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With the cacophony over #Elephant #Arikomban, lets understand how such #elephants are 'made', and #conflict created. As per a #Kerala cabinet decision taken in August 2002, 559 families of landless tribals were settled on 276 ha land in #Chinnakanal during 2003. The then 1/9 Image
DFO (#Munnar) #PrakritiSrivastava objected: it was prime #elephant habitat & corridor, the consequences would be disasterous. Within a year, human-elephant conflict had escalated. Giving pattas wily-nily w/o w/o #forest dept inputs #wildlife consideration is best avoided 2/9 representative image from t...
The settlement opened the floodgates. #tourism resorts mushroomed, encroachments were ignored, regularlised chocking passage for #wildlife Conflict exacerbated exponentially-huge loss of crops, people were killed.As a former Kerala IAs officer puts it 3/9 Image
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Day 3 of #BSP2023 begins today with our @SPPIRITnetwork ECR session! SPPIRIT is an excellent ECR organisation for parasitologists working in Scotland, but all ECRs will benefit from the expertise today in publishing & attracting funding! #parasitology Image
Here are the talks for today's @SPPIRITnetwork ECR session at #BSP2023! A big thanks to @CambridgeUP who are here in person as sponsors (so visit their table!). They are publishers of the journal "Parasitology" & an original sponsor of the BSP!… Image
Our 1st talk at the #BSP2023 ECR session with @SPPIRITnetwork is from @StothardRuss, Parasitology Editor-In-Chief with tips on getting your manuscript 'in press'! There is also a webinar available with tips from @CambridgeUP at #parasitology Image
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В эти дни в Караганде происходит экологическая катастрофа. 4 февраля 2023 г. обрушился канализационный коллектор на Юго-Востоке (70% стока города) и его пустили в русло реки Малая Букпа. Сегодня сходил по течению, поснимал.
Тред. #Karganda #ecology #disaster
Обрушение главного городского коллектора произошло в зоне активной застройки, между старым районом "Малая Земля" (ул. Волочаевская) и Юго-Восточным массивом города. Вагончик аварийной службы стоит на старом русле Жартасского канала.
Жартасский попускной канал был создан в 80-х, его воду использовали в многоводные годы для подпитки водохранилища в Жартасе для того, чтобы поливать поля ниже по течению (Коксун и т.д.) Жители Орбиты и малой земли раньше в нём купались и даже тонули.
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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
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🚨🌊Are you ready for the Thursday thread 🧵of job #opportunities for early-career #scientists in marine and #ocean #Science?


Look down there!👇

#ECR #PhDchat #PhDjobs #ScienceJobs #PostDoc #Academictwitter #Internships #Researcher
🚨🌊@giulia_ghedini lab at @IGCiencia in Lisbon is recruiting a postdoc ( and offering a research fellowship (master required) ( to work on metabolic adaptation in phytoplankton communities

🚨Deadline: 31st Jan
🚨PhD opportunity!

5-year teaching & research studentship at
@PlymUni with @DrSimonIngram and @ClareEmbling studying #cetacean #abundance, #distribution and exposure to #shippingnoise joint with @CefasNoise…

📢Deadline: 26th Jan
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Researchers have discovered the first known "virovore," an organism that feeds on viruses. Probably there are many others like it -- an entire, previously unknown food chain.
One day into 2023, and already things are going topsy turvy.… #ecology #life Image of Halteria, a microscopic protist that eats viruses a
It takes a keen eye to spot a microbe grazing on viruses! Biologist John DeLong & colleagues tagged viruses with a fluorescent glow. Soon, several different types of microbes appeared to have chewed-up virus inside their little guts.… Image of microscopic protists that appear to have eaten viru
A general rule of life: Everything gets eaten by something.

