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Tag Archives: climate change
I’ve been asked a number of times why I advocate for cattle grazing in prairies when cattle are such strong contributors to greenhouse gas emissions and rapid climate change. It’s a fair question, but also a complicated one. I don’t … Continue reading
As a scientist and science writer, I’m concerned about the way science is perceived by the public. I think some big misunderstandings about how science works are creating distrust and dismissal of important scientific findings. That’s a huge problem, 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
Do you suppose we’ll run out of wildflowers before the summer’s over? I’m only half kidding. With the extraordinarily warm winter and spring we’ve had, it seems like everything is way ahead of schedule this year, and I really do wonder what … Continue reading
One of the biggest challenges of prairie management today is the suppression of woody invaders. Both native and non-native woody species can spread rapidly in prairie, making it difficult to maintain the open grassy habitat that most prairie species depend … 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
There are plenty of things to worry about when conducting a prescribed fire. Is the wind going to change? Is the smoke going where it’s supposed to? Will the fire leave sufficient unburned refuges for insects and other animals? Fortunately, one thing we … Continue reading
When I wrote my recent book on prairie management, I included a very short section at the end on climate change. Essentially, my advice to prairie managers was that managing prairies for biological diversity would help them be resilient enough to absorb climate change … Continue reading