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Don river bank stabilization: current progress at Glendon College

Although the process of bank erosion in rivers can be found to integral of the overall functioning of rivers (promotes vegetation succession, creates dynamic habitats for species etc); generally people managing these areas try their best to prevent this (Florsheim … Continue reading

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Shift in plant phenology as a result of climate change

Phenology is an important part of the life cycle of many species, including plants. It could be simply explained as the seasonal timing of certain events in the plant’s life cycle. Phenological events include things such as dormancy times and … Continue reading

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Frogs as bio-indicators of environmental change & their imminent extinction

You’ve might of heard of amphibians in general, especially frogs, are good bio-indicators of environmental changes in their environment. You also might have heard that their populations and abundances are good indicators that we are in the midst of a … Continue reading

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Why losing the bees is worse than you thought

  The picture above is a photo of a little honey bee (hard at work to say in the least) I took over the summer. I hadn’t seen many bees this summer, or the last couple now that I think … Continue reading

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What I learned this summer, 3 weeks in Costa Rica!

This summer I was a part of a field course that took place in various areas with in Costa Rica. The objectives of the course were to learn about local sustainability, livelihood, tropical ecology, and indigenous rights. It was definitely the most incredible experience … Continue reading

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