If you are alive, you are a potential meal.
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Le climat, les courants et les caractéristiques des espèces contribuent aux premiers stades de la redistribution des espèces marines.
On va en parler dans ce #Thread , vulga de l'article.
#ScienceTwitter #Biology #ecology…
Cette étude est un compte rendu des facteurs à l'origine des premières étapes de la redistribution des espèces marines. Elle fournit des preuves importantes pour l'évaluation de la vulnérabilité des distributions des espèces marines au changement climatique.
Bon déjà les courants sont effectivement très important pour permettre la dispersion des organismes marins. ça facilite ou entrave les déplacements ! Donc un changement des courants (intensité et direction) aura un effet significatif sur la redistribution des espèces marines.
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Vous aimez les bébés animaux ?? Eh bien c'est l'heure d'en présenter quelqu'uns de Méditerranée 🤿 #Thread #biodiversity #babies #Mediterranean #ecology
Bébé cérithe goumier - Cerithium vulgatum - avec sa trompe (=proboscis) à la recherche de diatomées et d'algues épiphytes. On peut voir des petits yeux noirs 😍 taille : < 4cm.
Juvénile de marbré - Lithognathus mormyrus - qui cherche sa nourriture très proche du bord de plage, toujours dans le sable. Taille : < 10cm
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Braj is the most important place as the pastimes of Radha and Krishna took place here. Along with forests, and mountains, kunds have their own scriptural relevance. ImageImageImage
In the present times, there is an urgent need to restore the Kunds. Inspired by the teachings of HDG Srila AC Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acharya of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), and by the example of water conservation at @goecovillage ImageImage
and encouraged in this initiative by Shri Ramesh Baba Ji Maharaj, Shri Vinod Bihari Babaji, Dr. Krishnagopal Sharmaji, Joint General Secretary, @RSSorg and @BrajTeerth. ImageImage
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Je suis tombé nez à nez avec un crabe verruqueux, un crabe plutôt massif. Il se met en position de défense dès qu'on l'approche, pinces en avant ! #ScienceTwitter #NatureBeauty #ecology #biodiversity #Mediterranean
Là, il est pensif, admirant son environnement. J'adore cette photo, elle est un peu poétique. #poésie #poetrycommunity #NatureBeauty
Et là, il est pas content, et tiens la distance avec ses pinces vers moi. #pascontent Sa position est rigolote, parce qu'il se déplaçait sur le côté, et ses pinces se positionnaient toujours bien face à moi. C'était vraiment du type "frérot, avance pas, je te préviens !"
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Less than 4️⃣ years after the @BalticPipe_PL construction agreement was signed the #BalticPipe project is about to become operational on Oct 1 & will be filled with as much gas as is needed to make 🇵🇱 independent from 🇷🇺

This is why it's of key importance, a🧵:

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#BalticPipe is a strategic #gas infrastructure project with the goal of creating a new supply corridor in 🇪🇺 market. The new pipeline will allow transport of gas from 🇳🇴 to the 🇩🇰 and 🇵🇱 markets, as well as to end users in neighboring countries.

#BeLikePoland #EnergyIndependence
Through the pipeline & the Świnoujście LNG port, 🇵🇱 would be able to bring in as much gas as the country currently requires – 17 billion cubic meters a year. As a result, #Poland will not be at mercy of possible blackmail from #Russia.
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Aiming for a #career in #ecology but not sure which options exist or which skills you need? Do you have such students seeking advice? Check out our new @Ecol_Evol… We know this feeling well so we created a fun game to explore ecology career paths! >>
This applied trump card game is provided as an appndix to this #openaccess paper, and can be printed freely. Our goal is to help prospective ecologists to familiarize themselves with potential career paths, and academic mentors to provide better career advice of their students >>
We also wanted to demonstrate the diversity of career paths that exist in the ecology job market, and emphasize that although many of us want to find a faculty position, a career outside #academia is NOT a failure, but a choice, and the better choice for many #AcademicChatter >>
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Our new paper @PNASNews is addressing a long-standing question in #ecology, #biodiversity sciences and #conservation biology:
How do multiple #species #coexist in fragmented landscapes?

A 🧵on multispecies coexistence:… (1/7) Image
2/7 Spatially #fragmented #landscapes are very common, both naturally & through human activities.

In such landscapes, a combination of local survival and #colonization of empty habitat patches is key to species' regional persistence. Image
3/7 However, ecological #theory on species coexistence has so far largely focused on local communities.

By integrating #coexistence theory and #metacommunity theory, we propose a mathematical framework to understand multiple species' coexistence in fragmented landscapes. Image
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Hi #biology #chemistry #naturalproducts #botany #ecology @SEBotany @pharmacognosy educators! If you are looking for some fresh, fun & #free material to supplement college or high school courses—check out some of these resources that I developed & use in my own classes
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The Teach #Ethnobotany YouTube channel holds 300+ videos on everything from ethnobotany, to the science behind medicinal plants, food & health. Check out the playlist featuring original research conference talks from @SEBotany & @SofEthnobiology…

If you're looking for more classic educational lectures (short & long), especially on medical botany, you can check out my playlist of 40+ class lectures. Some of these also include captioning:…

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पालघर(महाराष्ट्र) के गोर्वधन इको विलेज में जनजातीय कार्य मंत्रालय द्वारा आयोजित दो दिवसीय #मंथन_शिविर_2022 में देश भर के जनजाति समाज के जन प्रतिनिधि व मंत्रालय से जुड़े अधिकारियों ने भाग लिया।इस शिविर में कई स्तर पर चर्चा हुई।खासकर जनजाति समाज के शिक्षा,आजीविका और स्वास्थ्य पर
विशेष रूप से चर्चा हुई।इस चर्चा में नीति आयोग के सलाहकार डॉ वी के पॉल भी ऑनलाइन जुड़े।कई राज्यों ने एफ आर ए पर अपनी प्रस्तुति दी।इस अवसर पर मैंने यह आग्रह किया कि capacity building के साथ मंत्रालय जनजातीय समाज के अंतिम पायदान तक आम आदमी के लिए काम करें। यह मंत्रालय सिर्फ योजना
और लक्ष्य के लिए नहीं बल्कि जनजाति व्यक्ति और समुदाय के लिए है।नई शिक्षा नीति के तहत क्षेत्रीय भाषा में पढ़ाई कैसे हो ,इस पर चिंता करने की आवश्यकता है।जनजाति समाज के लिए विकास के साथ साथ उनके संरक्षण और संवर्धन के लिए भी काम करने की आवश्यकता है।इस शिविर में मेरे मंत्रालय के
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<For A People's Shillong>
Hawkers and street vendors in Shillong have decided to stop using plastic bags and will instead use cloth bags and encourage customers to bring their own.
#UnionPolitics #Shillong #Ecology
General Secretary of the Meghalaya and Greater Shillong Progressive Hawkers and Street Vendors Association, Shane Thabah, informed reporters today that plastic pollution is unsustainable, with bags clogging drains, which can lead to localised flooding during the monsoon season.
Customers can help reduce plastic waste by bringing their own bags and if they do not have one on hand, the hawkers will sell them bags made from recycled cloth or other material for Rs 15.
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🧵 "Transient dynamics: the key to ecological understanding"

