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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:
youtube.com/c/SFIScience/

#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:


#LoktaVolterra
@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
Background:
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 bou.org.uk/join/

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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 bou.org.uk/about-the-bou/…

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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 bou.org.uk/blog-black-liv…

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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 bou.org.uk/join/

#BOU2022 Image
Via our Equality & Diversity Working Group we strive to improve as a society in making #ornithology more equal, equitable, diverse and inclusive bou.org.uk/about-the-bou/…

#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 bou.org.uk/blog-black-liv…

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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)
dx.plos.org/10.1371/journa…
#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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@JorgeCBerny @juliosbernal The graphic of @Conabio summarizes current information on the age of #archaeobotany remains of main #Mesoamerica crops. But it does not discuss or qualify these findings. 1/n
@JorgeCBerny @juliosbernal @Conabio 1) There are relatively few #archaeobotany sites in #Mesoamerica compared with. e.g., #FertileCrescent. So, are current finds representative of the #domestication age of the different #crops ? I doubt it. 2/n
@JorgeCBerny @juliosbernal @Conabio Even the oldest remains (squash, maize) are fully domesticated and do not include a transition from wild to domesticated. So, their domestication could be even older. 3/n
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It is a mystifying feature of #Patriarchy that it never comes up with anything new. It tinkers, it modifies. When it moves from women to other groups, it narrows and intensifies the concepts and violence it applies, but patriarchy never invents. +
We need so much grand invention now to shift our social forms so that we can survive more than a few generations. We have poisoned the Mother. Turns out she's not Mary, but Clytemnestra. We need to come correct for Her, and patriarchy/neocapitalism is not the way.+
Both the #radfem and the current #SocialJustice movements have great thinkers on how to shift ourselves so we can shift our world, how to support each other as we do that epochal work, how to both burn it down and build anew. #WomensHistoryMonth is full of such critique/dream.+
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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."

john-steppling.com/2022/03/dockin…
"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 doi.org/10.1111/brv.12…

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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𝟭𝟵𝟳𝟳: The 52nd volume of the journal “Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde” is released, and in it, a series of articles showing the remarkable effect of a new drug, Praziquantel, in treating cestode & trematode infections, including #Schistosoma mansoni. #schistosomiasis Image
- Image references: link.springer.com/article/10.100…
- References: https://t.co/AqDBqsmgBn; sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
𝟭𝟵𝟳𝟴: In 1978, two back-to-back papers in the Journal of Animal Ecology (Anderson & May and May & Anderson) introduced mathematical models (later validated empiracally) that integrated the processes driving #parasite population dynamics- a pivotal moment in parasite #ecology! Image
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📢New paper out in @mSystemsJ, coauthored w/ the amazing @MeghanAzad!
Inspired by community #ecology theory and computational #microbiome methods, we propose a novel strategy for studying #humanmilk.

journals.asm.org/doi/10.1128/ms…
We focused on 3 major barriers to understanding #breastmilk
1⃣Milk contains thousands of components, yet most studies analyze just one or a few
2⃣Milk changes over time, yet longitudinal studies are rare
3⃣We lack computational tools & methods to study milk as a complex SYSTEM
From a #DataScience perspective, to study complex biological processes such as #humanmilk and lactation, it is essential to take an integrative and ‘multi-layer’ approach.
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Ce tweet a eu son petit succès, je crois qu'il est temps d'en dire un peu plus sur le pourquoi du comment
#lièvre @OFBiodiversite @OSURennes #FDC35
je me lance dans mon 1er #thread👇
cette semaine, c'était donc #captures de #lièvres d'Europe en Ille-et-Vilaine en collaboration avec la FDC 35, une FDC tjs très intéressée dès qu'il s'agit de travailler avec nous sur le lièvre
chasserenbretagne.fr/fdc35/
Comment on capture un lièvre ? soit en utilisant une cage-piège, soit à l'aide de filets et de beaucoup de bénévoles. pour des captures tôt en saison, avec une faible végétation => capture au filet
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/27/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/12/27/dai…
To Understand Our Future on Earth, Look to the Laws That Govern Nature

