Author Archives: Nigel Barnes

Photo-essay of River the Don River Bank Segment 2 on Glendon Campus.

This post is a photo essay documenting the state of a segment of the Don River Bank. In Limnology which is the study of inland waters a river banks is defined as the terrain alongside the bed of a river, … Continue reading

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Machineel

Hippomane mancinella, common name Machineel is a speciesof flowering plant in the Euphorbiaceae (spurge) family. Machineel is consider of the most dangerous plants because of its toxicity. In fact in present day Spanish name of this plant is manzanilla de la muerte, … Continue reading

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Illegal Plant Trade

Wildlife trade refers to the commerce of products derived from non domesticated animals or plants usually extracted from their natural environment or raised under controlled conditions. Whenever people sell or exchange wild animal and plant resources, this is wildlife trade. … Continue reading

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Are We In the 6th Mass Extinction Event

In 1976 Norman Mysers asked are we currently on the brink of the 6th mass extinction? Species naturally come and go over long periods of time. But what sets a mass extinction apart is it is a widespread and rapid … Continue reading

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Summer 16 Watershed Management Field Course

This summer I took a field course called Biodiversity and Watershed Management headed by Dr. Dawn Bazely and Dr. Scott Tarof. During the short two weeks the course took place I learned a tremendous amount on a variety of different topics … Continue reading

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