Month: September 2016

Mind the (Canopy) Gap: Recap of a Talk by Dr. Julia Burton

[Photo by Aaron Carlson via CC 2.0]  The Talk: Can silvicultural practices be leveraged to maintain diversity in understory plant communities? In Plain English: How does cutting down trees affect plant life on the ground? The Speaker: Julia Burton of Utah State University The Sponsor: USU College of Natural Resources What It Covered: Julia Burton …

The Slow Poisoning of the UK’s Bees (and What to Do About It)

[Photo by David Short via Flickr & Creative Commons 2.0] “By Request” is a series of posts where I track down studies that answer questions asked by you, my blog’s readers.  High School Friend Elna asked: “Impending extinction of bees- what can prevent?” That’s a tough question to answer, because some bee populations are at much …