nytimes.com/2021/12/09/boo…

#NaturalHistory, #ecology, #ClimateChange, #consequences, #BookReview
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Thank you @IWS_Network for giving me the opportunity to share my #story 💜 ! This a part of Voices Without Frontiers program iwsnetwork.ca/voices-without… #IWS #WomenInSTEM #VoicesIWS #ecology #conservation #biodiversity
I was born in #saopaulo, #Brazil’s largest city, very different from the #Amazon Rainforest & Rio! See me and a #samauma, the most famous Amazon tree 🌳
Also me & @IsabelaHissa in front of Sao Paulo’s #MASP (Modern Art Museum) & me and my mom in #Rio! #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Image
I can say I lived in a great #rainforest because Sao Paulo & most of the coast of Brazil are in the Atlantic Forest 🌴🌺🐍. It is one of the 34 world’s #hotspots of #biodiversity, with more than 1500 plant species and 90% of original area loss. #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Source: https://www.e-educa...
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1/7 #SeaTurtleTalks
Automatic identification of immature green turtle behavior from accelerometer reveals key marine conservation area in the Caribbean

Accelerometer records animal movement & body posture. Signal interpretation can be difficult & limits its use on #seaturtle
2/7 We deployed multi-sensor recorders (accelerometer, gyroscope and time-depth recorder) combined with animal-borne video-recorder to validate the signal on immature green turtles in Martinique.
3/7 From labelled signals, we trained a #deeplearning algorithm, #Vnet, to automatically identify green turtle #behavior.

🚩High ability to detect behaviors with low discriminative signals such as Feeding and Scratching, and precision down to one centi-second. #rblt
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"Going Phase and Returning Phase" by Rev. Kenryu Tsuji, the former bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America. This excerpted essay (published in various forms, including in "Turning Wheel") is from "The Wheel of Dharma" Dec 1996 #engagedbuddhism #Ecology #Buddhism #jodoshinshu
Tsuji describes the key Jodo Shinshu Buddhist doctrine of oso eko/genso eko. These indicate the going phase (moving toward buddhahood through the Pure Land way) and returning phase (moving toward suffering beings to share the liberation from suffering one has received).
"Death is neither the end of life nor the termination of life's activity. Waters of the river flow onward to reach the wide expanse of the sea. In time, the water evaporates and becomes clouds.
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Taronga scientists also manage the Australian #Shark Attack File (ASAF). This long-term database & resource provides valuable insights on incidents and the effectiveness of possible deterrents. #ScienceWeek taronga.org.au/conservation-a….
Research using ASAF data led by Laura Ryan with Taronga’s Dr David Slip, Macquarie University, DPI and UNSW scientists, generated predictive models for #shark attacks in Australian waters based on environmental conditions. . doi.org/10.3354/meps13…
This paper identified rainfall & sea surface temperature anomaly as key predictors, and is of great value in designing a potential warning system platform that can allow water users to make more informed decisions before entering the water.
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But this is only part of the #bilby story. How did #bilbies behave once they were released into the Taronga #sanctuary, and did this affect overall success? To find out, we attached GPS devices & radio-transmitters to bilbies to track their movements post-release. #ScienceWeek
GPS devices collected incredibly detailed data on nightly #bilby movements, and radio-transmitters allowed us to locate #bilbies underground during the day. This track shows how bilby “Charlie” used the sanctuary just after release
Tracking data revealed hidden #bilby behaviours, such as their little-known social lives! It turns out that #bilbies have quite complex #socialnetworks and that bilby sociality may help explain some of the story behind their post-release success.
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Through the Myall Lakes Dingo Project, Taronga’s #science team are quickly developing an understanding of the #dingo population. #MyallLakesNationalPark, a beautiful coastal area, has a very pure dingo population of high #conservation value. #ScienceWeek PC: Bobby-Jo Vial Image
Using GPS #radiocollars to keep up with packs, and a comprehensive photo identification library, the team tracks the movements and fortunes of many individuals across several packs. #Dingo pelage patterns, particularly the socks and chest blaze, identifies individuals. Image
We draw these distinctive features on our #dingo ID cards, and use photograph reference photos to identify them. The team are working on making an identikit publicly available, but for now here’s an example for UOM1701 (aka “Bombah Boy”), the dominant male in the Mungo Brush Pack Image
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