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Coverage of ecosystems since January 6, 2022.

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"Largest-ever" fish breeding colony may contain up to 60 million nests

"...Two camera systems have been left in place to observe the colony until a research vessel is able to return to the site, which should be sometime in April. It is hoped that the team's findings will support the establishment of a Marine Protected Area. "The idea that such a huge breeding area of icefish in the Weddell Sea was previously undiscovered is totally fascinating," said the lead scientist, deep-sea ecologist Autun Purser..."

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Canada is leaving communities in the dark about the risks and costs of climate disasters The Narwhal

"...As the climate warms, Canada is at growing risk from a range of hazards from extreme temperatures to drought, flooding, landslides, wildfires and more. While reducing greenhouse gas emissions can stave off the worst effects of climate change, some degree of further warming is already baked in and is expected to bring with it more extreme events..."

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An icefish colony discovered in Antarctica is world's largest fish breeding ground

"..."It is also significant. The extent of the biomass is to me at least unexpected. And the extent to which the fish change the bottom structure of sediment creates [a] habitat for a community that ripples up the foodweb to support a huge variety of species," he added..."

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UW revamps aquatics lab to expand research on climate change, pathogen transmission

"...Craig describes the renovation as a big step forward for the centre – which has expanded its footprint at the campus. There are now three separate facilities researching the impact of climate change on fish and amphibians..."

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Four ways to increase biodiversity in your own backyard

"...In the last several years, major flooding, extreme weather and wildfires have propelled climate change into the mainstream. But despite our increased awareness of environmental issues, the vitally important topic of biodiversity loss has received comparatively little attention. Biodiversity is the incredible variety in organisms on our planet, including the diversity between individuals, species and ecosystems..."

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Global biodiversity project in Guelph receives $24 million in federal funding

"...“BIOSCAN will inventory multicellular species, probe their interactions and dynamics, and enable researchers to help protect natural resources, ecosystems and human health,” the U of G said. These projects include work in Costa Rica to examine the advantages of organic pineapple farming on insects and birds. A study is also being done with researchers in Ghana to help control malaria-carrying mosquitoes..."

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Trustee Laura Patrick Reports To Community As 2022 Kicks Off

"...The Protection of the Coastal Douglas Fir and Associated Ecosystem Project, through the contributions of a science working group, has developed a powerful mapping tool that brings together several layers of information about contiguous forests, sensitive ecosystems, protected areas and groundwater recharge potential. There are opportunities to use this tool to explore different management scenarios that can help us make informed choices when it comes to prioritizing areas for protection. The LTC is working with Salt Spring Fire Rescue to see if the use of development permit area tools is an effective approach to help mitigate wildfire risk..."

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Clock is ticking in race to slow carbon dioxide emissions, scientists warn

"...Even this incredibly ambitious pathway — referred to as the “SSP1-1. 9 scenario” in the latest generation of climate models — would still see global warming overshoot 1. 5 degrees Celsius by the middle of the century, although the temperature would then drop back below this level by 2100..."

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New ELC Publication: Managing Forests not Forestry

"...This webinar will introduce the key components and principles of EBM and explore the extent to which they are adopted in Alberta’s forest laws and policies.  Topics looked at will include science-based decision-making; various management principles and concepts for using natural ecosystem dynamics as a management template; public consultation and participation; and community forest management.   Recommendations designed for shifting Alberta’s forest laws and policies to an EBM approach will also be discussed..."

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From the Field: Working with nature to transform lives

"...8 January 2022Economic DevelopmentSo-called “nature-based solutions” are an important element in tackling the climate crisis, but they also play a major role in addressing other challenges, from food security, to health, and sustainable development..."

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Scientists say they're able to pull animal DNA out of thin air

"...Two new studies have shown that environmental DNA can be collected from the air and used to detect a variety of animals, offering what scientists say is a "novel, non-invasive approach" to monitoring biodiversity..."

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Oversight of environmental professionals strengthened following Ombudsperson’s recommendations

"...The Ombudsperson’s initial 2014 report Striking a Balance examined the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Operations’ (now known as the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development) use of what’s known as a professional reliance model in the protection of land surrounding streams, lakes and inland waters when development occurs..."

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Jobs in ecosystems

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Ecological Restoration Program Coordinator

"...Conduct surveys and assessments of the status of ecosystems and species on NCC restoration sites and the effectiveness of..."

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Climate Action Lead

"...land-use and transportation planning, healthy ecosystems and resilient infrastructure..."

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Section Head/Team Lead

"...Aquatic Ecosystems Sector : A Team Leader is expected to provide advice and recommendations related to environmental science, land..."

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Human Resources Manager (Remote - Canada)

"...Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention ecosystems.

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The Future is Nuts!

Duration: 01:06:18

"...Is the future nuts? According to our guest Michael Judd, it definitely is, but in a good way! Michael shares his vision of a bountiful and food secure future where nut tree orchards and farms abound..."

