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Glendon Project: Effects of Climate Change on Vegetation in Toronto

Introduction to Climate Change: During the industrial revolution, human population has been exponentially increasing, which in turn causes detrimental affects to the surrounding ecosystem. Greenhouse gases as well as ozone layer depletion due to CFC’s contribute to a warming effect … Continue reading

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Wildfire and Vegetation

Wildfires are commonly associated with ecological devastation and desertion, when in reality, they are an important component in the healthy balance within an ecosystem and its biodiversity. Forests are normally able to regenerate through secondary succession, which is the ability … Continue reading

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Day: Invasive plants are great in hard-to-grow places

    Invasive species are species that are not native to a particular environment and alter the ecosystem. In some but not all cases, invasive species are detrimental to the environment since they do not normally have any natural predators … Continue reading

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Review on the article “Plants to Attract Butterflies” – Toronto Star

Recently, pollinators such as honeybees and monarch butterflies have been in drastic decline as a result of habitat destruction and herbicides. These pollinators are an integral part of food abundance for many species including humans, and ultimately important for the … Continue reading

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Review on the BBC’s “How Plants Communicate and Think” documentary

Over billions of years, plants have been evolving to better suit their environment, forming into complex and diverse organisms that have not nearly been studied enough. I chose this documentary because I found it to be a compelling realm of … Continue reading

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