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Incredible Wetlands – IMPA Award Winner

Incredible Wetlands – IMPA Award Winner

they’re called potholes, marshes, and swamps they can be found on every continent except Antarctica they’re called waterlogged forests, peat lands, bogs, transition zones where water meets the land they’re called fens sloughs and river deltas covering just six percent of the earth’s land surface wetland store ten to twenty percent of the Earth’s carbon …

Biomagnification and the Trouble with Toxins

Biomagnification and the Trouble with Toxins

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Go With It and Embrace It

Go With It and Embrace It

>>RYAN BATT: Most zoology majors start off at Miami, a lot of them are pre-med or pre-some professional school. That trajectory changed for me after I started working in one of my professor’s labs. One day in an ecology class, the professor said, “Does anybody want to work in my lab?” And I said, “Sure!” …

Biodiversity

Biodiversity

Hi. It’s Mr. Andersen and welcome to biology essentials video 55. This is on biodiversity. This is video 55 of 55 videos. So this is the last one. You made it to the end. And so if you made it the whole way from the first video on natural selection to this last video, congratulations. …

What is a biodiversity hotspot?

– [Instructor] What we’re gonna talk about right now is something called a biodiversity hotspot. How do you figure out what the places are on earth that deserve our special focus, that deserve attention that they need to protect them for future generations? It’s obvious that the earth is in trouble and we can’t save …