Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #ecological

Most recents (24)

Speaking at the #PhD 3rd Year Forum @CamUniGeography @Cambridge_Uni. Main focus is #governance of #conservation related relocation in
@mytadoba #Tiger Reserve tho it considers socio-economic (v brfly #ecological) outcomes) #Wayanad #Wildlife #Sanctuary is a satellite site Image
Grateful to my co #travellers @Krithikasampath
@SamirTadoba who made it easier & FUN! Also
@jituramgaokar @nandkishorkale1 and his incredible team @PrajaktaDH #PoonamDhanwatey. the generosity of the villagers🙏 @bhask286 for his support
And the funders who made it possible -shukriya
@stjohnscam @CamUniGeography
The @ruffordgrants #SMUTSGrant @RGS_IBG
2 more years to go.... #university #team #phdlife #research
Read 4 tweets
1/Friday we made it! We saw briefly/incompletely how #pollen #beetles preserved in #peat can shed light on long term #ecological change. There are other 'proxies' + the #peatland #archaeological record, esp rich in 🇮🇪, a remarkable 'archive' of past people/environments/climate A black and white drawing o...
2/#Peat is remarkable for so many reasons, long regarded as of little 'use', now known to be an #ecosystem 'superstar' (TBD further tomorrow!) key for preservation of #Palaeoenvironmental + #Archaeological record. Photo: woody fen peat in auger @Calum_Sweeney_ @EcomuseumsLive A long metal soil sampler c...
3/In this sense, we can think of #Peatlands as representing an intersection between how we understand long term #ecological change, #ClimateChange, human activity/impact + data key for #Conservation #Rehabilitation #Restoration of #Ecosystems Image 1: From Book Image 2! ImageImage
Read 4 tweets
🚨Paper Alert🚨

Marine protected areas #MPAs are increasingly promoted as #ocean-based #solution to #ClimateChange, but their contribution to climate change #adaptation and #mitigation remains contentious. Our meta-analysis of 22,403 papers brings clarity. Link below.

🙈Spoiler alert🙉

#FullyProtected #MPAs can can significantly enhance:

©️ carbon sequestration
🌊 coastal protection
🐟 biodiversity
🐡 reproductive capacity of marine organisms
🎣 fishers’ catch
💰 fishers’ income

We identified the potential “climate pathways” through which #MPAs could contribute to #ClimateChange #mitigation and #adaptation. First along mitigation and adaptation dimensions, and then distinguishing among #ecological and #social dimensions of adaptation.

Read 17 tweets
1/12: YOUR GREED, OUR #DEATH: #ClimateDebt is killing us!
📢“We as a country and as a region did not start this war against nature. We did not provoke it. The war has come to us.” #DebtForClimate
2/12: The richest tenth is responsible for almost half of all carbon emissions…
… ‼️Whereas the poorest half are only responsible for a tenth of #emissions.
#DebtForClimate #DeudaXClima
3/12: The average #carbonfootprint of someone from the richest 1% of #humanity is 80 times the size of someone from the poorest half.
#DebtForClimate #DeudaXClima
Read 12 tweets…

