Tag «Biodiversity»

little egret

little egret

The white feathers of the little egret make it an eye-catcher on the riverside. Part of a group commonly known as the white egrets, it is an extremely well-known bird that lives in close proximity to residential areas. All white egrets, such as the Chinese egret and the Great egret, are pure white and have …

Biodiversity Research at Cedar Creek

Biodiversity Research at Cedar Creek

We had this long-term experiment at Cedar Creek where we’ve been growing prairie grasses by themselves and then in various combinations – it’s a biodiversity experiment. We’re trying to find out do changes in the number of species living in an ecosystem, which are changes in biological diversity, do those affect how that ecosystem functions? …

Peru’s Data Collectors

Peru’s Data Collectors

[Yadvinder Malhi:] I’m a tropical forest scientist and my interest is in how tropical forests function, how that functioning is being affected by global change and by climate change, and how tropical forests affect the functioning of the planet. [Cecile Girardin:] Tropical forests are a fascinating ecosystem and although they’ve been studied for many years, …

UTS Science: Environmental Science (Terrestrial)

UTS Science: Environmental Science (Terrestrial)

My name is Peter Jones, I’m a senior technical officer here at UTS, I’ve been here since 1976 and still loving it. The facility has come together over the last few years by combining a few faculties together, in the last few years we’ve had a number of upgrades to our facilities and buildings, in …

The Ecological Time Machine

The Ecological Time Machine

Hi. I’m Graeme. Welcome to the Arthur Rylah Institute. Today I’m going to introduce you to one of our newest inventions. It’s called ‘the ecological time machine’. Victoria is located in the south east corner of the Australian continent, and it has a wide diversity of ecosystems and habitats. These range from deserts and semi-arid …