Organisms of all sizes are tempted by plastic and they mistake it for food. ( . . . ) Fortunately, a few organisms that can actually digest plastic have been discovered. … More 10 Plastic Eating Organisms
I feel a stranger here, not just to the culture, but also to the living creatures around me. I want to learn their names. I wish to live a life like the naturalists Thoreau or Nabokov who spent time chasing streams or butterflies when they weren’t writing. I want to spend time walking, collecting, and observing. On top of that, I want to have an archive of my journeys, too. It may sound like a lot to ask for, but I’ve recently come across an app called iNaturalist that will help me with all of this. … More Record and understand local biodiversity with iNaturalist app
Recently, the field of study known as “Political Ecology” has caught my attention. Have I found the perfect hybrid of a field for my line of inquiry? I can’t help but wonder who are these thinkers, why and how are they interested in ecology, and how do they define themselves? This blog post documents my process of learning about political ecology. … More What is Political Ecology?
By preserving biodiversity hotspots, we are able to leverage biodiversity preservation by targeting just a small percentage of the earth’s surface. It has become the single highest earning global conservation strategy attracting roughly $850 million in funds. … More Viral Ideas: Biodiversity Hotspots