Agri culture in India involved raising livestock to support farming, for milk and meat, and also to support the leather industry. It has evolved over millennia and weathered quite a variety of challenges: socio-political and environmental. 1/15
Caste was exploited. In post independent India it was eminently possible to attack caste based occupation & discrimination in farming and livestock rearing, without destroying millennia old knowledge that constituted agriculture. The opportunity was forfeited. 2/15
First by the Congress pandering to upper caste pressures, and now BJP, have targeted livestock rearing and turned the farms and livestock into a battle of political ideologies. 3/15
Read 16 tweets
I'm hugely grateful to fellow psychiatrists who see #climate and #ecological crisis for what it is: the greatest mental health crisis of the age...
From air pollution linked to dementia, PTSD after flooding, suicide risk in extreme heat and the immense psychological impact of famine, conflict, social breakdown, displacement and betrayal by govts. The literal end of the world...
Collective suicide according to UN sec gen @antonioguterres More accurately mass murder. I'm constantly shocked that anyone is talking about anything else.
Read 6 tweets
Honoured to share that @IngridOlivaresa and I have started a beautiful project with the @TaironaTrust and the #Kogi Indigenous People of #Colombia to #restore degraded lands and revive #water in the #SierraNevadadeSantaMarta Thread 👇 (1/11) Image
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is a @UNESCO biosphere reserve since 1979. It has the world’s highest coastal peak (5730m) and all the climatic zones of tropical America: from mangroves to glaciers. Image
Biologically, the Sierra has > 3,000 species of vascular #plants, 120 #mammals (including jaguars, pumas, and tapirs), and 628 #bird species. Many species are only found there, such as the Santa Marta Parakeet. Image
Read 12 tweets
"The erosion of meaningful culture, the domination of corporate & state media [] the loss of a knowledgable audience. And as one sees w/ the Russophobic response to Ukraine, the entire pandemic only served as a precursor to some complete mental collapse."…
"And perhaps the best place (or one of them) to start is with ideas of #autonomy, #AI, and #tech (#media). For #automation and the internet have both, in their own ways, contributed hugely to the layers of mystification surrounding everything in the #capitalist west today."
"#AI seeks to achieve the same control over mental processes that #scientific management sought to achieve over physical #labour [in 2nd industrial revolution] through a process of rationalization, fragmentation, mechanization and routinization."
Read 14 tweets
Want to know more about Planet: Critical? Here's a #megathread of episodes tackling the #energy, #economic and #ecological crises.
It all began with @ProfSteveKeen on The Economics of Climate Change: how our economic model is driving the climate crisis.
Before diving in, you can support Planet: Critical on Patreon if you're a fan of these interviews. Patrons now get access to each week's interview transcript.
Net Zero Won’t Save Us: Earth System scientist @JamesGDyke on the fallacy of determining climate change policies that prioritise ‘business as usual’ over radical change. Episode: #climatetwitter
Read 33 tweets
The #Zapatista tour of #Ireland, a long aul’ thread (but pix and vids!) to wrap up

In 1994 indigenous peasants in the mountains of SE Mexico rose up against #neoliberal capitalism, their latest struggle in 500 years of resisting colonialism…

#LaGiraZapatistaVa #EZLN Zapatista women at La Realidad
If you need a backgrounder, here's Mick McCaughan, ex-Latin American correspondent for the Irish Times and Guardian introducing why the #Zapatistas matter:

27 years later, they hold liberated territory the size of Munster –

governing themselves from below

with a powerful #womxn’s movement

practicing #AgroEcology

and with their own culture, education system, community media...

Read 72 tweets
Oct 18 2021: "More than 100 meetings have been organised between investors & ministers...Those attending include former Microsoft boss Bill #Gates...Other attendees include #BlackRock boss Larry Fink...execs are also coming from multinationals such as #Amazon, Heinz & Disney."
"The [#NetZero Banking] Alliance was launched by 43 Founding Members on 21 April 2021 & has since grown to represent a quarter of global banking assets."

"Industry-led, UN-convened"

#UN/#WEF: de facto clearing house for ruling class objectives. #COP26…
#Netzero Banking Alliance was co-launched by the Financial Services Taskforce of the Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets Initiative. #SMI

#GreatReset: The global consolidation of power & capital - happening in real time.

Read 4 tweets
"The Dry" could have been just another murder mystery film, but what made it interesting was how it weaved in the #ecological crisis in #Australia - #bushfires & #droughts - with the social crisis in #rural farming communities & small towns.
The swirling dust devils, the dried up #rivers & creeks, correlates with a societal collapse. The washing of a car with waste #water, the red crud that emerges out of shower heads, all narrating how a #rain starved society has hit its #ecological limit.
It is also about the decline of the farming community in #Australia. A telling comment in the film - an old #farmer worrying about how his #land will be tilled after he is gone: "Farms with no people. Imagine that. No need for towns. No need for any of us."
Read 4 tweets
Today, on #TheMisplacedMenagerie -

We report the exotic (for #India) apple #snail, #Pomacea diffusa, also known as the spike topped apple snail, from the #Mumbai region, as part of our ongoing studies on #urbanwildlife, and the #ecology of introduced species, in #India, Mumbai.
The study was officially published in the 'ELA Journal of Forestry and Wildlife' - a peer reviewed #science journal, which is also the official journal of the #Maharashtra State #Forest Department.

