I was planning to start a student club at UoA for ecologists and people wanting to participate in conservation.
Basically the cunning plan is:
* Get as many like minded fun people to join and meet semi-regularly
* Get the undergrads and postgrads to socialise more
* Organise training on practical ecological tasks such as mist netting, banding, bird song ID, bird/lizard/invert...[Read More]
394 pages , Springer Science & Business Media , 1990-01-31 This book is a review and description of the state-of-the-art methods of tree-ring analy~is with specific emphasis on applications in the environmental sciences. Traditionally, methods of tree-ring analysis, or more properly in this case methods 0/ dendrochronology, were developed and used for dating archaeologic...[Read More]
Tropical forests are forested landscapes in Tropical regions: i.e. land areas approximately bounded by the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, but possibly affected by other factors such as prevailing winds.
Categorisation of tropical forest types is difficult. While forests in temperate areas are readily categorised on the basis of tree canopy density, such schemes do not work well in tropical fore...[Read More]
276 pages , Psychology Press , 2005 The environment and its management has been, and continues to be a very topical issue. Existing environment and development texts place emphasis is on listing problems, making warnings and voicing advocacy, but by focusing on environmental management, this informative book offers a very different perspective. Moving on from the usual m...[Read More]
The subarctic climate (also called subpolar climate, subalpine climate, or boreal climate) is a climate characterised by long, usually very cold winters, and short, cool to mild summers. It is found on large landmasses, away from the moderating effects of an ocean, generally at latitudes from 50° to 70°N poleward of the humid continental climates. These climates represent Köppen climate classif...[Read More]
416 pages , Oxford University Press, USA , 2017-08-27 This book explains the mystery of the Yeti or Abominable Snowman, the creature that has left mysterious footprints in Himalayan snows. The book also explores why people are so fascinated with the possibility that a wild hominoid might still reclusively live (the idea of a wild humanity alive in people's hopes). Here a...[Read More]
288 pages , Henry Holt and Company , 2007-04-01 A major new Southern voice emerges in this novel about a town divided by the aftermath of a tragic accident--and the woman caught in the middle When a twelve-year-old girl drowns in the Tamassee River and her body is trapped in a deep eddy, the people of the small South Carolina town that bears the river's name are thrown i...[Read More]
The European Climate Foundation is an international organisation whose aims are to promote climate and energy policies that it says would greatly reduce Europe's greenhouse gas emissions and to help Europe play a stronger international leadership role in mitigating climate change. According to the group, key elements of a sustainable energy future include:
A substantial increase in energy efficien...[Read More]