beschreibung der Dokumentation: - Teil 2 - aufgeteilt in 3 Staffeln - Brookesia ambreensis, Brookesia antakarana, Brookesia decaryi, Brookesia stumpffi, Brookesia superciliaris, Brookesia thieli, Brookesia tuberculata - Calumma amber, Calumma ambreense, Calumma boettgeri, Calumma brevicorne, Calumma furcifer, Calumma gallus, Calumma gastrotaenia, Calumma globifer, Calumma nasutum, Calumma parsonii - Furcifer lateralis, Furcifer oustaleti, Furcifer pardalis +++, Furcifer petteri,...

Chamäleonmekka Madagaskar Teil 1

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Beschreibung der Dokumentation: - Teil 1 - alle 3 Chamäleon-Gattungen Madagaskars dabei (Calumma, Furcifer, Brookesia)  - 12 verschiedene Arten: Brookesia ramanantsoai, Brookesia peyrierasi, Brookesia superciliaris, Furcifer bifidus, Furcifer lateralis, Furcifer oustaleti, Furcifer pardalis, Calumma brevicorne, Calumma gallus, Calumma globifer, Calumma nasutum, Calumma parsonii  - Im Zusatzteil sind unter anderem verschiedene Insekten, Geckos, Frösche, Lemuren, Schlangen und...

Ocean Acidification Threaten Coral Reefs Worldwide

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UM Rosenstiel School Professor Chris Langdon discusses what ocean acidification is and how it impacts ocean ecosystems.