Link to paper:…

#sciencetwitter #TwitterNatureCommunity
Spiked Topped Apple Snails in #Mumbai (and other parts of #India) are the direct result of the #aquarium trade - either as accidental, or deliberate releases from home aquaria.

#InvasiveSpecies #sciencetwitter #ecology #naturalhistory #urbanwildlife
Read 22 tweets
🚨New in @PNASNews! We demonstrate that aquatic #biodiversity directly benefits humanity via nutritional benefits of #seafood.
I’m thrilled to share this: it's a BIG one for me, it’s the product of > 7 years (!) of developing ideas & collecting data.
@mioconnor and I bridge the gap between #biodiversity science and human nutrition science & demonstrate mechanistic links between aquatic #biodiversity and human nutritional well-being in the context of #AquaticFoods. Photo of seafood at at market in Papua New Guinea,  courtesy
We answer one of the most pressing questions in ecology:

Does biodiversity per se (species richness and ecological functional diversity), distinct from the identities and abundance of species enhance human well-being?

Read 13 tweets
Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/21/2021…
Reverse Engineering the source code of the BioNTech/Pfizer SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine - Articles…

#RNA #dna #virus #vaccine #COVID19 #mRNA
Rogue antibodies could be driving severe COVID-19…

#rogue #antibodies
Read 8 tweets
Today is the last day of the week long colab with @dStephenB as @MuseumBuddy Stephen has enlightening us with his work in the field of #military #history & representation of #indian #Soldiers in #Britisharmy during the 2 #worldwars apart from that he takes people on #guidedtours
Stephen tell us more about your tours to various #war related #heritagesites across #England What are your plans for the future, post lockdown times? I’ll post some of my #guided tours photos here in #India with my #design #students btw today’s #TeachersDay here 😎
The 1st is from #Amaravati #Buddhist #stupa site 2nd is with a #potter at #Dharavi in #Mumbai 3+4th from #Kanheri #Buddhist #caves in #Mumbai I take tours there to understand how2000 year old #handmade rock caves had addressed #waterharvesting #ecological #Sustainability concerns ImageImageImageImage
Read 4 tweets
With #Covid19 as the ultimate catalyst, the push is on to implement the financialization of nature.

The Natural Capital Coalition is made up of approx. 300 orgs/corps while working w/ thousands. Partners include #CocaCola, #Shell, #Walmart.

Those with money will own #nature.
Those w/ $ will own #nature.

The very corporations that have brought us to the precipice of #ecological #collapse - will now be appointed as the new stewards of nature. This has been dubbed (#XR Business - Elkington/Volans) as the new biosphere economy.

Let's take a look at how #Covid19 has been successfully leveraged (both fear & distraction) in order to aid the largest transformation of the global economic system in modern history. Assigning monetary value to nature ("natural capital") will replace #GDP.

