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Tag Archives: ecological resilience
How important is plant diversity in restored prairies? Are diverse prairies more resistant to drought and invasive species than less diverse prairies? How does plant diversity influence invertebrate communities and their ecological functions? These kinds of questions have been the focus … Continue reading
Prairies demonstrate their resilience regularly, but usually in a fairly subtle way. They tend to adjust their plant composition after fire, grazing, or drought in ways you might not notice unless you were a botanist. Once in while, however, prairies take it to the next level and … Continue reading
Melting sea ice might not seem important to those of us living in the middle of a continent. It is. Weather and climate have always been complicated and difficult to understand, so it’s no wonder that climate change is a … Continue reading
Back in May of this year, I wrote about ecological resilience in prairies. In Part 2 of that double post, I gave an example of a 1995 prairie seeding and talked about how it appears to be maintaining its plant … Continue reading
Recently, there has been a lot of consternation and confusion among biologists and the public about invasive species. Much of the confusion comes from misusing the term “invasive species”, and particularly the practice of using the terms “non-native (or exotic) … Continue reading
This is Part 2 of a two part series on ecological resilience in prairies. In Part 1, I interviewed Dr. Craig Allen about the basic definition of ecological resilience and then wrote about the relevance and application or resilience to prairie … Continue reading