ecology Archive

Videos: The Science of Climate Change

2016 was the hottest year ever recorded, according to both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) This follows a trend that saw both 2014 and 2015 also break record yearly temperatures due to …

Tapirs of Belize

What is a Tapir? The Central American Tapir (Tapirus bairdii), also known as the Baird’s Tapir or Mountain cow, is the largest indigenous mammal in Central America.  They superficially resemble large pigs, with mature adults …

Wildlife Conservation in the French Riviera

The French Riviera (or, as it’s called in France, the “Côte d’Azur”), isn’t exactly known for its triumphs in wildlife conservation. Names like Nice, Cannes and Antibes are famous worldwide both for their warm Mediterranean …

The Lionfish Invasion of Belize

Over the course of human existence various species have been accidentally and intentionally introduced into new environments. This can often lead to serious environmental consequences. The invasive species often push native species into extinction creating …

Growth of the Lionfish Population in the Caribbean

Every population requires similar resources – food, habitat, and reproductive opportunities -in order to survive. If minimum levels of resources are available, members of the population will not be able to achieve their biotic potential. …

Lionfish Invasion of the Caribbean

Over the course of human existence various species have been accidentally and intentionally introduced into new environments. This often leads to serious environmental consequences. Native species are often pushed into extinction by the invasive species, …

Three Conservation Success Stories

With rising sea levels, continued deforestation of the rainforests, and an ever-increasing list of animals at risk of endangerment or extinction, a casual observer of today’s media would not be at fault for presuming that …