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Today my ecology students learned about one method of measuring NPP in the field and found this baby box turtle while we were in the field.

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In evolutionary time, brain size developed after brain complexity. 
Scientists uncovered a few surprises in a 15-million-year-old monkey skull thanks to 3-D computer imaging.
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FTA: "This is what Alabama is — it's America's Amazon. It's the wildest most diverse place in the country."

I'm not sure that I agree; Georgia has as much or more biodiversity than Alabama. Nevertheless, Alabama is certainly a special place with numerous natural wonders that we should protect.

A Few Miles From Mobile, A Wealth Of History, Nature — And Danger http://n.pr/1T8Juby
Five rivers converge in the Mobile Bay Delta just outside this coastal Alabama city. Within a few minutes of leaving downtown, you can be teleported into a totally alien world.
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The title says it all. We're special, just like every other organism. It's time we started acting like we're a part of this world rather than apart from it.
Humans have long believed that we are somehow special. But many traits once considered uniquely human are shared with animals
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Spiders are invading from the sea. Scientists say so. But that's no reason for arachnophobes suddenly to start climbing flag poles. A select number of creepy-crawlies have been doing this for eons, researchers now say.
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Driving to Dayton, OH today along the same route I used to take when I went to see Jessica. Lots of great memories, but a very bittersweet voyage. I really miss her.

Jessica, if you're out there, please know that you're never far from my heart regardless of the distance and time between us. I love you.
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Sometimes when we do field work we pick up a few interested onlookers. These two kids originally came to the park for a swim in the creek but ended up helping us look for turtles and checking out snakes. We found these two queen snakes (Regina_septemvittata) and several others not pictured. We also recovered two of our marked softshell turtles.
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Coral bleaching continues to plague vital coral reefs, threatening biodiversity and threatening function worldwide.
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I've always been fascinated by spiders. It's good to learn more about them. 
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The flood that swept through the Indian state of Uttarakhand two years ago killed thousands of people and was one of the worst disasters in the nation’s recent history. Now researchers are saying that melting glaciers and shifting storm tracks played a major role in the catastrophe and should be a warning about how global warming could lead to more damaging floods in the future.
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Scientist. Educator. Leader. Natural Historian. Ecologist. Conservation Biologist. Herpetologist. Photographer. Philosopher. Student.
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  • The University of New Orleans
    2000 - 2008
  • The University of Georgia
    1996 - 1998
  • California University of Pennsylvania
    1993 - 1995
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech)
    1991 - 1992
  • Reading Area Community College
    1992 - 1992
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To understand biodiversity loss, look at the whole globe
thebulletin.org

On June 16, the US Fish and Wildlife Service proposed that the eastern cougar be removed from the federal endangered species list. The reaso

Hydroelectric dams drastically reduce tropical forest biodiversity
phys.org

Widely hailed as 'green' sources of renewable energy, hydroelectric dams have been built worldwide at an unprecedented scale. But research f

Helium Leaking from Earth in Southern California
www.livescience.com

The discovery of helium leaking from the Earth from oil wells along a fault in Southern California reveals that the Newport-Inglewood fault

Soft Robotic Tentacles Pick Up Ant Without Crushing It
www.livescience.com

Tiny soft robotic tentacles might be ideal for delicate microscopic surgery, say researchers who were able to use the teensy "limbs" to pick

Opossums: The Unsung Heroes Against Lyme Disease And Other Tick-Borne Di...
www.inquisitr.com

Several states in the U.S. are reporting record populations of ticks and increasing tick-borne disease transmission, like Lyme disease, but

Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans - Th...
www.newyorker.com

“It’s possible that they will become more receptive to facts once they are in an environment without food, water, or oxygen,” a researcher s

New Map of Global Ocean Temperatures Is a Work of Art
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A new global map of water surface temperatures is so visually stunning that it easily may be mistaken for art.

Google unveils 'stick' computer with Asus
phys.org

Google and Taiwan's Asus are launching a 'computer on a stick' which can plug into a display to turn it into a PC.

Is this ET? Mystery of strange radio bursts from space - space - 31 Marc...
www.newscientist.com

Mysterious radio wave flashes from far outside the galaxy are proving tough for astronomers to explain. Is it pulsars? A spy satellite? Or a

The number of fungal species has been greatly overestimated
phys.org

A study led by the researchers of the University of Tartu Natural History Museum discovered that the most species-rich fungal communities ar

Rising Seas Endanger Several Everglades Plants
www.natureworldnews.com

Thanks to rising sea levels caused by climate change, nearly 60 plants in Everglades National Park are critically endangered, highlighting t

Deadly Frog Fungus Pops Up in Madagascar, an Amphibian Wonderland
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Chytrid fungus, responsible for amphibian declines and extinctions around the world, is now confirmed in Madagascar.

Using Science to Empower Communities and Improve Marine Protected Areas ...
voices.nationalgeographic.com

By Jennifer O’Leary and Arthur Tuda When you think about East Africa, probably the first images that emerge are of large terrestrial animals

New Theory Behind Dozens of Craters Found in Siberia
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Scientists say melting pingos, and not methane hydrates, are likely to blame for the dramatic craters.

Crocodiles Play, Too, Study Says—Why Do Animals Have Fun?
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For the first time, scientists have documented several species of crocodile relatives playing-but scientists still don't know what animals g

Case of the Week 33
parasitewonders.blogspot.com

The following case was generously donated by Lee. The patient is a 26 year old male with advanced testicular cancer who developed abdominal

The Best Camping Sleeping Bag | OutdoorGearLab
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What the best product for general-purpose uses like camping and sleepovers? To find out we tested over 70 different models all types, sizes,

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera
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A photographer caught the 130-pound monster on camera in November off the southern California coast.

Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog : 2014: Hottest Year in Recorded Human Hist...
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