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Wealthy nations may be disguising global shift in ecosystem services with short term fixes

June 30th, 2012 by Stanford University

Yellowstone is the USA’s oldest national park – it has been protected since 1872. So when Stanford biology Professor Elizabeth Hadly saw several years ago that its wetland cover and amphibian populations were both declining, she was a little surprised. “Practically its entire watershed is protected,” she said. “These changes weren’t caused by something from […]

How we conduct our lives on land affects the sea and vice versa

May 18th, 2012 by Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Douglas McCauley and Paul DeSalles did not set out to discover one of the longest ecological interaction chains ever documented. But that’s exactly what they and a team of researchers – all current or former Stanford students and faculty – did in a study published in a paper “From wing to wing: the persistence of […]