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Glendon Activity 3: Recommended plants for riverbank stabilization (Part 2)

Riverbank stabilization involves the use of extensive root systems in order to stabilize soil and to slow erosion. We recommend several species native to the region as these are not only predicted to be adapted to the soil quality and … Continue reading

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Applied ecology: Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a system in which fish, microbes, and plants (often edible plants – herbs and vegetables) are grown in such a way that they provide mutualistic relationships to one another. The plants are grown without soil and have roots … Continue reading

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How to stop your murderous cat from killing birds

In our lecture, Dr. Bazely mentioned that the number one cause of death in birds was not windows, but house cats. I hadn’t realized how much of an effect house cats’ hunting had on birds, having previously only seen campaigns … Continue reading

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Materials Ecology: design that works with and is inspired by nature.

Really cool concept of “materials ecology” in design/architecture #BIOL4095 https://t.co/lFTMpLwRgX — Sandra ☀️ (@sanachkaa) September 11, 2016 I’ve developed a habit of listening to TED talks while cleaning and getting ready, and a recent talk that has stood out to me … Continue reading

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Using GoBotany for Plant ID

During the last two weeks of summer, I took the Plant Sex and Pollination field course offered at Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS), where I had a chance to learn a lot about identifying plants using the GoBotany website. Over … Continue reading

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