Today's Colloquium by SFI External Professor Alan Hastings (@UCDavis, @theNASciences)

Streaming now on our YouTube channel:

#Ecology #ComplexSystems
@ucdavis @theNASciences "One might say that natural ecological #systems *don't exist anymore*..."

SFI External Prof Alan Hastings @eco_hastings (@UCDavis), criticizes classical approaches to deterministic/equilibrium ecological models, streaming now:

@ucdavis @theNASciences @eco_hastings "The long-term behavior of the #epidemic is not what you want to focus on. Let's focus instead on dynamics at shorter timescales."

SFI External Prof Alan Hastings @eco_hastings
(@UCDavis), criticizes conventional ecological models, streaming now:
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How to survive the German (and other?) academic systems without having a permanent position?

A thread🧵.

(Disclaimer: This is about my personal experience as an ecologist. In other disciplines, it might be very different.)

#academia #IchbinHanna #ecology #academiclife
In Germany, it is difficult to get a permanent position in academia without the typical CV (eg reasonable publication list, period working abroad, being young) AND if you do not fit into the classical categories of research (eg botany). And bad luck, of course.
Positions are advertised very specifically on a certain topic. Perfect, if you fit, nearly impossible if you don’t. I was once asked in an interview if I can analyse a certain kind of data set. Nope. Out. A habilitation is often expected, although usually only vaguely stated.
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The BOU/@IBIS_journal is an international society for ornithologists all around the world. We have members on all continents researching on every topic of avian science and conservation. Join us and be part of our global #ornithology network

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Via our Equality & Diversity Working Group we strive to improve as a society in making #ornithology more equal, equitable, diverse and inclusive…

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Discrimination, racism and prejudice exists within society and sadly within #ornithology too. We stand with those against all forms of racism and where and when we can we will strive to make avian science more inclusive and diverse…

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The BOU/@IBIS_journal is an international society for ornithologists all around the world. We have members on all continents researching on every topic of avian science and conservation. Join us and be part of our global #ornithology network

#BOU2022 Image
Via our Equality & Diversity Working Group we strive to improve as a society in making #ornithology more equal, equitable, diverse and inclusive…

#BOU2022 Image
Discrimination, racism and prejudice exists within society and sadly within #ornithology too. We stand with those against all forms of racism and where and when we can, we will strive to make avian science more inclusive and diverse…

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$114 billion is added to the US economy by trees annually. This hidden value of carbon, pollution, timber & crop tree ecosystem services is threatened by climate change, pests & fire🌳💰(1/5)…
#ecology #climatechange #CleanAirNow #planttrees #CleanEnergy
We calculated total net annual ecosystem service values provided by contiguous US trees and potential threats across the tree of life 🧬🌲🌳🌴(2/5)

#HumanRights #pollution #forestfire #ecosystemservices #savetheplanet #evolution #ecology #phylogeny #trees
The top 10 most valuable tree genera to the US economy are under extreme threat. Pine is declining from invasive mountain pine beetles and forest fires. Oaks and maples are declining for new home construction. Ash is in severe decline from invasive emerald ash borers (3/5)🔥🪲
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"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."
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Our paper (with @LeaGrie) on the functions of #bird #odour is out in Biological Reviews…

Don’t have time to read the full paper just yet? Here’s a summary thread 🧵 [1/14]

#olfactory #camouflage #communication #ornithology #avian #olfaction #crypsis
Preen oil is produced by the uropygial gland and birds use it to maintain and waterproof their plumage. But could it have other functions? 🤔 [2/14]
Over the past 20 years, researchers have explored whether preen oil plays a role in chemical defence & communication. Despite this growth in research, many functions of preen oil remain poorly understood 🧐 [3/14]
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Over the past 14 months that Will Falk and I have been fighting the Thacker Pass lithium mine, one of the most common questions we're asked by journalists has been "So if you oppose electric cars, what is your solution?"
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At first, the question seems to be asking "how can we save the planet?" But that's not actually what most people are asking, as becomes clear when we answer that question.
Most people are actually asking "how can I still have a car, or the luxury that a car provides me, and not destroy the planet?"

And of course, the answer is, you can't.

What they're really saying is, "I like cars and I rely on them for my lifestyle, my work, and my enjoyment."
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