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How to grow in a connected digital ecosystem - Calgary - Canada's Podcast

Duration: 17:25

"...Source: Canada's Podcast..."

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#190 Conservation Roundtable Ep3: Rock climbing conflicts, do fish feel pain & wild horses as ecosystem engineers

Duration: 55:00

"...In the third of six conservation roundtable episodes, Byron is joined by Jess Johnson, government affairs director at the Wyoming Wildlife Federation, and Ford Van Fossen, conservation and content manager at First Lite to tackle stories from around the world..."

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Langford: A Tale of Two Cities. A Best Coast Political Podcast Crossover.

Duration: 01:08:04

"...In this unique podcast experience, the Best Coast Political Podcast teams with the Capital Daily to bring listeners a revealing look at one of B. C. 's most beguiling towns: Langford..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about ecosystems.

Who Are the 'Ecopreneurs' Restoring the Amazon? | Sustainable Development Impact Summit

"...With over 10,000 species at risk of becoming extinct, the Amazon’s ecosystem requires a nature- and people-positive bioeconomy to mitigate existing threats..."

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Mr. Bruce Knight: Catalyzing a National Ecosystem Services Market

"...Knight explains the history of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC) and details how ecosystem service markets can add incentives to motivate farmers and ranchers to improve soil health..."

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Linking Soil Biology to Soil Health: Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Webinar Series, Episode 2

"...When these soil organism functional groups are in balance and working together, they contribute to ecosystem resiliency that allows the ecosystem to bounce back after a disturbance like a flood or drought as well as resist the negative impacts of these disturbances..."

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Burning Pantanal | What’s Behind the Fire?

"...Human activity such as deforestation and cattle ranching is encroaching on this precious ecosystem and causing it permanent damage..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about ecosystems relevant to the latest news.

Provisioning ecosystem services related with oak (Quercus) systems: a review of challenges and opportunities

"...Then, the provisioning ecosystem services related with oak systems are reviewed, including: (1) oak?s agroforestry and silvopasture systems for the production of food, pasture, and additional products; (2) browsing of oak leaves and acorns by livestock; (3) harvesting of oak wood for timber; (4) cork oak stripping, and the uses of cork; (5) acorn-based foods and beverages; and (6) others uses, such as the production of medicines and extraction of tannins for the leather industry..."

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A quantifiable architecture for urban social-ecological complex landscape pattern

"...Context For urban ecology science to facilitate urban sustainable development by improving urban residents? material wealth and environmental suitability, it is important to quantitatively analyze urban areas using current and forthcoming data collection and analysis technologies; however, current approaches remain inadequate and are not systematic compared with the relatively mature urban ecology theory..."

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Development of an SDG interlinkages analysis model at the river basin scale: a case study in the Luanhe River Basin, China

"...Seven broad areas, namely land use and land cover change, climate change, ecosystem services, flood risks, water sector, urbanisation, and energy, were set as the scope of study..."

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Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Conservation

"...A single species?humans?has exacerbated pressure to ecosystems, which are the foundation of our survival, through rampant deforestation, uncontrolled expansion of agriculture, intensive farming, mining, and infrastructure development, along with the exploitation of wild species..."

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Empirical analysis of the relationship among urbanization, economic growth and ecological footprint: evidence from Eastern Euro

"...However, due to lack of clarity in its relationship with economic growth, ecosystem services, biodiversity and human well-being, serious academic and political attention on environmental sustainability has not really reflected on ecological footprint..."

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Bovine respiratory microbiota of feedlot cattle and its association with disease

"...Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), as one of the most common and costly diseases in the beef cattle industry, has significant adverse impacts on global food security and the economic stability of the industry..."

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Mitigating impacts of invasive alien predators on an endangered sea duck amidst high native predation pressure

"...Anthropogenically introduced invasive species represent a major threat to global biodiversity by causing population declines and extinctions of native species..."

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The role of urban nature experiences in sustainable consumption: a transboundary urban ecosystem service

"...These benefits indicate an urban ecosystem service transcending city boundaries as urban nature in one region can support reducing an ecological footprint in other regions..."

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Sharing goals by timely communication improves fishermen's satisfaction with marine protected areas: A case study in the M

"...Marine protected areas (MPAs) are considered as a valid tool for mitigating the impact of fishing on marine ecosystems..."

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Testing the potential of pollen assemblages to capture composition, diversity and ecological gradients of surrounding vegetatio

"...Two biogeographical regions with different vegetation characteristics, the Pieria mountains (north central Greece) and the slopes of Ciomadul volcano (eastern Romania), were chosen as divergent examples of floristic regions, vegetation structure and landscape openness..."

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Environmental Distribution, Metabolic Fate, and Degradation Mechanism of Chlorpyrifos: Recent and Future Perspectives

"...Pesticides play a significant role in crop production and have become an inevitable part of the modern environment due to their extensive distribution throughout the soil ecosystem..."

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"...The microbial biomass carbon and nitrogen of soil under litters were also compared..."

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