National Geographic Vol. 176 No. 2 August 1989

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Just as F&ES is dedicated as an institution to crossing these sacrosanct academic boundaries, so too do we see in these articles an analogous effort to cross boundaries or borders. Russell, Claire (1981) The Life Tree and the Death Tree Folklore Vol 92(1) pp56-62. Thinking action later on will suffice exposes the world to even greater danger that tipping points beyond polar melting will cascade out of control. The exudates from Kekuna ( Canarium zelani-cum ) is used as a caulk for damaged boats and as glue for domestic purposes.

National Geographic June 1964, Vol. 125 No. 6.

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Cuthbert, Chief Forester, Ministry of Forests, pers. comm.), is now believed to encompass 10.8 million ha (Andy MacKinnon, Ministry of Forests, pers. comm.) spanning the entire length of the coastline and extending as far as 150 km up rivers and inlets. Researchers are studying how cicadas are responding to environmental changes associated with urbanization (humans building more buildings and paving more land) by measuring the wonkiness (“abnormalities and asymmetry”) in cicada wings and legs.

National Geographic - November 1997 (Vol. 192, No. 5)

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Today, the annual world trade in tropical timber exceeds US$8 billion in value. The 1,148ft walkway, which connects seven treetops, provides both tourists and researchers privileged access to the rainforest's canopy and allows them to see species of birds and insects that are almost impossible to find on the ground level. Some are territorial during breeding season and occupy areas to prevents others from approaching them. The Nevis Island Administration has plans for another hotel and residential development on the beachfront contiguous to the Four Seasons hotel.

National Geographic: Sicily (August 1995, Volume 188, Number

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The dense carpet of moldering wood and debris which forms the forest floor, far thicker than any tropical forest, supports a variety of ground huggers from sword fern, hedge nettle, and horsetail to a variety of mosses and fungi (NGM July, 2004). In all cases when such projects are proposed, there has been massive opposition from local people. In one of China’s most biodiverse regions, the spread of rubber plantations to supply the country’s burgeoning automobile industry is carving up habitat and harming watersheds and tropical forest ecosystems.

LIFE Magazine - July 25, 1969

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Bumble bees are important pollinators, and science needs YOUR help to conserve them. In this sense models are not based on physical laws. Local people cut boles for the construction of dugout canoes and process sap to make a glue for patching wooden boats. Other areas with a definite maritime influence are the southern parts of Baranof Island and Prince of Wales Island, each roughly 180,000 hectares. He is a source of inspiration for his community in revitalizing sustainable forest management systems.

Albino Animals / Tagus River Bridge / Southern Italy /

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Their answer is to encase the seed in a rock-like seed-coat to keep out these marauders. That doesn't mean it's any less of a problem. The most important agent for natural disturbance in these rainforests is wind. Smelling the monsoon: Senses and traditional weather forecasting knowledge among the Kenyah Badeng farmers of Sarawak, Malaysia. Approaches for implementing ustainable management techniques.

National Geographic Magazine: October 2006

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New counters are always needed to cover new sites, particularly habitats such as rivers which are monitored less comprehensively, as well as to replace counters who retire. Throw away your cell phone and computer screens, especially fluorescent lights and backlit screens. It also served to point out discrepancies between the accepted opinions and recommendations of consultants and realities on Nevis. In addition to this, the boundary between rain forest and other types of tropical forest is equally difficult to judge, particularly in view of the fact that disturbance or actual damage by fire can cause the rain forests to degrade into these other forest types.

Life Magazine June 9, 1941

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With the reduction of these limitations to dissemination, seedling survival and seedling growth, tree invasion beneath the mature tree increases, and a new "island" of trees begins to form. Shared by Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia, with Indonesia’s territory making up approximately 73% of the southern territory, the island of Borneo is an incredibly rich and diverse place in flora, fauna and culture. The core tree garden area is a key productive cover type that consists of an intimate mixture of seemingly disorganized perennial crops.

At Home in the Rain Forest

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Sudden changes in the social system or ecosystem can disrupt coadaptation, setting in motion a chain of effects that reduces an ecosystem’s ability to provide essential services. The largest areas of undeveloped coastal temperate rain forests in the more productive zone of this biome exist in British Columbia. But why in this case, Wells asks, would any community move from hunting and gathering to agriculture? Hence they are now under tremendous pressure to cut and clear rainforests to finance debt repayments.

Life Magazine: March 6, 1944

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One set of plots is being placed at aye-aye nesting and feeding sites, and the other set is being placed randomly within the study area. Now, an international conservation effort is working to restore the park’s wildlife — and we need you to help document this incredible recovery. I think [I got used to it in] a couple of months. (#136) Air pollution. Through biodiversity surveys, the sanctuary is now known to contain 2,807 species of vascular plants, 218 species of medicinal plants, 158 species of jungle fruits, 108 species of jungle vegetables, 500 species of fungi, 42 species of lichens, 6 species of primates, 48 species of small mammals, 235 species of birds, 73 species of reptiles and amphibians, 82 species of fish and 1,053 species of insects.