Sunday, 21 April 2013

Ecological News April 2013

This month in Ecology: Oysters, big rivers, biofuels
April highlights from Ecological Society of America journals.

Looking to large tributaries for conservation gains

Oyster reefs buffer acidic inputs to Chesapeake Bay

The Buddha Tree

On April 11th, accomplished art historian Gregory Levine visited campus to deliver his lecture “Silenced by Aesthetics”? A Tentative Poetics of Art History and Ecology.” Levine is a very active member of his field, currently serving as associate professor of the art and architecture of Japan and Buddhist visual cultures in the Department of the History of Art at U.C. Berkeley. He has published a wide variety of writing with a focus on Zen Buddhism, visual Buddhist modernism, art and architecture in Japan, forgery and authenticity, as well as Japanese painting culture and calligraphy. Read more...

Forest Ecology

Decades after Thomas Lovejoy isolated fragments of the Brazilian rainforest in a grand experiment, researchers are building on his legacy around the world. Read more..