Read 33 tweets
¿Sabes lo que es una #egagrópila? Abrimos hilo 📢🦉➡️ Image
Las #rapaces nocturnas son carnívoras y al alimentarse devoran por completo a su presa, pero todo lo que no es carne no lo pueden digerir, por lo que vomitan unas masas que acumulan los restos no digeridos (pelos, #huesos, etc.), que se denominan egagrópilas. Image
#Owls are carnivorous, and when they eat, they completely devour their prey, but everything that is not meat cannot be digested, so they vomit masses that accumulate the undigested remains (hairs, #Bones, etc.), which are called pellets.
Read 9 tweets
As promised to @g_m_hodgson & @ingridharvold I got myself a copy of Hodgson’s book…. It’s hard 2 do justice in a thread to the many arguments he makes, but I’ll try to engage. 1/
Among other things, a) Hodgson correctly points out that lack of raison d’etre 4 hetecon may be responsible 4 its marginalization. I also agree that b) agreement on a “core” among hetecons would be desirable. He also notes c) general neglect of micro (I’ll return 2 this). 2/
Reviewing various attempts at self-definition of heterodoxy, Hodgson looks at the late Fred Lee’s “political” project of gathering anti-capitalist economists under the heterodox umbrella as prone to failure; & Tony Lawson’s dichotomy b/w “open” and “closed” systems... 3/
Read 26 tweets
Shills for "The Future We Choose" - round up #2.

Not a coincidence. The majority of those promoting this book are both white & wealthy. #Ecological crisis will never be resolved by the ruling classes. It cannot be resolved within the same economic system that created it.
The Guardian rolls out the red carpet for "The Future We Choose". Par for the capitalist course.

As the former CEO of #WeMeanBusiness, recently appointed by the UK Govt as the High Level Climate Action Champion for UN climate talks, #COP26, of course Nigel Topping is excited.
"It's about human lives"

This anthropocentric ideology appears to be an infectious disease amongst the "enlightened eco-capitalists". It demonstrates that they are absolutely disconnected from the natural world.

#TheFutureTheyChoose will reboot the system destroying Earth.
Read 24 tweets
My previous threads on #qualitative #interviewing referred mainly to one-to-one, semi-structured interviews. Research interviews, however, can be conducted in more than one way. #1 @AcademicChatter #phdchat #QualitativeResearch
@AcademicChatter In this thread, some different ways to conduct interviews are discussed, so have a look and see whether a different format could help answer your research question better. #2
@AcademicChatter The social research literature categorises research interviews roughly into #structured, semi-structured, and unstructured interviews based on the degree of #planning or preparation from the interviewer’s side and the #leeway available for participants in their responses. #3
Read 18 tweets
1. Life stage coupled with water chemistry influence #lakesturgeon sensitivity to #lampricides, our latest work (@OanyBee #wilkielab) in @conphysjournal.

Read the full article here:

@LampreyControl @LaurierBiology @LaurierResearch @Lauriergrad
2. #Sealamprey population control is critical for maintaining #ecological integrity of the #GreatLakes, as one lamprey can kill up to 40lb of lake trout during its parasitic life-stage.
3. #Lampricides are applied by @LampreyControl as part of an intergrated #pest management program, to target the larval stage of the #lamprey, residing in rivers and tributaries of the #GreatLakes.

Read more here:…
Read 16 tweets
Not a rocket science. Plain and simple.

Do not encroach natural way of #rivers. Go for river flood zoning. Do not hamper #ecological flow.

#River will provide all you need, Otherwise it will be a disaster !!
What is river flood zoning ?
Here land use planning is done according to the potential of a river for flooding. Prohibited zone and Regulated zone are demarcated. Infra development is done according to risk assessment floods can cause.
- In prohibited zone no infra is created.
- in regulated zone infra like playground, parks etc can be created, which needs less intervention. Can be vacated immediately.
- no habitation in flood zones.
Read 7 tweets
2019 is the 50th edition of the #SIPRIYearbook. Join SIPRI as we celebrate the occasion with a 50-day countdown and share the history of the Yearbook over the past 50 years. Watch the introductory video with SIPRI Director @dansmith2020:
The first #SIPRIYearbook was published in 1969 with the aim ‘to produce a factual and balanced account of a controversial subject—the arms race and attempts to stop it’. The rise in world military spending and disarmament efforts, including the #NPT, take central focus.
'In whatever way the nuclear situation is examined, the inescapable feature is what enormous quantities of weapons have been amassed' – Movement towards a first-strike capability by the #US and #USSR, the #SALT talks and European security were a focus of the 1970 #SIPRIYearbook.
Read 52 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!